Kids are curious why our emotions of sadness, outrage, confusion, or despair are bubbling to the surface. Finding the right words is not always easy, but it’s worth trying to use this dark day in US history as an opportunity to model patriotism and good citizenship.
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We’ve all been there. We assume our kids will be grateful and happy to play with all their new toys, but instead they complain that they’re bored! Overstimulation is a real phenomenon. The holidays can be overwhelming for us all, so feel free to incorporate these ideas into your week for a much-needed dose of fun.
This year, more than ever, you may have a deep longing to make a meaningful contribution. Perhaps you’ve weathered the pandemic well and want to pay it forward or you might wish to serve as a positive role model. Here are a few charities accepting the love and kindness of volunteers to fulfill their missions.
If there is any silver lining to 2020, it’s having more time with our kids — whether homeschooling or quarantining. Crafting is an excellent way to relieve stress, so we’ve compiled a list of fun, easy Thanksgiving place setting crafts to help you bust boredom, while also adding a personal touch to your table spread.
November 13th is World Kindness Day. This international observance was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. It began as a way to highlight good deeds in the community, overlooking boundaries of race and religion, to recognize the common thread of kindness that we all can share.