One moment I’m walking through the spring woods with a friend,
waiting for the bluebells to blue
talking of this and that as her dog sniffs and scoots,
when suddenly there are puddles with no wellies splashing
sticks which are no longer swords
trees which are not made into dens
and streams which are … Read more
More from the kids about covid
Thank you to Lucy and Naomi for sharing your experiences of covid at this weird time.
Lucy in Northern Ireland – age 12
- Where are you? I am In Portglenone /Northern Ireland.
- How is everyone in your family? Everyone is keeping well, my daddy has a cough and we are isolating but he is not
Covid Diaries from China
My lovely friend Dorota has spent the last year or so working in China and so has kindly asked friends to share their messages with us about covid:
From my friend Isha in China , she inspired our network of Ambassadors of Happiness 这次疫情是对全人类自私无知的警醒，更加彰显了幸福共同体理念的重要性，我们需要打破国界与心灵分别的界限，净化内心，从戴口罩到关注饮食和说话尽量不对人造成伤害，这也更凸显了我们幸福使者联盟初心的意义，特别是各位幸福导师用你们的智慧去唤醒人们提升幸福意识，保护环境与心灵，放下小我，万物一体。 我和男友@见纲 在疫情期间连续数月每日抄写佛经，为全世界而祈福，也为各位祈福。我同时也在重庆鸿恩寺森林公园装修我们的幸福小院，请大家多保重身体，期待疫情结束早日与各位重聚，到时候我亲自下厨做中国美食给各位吃
This outbreak is ignorance of human selfish … Read more
What do the kids say about covid?
I had this really great idea, that I wanted to find out what the young people were thinking and feeling about all this.
So I went to my perfectly articulate and literate boys to see what they could offer and they rolled their eyes at another mad mother interlude and flatly refused. Interestingly, I sent
Kids and Technology
‘I hate you. You ruin my life!’
Not the ideal start to a rainy afternoon.
I’ve ruined his life because we don’t have a PS4 in our house nor does he have a phone of his own, or any social media accounts. This means that he can’t socialise with his friends because they are all … Read more
Why kids should do chores
My kids are getting older now (10 and 14) and so are accomplished at helping out with chores. I don’t pay them to help because I don’t get paid and I want them to understand that they are part of a mini-community called ‘a family’ and in communities we all have to pull our weight.… Read more