pequenaborboletaazul:

Dia do índio no Brasil, esses sorrisos devem ser respeitados todos os dias.Silvia Maria

pequenaborboletaazul:

Dia do índio no Brasil, esses sorrisos devem ser respeitados todos os dias.

Silvia Maria

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hahanerdz:

she will go far in life

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unicef:

Bahati Traoré holds her sleeping newborn daughter, wrapped securely against her for warmth to reduce the risk of hypothermia, at the Kita Regional Reference Health Centre in the town of Kita in the western Kayes Region of Mali. The treatment is part of the ‘Kangaroo Mother Care’ method and was invented in Colombia in the 1980s to provide an alternative for premature or underweight newborns who have no access to incubators. Ms. Traoré’s daughter was born at a nearby centre two months early – a delivery brought on by shock following the death of another of her children, from malaria. The Kangaroo Mother Care method is now a standard treatment in Malian regional reference centres and is taught as a best practice in UNICEF-supported midwife trainings.
© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2330/Olivier AsselinMali, 2010
http://www.unicef.org

unicef:

Bahati Traoré holds her sleeping newborn daughter, wrapped securely against her for warmth to reduce the risk of hypothermia, at the Kita Regional Reference Health Centre in the town of Kita in the western Kayes Region of Mali. The treatment is part of the ‘Kangaroo Mother Care’ method and was invented in Colombia in the 1980s to provide an alternative for premature or underweight newborns who have no access to incubators. Ms. Traoré’s daughter was born at a nearby centre two months early – a delivery brought on by shock following the death of another of her children, from malaria. The Kangaroo Mother Care method is now a standard treatment in Malian regional reference centres and is taught as a best practice in UNICEF-supported midwife trainings.

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2330/Olivier Asselin
Mali, 2010

http://www.unicef.org

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sapphrikah:

I’m having one of those facepalm moments. People are so up in arms about what now? Snoop got French tips? Good for him. Did he want to do that? Then good for him.

I have seen people left and right talking about “no woman in her right mind wants an effeminate man” (really, because I mean have you seen Prince’s fan base?) and “I hope other brothers don’t follow suit with this shit” etc., etc. And really all I see is insecure people. Each and every one.

The moment someone does anything that bucks the authority of the gender roles y’all been learning since day one (looking at you, people buying all pink for your baby girls and all fighting toys for your sons) y’all freak OUT. And why? Because it scares you. It questions everything you know. So now you must speak out to make sure EVERYONE knows how macho or anti-weird you are. And to reassure yourself of course.

Because why else would you need to be so vocal on someone’s fucking fingernails?

relevant

sapphrikah:

I’m having one of those facepalm moments. People are so up in arms about what now? Snoop got French tips? Good for him. Did he want to do that? Then good for him.

I have seen people left and right talking about “no woman in her right mind wants an effeminate man” (really, because I mean have you seen Prince’s fan base?) and “I hope other brothers don’t follow suit with this shit” etc., etc. And really all I see is insecure people. Each and every one.

The moment someone does anything that bucks the authority of the gender roles y’all been learning since day one (looking at you, people buying all pink for your baby girls and all fighting toys for your sons) y’all freak OUT. And why? Because it scares you. It questions everything you know. So now you must speak out to make sure EVERYONE knows how macho or anti-weird you are. And to reassure yourself of course.

Because why else would you need to be so vocal on someone’s fucking fingernails?

relevant

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Parents: Lets talk about sex (Grade K-1)

fuckyeahsexeducation:

Goals in talking about these subjects with your young children

  1. Support their sense of self and self-esteem
  2. Foster comfort with open communication
  3. Strengthen the communication with you and your child.

Remember, the important thing isn’t necessarily what you say but how you say it. The way you act and react about these subjects will affect your child’s developing feelings and opinions about these things and about themselves that can last a life time.

Bodies

Objectives:

  • accurate basis of knowledge about the body parts and their functions
  • becoming comfortable with these terms and body parts
  • and learning the names of the genitals

Activities: 

show them a picture or diagram of a body, a doll, or use themselves as a model. Have them go down the body and name every part they can think of. Correct them and add parts when needed. Ask them about what’s inside their bodies.

