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#1  Postby Jain » Feb 28, 2010 7:59 pm

Use this thread to share any exciting news about your children, or if you want to share achievements your children have made however small they may be. You can also post about anything that makes you feel proud about your kids.
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Re: BRAG BOOK

#2  Postby RedBuckle » Mar 01, 2010 3:45 am

I have a 4 1/2 year old daughter who amazes me each day. She is so very well-rounded and I am so proud of her. Just today, she rode her horse, beat me like a rented mule several times in Uno, helped me get the garden prepped, helped me clean house and worked very hard on her reading (because she truly desires to learn) and went to bed without a gripe. I can't believe sometimes that she isn't even 5 yet.

She just has so many interests and is willing to try anything, coupled with a great attitude. I am so glad to be her mom...
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#3  Postby Jain » Mar 01, 2010 1:52 pm

RedBuckle wrote:I have a 4 1/2 year old daughter who amazes me each day. She is so very well-rounded and I am so proud of her. Just today, she rode her horse, beat me like a rented mule several times in Uno, helped me get the garden prepped, helped me clean house and worked very hard on her reading (because she truly desires to learn) and went to bed without a gripe. I can't believe sometimes that she isn't even 5 yet.

She just has so many interests and is willing to try anything, coupled with a great attitude. I am so glad to be her mom...


She must be how she is because of you, so you should be proud of yourself! :clap: She sounds like she is very clever for her age!!
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#4  Postby Scarlett » Mar 01, 2010 2:00 pm

My little girl, just 3 last Dec, fell down stairs and broke her collar bone last Thurs :(

She had always been a bit of a woose when ill/hurt before this but was the bravest wee girl in the world, I'm very proud of her :thumbup:
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#5  Postby Jain » Mar 01, 2010 2:08 pm

Paula1 wrote:My little girl, just 3 last Dec, fell down stairs and broke her collar bone last Thurs :(

She had always been a bit of a woose when ill/hurt before this but was the bravest wee girl in the world, I'm very proud of her :thumbup:


AWWW poor thing :( My son broke his arm when he was 18 months old. Its awful. He fell out of his cot.

I hope she is mended soon xxx
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#6  Postby Scarlett » Mar 01, 2010 2:29 pm

Jain wrote:
Paula1 wrote:My little girl, just 3 last Dec, fell down stairs and broke her collar bone last Thurs :(

She had always been a bit of a woose when ill/hurt before this but was the bravest wee girl in the world, I'm very proud of her :thumbup:


AWWW poor thing :( My son broke his arm when he was 18 months old. Its awful. He fell out of his cot.

I hope she is mended soon xxx


Thanks Jain, don't you feel guilty when they hurt themselves when they're so little? Not a thing I could do to prevent it really but still feel a bit crap :doh:
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#7  Postby Weaver » Mar 01, 2010 2:36 pm

My granddaughter showed once again how perceptive she is.

The other weekend I was sitting in front of the TV having just started eating my lunch. Lily, age 5, came up and said "Grandpa, when you take a nap, can I watch cartoons?"

I said, "What makes you think I'm going to take a nap?"

She immediately replied, "Because you're eating lunch!"

Apparently I've set a pattern ... :D
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#8  Postby Globe » Mar 01, 2010 3:39 pm

We, that is my son an I, apartment hunting for him.
He's about to move on his own for the very first time.
Sure... he's been off on boarding school and the like, but there are always a lot of people around.

He's narrowed the location down quite a bit, and we are searching for a two room with kitchen and bath, as his cousin probably will move in with him.

Oh horror..... 2 young men in an apartment, in Copenhagen. :mrgreen:
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#9  Postby RedBuckle » Mar 01, 2010 3:44 pm

She must be how she is because of you, so you should be proud of yourself! She sounds like she is very clever for her age!!


Aww, thank you, Jain.

And Paula - I hope your little one gets better soon!
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#10  Postby Jain » Mar 01, 2010 8:07 pm

Weaver LOL very perceptive of her!!!

Globe, HUGS it must be hard knowing he is going his own way in life. I think i'll cry and cry when mine leave home!!!

The other night my daughter (just 7) was telling me about a new topic they are going to be doing in science. Plants and Animals, they were told to draw 3 animals. One of the animals she drew was a human. Her class friends didn't realise that humans were animals, I suppose they only associate animals with furry/feathered or scaly creatures at that age. So my little girl told them that yes were are animals and in fact we are related to monkeys! Then she told me she felt really proud of herself that she said it and she was so happy I had taught her about it!! I about melted with pride!!!
Then she went on to talk about another topic they are going to study, saftey. She said she was very worried about the amount of holes in the roads we have at the moment and that there are not enough dog poo bins. So she is going to write to our local MP!!! :grin: :grin:
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#11  Postby Scarlett » Mar 01, 2010 8:12 pm

RedBuckle wrote:
She must be how she is because of you, so you should be proud of yourself! She sounds like she is very clever for her age!!


