The future’s not yet written but I’ll make sure it’s ours

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I don’t usually post my political/environmental views but I feel passionately about saving our planet and sharing it with all the living creatures that occupy it too.

Iceland have released their Christmas advert that has been banned due to it’s political stance on palm oil production.

There is a saying that “ignorance is bliss” and for many the words palm oil probably means nothing and if so, I strongly recommend you give this advert a watch before it’s too late. If palm oil production and deforestation continues at the same rate as present there will be nothing left for future generations.

The future is not yet written but let’s make it ours to share.

Typically atypical

There’s no doubt about it, all children are inspirational and unique. Their a bit like fingerprints in the fact hat no two are ever the same and that’s what makes each and every individual so interesting. However, in general, most (I use the term most loosely) have similarities. They have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs, a nose, a mouth, you get the picture! Although, for some children this is not the case. Some are born with a disability whether that be mental or physical. Some have life limiting conditions. Some cannot hear. Some cannot talk. Some will never walk. But, at the end of the day, we are all human and what does it matter? Every child deserves a chance in life and deserves to feel equal to their peers and treated with respect, love and kindness.

I stumbled across this channel on YouTube today that shows true compassion and i’d strongly advise you all give it a watch. If you’re feeling down about life, annoyed about following the same mundane routine or just want to be inspired by some AMAZING children and their families then go and check out “Special Books by Special Kids” and prepared to be wowed.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4E98HDsPXrf5kTKIgrSmtQ

Nurseries are substitute parents

I came across this article on the Telegraphs website about how an increasing number of children are beginning school with extremely poor language.

Whilst it seems natural to read your child a bedtime story, talk with them or teach them letters, this is not the case for all parents. It is becoming increasingly common that pre school/nursery staff are the ones teaching children basic language skills as these disadvantaged children have unfortunately not learnt these skills at home.

Having good language skills are an essential component in life and therefore it is crucial that these skills are mastered early on. Language impact many other areas including literacy, hence a lack of language leads to difficulties within school, in the wider community and later on in life in terms of jobs.

Please find the link below:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/01/children-starting-school-unable-speak-use-toilet-ofsted-head/amp/

The indoor generation

The children of today are the indoor generation. They spend more time indoors than previous generations and it has been noted that some children spend less time outside than prisoners.

I completely understand times have changed and the world is unfortunately not as safe as it once was but the indoor generation certainly need more time outside.

Regurgitate

I’ve posted about the British and American education systems before and my anger towards them both.

I was educated through the British education system and at the time I was naive as to what the aim of it really was. I went through the motions as did every other student and gained some good grades at the end of it all and that was that. The system simply requires students to sit in a classroom for 7 hours a day, learn as much as possible and regurgitate all the information when necessary for exams.

I’m not too sure how much I actually learnt throughout my school years. At times it felt as though I only tuned in when the teachers said “this’ll be in the exam.”

The picture below sums up how i feel about the system perfectly. Hopefully, one day, change will be made and education will be more about learning and less about regurgitating for exams.

Girls alone

An interesting watch!

A programme about a group of 10 young girls left alone in a house without adults and rules… it’s quite disturbing how horrible little girls can be to one another! It also shows how pre teens also need boundaries and adult supervision.

Enjoy!

Babies best friend

They say that dog is mans best friend but this video shows that dog is in fact babies best friend too.

I don’t think I have ever seen anything so precious in my entire life.

If you’re having a bad day this’ll definitely cheer you up, enjoy!

Girl power

I really interesting read about how gender stereotypes are becoming less rigid.

The article states how when asked to draw a scientist 1 in 3 21st century children draw a female scientist compared with 0 children before the year 1996. More females are also undertaking science degrees which is a real step in the right direction!

It’s really nice to hear some positive news in regards to gender stereotypes.y undergraduate dissertation was on this topic hence my interest in this area.

Link below:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2018%2F03%2F20%2Fhealth%2Ffemale-scientists-kids-drawings-trnd%2Findex.html&h=ATMY1Dg4hF1AUvnl4cyd6Hw6Nbf_H7ZS-6e2je0dowXKTIzw7sOX3pwPzVaGSbwMrO-8fFJ_vGAm4tB29EquSyMxg_EpuV58en8hoOJ2fDpw09yRFQm5yw&s=1