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Fun Activities to do on Universal Children´s Day
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November 20, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Universal Children´s Day was first established in 1954 by the United Nations on a day like today, November 20th, in order to promote unity and international awareness of children´s rights. UNICEF coordinates this special day and encourages us to participate in improving the welfare of children all over the world. There are still too many who  do not enjoy their full rights and there is still a lot to do. We, as parents, should help our children become aware.

Celebrities at work against childhood cancer
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August 10, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that childhood cancer is the first cause of death in children, after common household accidents? And that in developed countries such as the United Kingdom, 4000 children and young people will be diagnosed with cancer this year? Although their survival rate has increased thanks to advanced medicine and research, there is still of work to do. Especially when it comes down to awareness. That is why celebrities have donated their time to star in a video for Fundación Juegaterapia (Play Therapy Foundation, in English). Keep reading to discover the key to this successful campaign and what Juegaterapia has been able to do by sharing the video through the Internet.

An interview with Nancy on World Ocean´s Day
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June 8, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Today, June 8th, is World Ocean´s Day and this year´s United Nations theme is: “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.” According to the Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, “in order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.” And there is no one better than Nancy to talk to us about this. Her experience as a dolphin veterinarian will help children understand why it´s important to take care of our oceans and all it´s creatures.

Mindfulness at School
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May 20, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Have you ever sat down to east and were so caught up thinking about other things, that you weren´t even aware of what it the food tasted like? What about when you´re driving? Two thirds of the same, right? You aren´t aware of the landscape, the car next to you, the change of light or temperature.  Sometimes, someone will be talking to you but your mind has gone for a spin. Most of them times you get this feeling that you´re living life on autopilot. Well, it happens to the best of us: we are not present in our own lives. We forget to see, feel and listen to what surrounds us. The bad thing about this is that we do it, our children will do. Being in autopilot is the opposite of being mindful or practising mindfulness: a tool that is increasingly more popular to reduce stress, calm the mind and have a larger capacity for enjoyment.