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[30 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Show you can listen by telling a family member or friend what you heard them say.

Level: Family—Peace Principle: Witness
This week’s featured story came in from Silver Spring, MD, USA :
When my daughter was 12 or 13 she came home from school one day agitated, hurt and confused about something another girl had said. As it happened, not only was I at home without a crowd of other kids, but I was sitting down to do a piece of mending, so I was fully available to listen to her. I leaned close, nodded, and occasionally repeated a few of her words. At the end of 15 …

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[27 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Help a friend or family member face a difficult situation.

Level: Family—Peace Principle: Cooperation
This week’s featured story came in from Silver Spring, MD, USA:
In 1975 my husband and I lost two children, in two separate disasters. The second time I wanted to move away, but we had to stay where we were and allow people to grieve with us. I felt raw, sore to the touch. They tell me I kept my composure. Neighbors and friends brought food and flowers and gathered around to support us. Of all the kindnesses we received, one stays in my mind almost 35 years …

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[6 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Share in a family member's routine task and talk about it.

Level: Family—Peace Principle: Cooperation

This Week's Peace Action »

[29 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]
Give a working couple or a single mom a break by providing them with a few hours of free childcare.

Level: Community—Peace Principle: Community
This week’s featured story came in from Alpharetta, GA, USA:

When I was a young girl, too young to babysit, I  posted advertisements all over our community offering to be a Mother’s Helper.  As a Mother’s Helper I would play with/entertain someone’s children so they could get work done around the house.  It was a win-win situation.  The mothers got their housework done and I got to play with children and build a client base for when I was old enough to be left alone with other people’s …