Start your own mini-shop!
We are also introducing a Saturday Buy and Sell post within our Second Family English Facebook group.
Members can showcase arts and crafts, homemade goodies, hobby-related items, and business services to other members. Buying and selling is encouraged.
For existing members who are not part of the group, please join here:
by Rebecca Curtis-Ito
Waking up at just past six on a cold, winter morning is not something I do willingly. To help pass the procrastination of peeling off the warm blankets, I check Facebook and what my friends are up to in the world.
There, at the top of my newsfeed, was a mother in distress about juggling parenting with employment. Her post was a detailed account about how working was putting strain on the relationship with her child, and how others - especially those closest to her - had speculated she was not being an adequate parent due to her work commitments.
Bullying: an Overview of Japanese Cultural Influences and Successful Future Prevention by Rebecca Curtis-Ito
This is a scholarly article about the influences and prevention towards bullying in Japan.
Author: Rebecca Curtis-Ito
Publishing Date: 27th October, 2016
Arts and crafts are a positive way to de-stress while being creative. By concentrating on personalizing a project, negative thoughts such as home worries, work stress, and pressing responsibilities take a back seat as you make something precious.
These arts and crafts are for everyone, but can Second Family English members figure out the clues as to which craft is suggested for who?
We look forward to your conversation!
The story darkens, but I'll leave it there. The bottom line is: trust your instincts.
For teachers and parents, finding easy crafts for kids can be a pain - especially in the heat of Nagoya's summer. These crafts have been tested and loved by kids in preschools and primary schools throughout Japan and Australia. Plus, they only require a few recycled items or something from Daiso (100 Yen Shop).
Kathy Tanaka, a Second Family English member in Higashi-ku, created and hand-made a series of life-like fruits and vegetables for the bubs here at Second Family English.
Thank you, Kathy!
If you would like to order from Kathy, check the 'For Sale' album at her Facebook page here.
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