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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

“If you can dream it, you can do it, remember that this whole thing started with a dream and a mouse”  Walt Disney.

Well I did dream, and it all started with a box of sharpies for my birthday, some very positive friends and a picnic on the beach.  I knew I needed to make a change in my life the rest of the MyGeckoBox team were also ready to #makeithappen too, and so here we are now.

Living and breathing crafting and education.

I am amazed at how much I have learned in the name of research for our products.  Don’t even get me started on our most recent subscription box Space, what a learning curve !  Now this month we are heading towards the clouds (the clue is there for you monthly subscribers!).

So this week I’ve been searching for inspirational quotes to send to a friend for her birthday, and there are so many great ones to choose from.  I love this Tibetan proverb, and it is a useful one to remember when we are teaching our kids the way forward…

It's better to live for one day as a tiger

It’s better to live for one day as a tiger than to live for 1000 years as a sheep.

All kids are different, some are natural leaders and there are the confident, popular ones who have endless invites to birthday parties.  But at the other end of the scale are the shy, timid kids or the ones who just aren’t cool enough😒.  They may act up in school just to prove themselves to the cool gang….does that sound familiar?  Some may be watching from the sidelines or wandering around the school playground on their own, avoiding eye contact with the bigger kids.

School bullying is one thing , but nowadays we also have to deal with cyber bullying.  There are kids suffering in silence, afraid to say anything and bring attention to themselves. They look at what others are doing before they make a decision. Acting like a sheep is the safe way.

But they deserve more and with the right guidance can change.

I read a great article on building kids confidence in themselves, helping them when choosing friends. It is a good guide for us parents who have the quiet kids. Click on the link to check it out Kids Who Need A Little Help To Make Friends.

As parents we need a support network that points us in the right direction when we are lost, and thankfully there are plenty of information and interactive forums on the internet.

There are also child expert groups who are there for the kids who want help, someone to talk to who is independent, if it is a problem they don’t want to discuss at home.

Childline is a there to help and launched a Childline app this month, the first app to counsel young people via smartphone, click here to learn more – ForMe.

Here in Spain we are lucky to have a Childline service too, Childline Andalucía.

In fact, Childline Andalucía are putting on a Fashion Show for kids on 22nd April, and the MyGeckoBox team are looking forward to a lovely family day there.  So we will be taking along a selection of our craft boxes if anyone would like to take a peep.  We also have our Mini Kits ready for any kids who would like to do a craft on the day..with our expert help on hand of course .  Put it in the diary if you live in the Marbella area, its going to be loads of fun. Click on this link for all the details.

And don’t forget if you have subscribed to receive our free newsletter…Look out for our April edition. We had a great free offer in our March edition .. it was like Christmas all over again! Let’s see what April has in store….I

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