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Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago) Bunmi Laditan to Hello Maya's teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload. She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this. Thank you for understanding. warmly, Bunmi vaporwavevocap: ryttu3k: darkwizardjamesmason: dienaziscum: fishcustardandclintbarton: huffingtonpost: Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email. Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old’s school a clear message. “Hello Maya’s teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She’s been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. She’s not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we’d like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.” A++++ parenting 💜 I’ve talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence that homework significantly improves elementary school children’s grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations.  (My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 – so that’s ½ hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn’t including reading practice!) We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course – but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it’d end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she’s got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally.  No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel.  Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she’s actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we’d decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle. Luckily for my older daughter my school’s 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds!  Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn’t mean parents can’t, or shouldn’t, fight it. Do what’s right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids.  I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it. There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that’s abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it). Homework is intrusive in a young child’s life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it’s good training. But for young kids. No. Seriously I’m 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It’s fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.
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Animals, Dogs, and Memes: i'll never be over this Dog Memes Of The Day 32 Pics – Ep40 #dogs #dogmemes #lovelyanimalsworld - Lovely Animals World

Dog Memes Of The Day 32 Pics – Ep40 #dogs #dogmemes #lovelyanimalsworld - Lovely Animals World

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Advice, Crying, and Deer: I AT&T LTE 8:57 PM 10 85%.. l AT&T LTE 8:56 PM 85% Yester at 7:30 PM . mins This baby has been living under my back porch for several days now. She has obviously been badly abused, I can not get her to come to me. I feed and water her several times daily hoping to gain her trust. When we do catch her out in the yard I can see every rib but she runs back under the porch as soon as we try to get her to come to us. With the belo... See More Happy News!!! Today after work I went to tractor supply to buy a heat light for our new dog friend. As I was headed to the register to pay a man noticed what I was carrying and asked if I had chickens, I replied yes and he asked me how I planned on keeping them warm during the freezing temps that are on the way. He mentioned he had chickens and turkeys and we talked a bit. I then proceeded to tell him why I was buying the heat lights. He said awe, "my dog ran away around Thanksgiving, she was chasing some deer and never returned but her mom and sister did" I said "awe, I'm sorry to hear that". He asked what kind of dog and when I told him he said "oh my goodness, is she tan and white and blind in one eye?" I said "yes!". I showed him a picture and he started crying, he said "that's my Alana!". I could not believe it!!! He followed me home and when he said her name, she immediately looked up! I am so happy she was returned to her owner!! As I have reflected over this my heart is over joyed What perfect timing! And I was humbled in my assumption that she was abused...this poor baby has been away from home for almost 3 months, hungry, lost and scared...of course she would look worse for wear. Thank you all for all your advice and kind words!!! You and 30 others 16 Comments Oo Oo One of my wife’s friends posted this, what awesome luck!

One of my wife’s friends posted this, what awesome luck!

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Animals, Family, and Food: animate-mush The BitterSweet Life @BitterSweetPod Follow Interviewed a little girl this morning that feeds crows and they bring her gifts in return Here's her collection tetraghost i wish birds brought ME presents baelgrave No, but think about this The crows she feeds obviously have their own little lives. They go about their business, and they spot *pretty thing* or /unique thing/ in question. What gets me is that the "firstt thing on their minds as recipient of this thing is the little girl that feeds them They spot a thing, and immediately must think, "that nice girl with delicious foodstuffs must have this to show my gratitude." kedreeva It's actually more than that, though, if you read the articles or watch the videos. This has taken place over YEARS- it started with these birds following this little girl around because she was a messy eater and it has turned into a ritual for the family. They have a water station and food stations where they daily set out things for these birds and sometimes (but not always), these birds leave 'payment' behind for the food BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE These birds are not just taking food and leaving shinies. These birds are watching over this family now. Their lives have become involved These crows are rl and her mother even whern they are out of the yard. How do we know? keeping track of this gi One of them is a photographer, and one day while she was photographing some stuff on a bridge, she dropped her camera's lenscap over the edge. There was no way she could get it back, so she left it. When she got home, the lenscap was sitting on the edge of one of the feeding stations, waiting for her Not only were the birds following and watching over her, they weree smart enough to realize she dropped an Important Thing and cared enough to bring it back to her Source: tetraghost #animals #stones #tiny humans #THIS IS ADORABLE 1,268,331 notes Cool as a crowcumber

Cool as a crowcumber

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Skechers, Tumblr, and Blog: imidori-ya:Aoyama wears this exact pair of light up Skechers and I will fight you to the death over this. 

imidori-ya:Aoyama wears this exact pair of light up Skechers and I will fight you to the death over this. 

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Anaconda, Spider, and SpiderMan: SO YOU'RE SAYING EVERY TIME GARGAN OR BROCK HAS BEEN INCARCERATED- 5 -WHILE BONDED WITH THIS ALIEN CREATURE, THEY'VE BEEN PERMITTED TO KEEP IT ON THEIR PERSON?! YES! EVEN THOUGH WE'VE KNOWN WE COULD REMOVE IT WITH SONIC BLASTS! BLAME THE ACLU AND PETA! THEY LOBBIED FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE SYMBIOTE! UNBELIEVABLE! WHY NOT LET HIM CARRY A LOADED FIREARM WHILE THEY'RE AT IT?! symbisexual-disaster: cassowarykisses: Even though we’ve known we could remove [the symbiote] with sonic blasts [we weren’t allowed to]! Blame the ACLU and PETA! They lobbied for the rights of the symbiote! on a meta level, this is an attempt by the writers to come up with an in-universe reason for Venom never being broken up into human symbiote when they’ve been arrested (and also take a dig at the ACLU and PETA) but in-universe? the raw implications of the ACLU having a successful symbiote rights campaign that happens entirely offscreen and is never mentioned again?  when did this campaign happen?  who spearheaded it? Eddie did date two lawyers (Anne Weying and Beck Underwood) - were they involved in any capacity? did the ACLU actually sue on behalf of the symbiote? if so, what judge presided over this? what new fields of case law have been opened up by this? what existing case law is there in the Marvel universe for the rights of mutants and extraterrestrials? who were the witnesses in this case? even if it never went to court and was a 100% an ACLU campaign to get people to appeal to their representatives on behalf of symbiotes, you could still have expert witnesses called to Congress. you probably can’t subpoena Spider-Man, since his identity isn’t public, but what about Reed Richards (since he had the symbiote in captivity at least once)? what about various prison therapists and case managers? Matt Murdock, since he represented Venom in the Venom: On Trial miniseries? there is an entire court drama waiting to be written here and this throwaway line will never be touched on again This is insane hahaha That awkward moment when a comic universe PETA is more progressive than the real one.

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