Particularly interesting for parents of adolescent girls.
💡J'ai appris ce matin sur #franceinter un nouveau mot désignant une pratique contemporaine : le #sharenting. Donc cette pratique irresponsable qui consiste pour un parent à poster des photos de ses enfants sur les #réseauxsociaux, mais surtout sans masquer leur visage, est tellement répandue, qu'un mot existe pour la désigner. La société me désespère parfois 🤦
#parents #enfants #éducation
Parenting licenses are a great idea.
But I'm not quite sure about this ... well, it's not a debate, maybe an argy-bargy ...
investigate. He came back, amused, told me what it was, and then I went to see for myself; it was a bunch of #parents / grandparents with signs that listed their kids' stats (job, university, height, etc.), and then if you, as a #parent / grandparent, saw someone you thought would match your child well, you'd talk to the other parent / grandparent and arrange a date! I don't do #dating apps but this is what I imagine #Tinder would be like IRL, only way better, since it's your #elders doing
On this day 6 years ago! http://www.instagram.com/p/Bbc8V8kHbeC My original caption when I posted this in 2017: "TINDER IRL: So after our Silk Road tour, instead of flying from Ürümqi to #Beijing where we'd have to rush to make a connecting flight to Chicago, my #parents and I played it safe and spent a night and morning in Beijing, which we visited together for the first time in 2005 (and then I visited by myself in 2012). At the Temple of Heaven #Park, my dad noticed a crowd in the distance and went to
Today I was attacked by a closing car door. It’s wild out there #parents. Stay safe.
Family vlogs can entertain, empower and exploit
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Do any other #parents out there have constant morning battles with their #kids (mine are 10 and 8) about clothes? Specifically, about them not throwing on some dirty stuff they had on yesterday and that clearly is convered in muck and stink?
I just dont understand it!
Like how can you forget the same conversation we had yesterday about exactly this issue at exactly this time of day? And then get angry at ME for pointing it out?
And it's not like they dont have clean clothes! They have plenty! They just want to wear the same grotty active wear again and again and again!
And I'm yelled at for telling them to change...again!
I dont even know where they hide the clothes to put them on again! Like with mister 8 I checked his room last night after he went to sleep! He still came down wearing the same manky training shirt from yesterday! HOW!?!?
Kids break my brain!
Thought I was going to my parents' to visit for an hour and a half or so. Left at 10:00am.
Went there, Dad was talking about getting a new mattress. Mom suggested we go today. I didn't have any plans, so agreed to it. Next, popped over to my MIL's place to fix her computer and have a quick visit, then back to my parents' place to pick up my dad.
The closest mattress store is about two hours from here, one way.
So, long story short, I got home eleven hours later.
Dunno how to tag or describe this but, I hate my parents. They're not worth hating. I want to forget. I want to waste less time hating them. It's been years. I don't know what, if anything, will help me let go.
Wrote this up on reddit. Didn't realize I was tearing up until I came here. Intellectually, they're gone. I know. Good as dead. But I'm still mad.
Dale Yeager: 7 Questions Parents with students traveling Overseas parents https://daleyeagerdotcom.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/irresponsible-parents-7-questions-for-every-parent-with-a-high-school-or-college-student-traveling-overseas-2/?utm_content=buffer11035&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer #students #daleyeager #parents
“See what happens when you start making plans for other people’s lives?” he joked.
After Ken Mancini tried to enforce the policy, a parent he ejected pressed charges for harassment.
3.4 million people affected by Ontario pregnancy and newborn care registry data breach
Anyone who gave birth between April 2010 and May 2023 is “likely” affected by the breach, BORN said.
More information here:
Good news for all #parents: the eu is banning glitter 🎉 ✨
If you know why parents might be happy about this, you know the ban is needed 😅.
For many #families, there comes a time when it's the kid's turn to take care of their #parents. But #caretaking is #expensive and draining. Make it easier on yourself by talking to your parents ahead of time about their #finances, their #longtermcare plans, and their wishes. In this episode, how to approach your parents, what to ask them, and what to do if they're already experiencing #dementia or #cognitivedecline.
When I read in the #media that one of the issues with lower #school attendance is that #parents are more cautious about #infection, I realise how #manipulated #information has become. There is never any mention (in the same article) of the prevalence of #Covid or the #lifechanging or even #lethal impact #Covid19 may have. 1/2
#World #FTXDerivativesExchange #Legalproceedings #Parents Sam Bankman-Fried’s Parents: Victims or Culprits in the High-Stakes Trial?: As the eagerly awaited trial of Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) draws near, a host of pressing questions has taken center stage. Among these questions, one stands out prominently: What role, if any, do Sam Bankman-Fried's parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, play in this high-stakes legal battle?
