musicaltraum asked: pia douwes as mrs danvers or elisabeth

musicaltraum asked: pia douwes as mrs danvers or elisabeth

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Spread the joy! =) Remember, you deserve to be happy!

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A boy and a girl run around on the grass at the park. The boy tackles the girl. The girl laughs. She gets up and runs away. She loves to run. He chases, she turns and they grab each other, tumble and land in a pile, giggling. After a few minutes, he tackles her again and she lands a bit hard. She is bigger and physical, but he more than holds his own in roughhousing. She pauses for a second. Then she laughs again; she’s still having fun.

Dad gets his attention, and says, “If she’s not having fun, you have to stop.”

He is two. He needs to hear this now, and so does she. And again, and again, and again, so that like wearing a helmet on the bike it is ingrained.

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Parents, siblings, carers, cousins, teachers, tutors, mentors, aunts, uncles, etc, of young children: we have a chance to mold the gender relations of the future.

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Such great advice. 

I’ve done this with my kids since the moment they could each sign “more” and “all done” around 8 months old.  More tickles?  Or all done?  More kisses?  Or all done?  More bouncing?  Or all done?

When they’re old enough to play with others, you teach them to constantly check in with each other.  Are you having fun?  Or do you want to be done?

Is the shrieking laughter or fear?  ASK.

Is the giggling from joy or nervousness?  ASK.

Do you like being smacked with pillows?  ASK.

Are you having fun wrestling?  ASK.

And keep asking.  What was fun five minutes ago might not be fun now.

Both kids know the moment something stops being fun, they need to stop.  And they know that their wishes about what is fun and what’s not will be respected by their parents and by each other.  They’ve known it since 8 months old.

This truly isn’t a difficult concept.  It’s easy to teach it by example and it’s incredibly simple for children to do.

Are you having fun?  Or do you want to stop?

Fucking teach it, parents.  Please.  ~JJ

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okashishii:

You’re Full of Secrets
Hey Happy Doctor River Day! <3I have so many feels for these two, please someone give me all their stories or kill me now.

okashishii:

You’re Full of Secrets

Hey Happy Doctor River Day! <3I have so many feels for these two, please someone give me all their stories or kill me now.

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