Posts tagged ‘Child’

April 23, 2011

“My Uncle’s Wedding” by Eric Ross

by Accidental Bear

You are not to old or to young, to white or to black, to skinny  or to fat,  to dumb or to smart, to gay or to straight to read and enjoy this book. This is on MY book of the month club (BEAT IT OPRAH!)

Here is a review by Molly McKay (Marriage Equality USA National Media Director)

My Uncle’s Wedding is the sweet story of Uncle Mike and Uncle Steve’s wedding as experienced through the eyes of their nephew, Andy. This children’s book is the perfect gift for any child who loves a good story and especially children with gay people in their family. The author approaches the subject of same-sex marriage with a child’s sensitivity and sensibility, and the beautiful illustrations are sure to be enjoyed by kids and parents alike.”

March 3, 2011

Yes I Can’t; Tell Kids the truth.

by Accidental Bear

Telling a child that he/she can do anything they set they’re mind to is a flat out lie and setting children up for life long frustration and sense of not living up to your expectations or their abilities. Have we forgotten about genetics? This is a simple factor that plays into what you can and cannot do. I for instance know my short comings and do have the capacity to be the President of the USA. Be glad for that. Although growing up, I was told that if I wanted to , I could be president. Sweet grown up, but liars. Do you think kids know you are lying as they are telling you this BS? I think so.

You can be the best you can by giving “it” your all, sure. My father raised me and my siblings with the tone of a used car saleman. He coached us with pep talks. Layered on the BS to build our self-esteem, but only set us up to feel like failures every time we didn’t come in first place, or get a job and meet the right “girl”. I swam  and dove on local swim  team while growing up and always came in second and third but never first. I would wonder why I sucked so bad , because , I was told I could come in first at what ever I tried. And I tried my darndest and 2nd and 3rd was my best.

Do you think a child dealing with the fact that they may be gay believes that if they try hard enough they can be straight?

This must carry on into adult hood. Be anything you want, as long as you set your mind to it ; FALSE. I want to have an awesome swimmers build with 6% body fat and win karaoke comepetions , but I sound like a squeaky care tire needing more air and genetics have made me hairy from head to toe and at whatever weight I am, have a little tire around the middle ( thanks dad, be all I can be).

So, we are set up for mental failure and low self esteem by the good intention of our parents. Actually I believe its the laziness of our parents not being creative enough to give us the truth and make the truth of not BEING #1 at anything you want it normal and OK. If we don’t change this glamorized way of thinking our  your kids will be set up never being able to reach their expectations of themselves, because they will be reaching to high. I say reach for the lowest star. He you achieve it awesome, if not you wont be beating yourself over the head.

January 19, 2011

Baby-Swinging Yoga Is Real: Meet the Children Who Survived It

by Accidental Bear

Shit, my mother most of been way ahead of her time. Growing up with 4 brothers, daily one of us were on the brink of choking to death. My mother with a Kool cigarette hanging from her lip and a can beer in one hand would use her free hand to swoop the choking brother up by his feet and shake him upside down until whatever was lodged into our throat came free. Thanks mom, I credit you for my love of yoga. Who knew?

Thanks GAWKER.COM

Baby-Swinging Yoga Is Real: Meet the Children Who Survived It

Baby-Swinging Yoga Is Real: Meet the Children Who Survived It

Lena Fokina, the hardbodied Russian viral video star seen swinging babies here andhereis real. She teaches baby yoga for a living and raised two (seemingly) healthy daughters that way. And she just gave her first American interview!

Lena has a website where she advertises herself as a childrearing expert based in Dahab, Egypt. We tracked her down through her Russian booking agent, but were unable to interview her because of the language barrier. Enter Nathan Thornburgh: He’s a daddy blogger and who writes about Russia for Time magazine. He interviewedLena in her native Russian, and got her to explain her “extreme developmental gymnastics” techniques.

Baby-Swinging Yoga Is Real: Meet the Children Who Survived ItI’ve never heard of anything like this Baby Yoga. Is this traditional or did you invent it?

Life invented it; it was conveyed to us by the teacher and author of all these ideas, Igor Borisovich Charkovsky. […] Over the last 30 years, Charkovsky’s system has lived in Russia and has spread from there. Not everyone accepts it.

The first thing everybody here thought when they saw your baby-swinging video was “Holy shit!” Then they thought, is it real or fake? So: Is it real? If so, who is the baby?

The child was born in the Black Sea region. Her name is Platona, and she was two weeks old when we took that video. We have a lot of children like her here. They are early readers, singers, talkers, swimmers. You haven’t seen anything like it anywhere!! And there’s swimming with dolphins, scuba diving with them… Come to Dahab!

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