jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

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.

pretty incredible

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awellkept-secret:

this guy in my class said his brother lost his wallet in Canada and someone shipped it back with souvenirs

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buonfresco:

19th & 20th century tiaras

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moosetachefeels:

hitlersbreastmilk:

The year is 1730. A lone teenage girl sits up at 11 pm writing frantically in her diary. ‘WOE IS ME!!! I CAN NOT BELIEVE SHAKESPEARE RN WHY DID HE MAKE ROMIET CANON’

#ROMECUTIO WAS TOTALLY WHERE THAT WAS GOING

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sherlocksmyth:

"but kids won’t UNDERSTAND gay couples!"

shit, kids don’t understand long division and you shove that down their throat but taking five seconds to explain how some people like the same sex is way harder than dividing by a two fuckin digit number.

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vogelbird:

business in the post, party in the tags

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harryspankme:

bex-chan:

harryspankme:

but imagine harry calling you late at night while he’s away on tour and he mumbles into the phone “mmm tell me what you’re wearing”

okay people really need to start making it clear that they mean harry styles because i keep thinking all these horny harry posts are about harry potter and they make me uncomfortable so please be more specific thanks   

when the fuck was harry potter on tour

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caluummhood:

HOLY SHIT, IT WAS THE ORIGINAL ONE

MAKE A WISH

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thistimeillmake-you-proud:

deanovak:

when youre googling your homework assignment and you find a website with all of the answers

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this.fucking.gif.

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