Tuesday, January 9, 2018
I don't personally have any social media, but I know there are many online predators. I think that everyone should be looking out for teens (or anyone else) online, but especially the teens who are using the social media have to keep themselves safe. Schools and parents should teach children how to be safe online and how to keep themselves safe. That way when the teens start to use social media, then they know not to give out any information about themselves to strangers and they know to be cautious. Teens use the internet and social media so much now that it is too much for their parents and teachers to keep protecting them. As they become more independent and go online more, they need to know how to take care of themselves.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
My Halloween was kind of bad, but it ended pretty good. At break, after second period, I put my book in my locker because I didn't need it for math. When I opened my locker, it was super full and I had to reach up to put my book in my backpack. But then I accidentally bumped my metal pencil holder. Although the next thing happened in the span of less than a second, it felt like it was happening in slow motion. Actually, that's very untrue. It still felt like less than a second. My metal pencil holder fell out of my locker and landed on my face. It only hurt a lot for a second, but then I realized something. My mouth felt different than it had before and there was a little chunk of something in my mouth. I got it out of my mouth and looked at the mirror in my locker. That little chunk was a piece of my tooth. I went to the dentist to get it fixed immediately, so now a little corner of my tooth is fake. It stopped hurting very quickly, but it still feels kind of weird. I got even more stressed when I realized that I had missed history, band, and PE. Missing band is less stressful, but we learned a lot in history, and PE was really important because we were learning all the plays. Hopefully I'll catch up quickly. At night after I changed into my costume, we drove over to the neighborhood near the high school. I didn't trick or treat at my neighborhood because my neighbors don't get candy if no one tells them to, and this year no one did. I found some of my friends and went trick or treating with them. It is a tradition in my family to count and weigh my family, so I found out that I had collected three pounds 10.4 ounces of candy, adding up to 136 pieces. My Halloween ended up pretty good.
Monday, October 9, 2017
My parents haven't deprived me of something that I wanted more than anything in the world, but that certainly doesn't mean they give me everything I want. I want things to be as perfect as possible, so I really want to make the band Halloween party good. It is not really something that they deprived me of, because I understood and agreed with their reasoning. I can't do everything for the party when there is so much to get done, plus schoolwork and homework. I still want to do everything for the party, but I know that I can't. On a completely different note, it would be weird if rooms in houses could become sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of people. I feel like it would change colors when someone was sad or happy or any other emotion and change the furniture to all soft stuff when people wanted to break things and become interesting when people were bored. I think that would be kind of creepy though. I don't really like the viewpoint "nothing's too good for our children." It gives the impression that their children is better and more deserving than everyone else's. If the parents actually give their child anything they want, the child won't learn to deal with disappoint and they will become very spoiled. They wouldn't know how to get things for themselves and learn that you can't always get everything you want. The definition of veldt is "open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa. It is conventionally classified by altitude into highveld, middleveld, and lowveld." I don't know what that has to do with getting what you want, but we'll see once we read the story.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Many children are adopted. But the problem all adoptive parents face is whether or not to tell their children. I think parents should definitely tell their children. They shouldn't do it too early because they need to give the child time to make the bonds of an actual family. They shouldn't tell their children too late either because it would cause problems too since they had known what they thought was their actual parents for so long and then comes the big hit that they were adopted. I think adoptive parents should tell their children that they are adopted around age eight. That way, they are old enough to have the bonds and understand what adopting means, but not too old that it is a dramatic change in their life. Depending on the circumstance, I think it is fine either way if it is a closed adoption or open adoption. It would be better to have a closed adoption if the biological parents are criminals or something like that, but otherwise, I think it should be both sets of parents' choice.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
I am reading "Story Thieves" by James Riley, and Bethany seemed to have a lapse of judgment for a while. After Owen saw Bethany jump out of a book, he really wanted her to take him into one to see. She was skeptical and said no. However, Owen just persisted and she ended up telling about her fictional father who went missing in a book. As a cover for wanting to go into the book to save one of the main characters, he said that there was a finding spell she could use to get her father back. She agreed, but I think she should have stuck with her better judgment and not let him come, It was pretty obvious that Owen was planning something other than finding Bethany's father.