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I try to offer support to those expressing #MentalHealth struggles, but I can't respond to everyone all of the time. That said, I do see you. You matter and you are valid.

The following thread is a compilation of #Edmonton/#yeg resources.

** Links don't imply endorsement.

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Momentum Walk-In #counseling offers FREE drop-in groups and workshops for women, men, teens and first responders. Help is available to those with #anxiety, #depression, and #bipolar disorder.

momentumcounselling.org/groups/

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The Family Centre (@tfcnalberta) offers a series of workshops, groups and classes on #anxiety and #depression, #SelfEsteem, #anger management, #parenting, #grief, #trauma, #relationships, communication skills, and understanding #addiction.

familycentre.org

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I’ve heard this said about my son on more than one occasion, “he seems to think he can do what he wants, and doesn’t have to do something if he doesn’t want to.”

Um, well, yes.

He’s a human being after all, with free will and autonomy.

#GentleParenting #Parenting #WritersLift
Certainly all of our actions have consequences, and I mean naturally-occurring consequences, not adult-imposed punishments.

medium.com/neurodiversifi…

#MediumWriter #MediumBlogger #ParentingBlog #ParentingTips #ParentingAdvice #MentalHealthAwareness #ADHDAwareness #Oppositional
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#Parenting
#India
#Career

I often hear parents saying - we have told him/her that if you are not great in studies, it is okay. We can make you a sportsman/businessman!

My heart sinks when I hear this.
Let's talk about the "sportsman" part of this.
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As a child, if you want to take up any sports as a serious persuit in life, you aim for the international stage.
Being in top 5/10 in the world, Olympic medal, representing India at international level, etc.

This would be a reasonable goal for a child (less than 10yr).
Unless you have that kind of ambition / desire / 🔥 in you, professional sports is not really your thing.
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Today is my appa's birthday and of course I wished him good health & peace, expressing my love. He said something that shook me: "You've made me worthy of my life." 1/ #parenting
As someone who grew up with a yearning for approval from my father, this should have felt amazing. Strangely, it didn't. I mean it felt nice to hear, sure, but I felt no sense of achievement or pride or vindication. That, to me, is the true achievement here! 2/
It has taken years of therapy and living through endless struggles to realise what a good (albeit flawed) person I am - someone who never gives up & is always there for those who need me. That is enough. That should be enough. 3/
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You know how groomers & CRT lovers always say “It’s all just taught in college?” Well they’re right. Here are current books aspiring teachers are studying.

What do you think these activists will be bringing into the classroom?

Still think it isn’t wide spread or systemic? ImageImageImage
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This one photo sums up every SEL, CRT, DIE radical and every single “show me evidence” / “it’s not happening” purposeful ignorant. @MackDistrict6

s/o @Nicoletta0602 Image
This is the type of policies being pushed into K-12 school children by radicals disguised as “it’s just about kindness & love”. They’re brainwashing your children with political & gender propaganda all the while telling them to not trust you, their own parents. Take action!
Get our guide, “10 Questions Every Parent Should Ask” & use it as a tool to defend your child. Parents will be shocked as to what is in their child’s school. courageisahabit.org
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#Thread #Parenting
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Have we failed in bringing up.our ‘modern’ kids?

A very distressed neighbour shared that he had driven home after a long day at work. As he entered, he saw his wife in bed with fever. She had laid out his dinner on a tray.

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Everything was there just as he wanted it. The dal, vegetables, salad, green chutney, papad and pickles… ”How caring,” he thought,
“Even when she is unwell, she finds the strength to do everything for me.”

As he sat down to eat, he realised that something was missing.

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He looked up at his grown up daughter, who was watching TV and said,

Beta (child), can you get me my medicine and a glass of water, please?

She rolled up her eyeballs to show her displeasure at being disturbed, but did the favour nevertheless.

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🧵 3 𝘌𝘈𝘚𝘠 𝘛𝘐𝘗𝘚 𝘖𝘕 𝘏𝘖𝘞 𝘛𝘖 𝘗𝘙𝘖𝘛𝘌𝘊𝘛 𝘠𝘖𝘜𝘙 𝘊𝘏𝘐𝘓𝘋𝘙𝘌𝘕 𝘍𝘙𝘖𝘔 𝘔𝘌𝘋𝘐𝘈 𝘋𝘌𝘚𝘐𝘎𝘕𝘌𝘋 𝘛𝘖 𝘊𝘖𝘙𝘙𝘜𝘗𝘛 𝘛𝘏𝘌𝘐𝘙 𝘐𝘕𝘕𝘖𝘊𝘌𝘕𝘊𝘌. ImageImage
TIP #1: Eliminate network / live television. The majority of new shows are filled with gender indoctrination & even if you’ve vetted the program, the commercials are filled with propaganda.
TIP #2: Curate your library that your child can select from either through purchased streaming or DVD’s. There are tens of thousands of appropriate & wholesome content that will encourage your child that aligns with your family values.
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1/ School superintendent flat out lies to parents to keep CSAM grooming books in Texas schools @McKinneyISD. He blames, "political agendas, sensationalism, and exaggeration." He is a #groomer.

