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  1. I'm preparing a program for my daughter's senior night, and I need to list awards her team has received throughout the year. Which is correct? 1st place Hip Hop 2nd place Pom 3rd place Jazz etc. or First place Hip Hop Second place Pom Third place Jazz Thanks
  2. I've been trying to get my dad and his wife to join for years, just so they can see what's going on in the lives of their grandchildren. We see them once every year or two, and talk on the phone maybe twice a year. They are both successful professionals, tech savvy, and have no reason at all not to do it, other than they think it's beneath them. As a result, they have absolutely no connection to their grandkids. I find it baffling.
  3. LOL. The reason people have heart attacks while mowing (and shoveling snow) is due to the increased strain on the heart. They are usually older people who lead sedentary lives and aren't used to exercise, and go out into the extremes of weather (super hot/cold) and get their heart working too hard. Please show me ONE reputable source for your claim.
  4. Unfortunately, obesity, which is a direct result of dietary choices, is an enormous public health problem and it affects us all. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obesity-costs-more-than-war-and-terrorism-combined/
  5. I have mine done professionally because I've never been happy with the results of my diy efforts... BUT, if I were to ever do it myself, I would use esalon. I've heard great things about them.
  6. The world in general is a scary, dangerous place. You can't protect them from everything. At some point in their lives, they're going to be exposed to something you don't like. And they are going to need to know how to handle it.
  7. I don't like the look of it. It doesn't look like anyone lives there. I don't like clutter though. I have a lot of counter space, and all I have out is a bowl of fruit on the island, a pretty glass container with pistachios on one small counter, a pretty crock with utensils next to the stove, and a toaster oven. It's homey, but organized and efficient.
  8. I agree, it wouldn't be sustainable long term. It's only for weight loss, not maintenance.
  9. Precisely the reason Weight Watchers doesn't work very well. They let you eat carbs. The best weight loss approach for kids is a low carb, normal calorie diet combined with exercise, for the entire family. That means getting rid of bread, pasta, potatoes, rice and junk food. Eat lots of good protein with healthy fats and some fruit. While diets in general have a low success rate overall, there are many, many people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off. Good luck!
  10. Perry

    NM

    All suicide threats should be taken seriously for sure, but you don't have to commit every kid that mentions it. There are other ways to handle it.
  11. So let's say you *have* talked to your kids about drugs and alcohol, and they know what your expectations are, and they choose to experiment anyway. I'm not talking about addictions, but an otherwise normal functioning teen who likes to "party." How have you handled that?
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