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jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

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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.

pretty incredible




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Some Harry Potter Facts.

  • Daniel Randcliffe's favorite HP book is Chamber of Secrets, Emma Watson's favorite HP book is Prisoner of Azkaban and Rupert Grint's favorite HP book is The Goblet of Fire.
  • Neville asked the Sorting Hat to be put in Hufflepuff because he found Gryffindor's reputation bravery intimidating.
  • Most of the members of the Black family are named after stars.
  • Voldemort cannot love because he was conceived under the effects of a Love Potion.
  • The first Harry Potter novel was published in 1998, the same year that the final Battle of Hogwarts take place. "I open at the close."
  • J.K. Rowling has said that when she took an online Sorting Hat quiz it sorted her into Hufflepuff.
  • Both Sirius and Fred, Hogwarts pranksters from different generations, died laughing.
  • Tom Marvolo Riddle is also an anagram for "immortal odd lover."
  • Slytherin house was the first and last house mentioned in the series.
  • October 9 of 1995, Dumbledore's Army meets in the Room of Requirement for the first time to practice the Disarming Charm.
  • In the movie scene "Nineteen Years Later", Tom Felton's girlfriend Jade Gordon makes an appearance as Draco's wife, Astoria Greengrass.
  • Voldemort is bald because this way people can't use his hair in a Polyjuice Potion.
  • Ron's Patronus is a Jack Russel Terrier, which are know for chasing otters. Hermione's Patronus happens to be an otter.
  • Voldemort's Boggart would take the shape of his own corpse, since death was his greatest fear.
  • Voldemort was 71 years old when he died on May 2, 1998.
  • A Patronus is a physical representation of one's soul. Since James Potter's is a stag and Lily's is a doe, they are literally soul mates.
  • Molly Weasley's brothers Gideon and Fabian were killed by Death Eaters in the first war.
  • Even though he feared death, Voldemort could not become a ghost because his soul was so damaged.
  • George would never be able to evoke a Patronus Charm after Fred's death.
  • A Patronus often mutates to take the image of the love one's life because they so often become the happy thought that generates a Patronus.
  • Bellatrix Lestrange is actually in love with Voldemort.
  • After Kingsley Shacklebolt became the new Minister of Magic, he told all who participated in the Battle of Hogwarts they could have a job as an Auror without N.E.W.T.s.
  • Snape hates Neville so much because Neville could have been the other Chosen One, meaning that Lily would have to survived.
  • The third scent Hermione could smell emanating from the Amortentia (love potion) was that of Ron's hair.
  • Minerva McGonagall played on the Gryffindor Quidditch team while she attended Hogwarts.
  • The Elder Wand is the only known wand in existence with a hair from the tail of a Thestral at its core.
  • Dumbledore was gay, and he was in love with Grindelwald.





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pizzapuffs:

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When your parents get mad that you cant find something that’s not where it’s supposed to be

P L E A S E






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kawaiidan:

Phil pls come home, Dan’s going insane




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Prince George’s First Royal Tour








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slay-me-softly:

they really should have ended up together