Posted 4 hours ago
I’m an adult, but not like a real adult
anyone between the ages of 18 and 25 (via harveyxspecter)

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Posted 4 hours ago

"Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

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Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

Part of me is really excited to see that the original post got 200 notes because holy crap 200 notes, and part of me is really saddened that something so negative has resonated with so many people.

Posted 4 hours ago

flowers-arte:

these are the sketches of some RWBY stickers i planned to make but i didn’t even sketch everyone!

i’d love to see the finished product though

Posted 4 hours ago

*playing league of legends* this fucking sucks and i hate myself *continues to play league of legends*

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Posted 5 hours ago
  1. Person A: Makes a typo
  2. Person A: Repeats the word with the typo corrected
  3. Person B: Says the word with the original typo
  4. Person A: Shut up
Posted 5 hours ago
Posted 5 hours ago

axentwear:

We’re proud to present our first photoshoot picture! Our model is sporting the very first prototype of Axent headphones. 

We received a lot of great feedback and constructive suggestions in our last post. We will take them all into consideration and make some changes in the next prototype. Over-the-ear instead of on-top-of-the-ear will be implemented in the next version, as well as new materials.

We’re very grateful for all the support and we hope everyone will continue to help us improve our headphones step by step. 

You can sign up to be notified by e-mail when we release our Kickstarter campaign on our website:http://www.axentwear.com/

Photography: Helen H. http://helenhan.me/
Model: Nicole K.

Posted 6 hours ago
what kind of blogs do you follow
Anonymous asked

crimewave420:

I follow a wide range of blogs to make sure my own blog content is as inconsistent and annoying as possible

Posted 15 hours ago
tankenabard:

kmckayhi:

Corny jokes will be the death of me

"And they’d both like to give you some feedback"

tankenabard:

kmckayhi:

Corny jokes will be the death of me

"And they’d both like to give you some feedback"

Posted 15 hours ago

tylerchokely:

i hate when babies cry like grow the fuck up and pay taxes