March 05, 2017

Schools shield campus snowflakes from Valentine’s Day “stress”

David MenziesMission Specialist

Last month, many celebrated Valentine’s Day, except in Islamabad where it’s actually illegal. But perhaps the Islamists are on to something. It turns out the day can be such a downer, especially for young people. 

Valentine’s Day at school was great if you were popular but no one wanted to be that kid getting no Valentine’s Day cards. Oh, the humiliation.

Well, it warms my heart to tell you that being stigmatized on Valentine’s Day might be a thing of the past judging by what’s happening at some schools these days.

According to HeatStreet.com, several schools made efforts to comfort lonely-heart students who were “triggered” by Valentine’s Day, fighting back against the trauma by providing everything from counselling to safe-space activities.

One school had therapy dogs for kids to “smooch and snuggle”, yet another invited students to decorate sugar cookies with mental-health professionals.

And one school directed students to online resources where they could learn about “self-compassion and how to treat yourself with kindness, love, and respect, just as you would a friend or a Valentine.”

Did I mention these programs to “de-trigger” students took place at post-secondary institutions? Yes, therapy dogs, colouring books and feel-good Disney flicks were made available to adult students months away from graduating.

How will these scholars cope in the real world where it might take some extra effort to link up with therapy dogs and psychiatrists who like to bake cookies?

And now, with St. Patrick’s Day coming, I hope universities and colleges are reaching out to students who aren't invited to a Saint Paddy’s Day shindig.

We wouldn’t want any members of Generation Snowflake on campus triggered by an absence of green beer.

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commented 2017-03-06 21:16:53 -0500
This is simply another Catholic/religious based celebration that the secular schools are trying to eliminate. (Saint) Valentine was an actual person who presided over marriages between one man and one woman during a time when polygamy was in practice.
Same as seculars are trying to change St. Patrick’s day to green day or Kermit day, or whatever.
Don’t let them fool you….it is propaganda and the insidious method of elimination.
commented 2017-03-06 14:27:38 -0500
Hate to be the outlier once again.
It shouldn’t matter how much leftist propaganda the teachers/professors attempt to cram down students’ throats, their parents should be on hand at home, ready and willing, to advise their children correctly, thus attempting, at least, a successful thwarting and countering of the corrupt indoctrination to which students are subjected.
When one of my sons was in Grade 7, he was given an assignment to write an essay about someone who could be identified as a “martyr”, the prime example given by the teacher to her students was Princess Diana.
Needless to say, I was compelled to instruct my son that Diana was little more than a slut (okay, let’s hear all the outcry from you out there who seem to forget that she dumped her husband, abandoned her children and engaged in a coital affair out of wedlock with an Egyptian playboy).
It was incumbent upon me to provide my son with the true definition of a martyr: “a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle”, which would most definitely not apply to Diana.
While it is definitely true that the current education system in North America appears to be trying its level best to infect the brains and psyches of our young people, it is also clear that parents have to step up and begin to play a greater and aggressive contrary position when communicating with their offspring.
commented 2017-03-06 09:30:27 -0500
GRANT….If a conservative said the same thing Suzuki said about immigration, the libs would be reintroducing the gallows.
commented 2017-03-05 18:05:22 -0500
Looking forward to the day when Worker’s Safety Board Rules dictate that all employers must have an appropriate amount of therapy dogs and/or kittens, colouring books, and cookies on hand at all times to protect the psychological well-being of their employees.
commented 2017-03-05 18:02:22 -0500
Can’t wait for the day they ban birthdays. Those can be devastating if you don’t get enough presents, let alone even a “Happy Birthday”. All our birth certificates should just have the year of birth with no day or month. That would be great.
Come to think of it, skip the year too, that just leads to age discrimination and fear of getting old.
—-snowflake.
commented 2017-03-05 17:56:30 -0500
When I was in university, my concerns were paying tuition and rent & earning money to enable me to stay in school. I balanced 30 hr work week with fulltime school & homework. Paramount to me was getting decent grades and finding a job after graduation. Valentines Day was never even a thought. Some people had boyfriends or girlfriends or spouses and many did not. It didn’t matter, and we didn’t need self-esteem therapy because of our relationship status. How will these kids ever become adults? They will certainly never learn to cope with the realities of life like loving relationships come when they come. The Valentine exchange usually ends by grade 4 or 5. I’m not understanding this extreme coddling. I do, however, know with certainty that it cannot lead to anyone’s healthy emotional development.
commented 2017-03-05 17:52:55 -0500
Boris and Natasha,
What is wrong with you Russians?
Will you ever learn to win at Hockey?
commented 2017-03-05 17:20:52 -0500
David White,
July 1st, 2013, David Suzuki was quoted in an article in L’Express
As saying in regards to Australia claiming it had no more space for immigration
“Oh, I think Canada is full too….”
The Immigration Minister at that time, Jason Kenny called Suzuki’s remarks “toxic and irresponsible..”

