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.
dad gets really excited about new apps, he just downloaded an app called ‘shazam’ and you basically just record a song with it and it tells you the name and artist with that song. today we were driving home from the mall and the radio was playing this song and he was like ‘who sings this?’ and no one knew and he got so excited when he shouted ‘LETS SHAZAM IT’ that he swerved and almost crashed the car
today sucked but at least it’s not 2009
“i want to wear shorts because it’s hot but i really hate my legs” an autobiography
“I want to wear shorts but i didnt shave” the sequel.
“I want to wear shorts but I don’t tan and I’d rather not blind you” The trilogy
“I want to wear shorts but my huge dick always sticks out” a pop-up book
a pop up book
I really want to wear shorts but apparently its a distraction for men
I am a cracked dam that has been
holding back too much for too long
I am faltering and letting everything
go through because I can’t keep
pretending that I can do this all on my own
I am giving up the pieces of
broken concrete and exposing all
to the destruction that has been
pouring out from me since the day I was constructed
I am done keeping my passion and pain hidden by a wall
it is about time I immerse in my full potential
flowing with what I’ve denied myself all my life,
it is about time I left all the ruined parts of me behind.
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