Have you ever wondered what to say to your kids or grandkids when bad things happen in the world? Whether it is a natural disaster, a family crisis, or an occurrence of violence in our communities, families need to know how to talk to their kids and how to respond when bad things happen.
When Bad Things Happen: Resources for Parents
Pennies of Time, with the input of partner organizations, is developing two free resources for families and community members to use “when bad things happen.”
With the donations from Giving Tuesday, two Free Resources will be developed and distributed: a free parent book that provides language and examples of what to do when bad things happen and a child book, showing how a child can respond when a bad thing happens. These resources will kick off our efforts to support families to know how to respond when bad things happen and become the helpers in our communities.
A Call to Action
The world is quickly becoming full of situations where our children are exposed to the “bad things” of this world. For some of our kids, all they need do is walk outside and they immediately feel unsafe. For some of our kids, a “bad thing” has happened at home. For some of our kids, a “bad thing” is connected to a trusted adult. For others, even with the tightest media security, they are exposed to “bad things” through an online device.
So, my fellow caring friends, what is our responsibility to our kids? How do we rise to this challenge? Click Image for More!
Raising Funds for the Project
Fred Rogers always had a way to make us think. The following words of wisdom are repeated and shared when bad things happen in the world. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
What we want to do, need to do, is to take it a step further and provide resources to create resilience and hope by empowering families to BECOME the helpers. Click the Image for More!
We are gathering Project Planning partners! Our Project Planning team is staffed by mental health professionals, counselors, social workers, experts in family volunteerism, parenting mentors, and concerned parents.
We are also adding business and corporate partners to this engaging and highly skilled group.
If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact Sheila at Sheila@penniesoftime.com
Corporate and Business Partners
We are excited to partner with businesses and corporations to meet this need in our communities. If you are interested in joining us either through financial support, in-kind donations, or with highly skilled volunteers, please let us know!
You can contact Sheila, the President, at Sheila@penniesoftime.com
Your donation and support will make a difference so that families are better equipped to respond to our world and start the journey of becoming the helpers in our communities.
Thank you for being part of our efforts to empower families and kids to know what to do when bad things happen! Click the image for more information.
Join Us In Empowering Families to Make a Difference!
Join the Movement to Raise Kind Kids!
- Let us know that you would like to participate in our kindness programs.
- Join us in our project When Bad Things Happen: what to say and do with your kids.
- Share your talents and skills as a volunteer for Pennies of Time.
- This week, complete an act of kindness with your kids. Need a suggestion? Here are 5 Easy Ways!
Help Right Now:
- Please join us as we gather funds to develop programming that is meaningful and effective.
- Find out ways you can help with Giving Tuesday.
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About Pennies of Time
Pennies of Time is a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and tools for families to raise kind kids and become compassionate problem solvers. Through our Kindness Academy, we provide resources and mentoring to families, helping them navigate the journey of creating lasting kindness habits.