As parents, we want to protect our kids from pain, but sometimes it is out of our control. Depression is a really challenging emotion that is complex and difficult to understand, even for adults. I was excited to learn about a new children’s book, The Black Cloud Blues, that is providing validation and tools to help kids cope with depression. It is a great resource to be added to your home, school, or pediatric setting.
There is a contagious smile that appears on our face when we witness a child’s pure joy and happiness. Sometimes we even cry when we see them light up and giggle, especially for those kids who haven’t smiled in a while.
I found myself smiling, nodding and becoming teary-eyed when I watched a video from an amazing organization, A Moment of Magic. Here is a little more about them.
A Moment of Magic is the original 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that allows college-age students to volunteer at children’s hospitals and social service institutions to provide creative programming. Our most popular services include Princess Visits, Superhero Visits, Personality Visits, Athlete Visits, Direct Family Support, and Inter-family Connection.
Our services are provided through hospitals, at the homes of individual children, with other foundations, and via Skype!
Our organization visits children in need free of charge to the institution. We provide services such as individual visits, bedside visits, group visits, story readings, and special events- just to name a few. We are the largest organization of our kind with 12 chapters all over the United States and 400+ volunteers. To read more about our services click here.
We have met more than 9,500 children across 25 states and 2 countries!