Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

December 29, 2011

Tags: Learn, Open up, Peace

Don't Judge

Try to live an entire day without judging people. Don't assume that someone who looks mean or unpleasant is always that way.

December 28, 2011

Tags: Peace

Honor People's Feelings

Don't dismiss other people's feelings. Let them know you understand why they feel the way they do, even if you don't feel that way yourself.

December 24, 2011

Tags: Peace

Keep Peace In Your Heart

Try to live a more peaceful life. Whenever you find yourself getting upset, breathe in and say "peace" then breathe out and say "peace."

October 15, 2011

Tags: Peace, Write!

Write An Email For Peace

Would you like the world to be a more peaceful place? Email your Representative and tell him or her what you think. To find your Rep's email address, go here.

September 21, 2011

Tags: Peace

Happy Peace Day!

Today is International Peace Day. Get together with some friends and light a candle for peace. What can you do to make our world a peaceful place?

September 5, 2011

Tags: Peace

Do Something For Peace

To read a story about peace and get some ideas of what you can do, go here.

August 27, 2011

Tags: Peace

Control Your Temper

Hold your temper. Life will always throw problems at you. Learn to accept them, fix them when you can, and move on. Studies show that people who don't worry and fret live longer.

August 22, 2011

Tags: Peace

War Is No Game

Don't buy or play with war toys.

August 17, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself more--and less at other people.

August 15, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Be Realistic About Other People

Make friends with people who have qualities you admire, but don't expect them to be saints. Be tolerant of other people's faults.

August 11, 2011

Tags: Peace, Learn

Listen

Let other people tell you their story. It's amazing how much you can learn from hearing others tell about their lives.

August 6, 2011

Tags: Peace

Keep Your Ego In Check

Don't be a sore loser... or a sore winner. Don't mope and complain when something doesn't go your way, and don't brag about your awards, prizes, and accomplishments. Keep perspective about your failures and successes.

July 18, 2011

Tags: Peace

Make Peace

Has someone hurt your feelings or been unfair to you? Try being a friend to that person. You may not want to. You may think you shouldn't be the one to bend over backwards. Be the bigger person and do it anyway.

July 2, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Admit Your Mistakes

Admit it when you're wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, so when it happens just admit it.

June 24, 2011

Tags: Peace, Conserve

Help Dolphins

Eat dolphin safe tuna--tuna that isn't caught using nets that close up to form a ball. Dolphins can get caught and killed in these nets. Here's a list of brands of tuna sold in the United States that are dolphin-safe: Starkist, Chicken of the Sea, Bumblebee.

June 23, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Know When To Say "I'm Sorry."

Try to look at a problem through another person's eyes. Learn to say "I’m sorry." These two simple words can prevent violence and save relationships.

June 22, 2011

Tags: Peace

Find A Special Place

Find a place outdoors where nature soothes your spirit. Go there whenever you need to think about something important.

June 20, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Respect Other's Rights

Respect people's property. Don't go in someone's yard without their permission or touch things that don't belong to you.

May 31, 2011

Tags: Peace

Peace Corps

Play a game to learn more about the Peace Corps. Go here.

May 25, 2011

Tags: Peace

Use Peaceful Language

Don’t use the hate word with family and friends. Try asking people to change their behavior instead:

"When you (raise your voice, take my things, etc.)
I feel really (bad, mad, sad, etc.).
I'd like you to (lower your voice, ask me if you can borrow my sweater, etc.)"

The pattern is:

When you do xxxx, I feel xxxx, I'd like you to xxxx.



May 20, 2011

Tags: Peace

Be Kind

Don't send cruel words or unflattering pictures when you're on the internet. The results can scar someone for life.

May 2, 2011

Tags: Learn, Peace

Learn About Other Cultures

The world is a big place. Go to the library. Find a book about a country and culture you want to learn more about.

April 29, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment, Conserve, Peace

Learn About Trees

Trees make a community beautiful, and they provide homes and food for many animals. When you play around trees, don't break off limbs and don't injure the bark. To learn more about trees go here.

April 27, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment, Conserve, Peace

Worms Are Wonderful!

Are there worms in your backyard? If so, don't kill them. Worms help break down dead plants and animals, making the soil rich and fertile. Learn more about worms here.

April 26, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Peace

End Violence Against Women

In many countries, violence against women is common. Amnesty International is one group that is working to help women obtain basic rights. Click to donate to this cause. It's free. Go here.

April 15, 2011

Tags: Give, Open up, Peace

Make A Pledge For Peace

Pledge to do your part for world peace:

I pledge to speak to others in a kind way.
I pledge to help others when they need my help.
I pledge to care for the Earth.
I pledge to respect all people of every religion and race.
I pledge to do my part to create a peaceful world.

April 13, 2011

Tags: Learn, Peace

Look At The Stars

Go somewhere very dark. Lie on your back and look up at the stars. Did you know that there are about 100 billion stars in our galaxy? And did you know that there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe? (Those are only the ones astronomers can see.) If you had a very powerful telescope, you would see thousands of stars where you see only blackness now.

Think about our amazing universe. If you'd like to learn more, go here.

April 4, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment, Conserve, Peace

Learn About Spiders

Don't kill spiders. There are at least 40,000 species of spiders, and they all eat insects and help keep them under control. Learn more about spiders here.


February 25, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give, Open up, Peace

Remind Others

Remind others to be kind to pets and people. Make “Kindness” bookmarks and leave them at the library or hand them out to your friends and family.