October 16, 2021

Quote of the Week

"Grief and resilience live together." - Michelle Obama

Wellbeing For Children: Resilience

"Have you ever been knocked down and found it difficult to get back up again? Or has something happened that was really tough to deal with and you've not known how to cope with it? This Miniclip follows Hugo as he learns to understand his challenging emotions better and explores ways to develop his resilience using four easy-to-follow tips—helping him to bounce back in the face of adversity!" [watch video]

Reading Corner

Title: Balloons for Papa: A Story of Hope and Empathy

By: Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia

Ages: 4-8

"Arthur's gloomy father rushes him through the park every morning, through gray and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a bright balloon from the park's vendor, but Papa always says no. One morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and Arthur figures out the perfect way to bring the sunshine out—and Papa's smile back—even if only for a few moments.

Brimming with affecting and poignant words, beautiful black-and-white illustrations, and bursts of color on every page, Balloons for Papa sends the message that even in the worst situations, there is light and love." - Publishers

Be the Change

This week, when the dark clouds overpower your heart and mind, just take a deep breath, smile and remind yourself of everything that's perfect in this very moment.