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 am very serious about my AP Lit homework.
S10 Countdown: 2 days - or Jared Padalecki - Dallas Con 2014
Photo Credit goes to the lovely Elsiecat
One of my photos of This Willd Life on a tv show
So, I just rewatched 10 Things I Hate About You, which I remember really liking when I was a teen, because the cast was clearly my age. Also, the movie’s really, really great. The cast were almost all actual teens, too:
Heath Ledger was 19, which actually works as he’s meant to be a bit older than the others. Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik were all 17.
The supporting cast were a bit older — David Krumholtz was 20, Andrew Keegan was 19, Gabrielle Union was 26 and Susan May Pratt was 24.
“Why don’t we save what I did on my summer vacation for another time? ”