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(Guardian)   Yes, the pandemic is going to scar your children   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-10-20 9:07:26 AM  
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2020-10-20 10:43:43 AM  
Every generation is scarred by something-wars, Depression, cold wars, protests, riots, terrorism.

I'm not minimizing what kids are going through.  I'm saying they can handle it.
 
2020-10-20 11:34:06 AM  
Probably a good time to set up your kids with a weekly therapy session if you are seeing signs of stress. Our youngest just started this and it seems to be a good outlet for him.
 
2020-10-20 11:34:22 AM  
Hey kids, prepare yourself for a lifetime of being reminded that you are a COVID Child™, even if you don't give a crap.
 
2020-10-20 11:34:54 AM  
Oh no Betsy DeVos is spreading idiocy abroad!
 
2020-10-20 11:35:18 AM  
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2020-10-20 11:35:30 AM  
And just wait until they see what the rest of climate change is going to bring them!

/You shut up. You paid for it.
 
2020-10-20 11:36:05 AM  
Where is love?
Does it come from skies above?
Is it underneath the willow tree
That I've been dreaming of?
 
2020-10-20 11:36:56 AM  
Pharmaceutical companies are already frothing at the mouth, plotting how they will market the pills, creams, and therapies to help people "cope."

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2020-10-20 11:37:12 AM  
If you didn't grow up in the early 80's when you thought a nuclear holocaust was gonna happen every single day, then you weren't scarred. Movies like "The Day After", "Testament" and every other music video was about nuclear war and it's aftermath.
 
2020-10-20 11:39:31 AM  
Won't somebody think of the kitties?

I know mine were giving me the side eye when I wasn't disappearing for 8 hours a day for a month.

/I think they got over it.
 
2020-10-20 11:40:13 AM  

Walker: If you didn't grow up in the early 80's when you thought a nuclear holocaust was gonna happen every single day, then you weren't scarred. Movies like "The Day After", "Testament" and every other music video was about nuclear war and it's aftermath.


Came here to mention that the showing of The Day After that I saw included a shrink giving advice on how to help children deal with the stress of the potential for nuclear holocaust.

/Not watching The Day After should probably have been on that list
 
2020-10-20 11:40:14 AM  
Horse hockey!

Kids are resilient. If you don't make it a bigger deal than necessary they will be fine. If you are an over-reacting asshat of a parent your kids were probably screwed anyway.
 
2020-10-20 11:40:59 AM  

ElecricalPast: Pharmaceutical companies are already frothing at the mouth, plotting how they will market the pills, creams, and therapies to help people "cope."

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This! Pharmaceuticals, and a lot of parents, believe every child needs 2 behavioral pill per day. The behavior doesn't matter, they just NEED the pills. Mommy is soooo exhausted from mommying all the time. This kid needs attention all the time!
 
2020-10-20 11:41:46 AM  

Mister Buttons: Won't somebody think of the kitties?

I know mine were giving me the side eye when I wasn't disappearing for 8 hours a day for a month.


I am worried about this. For months the kitties gave us the stink eye for not leaving each day. Now they are so excited every time I come out of my office I am worried that a regular work schedule will feel like I am abandoning them.
 
2020-10-20 11:41:55 AM  

cryinoutloud: And just wait until they see what the rest of climate change is going to bring them!

/You shut up. You paid for it.


Shut up, Eeyore.
 
2020-10-20 11:42:36 AM  

buttercat: Every generation is scarred by something-wars, Depression, cold wars, protests, riots, terrorism.

I'm not minimizing what kids are going through.  I'm saying they can handle it.


Here, kids. Let's take a look at thermonuclear destruction through 80s special effects.

/now put on your mask and social distance
 
2020-10-20 11:43:04 AM  

NuclearPenguins: cryinoutloud: And just wait until they see what the rest of climate change is going to bring them!
/You shut up. You paid for it.
Shut up, Eeyore.


Blow me.
 
2020-10-20 11:43:15 AM  
The kids will be fine. It is what kids do.
However, there will always be the association of VIRAL PANDEMIC DEATHS with REPUBLICAN.
So we have that going for us.
 
2020-10-20 11:43:23 AM  
This just in: politicians and wealthy people decry societal failings that they are at least partially, if not fully, responsible for. Film at 11.
 
2020-10-20 11:43:29 AM  
Those aged seven to 24, sometimes called generation Z...

Oh no! My kids are in different generations? I guess that explains why their personalities are so different.
 
