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sherri36

 in response to sherri36...   jason dooley my buddy hope all is ok plz get back to me and plz contact us and my mom plz come back home relay to bostonmc617 on yahoo facebook make a better for me ed and i miss him and someone help us work things out and i will elave him alone focus work on myself take care of myself be positive and all on him its his lose cant forgive me and remember good times positive being like family bestfriends and roommmates but guess was act part of role to play to have cheap rent rides and whatever other motivate to pretend to be friend care like family and claim want to be long term roommate can people respond reply and have calm long way since january being happy positive moving on letting it go and focusing working on myself my life taking care of myself and health and be better person love myself sober for my life self improve myself life and finding job and focus on school and be better to myself and person to and for myself as well as others

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Schmidty

 in response to char6...   If they have a "kids" phone then I think it would be a good idea with GPS. That being the key word or initials.Yeah, I admit I'm old school but I like the "modern marvels' myself. I was accused by an exwife of being a mother hen concerning her kids just because I wanted to have an idea of where they were, in case of an emergency.
Your dad sounds like my kind of guy, in fact we're probably close in age.

 

Oh, quick thought. If the parents would watch TV with their children and point out some of these things that go wrong and get them into trouble, it would help emphasize their point. Especially Law and Order SUV.

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Anonymous
 in response to Schmidty...   you make excellent points. I agree about the gadgets and technology causing lots of harm. At a gas station near my home, I heard about guys giving away keychains that actually were tracking devices. they used this to follow women home and rob/rape them. Also, people are being victims of home invasions because they are posting on facebook when their spouse is working late, when they are home alone and bored, or when they are leaving for an event. a 15 year old I know, that is friends with my kids was posting on facebook that she was home alone becuz she faked being sick from school. Within the hour an intruder broke in the house and the only thing that saved her was hiding in a closet and him leaving due to the home having an alarm. i think its dangerous for so much info to be out there. I dont think our kids, esp the younger ones need to be a part of it
its the parents job to watch and know whats going on and although we have to work and other responsibilities, if we dont watch our kids, someone else will.
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Anonymous
 in response to Schmidty...   Schmidty,
i loved your post! you are so old school!! its like listening to my dad talk, he can't stand or understand this generations need for electronics and devices. He gave me an earful on this matter already and reminded me how we never had cell phones growing up or gps and we turned out ok, he also tells me that he sent me to the school in our neighborhood and me "homeschooling" my kids is spoiling them, that I should let them fail in public school if thats whats gonna happen and let them deal with it..this "new age parenting" that goes on in our society disguists him..I tell him he is an oldschool grandpa with newage grandkids and while I am interested in what my kids think and feel it doesnt necessarily mean its going to make me change my opinion about something. I wasnt allowed to have an opinion growing up and i believe that having one is important, but it doesnt equate to decisions changing..as for my own daughter who will turn 9 on moday, she is too young for a cell phone. She really wanted one for her bday and my husand said "absoutely not". He frankly doesnt think much of our teens having them to be honest, because they use it mainly to keep in touch with their friends instead of us being able to reach them. I agree with Pittsburghmomma in saying that the phones should be preprogammed so that only the approved numbers can be accessed. I didnt know until recently that they had special phones for kids. Im still not sure that unless our situation changed, my daughter doesnt need one anytime soon. She is dropped off to school and goes directly into a math program after and is picked up by us from there. Its the only time she is away from us and why would she need to call us?
I also agree that the fee's for this service shouldnt be too costly.
I think one rate I checked is 10 dollars a month for about an hour of service, thats not too bad. The real question is if there is a true need for a phone or if its about want, as parents that is what we have to answer otherwise we are just feeing the childs desire to have things..
well that emptied my brain so gotta go, good talking to you and take care til next time!
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Schmidty
 in response to char6...   I think that it's a bad idea.It would be cheaper to get them life alert or something similar. Kids alert!!! Third graders are going to want to play with them and act like they are older and unless the parentscheck and recheck what their kids are doing, the parents aren't going to know who , what, when, or where their children are doing or talking to.
The good points? I guess would be that the parents can check up on them, but if they lie how whould the parents know, If they get in some type of trouble and they think or are able to call someone that would be good but has to many variables. It gives them something to play with while in class or during study hall or in the halls.Good points The only good points that I can see is that it gives the parents ease of mind when they know they aren't watching them the way that they should. It use to be the TV, then video games, now cell phones.

