We believe during these hard times, the world needs something to keep them motivated and stay safe. That’s why we wrote this song – to remind our young audience that we are in a pandemic and the only way out is to follow guidelines and regulations. Unfortunately, we are not able to go out as often or see friends and family, so music is something that is bringing us together.-Paridice Music
I recall vividly the day I took notice of Paridice Music on social media. I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and stopped dead in my tracks on your cover song of Somebody You Loved. It was hauntingly beautiful and before the music ended, I was already messaging you to introduce us and ask if you’d be interested in writing a parody about wearing a mask as a plea to your young peers this Halloween. You checked us out and responded quickly with a yes and we were thrilled! In no time, you came up with these amazing lyrics and began recording the vocals. It was our honour to create this video for you and we hope the message resonates with our followers and far far beyond our reach.
-Lorrie Holmes, Editor, Kids News & Reviews
Changing the world means making the impossible possible. It means having a vision, setting big, scary goals, and accomplishing them. It means believing in yourself no matter what.Dana Perella, Founder of Cookies4Cures
Hi! I’m Dana. I’m 10 years old and I’m the founder of my own nonprofit, Cookies4Cures. I’ve raised over $100,000 for research into rare pediatric diseases. Kids always tell me, “I could never do that!,” but it’s not true. You can make a difference, and I’m going to tell you how to do it!
Rising to take care of our children’s emotions or showing up to take care of them has got to be one of the most daunting and yet rewarding parts of being a parent – especially at a time when we have so many extra emotions ourselves and feelings of uncertainty. I also think this is where the fulfillment happens. When we can get this piece, I think it’s such a big part of fulfilling the dance as a parent. It’s going to test every ounce of emotional maturity that we have and show us where we fall short of what we want from ourselves.-Dr. Deborah MacNamara
Written by LORRIE HOLMES
For the launch of KiDS NEWS & REViEWS, we have created our editorial lineup around the theme of The Everyday Hero. We did so because it’s empowering. It focuses on selflessness, bravery, and respect. On doing things for the sole purpose of helping others while not expecting anything in return. Our mandate is to focus on what we have to offer our society instead of what is lacking. These are all the things we want our children to think about. As the editor and parent of KiDS NEWS & REViEWS, I’m wanting to keep our children’s voices proactive. Focusing them on what can be gained if they share their communication with each other, and with us adults – as both teachers and caregivers. Regardless of their ideas, thoughts and emotions, I encourage our kids to share them all. To fully express themselves by coming up with their own opinions and solutions. Not unlike us adults, kids also want to feel heard and understood. So let’s encourage them to lend us their voices, and even their hearts if we’re really lucky! As children write the content here, they will speak directly to each other. As editor, I am thrilled to work with them on shaping their stories to be emotionally intelligent, inspiring and honest. This will hopefully open up a whole new world of communication for them – and even for us adults – to help us better guide our youth in our ever changing world.