Ezra Levant, during a whole segment on his Sun News show, The Source,,,ranted and raved about Suzuki’s “xenophobic, crazy ideas that would put him to the right of the Ku Klux Klan on immigration.”

Jason Kenny on Twitter …..“There has been no media coverage of D Suzuki’s extreme anti-immigration views. What would happen if a prominent conservative said same thing?”
commented 2017-03-05 17:20:43 -0500
Amen, Boris and Natasha. Sorry my people kicked your ass up and down the trans-Siberian railway in 1917-18, we were likewise just doing it for your own good. You should have listened but hey, better late than never. I’d love to hear Dr. Robson’s take.
commented 2017-03-05 15:41:35 -0500
Deborah Graupner, I couldn’t agree more. Our educational institutions are corrupt poisonous tools/weapons, being used against our western, civil society. We need a government who will push for school choice and give parents vouchers and credits to enable them to enroll their children where they wish. Post secondary choices should include a more trades orientated approach. One which includes apprenticeship and internships. The rules applying to the foreign student programs which universities count on for much of their funding these days, need to be revisited and brought into line with the needs of the country, not the university. Until these institutions can be cleaned up and forced to become more balanced they should be shunned. Parents, do society a favour and refuse to send your kid to any University in Canada for at least the next 5 or 10 years. It’s time we funneled our youth into more useful educational choices, free of globalist post modernist indoctrination.

If that could be accomplished it would make for a more hopeful and free society well down the road, however there is still the problem of a whole generation of indoctrinated zombie, pussified soldiers for the totalitarian state, who we will have to figure out how to keep the hell out of politics.
commented 2017-03-05 14:30:55 -0500
Valentine’s day was more of a non event in my younger days. It was considered to be card companies opportunity to fleece us once again. Why all the antics and gymnastics of social engineering at universities and colleges? Being single used to be a strength, not a chance to whine some more. I don’t get that. Louise here.
commented 2017-03-05 12:29:12 -0500
Menzies . you mean Disney flicks where they now normalize lesbians , transgender and homosexuality in their movies instead of just normal cartoons / movies for kids where there is no brain washing to confuse them whether they are a boy ,girl or some other impossible gender or some such sickness like pedophilia which many libtards seem to have no problem with in today’s perverted society .
commented 2017-03-05 12:13:45 -0500
Snowflakes??? What is wrong with you Canadians? Back in Mother Russia they are called pussies and I can’t remember what we call the boys. As I was growing up we had boxing gloves and then sometimes only three. If you were the lucky one, you got your hand wrapped in a T-towel and could really clobber the other guy. Only the spoiled ones got the t-towel, I was never spoiled. It’s the same way today. Even our girls duke it out but they are the real tough ones and the gloves come off after one or two good shots. Then there is more hair pulling, tit pinching and flinging each other by the back bra strap than at a GLTB sleep over. Natasha never lost a fight and even beat the shit out of a rival who was wooing me. Poor girl lost in two ways.
You enlightened folk on this side of the pond better toughen up your younins before the Muslims, Mexicans etal make there way over your walled Southern border. Oh, that’s right, you don’t have a wall. Well then, get ready for Trudope forcing you to accept them with open arms and ordering you to smother them with love, only to be laughed at, manipulated and killed. Oops, I guess that ship has already sailed.
Get out those boxing gloves people and put some balls back in your little participation trophy awarded pip squeaks. It’s that or build a wall. Good luck with that.
commented 2017-03-05 11:28:24 -0500
I see that co-parenting has now morphed into an almost total communistic approach by our governments and schools. We are rapidly losing our kids to very dangerous ideologies and if this continues unchecked ALL will be lost. K. Wynne and her pervert buddy massaging sex curriculum in Ontario schools, and dragging in St. Suzuki to almost violently poison the poor little kids minds with a bunch of climate lies….not good. And here in Alberta the ndp are well on their way with their 1,000 gender sexual soup policies along with full blown climate LIES slated for our schools. Shannon Phillips even boldly bleated when confronted on some of their propaganda, (carbon tax related, I believe), " we don’t want to bring this up with families, there would bee TOO much disagreement. It will be easier to do it through the schools". (paraphrasing) Things have seemed to have regressed from parenting to co-parenting to no parenting. With the socialist/communist governments permeating throughout Canada, one more generation of this, along with Canada being ushered into sanctuary country status by jihadi justin, things are NOT good.

