please stop

#StopIt

#dimeline

#badbitch

#RiseAndGrind

#TeamNoSleep

These are just a few of the hashtags I’ve come across that need to be stopped.

Social media is such a powerful tool.  We are allowed to connect, vent, discuss, and communicate in ways that were unheard of 20 years ago.  But some of you need to stop.  Class mentioned it here and Trash wrote a post about acting right on the internet here.

We want you to be great as well.  So use your hashtags judiciously.  Don’t tag a luxury brand when you’re wearing Target.  Use hashtags when you’re tweeting about a television show or awards broadcast.

Hope this helps!

Also, this happened and we let it.  I blame the dimeline.

Seriously, Nick?  What is happening?

Step It Up, Parents

Hi Everyone.

I want you to know that Team Trash doesn’t like your kids.

Are they cute?  Sure.

Do they make me smile?  Absolutely.

But I don’t like them.  Don’t leave them with me.

But this post is about your kids.  I recently spent time with my niece and nephew going through their school work.  And it was eye-opening to say the least.

Parents. We have to stop coddling our children.

Let’s break this down.

School gets progressively harder.  All students learn differently.

Hold your children accountable. 

You need to make sure that your child is learning the material and putting in the necessary work to do well.

You need to check their notebooks and folders to make sure they are doing their homework.

You have to ask them about what they are working on.

You need to work with their teachers so that you are an informed parent.

Having taken these steps, you can then start having your children take more ownership.  I know that I was sick of my aunt asking what I learned today, so I told her without being asked.  I hated having to explain every bad grade, so I made sure they didn’t happen.

Teach your children that life is hard.  They can’t cry all the time.  Whining and giving up are not going to fix the situation.  Kids need to know that putting in the hard work early pays in dividends later on in life.  Kids need to have the ability to problem solve.

You can’t force teachers to give them good grades.  Even if the teacher is bad at their job, your child is already in their class.  Don’t let them give up.  Don’t feed their temper tantrums.  Hard work is necessary and is a lesson every person needs to know.

People not teaching this lesson is why young adults think they “deserve” special treatment at work.  Avoiding this lesson blocks them from developing healthy coping skills that you are going to need.

STOP BABYING THEM AND MAKE THEM SWEAT GAHT, DAMMIT!

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Okay, I’ve calmed down.

Like I said, I worked with my niece and nephew.  They are both smart kids who are completely capable.  But they are both struggling to deal with the hard work that comes with subjects that don’t come naturally to them.  I found myself in the tough position where I had to be nurturing while being straight up.

So that’s the long and short of it.  Have you run into this in your interactions with kids these days?  Am I being too hard on this generation?  Let me know in the comments.

 

 

Girl…What is This?

So last night, Overactive Blogger shared something with Class and Trash that was so ridiculous that I couldn’t get on the road today without showing it to you.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/11/justin-bieber-and-selena-gomez-dance-studio-texas-deposition/

Bieber and Selena Gomez have been talking again despite his legal woes.  Since neither of them is talented enough for them to cover “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” like real emotional couples do, the duo decided to express their emotional struggle with an interpretive dance set to Ordinary People.

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Because I love you, I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss out on this expression of their…emotion?  So I’ve provided a handy play by play for you.

FADE IN TO TEXAS DANCE STUDIO

 

Bieber is “hurt” when Selena pushes him away after the slide and half turn.

Selena “sensually” struts away and touches her hair “sadly.”

Bieber comes to get her and they embrace only to show off their “hip hop swag?”

Bieber has a lot on his mind and then collapses under the “stress and turmoil” this love affair has caused.

He runs to his lady and forces her against the wall!

But she escapes quickly, she can’t give in to this “seduction.”

Some more arm work and hair flip leads to Bieber trapping her against the wall again.

But he picks her up and spins her around!

END SCENE

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Look, these two crazy kids would be in college if they weren’t being fabulously wealthy and putting out horrible music.  And we have ALL made some questionable choices for “love” at that age.

But this was just uncomfortable.  Like hilariously uncomfortable. I’m not sure what they thought was going to happen besides people laughing at it.

My friends, take this as a lesson.  If you put it on the internet, it will always be visible and open for lampooning.  Especially if you are a troubled pop star who the world is eager to see flop.

So would you put this routine through to Vegas?  How excited are you for the return of So You Think You Can Dance?  Does Bieber own any shorts that fit??  Let us know your reaction in the comments below or on Twitter at @ClassNTrashShow.