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Plum last won the day on October 13 2013

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  1. Maybe the NSPH would be able to help? They have a national network that hopefully could help get the ball rolling. As someone who had to call 911 to report a suicide attempt and had no warning signs...{{hugs}} From the National Suicide Prevention Hotline Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Do They Need Your Help? Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline. Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain Talking about being a burden to others Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly Sleeping too little or too much Withdrawing or isolating themselves Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge Extreme mood swings Use The Do's and Don'ts Talking with and finding help for someone that may be suicidal can be difficult. Here are some tips that may help. Be direct. Talk openly and matter-of-factly about suicide. Be willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings. Be non-judgmental. Don’t debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Don’t lecture on the value of life. Get involved. Become available. Show interest and support. Don’t dare him or her to do it. Don’t act shocked. This will put distance between you. Don’t be sworn to secrecy. Seek support. Offer hope that alternatives are available but do not offer glib reassurance. Take action. Remove means, like weapons or pills. Get help from people or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
  2. That’s similar to what I have. I have a cream/beige colored carpet and orangey/honey cabinets which was why I was looking so hard for a green that would work and didn’t look blue. It’s also why I ended up with antique white.
  3. Allegra is the only thing that works for us and we tried a bunch. I think it’s one of those things you just have to test out to see how it works for you.
  4. It looks light blue with a touch of grey in my kids bathroom. There aren’t any windows in there and I used cool white light bulbs in the light fixture. Ds called it baby blue. I webt through a bunch of samples looking for a light green and ended up giving up and using antique white for most of the house main areas and colors for the bed and bathrooms. Just about every SW paint that others described as green looked blue in my house Austere Grey was a contender but I put it in a hallway and it was a shade too dark I used Silver Strand in the downstairs bath and it’s a little more grey-blue where I’d describe Sea Salt as blue-grey, at least in my house.
  5. My son set up reminders in his computer since he didn't have a phone, so a notification would pop up and an alarm would sound before his class. Backups are handy, too. He would have to be on the computer to see the notifications. And the reminder alarm won't be heard if they still have their headphones in.
  6. Mother Jones did a report in 2015 about how Columbine has spawned numerous copycats. NZ had the right idea with how it handled its press coverage.
  7. We have been researching locations and people as we read The Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. Dr. John Dee and Machiavelli had animated all of the gargoyles at Notre Dame to attack. So we had been studying that area recently. So sad!
  8. I think there is a learning curve. When my oldest switched back to online school from homeschooling, I sat with him until he got the schedule and different teacher requirements down. He's a self-starter and box-checker, so it was a matter of helping him figure out how to set himself up for success and then following up often to make sure he wasn't overwhelmed or falling behind.
  9. That's not really applicable to tweens & teens going through puberty though. As an adult, I can skip a shower and go every other day, but the pubescent crowd needs more than that not just because of smell, but habit-building.
  10. I checked to see if there has been any updates on this. says the parents are being charged with child abuse. That's all I could find.
  11. Thanks for that. I'm willing to give anything a try. Ds's hairdresser recommended tea tree shampoo and conditioner and that has helped. The problem is he has amazingly thick straight oily hair and I just don't think he gets all the way down to the scalp. I want his hair. I have super thin hair that has limited my styles. 😭 We had a timer going for awhile to make sure they weren't wasting water. It backfired with one of them began testing to see how fast he could take a shower. At least now they have a sense of time while in there because they can easily lose track of time. Ikea has a great little clock for $5 that we keep in the bathroom. It has a timer, alarm, date, and temp. The alarm was loud enough for them to hear it.
  12. I remember my mom warning me not to overtweeze my brows because she had barely any left so I was always cautious about my brows. I usually only removed anything between brows and random hairs above, but I pretty much kept them natural. Now I've seen fads that have gone from practically drawn in all the way to completely untouched. Brows can easily be messed up, so I plan to only have pros touch dd's big beautiful brows if she chooses to clean them up. I don't really feel comfortable doing anything other than between the brows myself and we can go together.
  13. Mine are all required to take daily showers. I used to give them an exception on the weekends when they can skip a day if they want, but that's changed to daily recently. At this age, I have trouble getting them out of the bathroom. They bring in music and it's a party in there for a good hour. Their showers aren't that long, but they do have a lot to do in there with acne prescriptions and other things. Dd loves her scented shower gels and lotions. My middle has naturally oily hair and skin, so it's a must that he washes his hair and face daily or his acne gets worse. I tweezed between his eyebrows when I cut his hair.
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