best thing i learned working with and learning about kids: when they do shit like this, especially to something they themselves use and enjoy, leave it there for as long as possible. let them return to the fun thing over and over again so that it sinks in that the thing they did was wrong, they ruined something, and now they can’t have fun because of it and they should never do it again. it teaches them consequence of action and cautiousness.
i did this with a 3-year-old kid i babysat who filled his playstation with peanut butter before i got there, just every time he went back to it and asked why it’s not working, i opened it and pointed to the peanut butter stains and said “you did that” and he says “yeah”, “will it work like that?” “…no”, and when he got it and promised to never put anything but games into a game machine again, his parents bought another and he kept his promise. it works, even at that age.
this was a long and unnecessary rant but so many times i’ve seen parents IMMEDIATELY replace their kids’ toys/electronics that they destroy over and over again and i’m just like NO THEY’RE NOT LEARNING ANYTHING THAT WAY
they also don’t learn from being thrown into fires
yeah but they’re quieter that way
Bill Nye is my favorite
Dawkins needs to get over himself
Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.
Dawkins looks like he is being physically repelled by Bill Nye’s presence. Like Bill has this aura that pushes back assholes or something.
Dear Emma Watson,
I was not raised a celebrity. I can say that my life has been very different from yours. I am a woman living in America. I have not attended a fine University like Brown as you did. I have known abuse, I have been molested. I have known hardship and depression. But there is…
If you’re not familiar with this man, you should be:
-Donates 90% of his salary; is considered poor because of it.
-Legalized gay marriage.
-Open to Syrian refugees; guarantees jobs to Syrians.
-Described as an “antipolitician” and “the world’s most humble president”.
-Lives on a small farm.
-Owner of a three legged dog.
-Speaks out against greedy spending and corporate abuse.
-Opposes war and militarism.
-Left wing; opposes religious influence in politics.
Zodiac Ages of Development♈ Aries: Aries represent the age group 0-7; so they are, literally the zodiac’s children. They take ornamental steps in discovering their environment and explore to ascertain their physical limitations. Like young children they view the world with wonder and awe and are uniquely innocent.♉ Taurus: Taurus represent the age 7-14; likened to the child who is learning to control their physical environment and what belongs to others. The capacity to share is developed which lasts long into their life and learning to do things for oneself is stressed.♊ Gemini: Gemini represent the age group 14-21; likeable to the adolescent reaching into young adulthood. This period is symbolised by a need to integrate socially and break free from restrictions. Like adolescents, Gemini are attracted to impulse and change, individuality, playfulness, travel, mischief and gaining new insights about the world.♋ Cancer: Cancer represents the age group 21-28; likened to the young adult seeking to establish a sense of security amongst home, jobs and relationships. As with being a young adult, deep emotional friendship and trust is imperative and the need to wonder until a ‘home’ is found is pronounced. The idea one no longer has to conform to an idea or expectation is also developed here.♌ Leo: Leo represent the age group 28-35; symbolising the mature adult bringing forward their true identity and force on the world. This is when one’s ‘presence’ is truly developed as well as a tendency to operate on their own terms. The needs of bigger groups and injustices start to become more pronounced.♍ Virgo: Virgo is taken to represent 35-42; the sixth period of life. Like a mature adult steadily making their ways in the world, this is the time of inevitable problem solving and selectiveness. One learns to become more discerning about what they should reveal about themselves. This is the age group when Virgo in particular truly open up and really get going.♎ Libra: Libra represents the age group 42-49; likened to the mature adult passing through the mid way of life and endeavouring to change a particular way of doing things, broadening of perspectives and altering of habits. A development of true social understanding and intuition grows.♏ Scorpio: Scorpio pertains to the age group 49-56; likened to the middle age and one’s attempt to achieve their full power amongst social rules. Their is a summit in creative achievement and advancement and becoming a dominant force and pinnacle in one’s career and family.♐ Sagittarius: Sagittarius represent the age group 56-63 symbolising the empowerment of individuals to move away from social norms, conformity, career responsibilities in search of personal and universal concerns. Expansiveness, a desire to see the world and a development of strong ethical principles are developed.♑ Capricorn: Capricorn represent the age 63-70, likened to the development of wisdom, crystallisation of ideas, and a need for security and structural support. This is also the age when people tend to ‘age backwards’ in terms of losing some sense of reserve and developing a more humorous way of viewing life.♒ Aquarius: Aquarius pertain to the age 70-77 when a detachment from the earthly plane begins and a childlike quality creeps back in. This is the development of fanciful as well as wise thought processes and a higher acceptance of material and physical restrictions. Thoughts also seem to become much more central to life.♓ Pisces: Pisces represent the age 77-84; as the elders of the world and the zodiac, this time period is represented by letting go of earthly attachments and merging with the cosmos. Spirituality and understanding of others is highly rich and developed. Escaping from the world through thought and daydream is also prevalent.