theme: children

This drawing I did it long time ago, If i am not wrong, I did it for 2015 Mother’s day in El Salvador, that is May 10th. Endou Mamoru and his mother Atsuko Endou, I think that is not common to see them together like this. I did my best for it look kind of similar. Atsuko is kind of difficult to draw.

Endou Mamoru © Level 5 Inc.

Endou Atsuko © Level 5 Inc.

Youth & Teen Hotlines
  • National Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663
  • Youth America Hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)
  • Covenant House Nine-Line (Teens): 1-800-999-9999
  • Boys Town National: 1-800-448-3000
  • Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900
  • TeenLine: 1-800-522-8336
  • Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663 or 1-800-422-0009
  • Runaway Support (All Calls are Confidential): 800-231-694
  • National Runaway Hotline: (US only) 1800-231-6946
  • Child Helpline: (UK Only) 0800-111
  • Kids Helpline: (Australia) 1800-55-1800
  • Youth to Youth: (UK only) 020-8896-3675
  • Kids Help Phone Canada: 1800-688-6868
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline:(US only) 800-442-442-4673

anonymous asked:

i just wanted to ask....I've been seeing posts saying hitting a child as discipline is something you should never do as a parent, adult, whatever, and while I agree, honestly, I can't think of any other solution? Most likely because at one point my parents used those methods on me and I can't comprehend there being another option. I'm a minor by the way so please don't be mean. What ELSE can you do besides hit them?

You can talk to them.

You can utilise time-outs to give them a chance to calm down if they’re too upset to listen. (Time-outs don’t even have to be punishments, I think. They’re a skill you teach children - “When we feel like being mean it’s okay to take a time out to get calm!”)

You can explain and reinforce natural consequences, like “if you break your toy, now your toy is broken and it’s not as much fun to play with” or “if you spill the paint water on the carpet, it’s your job to clean it up (and ask for help if necessary)” or “you said something mean to Grandma, and it hurt her feelings. How can we make Grandma feel better again?” or even “We have to get our toys cleaned up before lunch or there won’t be time to play at Sally’s, because we will still have to clean up the toys.”

You can explain, “if you bite your sister, she’ll be sad and look how much it hurts her! We don’t hurt other people, we find other ways to share our feelings. What are some different things you can do when you’re so upset you want to bite?”

Parents and other authority figures are here to guide children to make their own good choices, not control them and force them to comply with whoever can hurt them the most. Children can and will make good choices when their needs are met and the reasoning behind good choices is explained to them.

Hurting children as a punishment teaches them retaliation and fear/helpless anger toward authority, as well as the idea that violence is okay when you have power over someone.

Instead of hitting children, when they act out adults should take it as a sign that the child needs something - whether that be food/sleep etc., attention (kids literally need positive attention), help of some kind, comfort, or guidance to help them make better choices that may be difficult to make.

If you’re a person who likes books, here’s one to start with about nonviolent, nonabusive parenting.