I am a health care worker who works in aged care, so I’m classed as an “essential worker” during these COVID-19 times, and so have been going to work almost every day.

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We left some colouring pages my children had done taped on our bins, that said thank you on them to the bin men. They took them with them looking very pleased. The next week we got a thank you taped to our bins.

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During this worrying time of COVID-19 with isolation and distance learning, some children are feeling scared and may even experience some anxiety. Being in Melbourne, with a very strict lockdown, kids have been learning from home for many months. This has caused a lot of worry and confusion for one fifth grader I know. He is overwhelmed by his routine being so different, not being able to see his friends, and adapting to online learning. I know this boy is not alone as I hear about kids struggling just about every day.

At a time like this, parents and teachers are no doubt looking for something to help maintain their kid's or student's emotional and mental wellbeing so we wanted to share about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation as coping skills for kids with anxiety.  

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I worked with a guy for a brief while, and he was hurting real bad on the inside. I’d listen to him the entire shift we’d work and I really felt for him (sometimes I’d forget to actually work).

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I worked for a very short time at a local store, let’s call it Mal Wart, and it was terrible not only because it was a thankless job, but also because of the super clicky staff.

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My daughter has special needs and has a stuffed animal she HAS to sleep with or she doesn’t sleep. She has had it since she was two.

Well, she went to her aunts last night and took it to school in a bag. Long story short she left it on the bus and didn’t realize it until bedtime.

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5 Creative Distance Learning Activities that Teach KINDNESS

Teachers and parents all over the globe are coming to terms with the new "normal" that is COVID-19 with many children now learning at home. This has disrupted routines and caused anxiety for many families and educators as they struggle with technology, a different timetable and a new way of teaching.  

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Today we drove to Tulsa to wave to our grandson who had emergency surgery. He was thrilled.

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Clay (8) and his brother Owen age 5, helped with coats and blankets for the homeless in Virginia during winter. They put a note with them and place them around for people to find.

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Free social emotional learning, kindness and mindfulness resources for distance learning

As everyone tries to come to grips with the reality that is COVID-19 or Coronavirus, we find ourselves in situations we have never experienced before. These are trying times where people fear for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. My hope is that we find a silver lining by coming together to support, share and care for one another. I truly believe we can find a new sense of community and belonging throughout this pandemic.

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During dark times it's kindness that sheds light.

We are all experiencing something we never thought we’d live through. It’s causing a huge amount of anxiety for people and we ALL need to be mindful of supporting one another as much as we can. This means trying to focus on the good things and spreading positive vibes during this time of darkness.

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The world is great need of kindness right now quote

After so many bad toilet paper stories, I have a good one to report. Yesterday morning I went to Bakers Delight in Bankstown to get a loaf of bread for my brother. There is an IGA supermarket in a recess opposite. I walked over there to see if they had any toilet rolls as it is now impossible to throw a pack in the trolley with the rest of the weekly shopping, as everyone would know.

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