TeachThemHowToThink

Hi! I'm JJ (aka Mama JJ). I'm a secular parent, an atheist and a feminist. I'm fiercely pro-choice and about as far left as you can get on the Liberal to Conservative scale. If you hang out with me you'll get thoughts on all of these subjects and occasionally excerpts from conversations with my 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. I tag all of the conversations with "heard today" (links up above) and all the parenting stuff gets tagged with "Secular Parenting." My URL comes from the phrase "Teach children how to think, not what to think" which is my parenting philosophy in a nutshell. If you have a question, my inbox is always open and anon is usually on. Welcome!

themouseabides:

Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

(via glitzoris)

My husband:  Good morning, kiddies.

My 4-year-old daughter:  We’re not kitties!  We’re humans!

My husband:  You are right, I’m sorry.  Good morning, humans!

My 9-year-old son: You could call us apes, too!  We’re apes.

My daughter:  We’re apes, but not gorillas.  We’re all…what’s that word again?  Primeets?

My husband:  Primates.  

My son:  Yeah!  You could say, “Good morning, primates!”

My daughter:  But not kitties.  We are definitely not kitties.

Every time you make a mistake, you’ve learned something.  Go you!

Every time you make a mistake, you’ve learned something.  Go you!

fashionablecrocs:

so lately ive been really obsessed with political cartoons for some reason

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IT IS AMAZING HOW SOMETHING SO SIMPLE CAN HOLD SO MUCH MEANING AND TRUTH

(via holygoddamnshitballs)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
And evolution is ongoing! It's not like it happened and it's done! Some people think in lego bricks. Solid square ideas that fit together and never change. :) The only thing that never changes is the fact that everything changes! That paradox always gets me. :D
teachthemhowtothink teachthemhowtothink Said:

thedragoninmygarage:

"The only thing that never changes is the fact that everything changes!"

I like that. Thank you for the great message :)

cranberrycapers answered: wow, wtf. A possible sign of a stalker or predator or something is not the time to be happy about hauntings.

twigthewonderkidd answered: just reading that sent a chill down my spine

mamamusement said: I’m with you on the creep factor.

maniacopazzo answered: I have no words. I, too, am surrounded by stupid people. This is a whole new level, however, that is incredibly creepy and dangerous.

thesubversiveatheist answered: Omfg. That is horrifying! The comments just make it worse. Oh, no, it couldn’t be a pedophile at all. That would be RIDICULOUS.

omglolidkfan answered: yet another time mythology causes people to make bad decisions

wherowhero answered: I really think that is the perfect time to freak out….

singlewordofloneliness answered: I don’t know… I just… I’m completely creeped out!

ladyastolat answered: If it’s not staged or shopped and no one in the family knows anything about it they really do need to call the cops.

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THANK YOU.  I’ve been keeping my eye on the post all morning and not one single person has expressed any concern?!!?  The picture is up to 31 likes!  WTF?  

It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.

 Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via femininefreak)

SHOTS FIRED.

(via unforgettabledetritus)

(via thesubversiveatheist)