Aww, thank you, Jain.

And Paula - I hope your little one gets better soon!


Thanks, its funny how young they can go for the sympathy vote tho, she's fine all day then will use her injury to attempt a treat or two, no flies on my girl :lol:
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#12  Postby Velma » Mar 02, 2010 8:37 pm

My 11 year old daughter has just had a maths test at school, and got a 5a grade, which is quite good (I think). Never got to grips with how they grade things now days...
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#13  Postby Julia » Mar 05, 2010 12:31 am

Paula1 wrote:My little girl, just 3 last Dec, fell down stairs and broke her collar bone last Thurs :(

She had always been a bit of a woose when ill/hurt before this but was the bravest wee girl in the world, I'm very proud of her :thumbup:


Awww. Just go to show you that kids will surprise you :)

(Interesting that in the US we spell it "wuss".)
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#14  Postby DavidNewman » Mar 09, 2010 6:59 pm

Just as a clarification of the rules... You can't boast about yourself? :mrgreen: :smug:
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#15  Postby DavidNewman » Mar 09, 2010 7:01 pm

Julia wrote:
Paula1 wrote:My little girl, just 3 last Dec, fell down stairs and broke her collar bone last Thurs :(

She had always been a bit of a woose when ill/hurt before this but was the bravest wee girl in the world, I'm very proud of her :thumbup:


Awww. Just go to show you that kids will surprise you :)

(Interesting that in the US we spell it "wuss".)


Actually, I'm british and I spell it wuss... So either I've been brought up incorrectly or he spelt it wrong ;)
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#16  Postby Scarlett » Mar 09, 2010 7:29 pm

She spelt it wrong, I haven't had the need to spell it before so just had a go
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#17  Postby Julia » Mar 11, 2010 6:53 pm

Here's a brag about my 21 year-old son. He'll graduate from college this May. He's been applying to law schools and is just starting to hear about them. He's hoping to be accepted at Harvard, Yale, Stanford or Columbia, but has yet to hear from them. But last night he heard from Northwestern Law (it's the number 10 law school in the country, tied with U. of Pennsylvania and Duke) and they offered him a "full ride" scholarship for all 3 years of law school, worth $135,000. He was so glad to hear that. He didn't want to graduate law school with a whole lot of debt.

He also get into Georgetown and is waitlisted at U. of Pennsylvania and U. of Virginia.
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#18  Postby greystoke0710 » Mar 11, 2010 9:33 pm

A speech my 13 year old son is presenting next week at his school. This is the original version which was restricted to only 2 minutes. The teacher has now expanded the time limit to anything up to 5 minutes.

Before I begin, I would like to say that I am not a religious person in any way, shape or form, and I will therefore be arguing against the existance of any form of deity. I therefore apologise if my speech upsets anyone.

I am also aware that I can not possibly disprove the existance of any god, however I will attempt to point out the flaws in religion that, at least for me, make it so unlikely that I would not ever follow a religion. My points mostly apply to christianity, however some are true for many religions.

For starters, for any of you that may not already know - what is religion? Well, according to the dictionary, a religion is 'the belief in and worship of a super-human controlling power.' Secondly, the definition of 'belief' is 'an acceptance that something exists or is true without proof'. Now, I know that this will not be enough for many people, but already religion seems unlikely due to the fact that, by definition, it is a worship of a 'super-human controlling power' with a complete lack of proof or evidence suggesting that it in fact exists. Does this seem sensible to you?

A second point is the mention of 'the great flood' . There is, however, evidence to suggest that the world was never entirely covered in water. For one thing, The Great Pyramid of Cheops was built between 2589 and 2566 BC - roughly 230 years before the flood, however there are no water marks on it. As well as this, the Egyptions had complete historical records for hundreds of years before and after the supposed flood, but they do not mention a flood anywhere. This shows that they were not only not aware of the flood, they were not greatly affected by it. In fact, outside of the bible, there is no historical or physical evidence suggesting a world-wide flood during the time period specified by the bible.

In addition to all of this, the atmosphere only holds enough moisture to account for about an inch of water worldwide. To cover even Mount Ararat, where the ark was supposed to have landed after the flood, in 40 days would require over 400 feet of water per day. And no, I don't mean even 400 inches of rain - but 400 feet of rain every single day for these 40 days! That is an average of nearly 17 feet of rainfall every hour - surely this is completely impossible?

My final point today is known as the 'Ultimate Boeing 747 Gambit', and although it is difficult to undersand, I feel that it is a good point for disproving the existance of a God. It was first introduced in Richard Dawkin's book 'The God Delusion' as an attempt to use logic to disprove the existance of any god. It is an argument against the argument for design, which states that a complex or ordered structure must be designed - therefore saying that all life must be designed by something, which supposedly proved the existance of God.