John Reed Stark, a former executive at the… https://btcnews.biz/world/sam-bankman-fried-s-parents-victims-or-culprits-in-the-high-stakes-trial/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
Parents should get letter jackets, just like US high school kids.
Then we can sew on patches with our achievements, like:
- baby finally has all its teeth, we’re still sane
- survived the kid’s first three years
- Got the kid through long enough to send them to school
And then, I’ll put my giant patch for “organized 50 goddamn kids’ birthday parties” right on the back.
All over Britain today, students are boarding coaches & trains for the start the new #university term. For some, this journey means leaving home for the first time.
Best wishes to you all!
#Parents of Mastodon, do you use any app for tracking your todo list and chores? If so, which one?
I'm looking for something that is easy for the kids to understand as well.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that many in #American don’t really like it care about #Children even many of these #Parents from #GunViolence to #TIKTOK challenges even some American parents have been arrested for child abuse because of #socialmedia post #ChildAbuse #Childendangerment #Children #MandatedReporter #Bullying #Parenting #USA #NEWS https://vocal.media/families/the-american-government-hates-children-you-can-shoot-them-in-schools-and-abuse-them-on-tik-tok-and-social-media
During a solar eclipse, crickets have been heard chirping as if it were nighttime.
How do solar eclipses effect life on earth?
A NASA-funded #CitizenScience project wants you to help find out!
An excellent learning opportunity for #K12 classrooms and makes for a fun public library event as well.
«Identité de #genre: Legault comprend l'inquiétude des parents, mais appelle au calme. Soucieux de protéger les minorités, il "comprend" toutefois les #parents et citoyens inquiets face à la transexualité. Le premier ministre n’exclut pas des changements aux #droits des personnes #trans et #nonbinaires, au terme des travaux d’un comité de sages sur le sujet.» Quelle ordure. Il «comprend» assurément l'inquiétude de certains parents, mais pas celle des parents des #enfants non binaires et trans.
#CryptoFail firm #FTX #Bankruptcy proceedings include filing #lawsuit vs #Stanford faculty member family of #incarcerated financial whiz kid #SBF for enriching themselves at trough of his #criminal #Creepto enterprise . #Lawsuit seeks to recover million$ for #victims from #parents who personally benefitted from son's particularly potent #Ponzi #Fraud
Au Québec, près d’un enfant québécois sur cinq est signalé à la DPJ, un sur dix est pris en charge par les services sociaux et un sur vingt est placé hors de son milieu familial
#Canadsa #Québec #société #enfant #DPJ #sécurité #protection #parents #CAQ @francoislegault #QS #PQ #PLQ #PCQ
And like any good parent, #JaymeBean included a #warning that “if any person says anything to him other than ‘#Iloveyourdress’ or ‘#youlooksopretty,’ I will metaphorically #burn the whole #system to the #ground.”
5 Documents That Helped Us Understand How #Columbia Protected a Predator
For decades, Columbia obstetrician Robert Hadden was abusing #patients.
Harcèlement: face aux parents, l’Éducation nationale en flagrant délit de défiance
Alors que le scandale enfle autour de la réponse faite par le rectorat de Versailles à la famille du jeune Nicolas, se pose la question du crédit que l’Éducation nationale accorde à la parole des #parents. Comme de la place qu’elle leur laisse à l’école.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #TransKids #Parents #Parents #Allies #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
The ideal distance for young adult children to go away to college/live is ~2hrs driving. Too far for them to come home all the time but close enough to visit, or get to them when they are sick. #parents
School Board culture war turmoil hits the Bay Area in the little Pleasanton exurb of #Sunol. "In the hours leading up to the meeting, parents like Souza, the Fremont filmmaker, warned that the flag resolution was likely to turn a small elementary school into a political battlefield between #parents". https://www.mercurynews.com/2023/09/12/sunol-school-board-meeting-devolves-into-chaos-audience-thrown-out-as-pride-flag-banned/
Conservative legislators in at least nine additional states are urging their state libraries to follow suit and disaffiliate."
How Columbia Ignored Women, Undermined Prosecutors and Protected a Predator For More Than 20 Years
For decades, patients warned #Columbia about the behavior of obstetrician Robert Hadden.
One even called 911 and had him arrested.
Columbia let him keep working.
Canada’s fascist #conservative party, lacking any other useful ideas, vows to improve the #economy by banning and demonizing the tiny minority of #trans people who are scaring the shit out of idiot #parents who think that by not talking about #sex their kids will magically be immune to any sort of divergence from profitable heterosexual consumerism.
I appreciate that my timeline has a number of #parents with children of different ages talking about them. Feels good somehow?