If the parents love and treat their children half way decent by teaching them the same things that they have been taught then I think the kids would be in no more danger than it was when we were kids. In fact with all the new gagets it could be the reason that more kids are being found dead, if they are found at all.
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PittsburghMomma
 in response to char6...   thank you, it made me feel good knowing my oppinion was actually going to be used to help kids out. in high school i dispised english class but i loved the writting part. I wlaso did very well with writting persausive and informative essays,it was easier for me when the toppics were on something that mattered to me. I am glad I was able to help! And I totally agree with you it is fun and interesting seeing others oppinions on the same toppic. I enjoyed reading them so far...and it has almost inspired me to write my own paper.lol
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Anonymous
 in response to PittsburghMomma...   thank you and i appreciate your response as well. Its easier for kids to write about a topic that is controversial so that they understand the full picture..then they have to support their choice with info and details..i thought it would be fun and interesting to get opinions from different people on different walks through life so the kids are able to form an opinion based on real feelings...you did a great job and thank you for your input!
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PittsburghMomma
 in response to char6...   hello char,I think this essay project should be fun for your students, I like how you are helping them by asking for inputs and feelings from the public (and a wide range of areas are covered on aidpage), you have a wide verity of ages,backgrounds all in one place.great idea to bring this question to aidpage.
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Anonymous
 in response to Schmidty...   So schmidy, does that mean you think the 3rd graders having cell phones is a bad idea all around or any good points to it?
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Anonymous
i,am a disabled vet and need a newer ford truck as mine is beond repair and ilive on a vixed income could somebody please help.
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Starshine
 in response to ComputerGirl...   Hello and you are lucky you got it fixed as I couldn't do it on my own. I have avast free version and it catches them right away. I try not to click on things I am not sure of. It is hard to avoid them.
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Starshine
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Starshine
 in response to W.C....   

Hello and welcome to Aidpage

See if any of these can help you with rent such as modestneeds.org and others here.

http://help-with-rent-security-deposit-utility-bills.starshine1.aidpage.com/

There are communtiy action groups and I usually post those I find that may help too.

Please let me know if you get help.

Sincerley,

Starshine

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Anonymous
Need help paying bills single parent with three kids, in debt trying to stay afloat anything will help please and thankyou!
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ComputerGirl
Hi EVERYONE, I haven't run away! lol! My computer got the virus: System Tool 2011! What a nightmare! I spent two full days trying to get rid of it! And, it's gone from my computer but I feel like I'm coming out of some kind of tribulation! IF (I hope you don't) you get this virus, it's wicked! Please be careful with your virus protection. Make sure it's up-tp-date. That's best you can do! If you get any way, good luck.
Dell, Microsoft, and anyone else I called couldn't help me! I finally got it out last night! Sincerely, ComputerGir;l
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Anonymous
PLEASE FOR GODS SAKE I KNOW THERE IS A GOOD HEARTED INDIVIDUAL OUT THERE WHO IS WILLING TO HELP ME OUT OF NUMEROUS PROBLEMS.HUMANITY IS THE EMBODIMENT AND THE PHYSICAL REPRENSENTATION OF GOD.SINCE GOD CAN NOT MANIFEST HIMSELF TO ME IN PHYSICAL FORM,I KNOW THAT HE WILL CHOOSE ANYONE OUT THERE TO HELP ME OUT.MY PROBLEMS CAN NOT FILL THIS PAGE.THEREFORE I ASK IN THE NAME OF GOD ALMIGHTY FOR SOMEONE TO COME TO MY AID AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.I DID NOT FIND MYSELF HERE BY ACCIDENT.
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chevygurl
Need small contributions wanting to take my daughters to chuck e cheese for a surprise but can't unless I can get a little bit of money pay paled to me or something....

It would mean the world to me.
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Schmidty
 in response to Defeated...   Yes, sadness; dispare
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positive thoughts
 in response to Defeated...   Hello, Welcome to aidpage! How may we help you?
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Defeated
Hopelessness; defeat.
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Schmidty
 in response to susie's son...   Got to agree with that.
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