2020-10-20 11:43:30 AM  

buttercat: Every generation is scarred by something-wars, Depression, cold wars, protests, riots, terrorism.

I'm not minimizing what kids are going through.  I'm saying they can handle it.


Is it worth it?
 
2020-10-20 11:45:26 AM  
Wow, a plan to get everyone infected when we don't understand the long-term implications? What could possibly go wrong?
 
2020-10-20 11:45:59 AM  

buttercat: Every generation is scarred by something-wars, Depression, cold wars, protests, riots, terrorism.

I'm not minimizing what kids are going through.  I'm saying they can handle it.


Farking this.

Talk to people that were kids during the depression or who grew up when wars were being fought on their own soil.

They aren't damaged goods. In fact, they're probably in better mental health than your average American millennial snowflake.
 
2020-10-20 11:46:55 AM  

bfh0417: ElecricalPast: Pharmaceutical companies are already frothing at the mouth, plotting how they will market the pills, creams, and therapies to help people "cope."

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This! Pharmaceuticals, and a lot of parents, believe every child needs 2 behavioral pill per day. The behavior doesn't matter, they just NEED the pills. Mommy is soooo exhausted from mommying all the time. This kid needs attention all the time!


Eh, I give the parents a bit of a break on that. The societal expectation that your kids days be booked from 7am to 9pm is a bit exhausting to deal with sometimes.

Personally, I feel if they come home with an even number of fingers and toes, I'm doing something right.
 
2020-10-20 11:46:59 AM  
If staying home for a while and wearing a mask is going to scar you for life then you have real issues.
 
2020-10-20 11:47:40 AM  

40 degree day: Probably a good time to set up your kids with a weekly therapy session if you are seeing signs of stress. Our youngest just started this and it seems to be a good outlet for him.


Back in the day we called those sessions by clever names, like baseball, football, soccer, etc.
 
2020-10-20 11:49:13 AM  
So can we start calling them Generation Cough.  Like, the Coughers are so so ruining everything in this country!
 
2020-10-20 11:51:04 AM  

Kyle Butler: If staying home for a while and wearing a mask is going to scar you for life then you have real issues.


Hey, does anyone know if becoming an asshole is a symptom of catching covid? Because either way you should go self isolate.
 
2020-10-20 11:51:25 AM  

40 degree day: Probably a good time to set up your kids with a weekly therapy session if you are seeing signs of stress. Our youngest just started this and it seems to be a good outlet for him.


In the old days we had "parenting" for that.
 
2020-10-20 11:51:27 AM  

gar1013: buttercat: Every generation is scarred by something-wars, Depression, cold wars, protests, riots, terrorism.

I'm not minimizing what kids are going through.  I'm saying they can handle it.

Farking this.

Talk to people that were kids during the depression or who grew up when wars were being fought on their own soil.

They aren't damaged goods. In fact, they're probably in better mental health than your average American millennial snowflake.


"Kids" aren't a monolithic group.  Their experiences are going vary greatly.
 
2020-10-20 11:51:56 AM  
No kidding. Every major world wide event leaves scars and imprints on people as they mature. To think this won't have some lasting impact on their worldview is pants on head stupid.
 
2020-10-20 11:52:34 AM  

Kyle Butler: If staying home for a while and wearing a mask is going to scar you for life then you have real issues.


Note: this "study" was carried out by people with a financial interest in gloomy results.
 
2020-10-20 11:53:01 AM  
Omg if only there were something that kids can do indoors for hours upon hours per day to keep them occupied and their minds off the troubles of the outside world
 
2020-10-20 11:53:07 AM  

cryinoutloud: NuclearPenguins: cryinoutloud: And just wait until they see what the rest of climate change is going to bring them!
/You shut up. You paid for it.
Shut up, Eeyore.

Blow me.


Better stop using that computer/phone to post on the internet in that case. You wouldn't want to sully your precious hands with that mean old dirty capitalism that enables you to use those items.
 
2020-10-20 11:54:42 AM  

buttercat: Every generation is scarred by something-wars, Depression, cold wars, protests, riots, terrorism. I'm not minimizing what kids are going through.  I'm saying they can handle it.


Kids are tougher than we give them credit for - I'm always taken aback when I see pics of kids playing in war-zones.

Most of the images are very, very tough. But man...I see stuff like this and I ask myself what the fark is the matter with people?