Make a list of parts of the body with your child.In one column, list the part your child names and in the other column write what function that part has. Use every opportunity in your child’s daily routine- taking a bath, getting dressed, eating- to talk about their body parts and their functions.
Gender
Objectives:
  • Basic knowledge of gender, designated sex, gender roles, and gender stereotypes

Activities:

To explain gender to young children I created the felt person activity. Have a bunch of felt things like sports, dolls, the color blue or pink, or other things that our society genders and put it in felt boxes. Then have a third box where you put in bits and pieces from both boxes. You focus on the fact that things and actions don’t have gender. Then you can talk about “what makes a boy” and “what makes a girl” and bounce off of that to talk about trans people and intersex people. To continue with that we could have them create people with different genitals/bodies and have them dress them certain ways and give them a box with certain things and then give them a label and show that any body with any clothing and any box can have any gender.

Healthy Bodies, Safe Bodies

Objectives:

  • accurate terms for genitals
  • understanding body change
  • hygiene and health
  • privacy
  • identify 3 adults you can trust

Activities:

Talk about what ways you have to take care of your body. Talk about how part of that is having good touch. What touch feels good? Cuddles, hugs, high fives, etc. What touch feels bad? Stubbing a toe, getting hit?

Children need to know how to react to a dangerous situation, you can teach them about the No Go Tell Rules.
NO! Say no to the person. No, don’t touch me. No!
GO! Run away. Leave. Go.
TELL! Go tell someone you trust, and name the people they can trust (at least 3).
Practice these rules until you are sure your child knows what to do. Impart the importance of no. If you’re wrestling or tickling and they say no, stop. Tell them that if a friend says no they have to stop immediately. It’s important to always treat a no as serious and to always respect the no.
Families
Objectives
  • importance of family
  • validate their family
  • expand view of what makes a family
  • create an inclusive definition of family

Activities:

Talk about different types of families, then draw a picture of your own. Look through family pictures

Families and Feelings

Goals:
  • validate family configuration
  • discuss importance of family
  • offer insight into feelings about family and family changes

talk about different changes a family can go through and talk about the emotions that can come with it.

Babies and Families

Goals:

  • knowledge of birth process and new life to family
  • importance of families providing nurturance
  • sexual reproduction/childbirth info
  • understand adoption

Activities:

Discuss the reasons why babies need families and caregivers. Discuss the different ways a baby can enter a family. Look at baby pictures

Birth of a Baby

Goals:

  • Understanding conception
  • answer any questions children have

Activities:

explain how a pregnancy happens

Celebrations

Goals:

  • love and joy children bring to families
  • how humans express joy
  • examples of celebrations

Activities:

discuss different celebrations families have. Talk about family rituals you may have.

Teachable Moments:

Use any and all opportunities to discuss sexuality and to share your beliefs and values with your children in nonthreatening ways

Whenever a sexual issue is discussed in media, ask your children for their opinion.

Car trips, family outings, and other quiet times often present good opportunities to discuss sensitive issues

Try not to pass judgement on your children’s taste, for example, in music or fashions. Instead, ask them to share why they find the music or fashions appealing. They are appropriate times for parents to be taught by their children. Teachable moments can go both ways.

books can help with this process a lot. Check out my Review List for personal suggestions. Many libraries have a parenting section that includes age appropriate picture books on these subjects.

Parents, what other activities you can think of for these subjects to obtain these objectives?


Teaching Yebin a lesson (x)

No!

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My baby neice!

My baby neice!


medievalpoc:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

allerasphinx:

asupernaturalshadeofblue:

"Mommy, Guinevere looks like me!"
Uhh, yeah a bit.

#this is so cute i’m going to die

this is why all sorts of representation is important. i dont know this little girl, but i want this little girl to be psyched to jump into entertainment as escapism.

Imagine a world of inclusive escapism.

medievalpoc:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

allerasphinx:

asupernaturalshadeofblue:

"Mommy, Guinevere looks like me!"

Uhh, yeah a bit.

#this is so cute i’m going to die

this is why all sorts of representation is important. i dont know this little girl, but i want this little girl to be psyched to jump into entertainment as escapism.

Imagine a world of inclusive escapism.