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flac  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 11, 2018

Things I tell preschoolers every day that I would like to tell grown-ups:

You need to use your words if you want something. I want to help you, but I only can if I know what you need.

Sometimes, you should just walk away if someone keeps causing you problems. Sometimes, you staying around them is part of the problem.

Ask before touching - people and things.

Worry about whether you're following the rules, not about if other people are. If everyone does that, it'll be ok.

The flowers are for everyone, not just you. Please let them grow.

EDIT: If you play with the water, you're going to get wet. If you don't want to get wet, don't play with the water. (They never listen to this one.).




HGL  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Agree with everything except rules, nobody ever got ahead by following the rules... just saying.

flac  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I'd rephrase it as "mind your fucking business and stop telling me about every little mistake everyone else is making, you're not perfect either", but that would be a bit harsh for little ears.