What Day is it Again Edition
Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
Howdy Readers! One would think that establishing a daily themed posting schedule would help with avoiding embarrassing posting gaps. But that was before Covid -19 destroyed our ability to perceive spacetime in the right order. Can you prove I didn’t post this yesterday? What day do you think it is?
First the Big Papers and Websites…
Even the mellowest teens are raging against the pandemic quarantine. Here’s how to help them cope.
Many parents of teens are agonizing over how to cope with another four to six weeks of social distancing. My neighbor’s 14-year-old, usually sweet-tempered, has been screaming at her mother over chores and online assignments from school. Another friend’s teen daughter snarls at her father — who is 67 and medically fragile — when he asks her to wear a mask outside.
Adolescents may be angry at their current situation. And they often vent that anger by slamming doors and slinging insults at their parents, who are juggling jobs or unemployment worries with entertaining their offspring and providing assistance with everything from math homework to friendships complicated by a lack of in-person contact.
How to Get Your Kids to Treat You Like Their Teacher
I’m fairly sure teachers weren’t bribing our kids with cookies and electronics.
And yet without a constant barrage of chocolate chip cookies and TikTok — with bonus new L.O.L. Surprise! dolls if they complete assignments sans complaints — I have no idea how to convince my children to do their schoolwork at home.
My daughter’s preschool teacher once told me that she’s the ideal student: she listens, she’s polite and she’s friendly to everyone. Fabulous. At home, when I’m her teacher, I’m struggling with all of the above. Not to mention her school stomach, which has become like that of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
I spoke with teachers and other experts to learn how to get my kids to treat me like their teacher.
As we wait for a Covid-19 jab, don’t forget other essential vaccines
Vaccines only work if people have them. Therefore it is essential that parents continue to get their children vaccinated during the Covid-19 pandemic. A further slump in vaccination uptake risks outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as whooping cough, measles, mumps and rubella in the future
And some from our fellow secular bloggers…
“Pro-Life” Lt. Gov: “There are more important things than living”
Love, Joy, Feminism by Libby Anne
Do you remember Terry Schiavo? Because I do.
Conservatives moved heaven and earth to prevent authorities from letting Schiavo die, fifteen years after a medical emergency left her with severe brain damage and in a persistent vegetative state. This is an interesting point because it’s a reminder that abortion opponents don’t limit their activism to abortion—they also oppose euthanasia and other forms of removal of care.
If anything, this makes Patrick’s current line of reasoning that much more baffling. All of a sudden now “there are more important things than living”? Since when?
Don’t Tell Me How To Cope With A Global Pandemic
Godless Mom, Courtney Heard
As with any crisis, the spread of COVID-19 across our globe has brought out the holier-than-thou en masse. All you have to do is take a quick scroll through your Facebook feed, and you’ll have no trouble finding someone telling you that your method of coping is unacceptable. Whether they are attacking the use of humour to get through this time of uncertainty or they’re suggesting that we must only share the good news and save the bad, they’re there, forcing their coping methods down your throat.
Ye, I’m playing around with the format as I go, because like Ensign Sylvia Tilly I am drunk with power!
Featured Image, Forbidden Love by Lou Doench, Blotz Photo Arts, Shared with Permission of the Artist