Topic: Community

#caremongering in the Kindness Pandemic

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Among the daily news of bad behaviour – selfish stockpiling, ignorant racism and reckless irresponsibility – come stories of great kindness: Communities looking out for each other and new friendships flowering, albeit at an appropriate social distance. 

“Caremongering, not scaremongering,” is the rallying cry of Canadian volunteers and altruists as they band together to bring food and essentials to their country’s most vulnerable. 

Topics: Community, Mental Health, Friendship, COVID-19

Why I'm Buying Ride Passes for Carnival Day

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When my child was in Prep, we bought him a ride pass for the school carnival.  Sure, it was a little on the pricey side but we felt it was good value, given the amount of rides he would enjoy.

Big mistake!

Topics: Parenting, Primary School, Community

The School Parents & Friends Committee (P&F)

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The Parents and Friends (P&F) Association organises activities to support and build the school community.

At King's, we friend raise, not fundraise.

Topics: Parenting, Community

Friends Without Borders: Crossing the Generation Divide

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After church one Sunday, I watched an elderly lady donate $50 to sponsor a teenager on youth camp.  "What else can we do for our young people?" she asked, "And how can we get to know them?". Despite a large contingent of teenagers in our church, I am sorry to say that 'getting to know them' is no easy task - the older members of the congregation would be lucky to even come in contact with one.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School, Community

Just Show Up

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I'm in my mid 30s. (Deep breaths...I CAN cope!) 

But...when something exciting happens, I call:

1. My husband
2. My parents
3. My sisters alternately until I get onto whichever one of th em is not in the midst of kid-wrangling any combination of my  7, 4, 3, or 2 x 1 year old nieces and nephews.

Topics: Parenting, Community

The Power of Encouragement

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I was moved to tears today by a lady at the shops.

My children love the games shop at our local shopping center as it has a train set permanently set up down the back. The children begged me for a small play there and I acquiesced on the condition that they come as soon as I ask them too. They promised they would.

Topics: Parenting, Community

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