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2020-10-20 11:55:49 AM  

orbister: 40 degree day: Probably a good time to set up your kids with a weekly therapy session if you are seeing signs of stress. Our youngest just started this and it seems to be a good outlet for him.

In the old days we had "parenting" for that.


This is a GenX board. All our parents got divorced.
 
2020-10-20 11:55:52 AM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: Kyle Butler: If staying home for a while and wearing a mask is going to scar you for life then you have real issues.

Hey, does anyone know if becoming an asshole is a symptom of catching covid? Because either way you should go self isolate.


I guess you are on of those people with real issues.
 
2020-10-20 11:55:55 AM  
You know what would really scar our children?

Seeing their elder relatives and teachers all die because people won't do what's necessary to protect them.

/Not wearing a mask because "they make it hard to breathe"?  Imagine how hard it would be to breathe with a ventilator tube shoved down your throat, or being in a coffin.
 
2020-10-20 12:01:47 PM  
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I think they will be ok surviving a few months out of school.
 
2020-10-20 12:02:53 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: buttercat: Every generation is scarred by something-wars, Depression, cold wars, protests, riots, terrorism.

I'm not minimizing what kids are going through.  I'm saying they can handle it.

Is it worth it?


Idk.  And your question could mean a lot of things, so I can't answer with any confidence.
 
2020-10-20 12:04:57 PM  

exqqqme: orbister: 40 degree day: Probably a good time to set up your kids with a weekly therapy session if you are seeing signs of stress. Our youngest just started this and it seems to be a good outlet for him.

In the old days we had "parenting" for that.

This is a GenX board. All our parents got divorced.


Twice as much parenting!
 
2020-10-20 12:06:43 PM  

Walker: If you didn't grow up in the early 80's when you thought a nuclear holocaust was gonna happen every single day, then you weren't scarred. Movies like "The Day After", "Testament" and every other music video was about nuclear war and it's aftermath.


Trying to explain that to the people panicking over North Korea maybe having a small bomb that maybe could hit someplace in the general vicinity of the Western Hemispher....once....was amusing.
 
2020-10-20 12:10:28 PM  

orbister: 40 degree day: Probably a good time to set up your kids with a weekly therapy session if you are seeing signs of stress. Our youngest just started this and it seems to be a good outlet for him.

In the old days we had "parenting" for that.


And look at the empathy that instilled...
 
2020-10-20 12:12:08 PM  
Clearly we should be blaming the "horse gone, lock the barn" policies and not the historic failure of leadership that allowed COVID to turn into a pandemic in the first place.
 
2020-10-20 12:12:59 PM  

Kyle Butler: StatelyGreekAutomaton: Kyle Butler: If staying home for a while and wearing a mask is going to scar you for life then you have real issues.

Hey, does anyone know if becoming an asshole is a symptom of catching covid? Because either way you should go self isolate.

I guess you are on of those people with real issues.


I'm taking real issue with your dickholery, so I guess yeah.
 
2020-10-20 12:14:54 PM  
Kids are resilient. They can deal with a little hardship better than you think. Wearing a mask, following safety guidelines....they'll adapt, especially if the adults in their life show them support and love.

You know what scars kids for life? Losing a parent.
 
2020-10-20 12:17:53 PM  
I think most kiddos are pretty resilient. I'm actually more concerned about my rescue beagles. The separation anxiety when we return to full time in-office work is going to be bad. They're never more than 3 feet from my home office chair. 
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2020-10-20 12:24:01 PM  

Walker: If you didn't grow up in the early 80's when you thought a nuclear holocaust was gonna happen every single day, then you weren't scarred. Movies like "The Day After", "Testament" and every other music video was about nuclear war and it's aftermath.


If you go back and read very early Dave Barry columns, he's often joking about the inevitable nuclear holocaust that's about to happen. I was a child in the 80's and remember the fear quite vividly.
 
2020-10-20 12:26:51 PM  

soporific: Walker: If you didn't grow up in the early 80's when you thought a nuclear holocaust was gonna happen every single day, then you weren't scarred. Movies like "The Day After", "Testament" and every other music video was about nuclear war and it's aftermath.

If you go back and read very early Dave Barry columns, he's often joking about the inevitable nuclear holocaust that's about to happen. I was a child in the 80's and remember the fear quite vividly.


If I recall, we were all going to die from nukes, after we were possessed by demons, but before we had to fight each other in old cars for guzzoline.   Those were heady times.
 
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