Wee Bits: Kids’ Food Myths, a Princess Bride Screening, and Pediatricians Treating Unvaccinated Kids

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First: Once again, here we find ourselves. Sick over the loss, infuriated over the waste and the evil. In terms of stories, there’s too much out there to capture anything adequately here, and you have likely already read and watched as much as I have. (Everything.) God bless the victims and their families.

Related: Philly Mag reports on how easy it is to buy a killing machine in our state. It will make you rage. And also: Here’s a petition for banning assault weapons. 

Philly Art Center in Fairmount is offering a FREE drop-off art class for preschoolers on Thursday, 6/23 from 9 a.m to noon. Pre-registration is required.

A few small words of wisdom about talking to kids about tragedy.

The Cut’s take on the best books for dads who like to read. (For Father’s Day, obviously.)

If you somehow haven’t seen this yet — this fantastic Tony-acceptance sonnet from Lin-Manuel Miranda — you really have to watch it now.

A compelling piece from the NYT Well blog: Should pediatricians refuse to treat patients who don’t vaccinate?

Princess Bride screening under the Headhouse Shambles next week!

From Parents.com: 10 common kids’ food myths, taken down. 

In China, young men are being asked to donate sperm for the good of the country. (From the NYT.)