can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal
Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode?
It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.
Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.
Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.
Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.
Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.
The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.
The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.
Alright my lovely little followers, do you know what time it is? IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!! Since I’m just a lowly college student and I have nothing fancy, you’re getting fanfics! Yep that’s right, fanfics!!!!! I figured that since my dream is to be a writer, why not use my talent for something, ya know?
Here are the rules:
You do NOT have to be following me.
Likes or reblogs count.
You can reblog until your hearts content (seriously, reblog the fuck out of this idgaf).
Winners will be chosen randomly by a site (also chosen by random… heh…)
Have your asks, submissions, or fan mail OPEN! (Or if you have something else i.e. email, you would rather I send the fic to, CHECK IT)
You MUST, I repeat MUST, get back to me within 24 hrs of me sending something to you. If you don’t, I’ll have to give your winning to someone else; sorry that’s just how it’s gotta be.
The fanfiction can be for ANY fandom, it can be anything (i.e. porn, fluff etc…), and it can be any pairing as well (i.e. guyXguy, girlXgirl, boyXgirl, non binary couples, what have you) HOWEVER, since I’m not apart of every fandom under the sun, there are some limitations as to what I will and will not write.
Here is the list of said limitations-
Fandoms I am comfortable writing porn for:
Lord of the Rings
Once Upon A Time and many more! ******(If you want to know a fandom/are unsure of a fandom for THIS category just send me an ask and I’ll let you know)******
Fandoms I will write anything for:
Marvel and many more!!!! ******(Again, if you want to know a fandom/are unsure of one just send me an ask!!)******
I’m sorry for the quote un quote limitations, it’s just I’m not apart of every fandom under the sun, and I would rather do fandoms I am apart of/ know so that way I get the characters right. I would rather have restrictions on the fandoms I can do and give you a QUALITY fanfic than say I will do anything and completely botch the fic to the point where you hate it, ya feel?
There will be a First Place, Second Place and a Third Place, and each place will have a word limit! (This way there is something different between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd).
1st Place- 9,000-11,000 words
2nd Place- 6,000-8,000 words
3rd Place- 3,000-5,000 words
To reiterate what was said before, the winners MUST get back to me within 24 hours of me letting them know! If you have somewhere other than Tumblr you want the fic to be sent to, tell me (but it must be something you actively check). Also, if your fandom IS NOT on the lists above and you want to know if it can be written for (even if the giveaway hasn’t finished) SEND ME AN ASK! I will also do ANY SHIP (even if I do not personally ship it, I’m not exclusive ^_^).
****((Sidenote, for writing purposes fics will probably take around 2-3 days to finish))****
THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS MONDAY MAY 12TH AT 11:59 P.M. EST (Eastern Standard Time (the time that my state runs on) if that isn’t the time you run on, you could probably just convert it)
I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.
This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.
Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.
My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.