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Harry was the favorite kid and he wasn’t even an official part of the family

Because Molly knows exactly how the Dursleys treat him. There’s no way Ron wouldn’t tell her. And Molly Weasley is a Mother. She gets a capital M because she is goddamn phenomenal at what she does. When she hears Harry Potter is on the train to Hogwarts in Book 1, her reaction isn’t to be starstruck. It’s to say “that poor dear had to come here all on his own.” Molly Weasley loves harder than anyone. She loves like it’s her sole reason for being. And when she hears there’s a poor boy who has never known love his whole life… how could she not?

In Year One Molly Weasley knit Harry a Weasley family sweater and made him homemade chocolate so he would have something to open on Christmas DON’T TOUCH ME

could I also just add that kids from abusive households tend to assume that yelling is directed at them and/or it heralds something bad for them so she’s making extra sure that he knows that this is not his fault and she’s not actually mad at him.

Just Another Night…

You know, I love some late summer nights. The nights I don’t really have an agenda, I just do some random stuff or aimless, like I’m just bored of the regular stuff and I just random click on stuff, like listening to the Classic Rock radio on my Itunes or watching old shows on YouTube. Oddly those nights are the most memorable than the most eventful to me sometimes. Since I took so many naps today I think tonight’s gonna be the night I pull the all nighter I’ve been meaning to do. Speaking of witch, anyone have any good rock songs I could listen to. I’d prefer classical and maybe fast paced I guess is the word I’m looking for. I’m not one for the slow paced songs.

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

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daeranilen:

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.

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Shout out to all the religious kids who keep their beliefs to themselves in the middle of science class.

shout out also to the atheists who don’t shit on everyone else’s beliefs “because science”

shout out to everyone who can accept science and religion coexisting

shout out to everyone who can treat people with respect despite their differences

shout out to all you fly motherfuckahs

royallyhemmings:

MOLLY WEASLEY BITCHES.
THE AMZING MOTHER, MOLLY FUCKIN WEASLEY.
SHES ONE OF THE GREATEST MOTHERS IN THE WORLD. SHE JUST KILLED BELLATRIX BECAUSE SHE TRIED TO HURT HER DAUGHTER GINNY. HER BOGGART IS OF ALL OF HER CHILDREN, SHES A MOTHER FIGURE TO HARRY, SHE STILL LOVES PERCY EVEN IF HE DISOWNED HIS FAMILY, AND SHE SUPPORTS HER CHILDREN EVEN THOUGH THEYRE A BUNCH OF MAD BABBLING BABOONS.

DONT TALK SMACK ABOUT MOLLY WEASLEY UNLESS YOU WANT ME TO YELL ALL THE WONDROUS POINTS ABOUT HER.

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Woke Up Really Late Today/House Demolishing

You know, whenever a streak of goodness happens to me, there’s always something bad right after. I got freakouted on in the comment section on Youtube for asking a question (I admit it was kind of personal and I apologized saying I was just curious, I didn’t mean anything bad) They could’ve just not answered it though, instead of bombarding me. I should’ve known better, if it’s not the right type of video you almost always get some negative replies. Also today they were going to demolish this old lakehouse we bought years ago so we could build a new one. I couldn’t go because no one could take me at the time. So they’re sending me pictures and what I originally thought was this guy spraying a hose up into second story as they demolished the roof was actually bug spray because there were SO MANY WASPS in there. The basement is all I really want to see, it’s like one of those old concrete  dungeons and I swear we got critters living down there. Anyway, I got e-mails today that both my items shipped and are on their way, hopefully the bad streak doesn’t go out to them.  

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