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Old 05-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:00 PM   #12
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:29 PM   #13
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If I ruled the world, I would make it law that everyone had to have a conscience. That way they would do no wrong unto others. They would think before they acted.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:03 PM   #14
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I don't know what I would do if I ruled the world, but as far as dogs go, I know my neighbors called police on my dog, and he never barked. There are special companies that train dogs not to bark, maybe your neighbors would be willing to train the dogs.
Unfortunately Charlie, it's more like the NEIGHBORS can't learn. She's a witch, only earlier in the alphabet, and he is nice enough but doesn't run the place, she does. There have been two instances of them being on the verge of foreclosure (our local paper lists them in the legal section) and even though I hate for bad things to happen to people I was pretty much hoping they would have to move. Yard would be maintained for neighborhood appearances because we and the neighbors on the other side of these people would keep the grass cut. Our friends on the other side of the barking dogs hopes they move too. Not sure there is anyone on our street that would miss them...
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #15
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If I ruled the world I would make it mandatory that every parent MUST read to their children starting at 1 year up until at least 10. Can you imagine what that would do for the education system, not to mention parenting!

20 minutes per day at least.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:29 PM   #16
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Unfortunately Charlie, it's more like the NEIGHBORS can't learn. She's a witch, only earlier in the alphabet, and he is nice enough but doesn't run the place, she does. There have been two instances of them being on the verge of foreclosure (our local paper lists them in the legal section) and even though I hate for bad things to happen to people I was pretty much hoping they would have to move. Yard would be maintained for neighborhood appearances because we and the neighbors on the other side of these people would keep the grass cut. Our friends on the other side of the barking dogs hopes they move too. Not sure there is anyone on our street that would miss them...
CG....we had a similar issue in our neighborhood, the "tenants" (with 5 barking at all hours, pooping in my yard dogs)finally moved, but now the owners have moved back in and aren't a whole lot better. We maintain our yard and the vacant lot next door and their yard looks like the "city dump"! We look out on to it from our decks :(

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #17
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:03 AM   #18
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If I ruled the world I would make it mandatory that every parent MUST read to their children starting at 1 year up until at least 10. Can you imagine what that would do for the education system, not to mention parenting!

20 minutes per day at least.
+ infinity!!!

i started reading to my boy as soon as he was able to sit up.

it was "my job" when he was small, along with nightly bathing, since dw was swamped taking care of her mom.

i kept gong every night through when he was in first grade. even when i worked 8am to midnights every saturday, i'd take my combned dinner hours on the double dhift and race home around 7pm, bathe him and read to him (check out old posts) thrn race back into work because it was so important.

well, if any young parents are reading this, or caregivers of young kids, the proof is in the pudding.

my boy has been student of the month every year since kindergarten, and the student of the year last year.

he's in the gifted/talented class this year, student of thhe month twice, and in the running for another student of the year.

he just has to take down gabby, that perfect little @#$%* that has no life except for school. lol.

j/k.

but today, my boy has state testing for proficiency, and i told him to take his test, relax, then check it over to find any mistakes to correct them. just like pitching an inning, or skiing a run, or even planting veggies with me. it's all about? thinking about the subject at hand.

these disciplines begin with reading and thinking about how things work.

he said that he found a few mistskes today and fixed them after checking twice. i was so happy.

it all goes back to early cognitive development.

no minute is wasted when teaching a child anything.

believe me, i'm not bragging. it'just a statement of how things work.

i can back it up by how the boys on my baseball team and cub scout pack act.

teach them to read and realate it to practical ecperience, and you've passed on knowledge, not just a story.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #19
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Reading to your kids is important for development and for bonding.

One of my fondest memories is of reading to my daughters. They both have developed a love for reading and always have a book going.
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We can still convince Daddy to read aloud sometimes...he's the best!
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