Studying birds is an easy way to get elementary and middle school students to notice and care about their environment and the plants and animals all around them. From #CitizenScience opportunities to free lesson plans Cornell U #ornithology Lab has a wonderful variety of activities to captivate #K12 learners.
#Women #Lesbians #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Italy #Fascism #Religion #SameSexMarriage #Surrogacy #Hate #Bigotry #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #EmptyThePews
Tonight’s #genealogy toot is a tale of two #sisters, both born over 100 years ago. Florence, the elder, was #married six times to five different men and had one #child (with husband 1-2). Elsie, the younger, was married to one man for 65 years, had 3 daughters, and was frequently mentioned in the local #newspaper for her #community involvement & service. Though their #parents lived like a married couple, they didn’t actually wed until Florence was 14 and Elsie, 8. #geneadons #familyhistory
 Parents apparently have to fill in and sign a paper form to request access to data because why not.
Question for #Parents - my daughter is 5 so obviously I've put #Linux on my old computer for her. So far she likes SuperTux, TuxCart, TuxRacer, the OLPC Sugar activities, the Untitled Goose Game (via Wine), ClassicCube (a lite Minecraft clone), and painting in Krita.
Why do #parents still let #kids play #football?
A study based on a very small, albeit "diverse" sample of parents in Florida... but nonetheless with some compelling findings:
Research by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and Clark University finds "40% of #Florida #parents surveyed said they would like to move out of Florida—20% very much so and 19% somewhat—because of the state’s #DontSayGay law."
One in ten said they were "very likely to move in the next two years."
📌 Let the “cool” be “cool” and the mocked? Calmly carry on🔴https://rb.gy/2r4vk
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"Denying your child’s feelings can start to alienate this person with whom you want a loving, life-long relationship, this person whose happiness you really care about. Changing your reaction might feel counter-intuitive, but all of us feel better when our experience is acknowledged and not argued with, and children are no exception. Realize that your child is only telling you what they feel and use this as an opportunity to connect with them, to talk about their feelings rather than pushing them away.
Denying unhappiness doesn’t make it go away, it just digs it in a layer deeper. Let us go back to our example.
CHILD We never go out.
ADULT You sound bored and fed up.
CHILD Yeah, we’ve been indoors all day.
ADULT That’s true, we have. What would you like to do?
CHILD I’d like to go back to Legoland again.
ADULT That was fun, wasn’t it?
The child is more likely to feel satisfied with this conversation, and it’s less likely to escalate into an argument. Your child isn’t daft – they know they can’t be in Legoland every day – but they need their parent to know they want to be with them and to feel this with them. It’s about soothing their feelings as they learn the unpleasant lesson that life does not always go their way.
This is true for everyone, child and adult. When we feel bad, we don’t need to be fixed. We want to be felt with rather than dealt with. We want someone else to understand how we feel so we do not feel lonely with that feeling.
My daughter, Flo, now an adult, told me the other day, ‘I feel so ashamed for failing my driving test.’ No one likes to see their child in pain and it’s easy to make the mistake of rushing in to try to fix it. ‘You don’t need to feel ashamed,’ I said, desperately trying to fix her. ‘No,’ she replied. ‘I just need a hug.’
We all slip up, like I still do, but if we do feeling-with rather than trying to push the feeling away enough, the child will know what they need and be able to ask for it.
You do not have to wait until your child can talk to validate their feelings and take them seriously. You can do it by reading the situation, how you think the child is feeling, and putting that into words. Even when a child can talk they may not be able to articulate a feeling as well as you can, which is why, in the example above, the child describes how they feel as ‘We never go out’ rather than the reality of ‘I feel restless, cooped up and at a loss to know what to do with myself.’ The parent puts into words the feelings they observe the child having, which resonates with the child and leads to a moment of connection, when they reply, ‘Yeah …’"
For Those Who Have No Idea What To Do ...
Mefi member gentlyepigrams posted "My Parents Are Dead: What Now?", a resource with useful advice and links for folks who are working through one of the awful parts of adult life.
On a related note: now that we all do #banking online in Europe, how do #parents introduce their #children to banking? When I was about six years old I could just walked to a very nearby bank branch and deposit and withdraw money there. I guess we could do introduce the kids to that, but then I'm not sure if that even makes sense today.
An Experiment to Fight Pandemic-Era Learning Loss Launches in #Richmond
The first question: Would kids show up in the middle of #summer for extra schooling?
California school district forces teachers to out trans kids to their parents. The state tried to warn them that the new rule is illegal.
Book I just came across: "Horizontal #Parenting: How to Entertain Your Kid While Lying Down"
@mecfs @spoonies @parenting #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #MEcfs #CFS #PwME #MyalgicE #chronicillness
#hiddenillness #invisibleillness #pots @pots @chronicillness
A Massachusetts couple is suing the state after their application to become foster parents was rejected. Mike and Kitty Burke said that they would not affirm an LGBTQ+ youth who was placed in their home.
