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.
With comments too great not to include. You should check the heck out of that webcomic series either way 8D
The comments on this are every bit as fabulous as the actual comic :D
you brought this on yourself?
but it looks so cozy…. especially because there will be snow tomorrow :(
So I just reached 4000+ followers and since I did a follow forever post at my last thousand, and I’m sure it didn’t change much ^^; I decided to do another one of these as a thank you to all those that follow me! I making this end in April so that I have time to get the stuff because postal service can be slow
I’m going to send the winners from my last one this week, I PROMISE OR YOU CAN YELL AT ME OKAY? I FINALLY GOT THE LAST PACKAGE IN THE MAIL. KPOPTOWN WHY YOU SO SLOW?
For the Arashi, I realized most of my followers are probably EXO fans, but there have been occasion that an Arashi fan did win, so I threw that in there to get both sides of my fandoms. I’m not even sure if L.O.V.E concert DVD will be released, but judging from the gifs, I think so? (And yes only the DVD because the DVD pretty much equals to all of the EXO items, no joke!)
Anyway, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me :)
/to enter, just reblog/like the post! you may reblog as much as you want, but don’t reblog right after each other otherwise the notes will only count one of them!
this is my favorite post of all time
Olaf will melt when Elsa dies.
I’M SORRY, IT WAS A THOUGHT.
Well then *ahem* WHY WOULD YOU THINK SOMETHING LIKE THAT?!!!
Um, I hate to be that person but…imagine Anna singing Do You Want To Build A Snowman at Elsa’s grave.
first of all how dare you
i’m so done right now
i’d like to apologies before hand for this.
i am very sorry.
それはやっぱり君でした (Popcorn DVD) / 二宮和也