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  1. I dare say it depends on the student and the situation as to what situation would work best for any given family. When my children were young we preferred group classes because the main focus was for them in a group activity and the level we were looking for was on an introductory basis. We wished them to be exposed to a variety of instruments, learn some basics such as rhythm, basic note reading and so forth. Once they moved into actually playing an instrument, they moved into private classes because they were supposed to focus on the lesson and not the other kids. For three of my childre
  2. 16 but my daughter has no interest in make-up. I don't wear any, neither do any of her friends.
  3. Not my wedding gift but when I moved out in 1987, my mother gave me the towels she had received as a wedding gift in 1964. "Made in USA" and still going strong (no holes, frayed edges, thinning...) even though they are our everyday towels.
  4. Blueberry Pineapple and Strawberry Guava
  5. We don't limit our kids' music choices but between 70/80's pop music, elevator jazz, some Japanese/Korean and classical music there isn't much to object to.
  6. How about cat diapers? She may or may not keep them on but it might be worth a try.
  7. No, I was a homebody and had no interest and as my mother was very permissible, I had no reason. My kiddos also have no interest and are free to come and go as they please.
  8. Maize, thank you, this is awesome, I love the Narnia books. Luckily my hubby has just talked me into subscribing to Audible again.
  9. Lawyer&Mom Thank you for the link, I was not familiar with it. When I started hiragana and katakana, I read children's books that I knew in a different language and was going to start on those that also have kanji. I think I will do the readers first as they really do look like a lot of fun. I am okay with recognizing kanji if I can link them to a picture or see them in context so these readers will be very helpful. For some reason writing them is another story.
  10. Tell me about it 🙂 We spent a couple of years in Japan and are planning to go back. I was tired of not being able to read signs in public spaces, ingredient lists or whatever because it would have made life much easier. I work with native speakers for both languages and took classes at the university because once I was past hiragana, katakana (Hangul characters) and basic grammar I did not trust myself to continue on my own. All our Japanese friends are fluent in English, French or German and love practicing their skills with me. Outside of that group I do not interact frequently enough wit
  11. I am studying Japanese and Korean. My primary goal is reading but I am not opposed to mastering the conversational part as well 😉 My French and Ancient Greek are dusty but I have recently started to read and listen again and particularly the French is coming back rather quickly. I used to be fluent but have neither spoken nor listened nor read it for the last 35 years.
  12. #3 son will follow his brother to the University of Hawaii for Mechanical Engineering.
  13. My son does not have a smart phone, neither does he take a laptop to class. Now what? If he attended one of these schools, would he automatically fail because he could not be tracked? Would the school pay for a smart phone? Can a student only successfully study in the library? Needless to say, I have a major problem with tracking students like that.
  14. AOPS math books, Giancoli for physics, Chang and Zumdahl for chemistry, Genki for Japanese, Campbell&Reece, Miller Levine for biology, not sure about others yet.
  15. My first year at Purdue in 1991 cost $2324 in-state tuition and now stands at $9992; it has more than quadrupled.
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