- Notice when someone is hurt or needs a friend
- imagine how they must be feeling
- take time to show that you care
- Ask how they are and listen patiently
- Forgive others when they make mistakes
- Are helpful to a person or animal in need
Did you know that ....when you show people compassion your body produces more oxytocin. A warm smile, friendly gesture, or affirmative body signal to another person actually triggers your body to produce more Oxytocin, causing a chemical reaction in your body that actually motivates you to be MORE compassionate. Now you can see why starting off your day with a positive attitude towards others makes it easier to continue doing so for the rest of the day.
During this time of uncertainty, your children are looking to you for reassurance that things will be okay. Although it is true that routines and schedules create predictability, which can make children feel safe, there will be days at home where it’s just too difficult to stick with the routines and schedules. That is okay. If you can’t finish the assigned math because your family decides to bake cookies, watch a movie, read a book together, or play a board game, that is okay! If everyone in your house is feeling stressed, and doing math will add to that stress, don’t do the math today!
Remember that how your child(ren) felt during this time will stay with them much longer than what they did. Patience, love, encouragement, and COMPASSION are the most important things you can give them right now.
A last reminder of the following LINKS:
Budget Consultation - link to the survey (closes May 1), along with the background document and link to the are found on the page linked below: https://www.sd63.bc.ca/news/2020-04/202021-budget-consultation-–-community-budget-meeting-and-survey
Registration opens Thursday, April 30 @ 9am and normally fills up fast with a student wait list. A link on our website https://bayside.sd63.bc.ca/ will be made available at that time.
2020/2021 Bus Transportation Registration is now open.Registration for bus transportation will be closed 5:00 p.m. June 30, 2020. Clink on this link to register: https://www.sd63.bc.ca/programs-and-services/transportation