Poison ivy, oak, and sumac all fall into the plant species called Toxicodendron, so the allergic reaction to all of these plants has the same name: There are actually four poisonous plants in this group, since poison oak has both a western and an eastern variation.
Bex June 10, at 8: What would of been the harm in that? Several posters seem to have over-reacted to an excellent, thoughtful piece.
And from the anecdotes she relates, it seems that was much appreciated. But if, as is inevitable, the little girl is wondering about her looks, how she is perceived, then of course a compliment is appropriate. Dodging the question will absolutely convey a negative result.
For me this was just a little girl wanting to hear her mommy say she loved her and thought she was as pretty and the other little girls parents thought their daughter was Monica June 12, at Why avoid it all together? Please, add some balance to life!!!
Geovanni June 13, at 6: Please note this is an assumption based on the info in the comment above. It does help their self esteem as with boys being called handsome as well rather than not being sure if they are ugly.
It happens with both men and women. I am not suggesting to get make up kit or focus the majority of compliments on looks, but build up their self esteem about their physical attributes as well. Maybe my suggestion is horribly wrong. Aarthi June 15, at So that she knows she is pretty but that her other qualities are what really set her apart.
Dalaina May July 3, at 9: The first sister, a beautiful girl, all her life, heard her parents talk about how smart her sister was.
The other, a brilliant mind, heard only about how beautiful her sister was. As adults, the first sister thought herself to be stupid, and the second sister thought herself to be ugly.
Girls are intelligent and able to do anything that they want in life, as long as there are parents behind them with encouragement and love.
Well, she had two brothers to play with and instead of balletshe is a 2nd Black Belt in Taekwondo and competes in local and national competitions. She is smart, she is beautiful and she is strong.
She is also doing something that she loves and works very hard with her coach to be the best that she can in her chosen sport.
She is taking pre-ap classes and some 9th grade classes while in the 9th grade. She is now my idea of what a girl should be, strong, smart and passionate about her life.If the leaves of poison oak are broken or the plant is damaged in some way, it releases an oil - urushiol - that is poisonous to humans.
The oil triggers the body's immune system and produces a rash. A stroll in the woods is nearly always an enjoyable endeavor; what’s not so enjoyable is discovering a red, itchy rash the next day.
Each year, millions of Americans come in contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. There used to be a page on Wikipedia listing pangrams in various languages. This was deleted yesterday. Pangrams can be occasioanlly useful for designers, so I’ve resurrected the page of here, pretty much as it was in Wikipedia.
Poison Ivy Poison Ivy has three or five pointed leaflets with smooth or toothed edges. It typically grows as a climbing vine and grows yellow or green flowers and white berries.
It typically grows as a climbing vine and grows yellow or green flowers and white berries. The GMO Debate: One Student’s Experience of Pro-GMO Propaganda at Cornell University by Jonathan Latham. Poison ivy can give you a nasty rash. Find out more about it - and the other plants that can make you itch - in this article for kids.