I actually think this was pretty responsible. Rather than banning it outright, which would result in kids wanting to rebel even more, she offers it in her home where she can control the amount people drink. Good on ya, Mrs George. You’re a cool mom.
She also offered her daughter a condom when she was hooking up with a guy instead of freaking out and kicking the guy out of the house.
It’s kinda funny how she is simultaneously an out-there parent, yet not a bad one. She might actually understand that her daughter is a anger-ridden teenager who can’t be easily controlled and restricted, so instead of telling her what she can’t do, she tries to guide her to a safer decision. I’m not saying I’m 100% cool with how she executes it, but hey, not a bad parent when you think about it.
That’s how my mum was. She’d rather me drink in front of her than behind her back. That way she knew I was safe.
Is no one going to point out that alcohol consumption in the teenage years is incredibly detrimental to brain development? One standard drink for an average teenage female is the equivalent of a mild concussion, in terms of loss of function. Drinking in people below the age of 24 is pretty much the same as taking a bat to their heads, it quite literally kills the brain cells that are vital to mental development and maturing into adulthood. People who drink in their teens even a tiny bit will suffer some degree of brain damage, although slightly undetectable in some. People who drink/drank regularly in their teen years will lose a serious portion of brain function that they would otherwise have had. One of the things it effects most severely is the ability to make and maintain functioning relationships because the parts of the brain that would have otherwise developed the necessary skills to do so, are the first to be destroyed by alcohol. Are you getting this? ALCOHOL CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE. These people will grow up physically but not mentally, and many will go on to be alcoholics in volatile relationships because they never learned how to deal with relationships properly so instead they rely on booze (or other substances) to numb the pain. So no, introducing your kid to alcohol within a ‘controlled’ or ‘supervised’ environment is NOT the responsible thing to do. The responsible thing to do would have been to sit that kid down at an early age and tell them the facts. ‘Hey, if you fuck around with alcohol when you’re young your brain quite simply will not develop as it should. You’ll struggle to have good friendships and relationships and you won’t cope with stress because your brain will never have learned how to do that. You may develop an addiction or hurt yourself or someone you love because alcohol inhibited your better judgement.’ That probably sounds harsh, but not nearly as harsh as what your kid will endure if you allow them to drink while they are still KIDS
ya’ll should google harm minimisation
- $2 hot chocolates from the coffee machine in the AIC
- mini chicken burritos with no beans from guzman
- Come On Feel the Illinoise - Sufjan Stevens on repeat in my car
- the smell of my boyfriend’s hair and shoulders when i spoon him
- electric blanket
- my lychee flower perfume
- watching Dexter whenever possible
- dogs and puppies
- receiving turnitin receipts
- the fact that i’m flying to melbourne a month from tomorrow
- medium rare steaks with mushroom sauce, tomato sauce, chips and veggies from the blackbutt hotel
- loving and being loved in return
yesterday marked one year since he messaged me and I went to his house at 11pm at night in a flanno and pyjama shorts, to awkwardly have a “nice to meet you” hug in the street then watch lano and woodley and talk and laugh until 3am, since we were laying down, keeping our distance and he suddenly bravely rolled over to spoon me, since I woke up the next morning half-asleep to feel his lips touch mine and to feel instantly comfortable and excited to get to know this wonderful person who is my boyfriend and who still gives me butterflies and makes my heart pound in my chest. I am incredibly lucky
Slavery: “GET OVER IT!”
Imperialism: “GET OVER IT!”
Exploitation: “GET OVER IT!”
World Starvation: “GET OVER IT”
Genocide: “GET OVER IT!”
Occupation: “GET OVER IT!”
9/11: “NEVER FORGET!”
That is an awfully good point.
in australia we had this childrens show called around the twist and there was this one episode where the 10 year old gets a fish stuck in his penis and spends the entire season winning swimming races by using his penis as a propeller.
what about when the oldest kid pisses on a tree and them gets pregnant and vomits up the baby and the baby’s green
“i like curvy girls” aka you like girls with flat stomachs and skinny legs but with huge boobs and a huge arse
chelsea & lucy.
Justin Timberlake thinks he hears the voice of God, then quickly realizes it’s only the airport loudspeakers
I AM DYING AHAHAHAHA
aren’t i glad i logged into tumblr today