#edchat #parenting @SenTedCruz @mass_tx @RonnyJacksonTX

mckinneyisd.net/news-events/pr…
"McKinney ISD in no way supports obscene or pornographic materials of any kind in our public-school libraries."

False. He doesn't tell you his definition of those terms means only those already adjudged as much by a judge and only on a case by case basis.
"On rare occasion, it is possible that a book ... could slip through the cracks...."

False. He doesn't tell you his books come from lists recommended by others that are known to make inappropriate materials available and other superintendents aren't so fooled.
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Working at home, while son doing project.
Him: What are yuppies?
Me: OMG. What is this for?
Him: The music of the late 1970s. This article says that period bridged the hippies to the yuppies.
Me: (About to start long, detailed conversation)
Him: You know its for history, mom.💔
He's killing me.
Him: I have to choose a song.
Me: Try "Last Dance" Donna Summer
Him: What about these top ones: "Hot Stuff" or "Ring My Bell"?

We were totally awesome then. Sigh.
This is ending well.
I just convinced him to watch Heaven Can Wait for movie night tonight. Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and the L.A. Rams is epic late 1970s. #parenting #winning
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1/ Tell Your Kid That Infinity Comes In Different Sizes

#parenting #learnmath #mathtwitter

Your kid probably knows infinity as the “largest number ever”.

Get ready to blow their mind - there are actually different sizes of infinity.
2/ If infinity is a number greater than any assignable quantity or countable number, how can there be different sizes?

Let's work through an example:
3/ Step 1: Ask them to imagine that they are going to count dogs and to write down the number of dogs they have

Let them start counting dogs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... and have them write it down as they go (do a column on a piece of paper).
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🧵 There is a reason why we have minimum ages for several benefits in our society. 16 to drive, 18 to get a tattoo, 21 to buy alcohol, 25 to rent a car without restrictions. Car insurance companies charge a higher premium for drivers under a certain age.
We all know why. Every single one of us was 16, 18, 21, 25. Seriously think back, how much did you really understand about life?

Are we all seriously going to attempt to “have a conversation” with those who think it’s perfectly fine to sexually confuse 5 year olds?
That life altering hormone blockers & horrific sex surgeries for pre-teens and teens are anything but the desires of evil child abusers?
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Your kid isn't bad at math. Here's how you can help them.

#parenting #twittermath

If your kid starts thinking they are bad at math, don't lose hope
2/ Almost every kid has trouble with math at some point.

Unfortunately, many kids give up on math when they don't need to.

Most kids hit a point in their school career when suddenly math doesn't make sense any more.
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• Maybe it's fractions in elementary / middle school
• Maybe it's algebra in middle school / high school
• Maybe it's introduction to proofs in geometry in high school

Here's how to help them, step by step:
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#Parenting
#Trauma

Kashmir Files has given us one more opportunity to look at how we react to others' trauma.

This is important skill beacuse as parents we are constantly puzzled by need to give "appropriate" reaction to children's experiences.

Let's see how we can help.
First principle - hear it out.
If you let children talk about their experience without interruption, they will be able to verbalize their feelings and that act itself is helpful as brain finds words to express and contain distress.
Do not ask for justification of feeling - there is never a justification for an emotion. It is a natural reflex.

All explanations are post-hoc justifications. They have no real meaning.
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It’s tricky to be a parent advocate in the autism community, especially if, like me, you are not autistic yourself. Autism is about autistic people, & that’s who should be leading autism advocacy efforts. Threading my recent @AutismOAR column:

researchautism.org/what-is-the-ro… #autism 1/
@AutismOAR …But in the nearly two decades since my son was diagnosed, I’ve learned that I do have a role as an advocate: To learn and share and fight for the policies and knowledge needed for my son to live a good life as an autistic person.