Years After Being Ticketed at School for a Theft She Said Never Happened, Former Student Prevails in Court
Amara Harris declined plea deals and ultimately won a legal fight that dates back to 2019.
#parents: any good resources for parents who need to have the first #sexeducation discussion with their child? Ideally covering things like cameras on everything / sexting. Particularly resources with #bodypositive, #inclusive, and #science based ideas? My undergrad was in #biology so the nuts and bolts parts I can address. What I don’t know is if there is a particularly successful method to #sexed that addresses the #smartphone and #socialmedia problems that didn’t exist when I was a kid.
Notice to #parents: if you ever say "I've never been any good at #maths," or "I've always hated maths," or "I've never seen the point in maths" or anything of the sort out loud, don't you *dare* ask your child's maths #teacher why your child isn't doing better in maths.
If their uncle, aunt, grandparent, godparent, family friend or complete stranger says anything of the kind even potentially within earshot of your child and you don't call them out on it, don't you *dare* ask your child's maths teacher why your child isn't doing better in maths.
If you make no attempt to engage with maths on any level with your child, or avoid opportunities to encourage them to be exposed to and think about mathematics outside school, don't you *dare* ask your child's maths teacher why your child isn't doing better in maths.
1) The above was originally posted as a thread elsewhere (by me, see https://mathstodon.xyz/@TeaKayB/110836080892058358 ).
2) For any parents who'd like some more productive pointers on how to support their children's maths learning journey, there are worse places to start than here: https://tommaths.blogspot.com/2023/02/how-can-i-support-my-children-learning.html
#parents: the best gift you can give your kid(s) is a living will, a directive, and an actual will. do it today.
Follow and learn with fun activities and #educational games added over the next weeks!
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When I was a single mom, August was a marathon month. Between two birthdays (my eldest & youngest), back to school fees, supplies, and sports exams, I barely made it through, financially. Sometimes I didn’t. It was then that mysterious envelopes arrived in the mail w/gift cards tucked inside. If you know a single parent who is squeaking by, be that mystery giver. It will change their life (& yours).
Assessing infant growth curves can be confusing, especially for #parents who have a child who is not growing in the normal range, or a clinician treating them. Digging into the data & #stats behind growth curves reveals how to improve their quality & use.
#pediatrics #IBCLC #healthcare #mother #publichealth #statistics #babies #breastfeeding
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's administration is suing three #schooldistricts that require #teachers to #tell #parents if their #child is showing signs of #changing their #GenderIdentity. Murphy tells "#FacetheNation" that "it's the right thing to do" and the issue has turned into a "complete culture war."
Being poor with disabled children is not unfit #parenting!
Judge rules #Florida's ongoing institutionalization of #disabled #children with complex #medical needs in nursing homes and other children at serious risk of unnecessary institutionalization is illegal. #ADA
The suit claimed that many #parents wanted their children to live at home, but were left with few options by the state other than Florida taking them away.
Florida has been ordered to fix the issue
How School Board Meetings Became Flashpoints for Anger and Chaos Across the Country
In the first wide-ranging analysis of school board unrest, ProPublica found nearly 60 incidents that led to arrests or criminal charges. Almost all were in suburban districts, and nearly every participant was white.
Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Battle Nation’s #Stillbirth Crisis
After legislation fell short of passage last year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers hope to advance a new bill to fund stillbirth prevention, and they credit ProPublica for its reporting.
How One New Jersey School Board Flipped to a Conservative Majority
An angry parent confronted a #NewJersey school board president, accelerating a chain of events that pushed the board to the right.
# Parents take on struggle for transgender rights for their kids and others in conservative Poland
The article is about a group of #parents in #Poland who are fighting for the #rights and #acceptance of their #transgender #children and other #LGBTQ+ people in a #conservative and #Catholic society. The parents offer #FreeHugs at #Warsaw's #Pride #celebration, #share their #stories online and in videos, and #challenge the #antiLGBTQ+ #rhetoric of the #ruling #party leader and some #church #officials. They also #support each other and provide a #SafeSpace for #trans #youth who face #rejection, #depression and #suicide risk. The article #highlights the #personal #experiences of some of the parents and their children, as well as the #political and #social context of Poland's LGBTQ+ #rights #movement.
The Supreme Court Upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act. The Long Struggle to Implement the Law Continues.
A recent ProPublica investigation showed how #ICWA was being unevenly applied in some states, breaking up #NativeAmerican #families that should have received additional protections under the law. There’s still room for improvement, advocates say.
New, by @lussenpop