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quietseedling:

no

foxes eating rabbits or lions catching antelope 

is not in any way shape or form 

the same thing

as people mass producing, forcefully breeding non-human animals, and slaughtering them by the hundreds of millions to be packaged into plastic wrapped cartons for you to buy from a store that you drove your car to

shut up

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I’m really unsure about my new job at the preschool. The first incident was this two yr old girl started crying when she saw me which I was told to expect. When a child is upset, my first instinct is to get down on their level and reassure them that it’s going to be alright. At this school I’m supposed to tell them to suck it up and move on. I don’t understand how that’s supposed to benefit anyone. A two yr old doesn’t understand how to express their feelings yet and they still get upset easily so to me it would be better to physically get down to their level and simply reassure them and then lead them to an activity. Not just stand there and say you’re fine and then walk away. Another thing this school does is they don’t solve problems for the children or correct them. To a degree this is fine but again a toddler isn’t going to know any other option unless someone suggests it. I never tell a child you did this wrong you should have done it this way, I say you did a really good job with this but what if you did it this way and then let them figure out that the other way is better. It’s Montessori style so it’s emphasis is on independence and that’s completely fine and dandy but I think this lady might be going a little bit overboard. They’re TODDLERS they are capable of a lot but you can’t just expect them to figure everything out. My method of working with kids is to make it seem like they are making all the decisions while keeping their confidence up. (I learned that this is called coaching so I naturally am doing something that teachers are supposed to do anyway.) At the last preschool I worked at, teachers would punish the children by throwing them in time out. They never sat down and had a conversation with them to help them understand why their actions weren’t ok. Like am I the only one that understands that children are still learning so they will make plenty of mistakes but you can’t possibly hold them accountable bc they are still little???? I’m never this hesitant around kids but this lady is making me so freaked out bc I have to go against everything that I know works. I wish people would stop seeing me as naive teenager that doesn’t know shit about kids bc I don’t have any of my own and have only worked with them professionally for two and a half years. There is a reason I want to work with them. It’s bc I’m good at it and I know I am bc I am nearly always successful at helping children succeed. I’m extremely empathetic especially to helpless things so I can easily put myself in a child’s place and think about how id want to be treated. I pride myself in my abilities and I think the goal of this preschool is good intentioned but the execution is all off.

why the fuck are bathing suits as much as or more expensive than actual clothing??????????????? i do not want to spend $50 on something i’m just going to pee in while in the ocean which is filled with pollution and other pee. jesuszuierh. 

when i was 5 i had a cramps bad music for bad people tshirt and it was my favorite shirt and i want another one. i was so much cooler 15 years ago. 

things i absolutely need but don’t need

  • kayak
  • bike
  • a complete set of essential camping/backpacking gear
  • surfboard

the feeling of stretched and engaged muscles is one of my favorites. too bad i hate working out 80% of the time. 

every single time i vent about something to my parents they say “well what did you expect”. they don’t understand the concept of venting and how when someone is doing that they just want you to sympathize with their feelings. i am AWARE that shitty things happen but that doesn’t mean i won’t be upset about it and won’t want to talk about it. like are you fucking kidding me? they’ve already gone through everything i’m going through/will go through but instead of simply being supportive, they act like i should already know how to respond to something. sorry but i’m not 50 years old so this is the first time experiencing something so of course i’m going to be thrown off about it and of course i’m going to get upset BC I HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED IT YET. and even then, it’s still a shitty situation so i have the right to be pissed off about it whether it’s happened a million times or one. sooooooooooo sorry for troubling your wise old ears with my petty naive problems. 

my parents are self centered know-it-alls and i see my self in them and i absolutely despise it. it makes me ill. 

clituorice:

Lindsay Lohan switches to the other side of the street when spotting a Lady Gaga billboard while Tyler Oakley sneaks up on her

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