parenting, trust, communication, journaling, help, teens, tweens
Children's Hospital Holiday Journal Drop-Off:
I had to up my number of journals needed as today I found out that 400 children not 200 will wake up at the Los Angeles Children's Hospital & the Orange County Children's Hospital on Christmas morning! I am trying to get 400 journals sponsored to deliver them personally. The catch is that I have to order the journals asap to get them there before the holidays. It’s $14.95 per journal to sponsor a journal. The total cost will be $5,980.00. Each Journal will come with a book mark that reads “Generously Donated By:” and then the name of your company or your family’s name.
It really is a win-win situation! You get a wonderful, feel good write-off, the children get a safe place to share worries and I also get to continue to live my dream of helping children free themselves of issues that weigh them down, so they can thrive and live a happy childhood! If you can help, please do! I have been in a pediatric hospital over the holidays! I remember us doing our best as a family to make it seem like a "normal holiday!"
If you can help, please do!
What is a Trust Journal and How Do They Make a Difference?
Trust Journals are a physical, confidential journal that is meant to be shared between a youth and an adult. Beginning with a certificate of trust that must be signed by both parties, Trust Journals give youth a safe space to share what's on their mind. Trust Journals act as a bridge to resolve any issue or problem together. With pressures of social media, unrealistic body images, online bullying, and child suicide rates soaring, today's youth are grappling with hard issues that have no easy answers.
Through journaling, they can tackle these issues and find a voice when they might not have one in their day-to-day life. With good communication skills, a youth will take better control of situations and be more apt to experience healthier relationships as an adult. Trust Journals can be purchased on our website. Happy Ditto also believes that EVERY child should have a Trust Journal, and donates Trust Journals to organizations that serve youth. Purchase or donate a Trust Journal today! It's never too early to build a trusting relationship with a child!