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
I’m not arguing, I’m just explaining why I’m right and you’re wrong
The last picture is the face of fear.
when the only friend you have in a certain class is absent
Tonight at the con I was about to take a picture with a deadpool cosplayer and when we were posing he said “is it okay if I put my hand on your waist?” And I was like “yeah sure thanks for asking!” And he just laughed and said “I’m deadpool, not CREEPpool!” And that was the most wonderful and reassuring con experience I’ve ever had.
when even Deadpool knows that consent is important, your arguments are invalid
i don’t care if it’s a only a joke, please don’t make comments about how someone’s choice of field of study isn’t going to take them anywhere because it can be a great source of stress and your joke won’t help.
especially in the arts. We’re under enough stress as it is
- Anonymous (via unnostalgic)