DEB G… Good Sunday morning neighbor to the south. You are so correct, and this phony safe space coddling bull shit, where a whole new industry has emerged creating victims out of ANY situation has to stop. Unfortunately that train may be a runaway already.

LLOYD…I see you have been sneaking in quite a few “funnies” lately. Thanks for the many chukles. Was it not you(sh), who helped decorate Trudope the Elder’s train with that specially autographed chicken “ova” on that disgraceful western swing he made back in the day. My thanks to your service sir.
commented 2017-03-05 11:18:20 -0500
Ok, this is just NUTS full stop. That said, David, you are far too great a journalist to waste time on this BS.
commented 2017-03-05 11:06:46 -0500
It’s psyche conditioning David. A mind control indoctrinating process to make them identify as victims and instill deep guilt for being non conformist. By the time they’re 20 their programmers have created a mental state in them that is so controlled and devoid of reasoning capacity, authority figures could tell them that up is down and they fear to question it.

Just stare one in the eyes after you hit them with a fact or reality that has been conditioned out of them – you get that blank zombie stare, then a conditioned reflex reaction, if any. I feel sorry for you having to spend time on campus for your job Dave, it must be like living in an endless episode of the walking dead.
commented 2017-03-05 10:37:25 -0500
I’m glad I never went to a modern college or school.

As a character in a Paul Theroux novel once said, “My dad dropped out of university to get an education.”
commented 2017-03-05 10:36:59 -0500
Nothing heals a broken heart quicker than an arrow to the ass by a swaddling cherub with Menzoids face.
commented 2017-03-05 10:35:00 -0500
So ,DAVE , your sayen that Valentine’s Day is being massacred
commented 2017-03-05 10:17:15 -0500
The education system needs to be defunded, and those in authority need to be fired for the nonsense that they are promoting as normal. They attack our culture at every opportunity. What will the “children” do when they are attacked and raped by the gangs that are gathering? Or if they ever find themselves in the position of someone trying to hack off their heads? Where will they run to then? This is utterly shameful, and teaches these brats to remain in a state of victimhood. I don’t think people should send their kids to post-secondary institutions anymore. If you want your kids to develop character and tolerance, and maturity, then don’t be sending them through the Marxist education system.
commented 2017-03-05 10:17:15 -0500
The education system needs to be defunded, and those in authority need to be fired for the nonsense that they are promoting as normal. They attack our culture at every opportunity. What will the “children” do when they are attacked and raped by the gangs that are gathering? Or if they ever find themselves in the position of someone trying to hack off their heads? Where will they run to then? This is utterly shameful, and teaches these brats to remain in a state of victimhood. I don’t think people should send their kids to post-secondary institutions anymore. If you want your kids to develop character and tolerance, and maturity, then don’t be sending them through the Marxist education system.