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    Wondering if they will start the school in the house---it must have enough rooms!

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    Maybe I'm being short sighted but if Max doesn't fit in with any of the available school choices, why don't they just homeschool him? I mean, they think of starting their own school? Who does that? Most normal people think of solving their problem first... and from that, somewhat organically, it grows into solving the collective problems of others as well. Most normal people don't jump right into the collective problems.

    This just seemed totally far fetched to me.

    And PWS, the thought of using Zeke and Camille's house was one I hadn't considered!

    Personally I find these humane mouse traps rather ineffective. Better to lay down some glue and when you hear the critter scream you take a shovel to his head.

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    Homeschooling a kid with Asperger's would drive a parent nuts. Trust me, I thought about it for my son, but it can already be really difficult as it is, much less adding home schooling in to the mix. My son got it all figured out this past year and is doing fantastic in his first year in High School. Personally, I think they are handling it incorrectly as well. They need to revise their IEP if what they have now is not currently working for Max. Of course, this is just to keep the storyline moving and I am glad they continue to put Max and Aspergers as a top storyline rather than dropping it. But IRL, most kids that are diagnosed early like Max was, get a lot more help than what they've shown on Parenthood.
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    Yes, it's being presented that an area like Berkeley, where they seem to live, wouldn't have appropriate classes for high functioning bright Aspberger's kids, and who knows, the state the CA budget is in these days, maybe they don't, although if any place did I"d think it would be there. I don't think they would have thought of starting a school before she ran for mayor, but because of all the people she met during her run she probably has a feel for how many kids similar to Max there are in their community---and she has a feeling for how to make things work. After all, the mayor kind of "owes" her now, so maybe she can get this fast tracked. In some ways it would be very interesting to teach in a class of kids like Max. Usually for a teacher 2/3 of the work is to get the kids interested and focused. Here the challenge is to get them to change their focus periodically, so that they learn as much about literature as they do about physics. You'd need some special ed teachers to handle meltdowns, but you'd also need a lot of specialist teachers who could guide the kids at a high level. With all the grad students at UCB looking to supplement their RA and TA stipends, or to support themselves if they didn't finish their PhDs before the $$ ran out it should be relatively easy to find those people, especially in the humanities and social sciences. Of course it will be unrealistic, but will certainly highlight the issue.
    The problem for Max's current teacher is that he's trying to motivate the masses, and that's not what Max needs, but to give Max what Max needs he would have to neglect the other kids.
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    [QUOTE=norealityhere;4759100]You and me, both!!
    My sister called me and said, "did you see Bonnie Bedelia?!! My sis thought she looked like her face was still a tad frozen and had not fully settled yet. I think she looks fantastic. She had surgery right before this show started. When I first started watching Parenthood, I did not recognize her from before.
    Now, I think she looks even better![/QUOT
    You mean it wasn't that nice, relaxing trip in the fresh air of the Italian countryside that's given her that youthful glow? lol
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    Wait... did she have surgery just before this season? I did notice how nice she looked. Maybe a little stiff.
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    New episode tonight!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoastmom View Post
    New episode tonight!!!
    I know! I've been (im)patiently waiting

    Personally I find these humane mouse traps rather ineffective. Better to lay down some glue and when you hear the critter scream you take a shovel to his head.

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    So Joel is still being a turd. I really hate this depiction of him. His kids are miserable. I feel so bad for Julia. Loved the dance party though! How cool all her siblings showed up like that I was also glad to see Drew help Amy realize that she needed to go talk to her folks.

    Still not warming up to Hank at all. I was really hoping that he'd just leave Sarah alone. I like her with Carl so much better! Isn't Jason Ritter back in March too?
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    I am very much loving Hank and how he's *trying* to change. That's gotta be super hard for someone with Aspergers and I applaud Hank for recognizing, seeking help and trying. I do completely prefer Sarah with Carl... overall, he's probably the best one we've seen her with over the entire series.

    Yup, Joel's still being a turd and yup, I hate this depiction of him. I have to admit, though, Sam Jaeger is doing a great job of making me hate a character I used to really be on board with. I think the unhappiness of Sydney and Victor will be the tipping point for Joel (though this could be my wishful thinking talking). I wish I had siblings like the Braverman's... the way they're there for each other always warms my heart. I didn't grow up in a family like that (my family was pretty much the complete opposite) but I always wanted closeness like they have even as adults.

    I've had enough Kristina... the cancer, the mayoral race... please keep her on the back burner for a long, long, long time thankyouverymuch. Don't get me wrong, I don't DISlike her, I've just had enough of her, thanks.

    I'm glad Drew finally took action. He's been the most passive guy and it's consistently bugged me so seeing him DO SOMETHING regarding Amy, well, that made me happy. No matter how it goes, he did something

    Still loving this show!!!
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