MEASLES IS SPIKING AROUND THE GLOBE. HOW WORRIED SHOULD WE BE? via NPR
The world has two kinds of measles problems.
In low-income countries like Madagascar and in strife-ridden countries like Yemen, the disease takes a toll because vaccines are not available or accessible or affordable. In Madagascar alone, there have been nearly 80,000 cases and an estimated 900 deaths since September.
And now there’s a rise in measles in other countries, often wealthier ones, because of what’s being called “vaccine hesitancy.” Parents are opting out of the routine vaccination, which has been available since 1963 and is credited in helping to nearly eliminate the disease.
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Being #kind is the most important thing you can ever be! It always amazes me how those who have the least seem to give the most to help others in need. Smile at people. Lend a helping hand or listen to a friend. The smallest actions can cause the hugest reactions of kindness and compassion to keep spreading. Love is always free. 💕💕💫 #compassion#love#loyalty#kindness#beyourtrueself#loveoneanother#empowerment
This sparkly princess has been exposed to autism all her life and as a result has become a very compassionate girl. She plays with his ASD friends and doesn’t see a difference. Inclusion is important because it allows all kids to learn that being different doesn’t equal unworthy or less than.
Always be kind! You never know what someone else is going through. We all have our own personal struggles. I’ve suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. We constantly beat ourselves up by thinking we aren’t good enough, thin enough, smart enough or strong enough. Always wanting to change something about ourselves. We are our own worst enemies. We know what it feels like to feel beat down by our own thoughts. Why in the world do we have to beat other people down with harsh words. I know social media plays a huge part in this but also, outside of his bubble, is a world full of hate, racism, anti-pretty much everything. Imagine how different the world would be if we were all kind to each other, if we all built each other up instead of tearing down. If we all could clap for the success for our friends and colleagues, instead of tearing them apart on their success. What a beautiful place it would be if, we said hello to everyone passing by and our faces weren’t buried in our phones. I personally make it a point to so something kind for someone everyday. I may hold a door, offer to carry groceries, buy their morning coffee. I once read a news article about someone who was feeling very depressed/suicidal who was at the end, they just had enough. They thought that day was going to be the day they wouldn’t live through to see the next . A simple kind gesture in a drive through line, saved this persons life that day. Something so small, was able to give this person a glimmer of hope to carry on. Even on the darkest days the sun will come shining through. I encourage you all to start doing random acts of kindness big or small. This will improve many lives, including your own #pma#selflove#selfcare#kind#kindness#changetheworld#healthy#fit
Most people hide their brokenness. A person may appear to be ok, yet internally be dealing with deep pain and suffering. This is why it is important to be KIND. Your words and acts of kindness can be water to a person’s weary soul.
Modelling Social Interactions for Your Little One
It is important to ensure your toddler sees you interacting with friends & the community and crucial to be aware of your own language.
We recently worked with a family to assist in helping her two young girls become more social. We started exploring the family dynamic & discovered neither parent spent time with their own immediate or extended family & while they did socialise with a circle of friends, they did this when their daughters were in care or they would take turns, one parent would head out for dinner with friends while the other would stay home. Due to living in a small apartment the family rarely socialised at home. Once we started talking through modelling social interactions mum & dad also realised they were unknowingly reinforcing anti-social behaviour by not modelling it and also by saying things like “Oh good, we have the playground to ourselves” when arriving to an empty park. This is in turn, implied to a child that an empty playground is better than one with potential friends. Reframing and rephrasing how we speak about social interactions can really help the way toddlers see these opportunities.
Some children need more scaffolding and support than others. This means they may need more help when it comes to developing skills. You may need to be more thoughtful and deliberate in your parenting approach. For example, a child that needs more support may require tasks to be broken down opposed to a child who can follow a broad or simple task.
How will I know if my child requires more support?? Some indicators may be the way he or she responds to a task, such as: • Acting out or acting silly can be a response a child may take when he or she is uncomfortable or afraid of failing • Frustration and anger when asked to do something • Fear of trying • Anxiety like reaction
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Since when did the opinion of others change my view on myself? That is going to take a big ol' back hoe to dig that one up. That's layer under layer under layer. The worst thing in the whole world is feeling unworthy. I have spent so many years trying to pick myself apart and find what is "wrong". I have always been worthy. Worthy of my kindness,love, and beauty. It isn't if I accomplish a,b, and c that I am deserving. It is the whole journey. No more checking for a second opinion...mine of myself is perfection.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." 🌍 - Native American Proverb
Although #earthday was a few days ago, we should be celebrating this incredible planet everyday by being #kind to it always. The rise of fast fashion and the convenience of single-use packages in our busy society makes it easy to forget about the negative impact each one contributes (it takes 450 years for a disposable plastic water bottle to decompose). Make a good environmental decision whenever you can, be it buying #secondhand clothes, bringing your own mug to a coffee shop, or holding onto that banana peel to bring home to throw into compost instead of tossing it into public trash bins. #everydayshouldbeearthday