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Old 09-04-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Maybe she's looking for just such suggestions. A more constructive tone would help.
I did not think Momma_Bear was being rude. Not to mention, someone who calls their kids' classmates booger eaters and tantrum throwers could use a little smackdown.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Someone mentioned that some of those booger eaters end up going to one of the Ivies. I credit their diet.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I did not think Momma_Bear was being rude. Not to mention, someone who calls their kids' classmates booger eaters and tantrum throwers could use a little smackdown.
Booger eaters is a bit over the top. Tantrum throwers, to my mind, is a good way of describing some children (I am not talking about those with disabilities) not socialized for the public.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Booger eaters is a bit over the top. Tantrum throwers, to my mind, is a good way of describing some children (I am not talking about those with disabilities) not socialized for the public.
Oh, some kids just do that when they're 4.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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Maybe she's looking for just such suggestions. A more constructive tone would help.
How are your comments helping?

The OP needs to understand that she is in charge. Not the school district. Not anyone else. She is in charge of her kids education. If my comments helped her realize that they were constructive even if the irritated you.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:14 PM
 
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I believe more people could and should homeschool. The OP obviously did that (even if it was done on weekends or in the evenings) prior to school age and should be able to handle it very well. Solves the problem completely and I think homeschooled kids often get a much more well rounded, useful education as well. In fact though if she wants to slow the kids down to the level of their peers, she can do just that through homeschooling too - and then reintegrate them into the public system eventually. If she wants to skip them ahead academically, she can also do that. Do it right through to graduation age and it won't ever matter that your child was more or less advanced than those kindergarten peers. Child takes final exams and goes to college - at whatever age they can pass those finals, SATs or whatever is used now for college admission, etc.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:16 AM
 
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Oh, some kids just do that when they're 4.
Yes, they sure do.

Just like some kids that are 5 months old poop in their diapers.

They all grow out of it and move on.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:17 AM
 
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Booger eaters is a bit over the top. Tantrum throwers, to my mind, is a good way of describing some children (I am not talking about those with disabilities) not socialized for the public.
Do you have children?
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:31 AM
 
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Someone mentioned that some of those booger eaters end up going to one of the Ivies. I credit their diet.
Yes. What I said is that a booger-eater, at the age of 4, might end up at an Ivy.

My point was: No need to hate on 4 year olds. They're just figuring it out.

Without "safe spaces" in which to do so.
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Old 09-05-2016, 03:35 AM
 
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Hi ToddSteel! How are you doing? Hope to share my experience with you.
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