Richard Dawkins, however, uses this very argument to say that a god that is responsible for the creation of a universe would have to be at least as complicated as the universe that it creates. It would therefore also require a designer, and it's designer would require a designer, and so on. This argument points out that God can not be the origin of complexity, complexity would have to have always existed. This, although incredibly hard to understand, essentially logically disproves the existance of a God.

I would now like to thank you all for listening to my speech, and although I essentially only made 3 points in my speech, I feel that these points outline the flaws in religions and I would hope that they allow you to understand that the existance of any Deity is unlikely


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I have to say i was a bit chuffed when he emailed me a copy and i read it over. Great to see critical thinking skills developing.
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#19  Postby Scarlett » Mar 11, 2010 9:37 pm

greystoke0710 wrote:A speech my 13 year old son is presenting next week at his school. This is the original version which was restricted to only 2 minutes. The teacher has now expanded the time limit to anything up to 5 minutes.

Before I begin, I would like to say that I am not a religious person in any way, shape or form, and I will therefore be arguing against the existance of any form of deity. I therefore apologise if my speech upsets anyone.

I am also aware that I can not possibly disprove the existance of any god, however I will attempt to point out the flaws in religion that, at least for me, make it so unlikely that I would not ever follow a religion. My points mostly apply to christianity, however some are true for many religions.

For starters, for any of you that may not already know - what is religion? Well, according to the dictionary, a religion is 'the belief in and worship of a super-human controlling power.' Secondly, the definition of 'belief' is 'an acceptance that something exists or is true without proof'. Now, I know that this will not be enough for many people, but already religion seems unlikely due to the fact that, by definition, it is a worship of a 'super-human controlling power' with a complete lack of proof or evidence suggesting that it in fact exists. Does this seem sensible to you?

A second point is the mention of 'the great flood' . There is, however, evidence to suggest that the world was never entirely covered in water. For one thing, The Great Pyramid of Cheops was built between 2589 and 2566 BC - roughly 230 years before the flood, however there are no water marks on it. As well as this, the Egyptions had complete historical records for hundreds of years before and after the supposed flood, but they do not mention a flood anywhere. This shows that they were not only not aware of the flood, they were not greatly affected by it. In fact, outside of the bible, there is no historical or physical evidence suggesting a world-wide flood during the time period specified by the bible.

In addition to all of this, the atmosphere only holds enough moisture to account for about an inch of water worldwide. To cover even Mount Ararat, where the ark was supposed to have landed after the flood, in 40 days would require over 400 feet of water per day. And no, I don't mean even 400 inches of rain - but 400 feet of rain every single day for these 40 days! That is an average of nearly 17 feet of rainfall every hour - surely this is completely impossible?

My final point today is known as the 'Ultimate Boeing 747 Gambit', and although it is difficult to undersand, I feel that it is a good point for disproving the existance of a God. It was first introduced in Richard Dawkin's book 'The God Delusion' as an attempt to use logic to disprove the existance of any god. It is an argument against the argument for design, which states that a complex or ordered structure must be designed - therefore saying that all life must be designed by something, which supposedly proved the existance of God.

Richard Dawkins, however, uses this very argument to say that a god that is responsible for the creation of a universe would have to be at least as complicated as the universe that it creates. It would therefore also require a designer, and it's designer would require a designer, and so on. This argument points out that God can not be the origin of complexity, complexity would have to have always existed. This, although incredibly hard to understand, essentially logically disproves the existance of a God.

I would now like to thank you all for listening to my speech, and although I essentially only made 3 points in my speech, I feel that these points outline the flaws in religions and I would hope that they allow you to understand that the existance of any Deity is unlikely


Criticisms? Tips?

I have to say i was a bit chuffed when he emailed me a copy and i read it over. Great to see critical thinking skills developing.


Absolutely fantastic, clever boy :clap:

One tiny criticism, in the first paragraph there's an apology, he has nothing to apologise for
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#20  Postby Bolero » Mar 19, 2010 12:32 am

Everyone's kids are awesome. I'm so impressed with the atheist parenting; I feel all warm inside.

My kids have conflicted parents (he's a theist, I'm an atheist), so mostly they make me proud when they question things. My 7-year-old son asked me the other day if Adam and Eve were really the first people (as his father had told him when reading him a Bible story the night before). I was pretty happy with my reply, in which I managed to convey that his father belonged to a very small minority of people who believed the stories in the Bible were true, and that I personally agreed with the vast majority of scientists who have proven we evolved from an ape-like ancestor (etc ,etc), without actually rubbishing his dad.

My boy said "I believe science, Mum, but Dad can still read me stories if he wants to." That's good enough for me right now.
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