Sat., May 25
St. Patrick's Day Coffee
Tues. Oct. 2nd 7pm-midnight
at Luise Dahlem
Fri., March 15, 8:30am-12pm
St. Patrick's Day is known nowadays as a time to celebrate friendship and good cheer - what better way than to share a "cuppa" with fellow BBIS parents? Maybe we'll get lucky and see some new faces!! Drop in for a quick hello or stay for a while - would love to see you there. This event will be held at a personal residence - Blachfeld 27, Kleinmachnow.
Fall Bake Sale - Thank you to all our “sweet” volunteers for making our Fall Bake Sale so successful!
Wed., Nov. 21
It’s not too late to showcase your country on Culture Day! For more information, click HERE
Vivian Huijzinga will answer your questions about raising healthy, happy kids
How do I talk to my older children about stressful issues happening in our home country? Should I avoid talking about it since we live in Berlin and don’t experience it first-hand? Should I wait until they see it on the news and ask questions or is it better to be proactive about teaching them about what is going on?
The news, world issues, injustices, and politics are heavy topics for any individual. For those of us who are sensitive, this can be additionally demanding. Developing children and adolescents make sense of the world around them with what resiliencies they already have and will develop. This process happens on it’s own through daily events, media, friends, family, class discussions and books. What to add as a parent is up to you.
The circumstances of your family’s political point of view, the news, your children’s stress levels and personal interest may be factors in your decision. If an English newspaper from your home country were left lying around, would your son or daughter be inclined or interested in reading it? Is there any harm in not discussing the events? What is your gut feeling? Question yourself whether you are informing or sharing stress. What good can come out of it? Maybe lots! A commitment to help others is one.