#autism #parenting 2/
Parents of autistic people simply can’t avoid being advocates. It is not reasonable to be passive when our loved ones need so much support, & when there are so many roadblocks to getting that support from educational, social, & medical networks that are supposed to provide it. 3/
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THREAD Welcome to our new followers. Thank you for joining us on our mission to uphold #safeguarding & ensure all children grow up safe from maltreatment in the best possible circumstances so they may have a successful outcome in life. This is who we are: safeschoolsallianceuk.net/who-we-are/
If you have any questions, look here. We receive no public money, all work & research is completed by volunteers. The only money we have is donations from the public which we are grateful for, these are spent on the website, resources & attending events. safeschoolsallianceuk.net/frequently-ask…
You can read some personal stories on how we all came to be involved here. If you have a story you’d like us to share please email us on info@safeschoolsallianceuk.org #edutwitter #womenEd #parenting #parents #UKgovchat #Teachers #teachertwitter safeschoolsallianceuk.net/our-stories/
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Here we go! "Looking to the future" is starting now with @DrSarahLiu as organiser and @dialect introducing the background of the project and all its accomplishments so far. lothianlockdown.org/lookingtothefu…
@DrSarahLiu @dialect Huge thanks to Rowan, our first young person speaking today. “I turned 18 during lockdown.” Rowan talks about how hard it was to get a job, and how hard it was to choose a uni during lockdown since visits were canceled. #LothianDiaryProject
@DrSarahLiu @dialect Our next Young Person is Reuben. “When lockdown started I was near the end of P7.” Reuben talks about how hard it was to transition to 2ndary school without having an official end of primary school. Reuben also tells us about online Scouts, including camping! #LothianDiaryProject
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Any harm the covid vaccine could do—even in your wildest imagination—the disease will do worse.

It’s the same spike protein that gets made! The only difference is so much more badness comes on board with the virus.

A helpful visual, then 🧵 :

instagram.com/p/CWJ0ifmPe0i/… Image
One of the trends I’m seeing when it comes to covid vaccines in kids is the idea that there’s some nebulous, long term harm we will see with the vaccines that we won’t see with the virus. But this really makes no sense.
I’ve detailed in past posts here and on IG why there’s no biological or historical reason to believe this. The idea that long term scary things happen from vaccines is a figment of anti vaccine propaganda.
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In the spirit of normalizing burnout and encouraging breaks in #academia and #parenting, I’m happy to share that my husband and I have taken 4 days off to escape all of our responsibilities. We’re doing a hotel staycation and it has been bliss. But reactions have been…mixed. 🧵
For the most part people have been cool, but there have also been a lot of passive-aggressive, guilt-inducing comments like, “How do you have the time for that”, “My kids would lose their shit if I left for that long”, “I wish I could do that but I have way too much work”.
These kinds of thoughts and comments are what has sustained a culture of performative overwork in both of these domains for way too long. Breaks and rest boost productivity over the long term, and you can’t do quality scholarship or parenting if you’re exhausted and checked out.
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Being a parent has made me a better startup founder (and vice versa).

@sacca shared similar learning with @HarryStebbings on how he approaches his children and team members.

The similarity between parenting and managing is astounding.

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#parenting #startup Photo by Daniel Cheung on Unsplash
When someone in your life is upset - your kid, your partner, or your team member - Here's the golden rule:

You repeat back to them what you just heard them say.

Then wait. Let it sink in.

Don't try to solve their problems (*important*). Don't minimize the situation either.
People - kids and adults alike - all crave to be heard, to be understood.

Interestingly this is *exactly* what FBI's go-to negotiation technique looks like (h/t @VossNegotiation)

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1. Life is so delicate.

We conquered the planet and that gives us a responsibility to preserve all species.

Enjoy this thread on beautiful, delicate life.

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#nature #wildlife #biodiversity #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos
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Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

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3. All forms of life are fragile, but some are even more so. 🐦

#birds #wildlifephotography #environment #beauty #parenting
(The wasp photo in previous tweet was from a tweet by @raymond_LLM)

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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

#hope
Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

@EveryAlbertan
Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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I keep seeing hot takes on how covid affects kids + if it’s dangerous for them.

But amazingly there’s still a striking shortage of pediatrician voices given the opportunity to provide our nuanced and expert opinion.

What would we say if you asked us?

A thread 🧵
Pediatricians have a lot to say about the covid in kids, how to balance the risks and benefits of exposure, and how to make personal + public health decisions that prioritize the needs of children.

What would we say if asked how dangerous covid is for kids?
We’d ditch glib mortality statistics that dress up data as science + paint a more complicated picture.

We’d reassure you that children continue to mostly do well with acute covid. We’d then explain that deaths + hospitalization from acute covid are just part of the equation.
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Has your child just started, or just gone back to, school and you're desperate to hear about their day, but your questions are met with mumbles, grunts or silence?

#BacktoSchool2021 #BackToSchool
Knowing when - and how - to ask new school starters about their day is a bit of an art form. Here are some of my best tips:

#startingschool #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #preschool #parenting #parentingtips #education #edutwitter
Knowing when - and how - to ask new school starters about their day is a bit of an art form. Here are some of my best tips:

#startingschool #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #preschool #parenting #parentingtips #education #edutwitter
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