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  1. Sorry, I wasn't clear! Maybe it's too colloquial. Remember the line, probably an old proverb, "Pretty is as pretty does?" It means that however lovely you may be on the outside, the beauty or ugliness of your character define you far more than your looks. I've known a number of intelligent people who made really stupid life choices because they lacked self restraint, or concern for others, or wouldn't work hard. However smart they were was wasted and ruined. So we discuss intelligence with that factor in mind, in casual conversations. When my kid asks me how she compare
  2. We say, "Smart is as smart does." And we try to talk about growth, struggle, and mistakes in a building-up way.
  3. I'm so sorry, Janeway.
  4. For us, what has worked is 1) reluctantly 😉 allowing reading in bed at night, 2) everyone in the family reads during every daytime meal except family dinner so it's heavily modeled as fun, 3) limiting digital options but not mentioning reading as the reason, 4) comic books such as Garfield, Far Side, and Calvin and Hobbes, and 5) zero movies that were books are allowed until the book is read. He voluntarily read Treasure Island so he could watch Pirates of the Caribbean.
  5. I apparently am not alone in having strong feelings about pot holders. I like the mitts, hand-size only, with silicone in the grabby part. They're so manageable, don't go way up my arms, fit small hands, and protect the back of my knuckles. Like this. I got mine at World Market six years ago. I need new ones. https://www.worldmarket.com/product/acorn+brown+gourmet+classic+grabber.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search
  6. I'm sorry. Big hugs.
  7. What lulalu said about phonics. I think you'd enjoy reading books by Peggy Kaye about games for learning. Even if you don't do them all, she's really creative about using everyday materials to engage the math brain in fun ways. You might also like Bedtime Math. http://bedtimemath.org/ I never do it at bedtime, because my brain doesn't work at that time of day, but it's a fun well of ideas.
  8. I'm so sorry, TCB. I'm praying specifically for you today. This is very hard.
  9. You guys are so helping me shop for Christmas! Thanks!
  10. Has she been checked by the vet? I wonder if she's ill.
  11. Hi! We've had good luck ordering a lot of textbooks used, but have not found used versions of the AOPS materials very often. I looked for a digital option and found this, but I don't know how expensive it might be. https://artofproblemsolving.com/store/online/faq I hope you're able to locate what you need!
  12. Ow, ow, ow! Whew! Turkey legs over stuffing sound very tasty.
  13. Oh man, that's a lot going on. I hope you get clear lab results with easy fixes.
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