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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

lesmischaractersforjustice:

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arte-mysia:

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someclevermoniker:

buzzfeed:

This is how kids reacted when they were shown same-sex marriage proposal videos. Kids these days. 

"how will we explain homosexuality to our children" I think maybe they should explain it to you

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It’s like…most children don’t actually care about someone being gay.

1.) Too many people underestimate children.

2.) Too many people project their fears on their children, using them as excuses to shut things out. (homosexuality being a good example)

All great points.

-Javert

needlekind:

if you get a group of at least five people between their late teens and early/middish twenties and have one of them quote spongebob squarepants i swear to god they can kill half an hour at minimum just quoting random and often unrelated spongebob snippets back and forth at each other nigh verbatim without any other conversation, this is basically science

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spoopyyellowblues:

So everyone knows this little guy from finding nemo, right?
Remember when nemo first met him, and he said:
“See this tentacle? It’s actually shorter than all my other tentacles, but you can’t really tell.”

And in octopuses, one of their tentacles is actually their penis, and is structured slightly differently from the rest of their tentacles.

Guys.

Pearl was showing off his dick.

I thought Pearl was a girl.

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