Little Emily is not your typical child. She decided to cut her golden brown locks by the age of three and give it to kids with cancer who have lost their hair.
When her parents suggested the idea to her showing her pictures of children with no hair and that her hair could be turned into a wig for a child with cancer, Emily happily agreed.
Her Uncle Matthew who is a hairdresser, was about to cut her hair but she insisted that her Dolly’s hair must be cut first, so he did. She may be young but she definitely has an old soul.
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Today is Valentine’s Day! See how a mother encourages both of her sons to scrawl three words on each of the cards they hand out to their classmates or just say throughout the day: be my friend.
Aimee Thompson says, “I know those three words can be even more powerful than, and even repair any damage done by, those four other words. And, maybe just maybe, those same kids will one day be more quick to say be my friend instead.”
“I know it’s just the wish of just one mom, but I’m still going to try to make sure our Valentine’s Day wishes always include: be my friend. And, I welcome you to do the same.”
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Car magnets bearing the simple message, “Be Kind,” have sparked a lot of curiosity in the San Fernando Valley. They’re the latest brainchild of the Embrace Kindness Mission, a unique program created by parents and supported by the administration and faculty of North Hollywood’s Laurel Hall School, a private school affiliated with Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
The parents who founded the initiative say the program was inspired by “negative peer relationships” and bullying among students. Instead of just telling kids what not to do, they thought, why not inspire them to “be kind” to others, replacing negative behavior with positive?
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“If children learn healthy habits they can pass them on to their family … to help create a greater, healthier community,” Gillespie said. Gillespie works for Jim Hill who is a retired San Bernardino County sheriff’s Sgt. and the executive director of Squash-4-Friends Farm. Last week, children worked together to build a fence for a Squash-4-Friends 2 farm where kids can come together with their family and friends to plant the garden, pick the vegetables and fruit, and take the produce home.
This sense of community allows children to eat healthy and learn about community responsibility and involvement. As always, if your child or someone you know has been contributing to the community and showing leadership skills, let us know, and we will feature them! To read this entire article, click here.