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
This is my little baby cousin and he is dressed as a smoke detector for Halloween
None of us know why but he is really obsessed with smoke detectors
That’s all he’s asked for in the way of presents these past two years
He calls them “snoke edectors”
Also he has a scrapbook of everyone in the family posing with their smoke detectors
"The cable modem stopped flashing" pick your url now honey, you’ve found your spiritual home
just a few things i’ve collected about tumblr’s view on parenting
the horse one!
Dang, children are super creepy.
The future of the world, everyone.
They fit in with this website full of murderers.
i am terrified of having children because i’m afraid that i won’t be able to edit them in create-a-sim after i have them
one time when i was 5 i was sitting next to this girl from my class and we really hated each other for whatever reason and she thought that apple seeds were deadly poisonous (bc we learned that you arent supposed to eat them so she jumped to conclusions i guess) so she tried to feed me one and i said no and looking back on it i realize that she legitimately tried to murder me
The four sweethearts at the end of that Jimmy Kimmel segment I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy.
I can’t! They’re all so sweet!
Looking at this for like 3 minutes and I can’t stop laughing.
The world’s greatest essay, written by a 12-year-old who really, really hates plain doughnuts.
OH MY GOD
Please tell me this person has found tumblr.