Our next Can Do Kids Community event on Thursday 4th May 2017 will showcase the talent of Mornington Peninsula kids … PLUS a special guest performance from Cath Jamison — Australia’s top female magician and mentalist.
Peninsula kids who can sing / dance/ play etc. or have achieved something pretty special … can apply to be in this event. Audition date: Sunday Feb 19th. Apply here. Auditionists have the option to take home audition footage on our Can Do USB stick!
We are very pleased to announce that — not only will she perform for us at the Can Do event — Cath Jamison is also our Chief Judge for the Audition! She is looking forward to meeting Can Do kids at the auditions and seeing many more at the main event in May.
This event is proudly sponsored by Janet McNeill of McNeill Real Estate Ph: 0419 503 327.
Business owners / Sponsors: How’d you like to boost the Can Do Attitude in your community? Read more here.
Adopting a Can Do attitude – the Can Do campaign
40 years ago the ‘Life. Be in it.’ campaign launched on our TV sets, urging us to get up off the couch and become more active. People got out and cycled, walked, jogged, etc. But wellbeing isn’t just about exercising – there’s far more to it.
How you can be involved:
More people today are struggling emotionally, than ever before. One in seven children have anxiety and, while many receive help, plenty don’t, and are most likely to become depressed adults.
So let’s get up off that other ‘couch’. Let’s get in early – before our children need counselling – and turn around the culture of bully, pessimism, addiction and negativity that have kids missing out on realising their full potential.
They say “It takes a community to raise a child”…
WE say “It takes a positive community to raise a positive child.”
An idea whose time has come
20 years ago it was a lofty goal…a wishful dream…and now it’s becoming a reality.
About A for Attitude — the little book behind this campaign — and its author
Julie Davey, founder of A for Attitude Productions, is an international bestselling children’s author and illustrator with a series of positive psychology books distributed in 14 countries.
Julie’s interest in the mind-body connection began during her nursing career, and grew as she witnessed her father’s optimistic management of a terminal illness, noting the role that ‘Attitude’ played in his story…
Reviews From Around The Globe
The beauty of A for Attitude is it’s generic simplicity. The principles contained in the book suit people of all ages, of any colour, creed or race, from all walks of life… because they are based upon age-old wisdom used by successful people for generations.
“…your book and cards are a great way for (our family) to interact and discuss the right way to think and believe so you can achieve.”
NYC New York, USA
“I dream of the day that A for Attitude is part of every school curriculum. In the meantime it is certainly part of my own educational tools at home”
“A for Attitude assists children to lay strong foundations to become resilient, empowered, capable and successful adults.”
Author and teacher
“The children are enthusiastic to read, discuss and share their feelings using the book as a support”
Our Lady of Fatima Primary School, Vic
“Kids today need to be resilient, adaptable… and to stay positive in the face of the challenges the modern world deals them. I can’t recommend this organisation enough!”
“It teaches me to accept myself for whoever I am and not to take my anger out on anyone or myself”
Yr 3 student
We can’t do it without our amazing supporters
We are sincerely grateful to all those who have supported, and continue to support, our Foundation and hope that you’ll choose use their services and support them in return. It makes for a win/win/win situation, and we love those! By working with these organisations, you can be sure that you’re dealing with community minded people who want the best for you and your children.