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I'm a father of four in a blended family (politico-speak for families with step-parents). We have a wide range of ages from the oldest finishing his first year in college to the youngest just starting kindergarden in fall of '08. Yeah, I'll be in the system for a couple of years. LOL. All the children are in private schools. I don't mind public schools, but my wife was able to find a program that assist families of color and diversity with private school placement in NYC (Early Steps program). They didn't place us with any schools, but they showed us doors that could be opened if we did the work. Our two youngest now attend a very nice UES school (both on a sizeable scholarship from the school). Our next oldest daughter, goes to an all girl Catholic school on the UES as well. As mentioned above, the oldest is currently attending an upstate SUNY college. Our family life is a bit hectic. Tons of kids programs that they each are involved in during the week. I'm hoping to expose the children to more of a the calm that I had as a child growing up, teaching science and math using real world scenarios as my parents taught me. My pet peeves right now are parents who let their children decide the parent's schedule and the myriad of half-consumed cups of juice, milk and water my kids tend to leave around the house.
Post in: Acing The Dreaded Parent Teacher Conference January 29, 2009
Janette- Some background info on me. I have 4 children in the education system (Kindergarten, 1st, 10th & College Sophomore). The two oldest... More »
Post in: Acing The Dreaded Parent Teacher Conference January 26, 2009
Tonya (or Dr. Mead if you prefer)- Please don't take this a a personal attack on you. You have obviously put in a lot of time and effort... More »
Post in: teenage girls December 19, 2008
MistySky- It is not easy. The world is very materialistic and kids only see what they want to see. When a few kids get cars, then it seems... More »
Started conversation: How to handle the upcoming spring/easter breaks December 17, 2008
I have four kids that all attend private schools. I recently realized that the school for the youngest two has scheduled their spring/easter break... More »
Post in: How do you feel about a 14 yr. old getting 'M-rated' video games? December 15, 2008
HockyMum- Actually the kid going off to war example was directed more toward Vacked. I could have been clearer when I said that. Sorry,... More »