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

#Changethefuture

It’s time to make a change for all the children in the world who may never make it to adulthood.

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.

One day they will be…

Something I feel passionate about is tackling gender stereotypes at an early age and encouraging boys to play with girls toys and visa versa. I really love this picture as it shows how happy little boys can be if we just let them play with “girly” dolls. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, at the end of the day it’s just a toy but there are parents out there who shape their children’s minds into believing boys must play with “boys” toys and therefore say unkind words to boys such as those in this picture. Let’s make it a norm that a toys are unisex after all, your son may be a dad one day.

On the fence

Below I have attached a link to a video regarding language delay in infants due to increased screen technology use.

This is certainly a bit of a taboo topic in recent times but it is unclear whether screen technology is all bad news.

Whilst this video/study states that increased screen time for children is at the forefront of language delays it is unclear whether this is a causal relationship. There could be other factors responsible such delays including mother’s spending increased time on mobile phones which results in speaking and engaging with the child less. It is important to consider other viewpoints and watch/read everything with an open mind.

What are your opinions on technology leading to language delays? I’m certainly on the fence!

Determination

If you fancy a bit of daily motivation check out this video and I can guarantee it’ll put a smile on your face.

It shows a little boy trying to jump onto a high stool. He tries, he fails, he tries again and subsequently fails again but then after a bit of encouragement from dad, the child succeeds. The moral of the story: stay determined, keep going and don’t let failure get you down.

Enjoy!