Kids Help Phone – Because Kids Need to Talk Too!


kids help phoneKids Help Phone is gearing up this month for the school year ahead. One way to help their vision is by selecting them as your Charity of Choice this month when you donate your vehicle. You can change a life. You can help a kid. Pretty simple.

One of the unique things about Kids Help Phone is that it’s not all about crisis. They can connect with a professional counsellor over homework trouble, their friends and yes of course, those confidential concerns they may not feel comfortable discussing with their parents or teachers.

It’s not always easy for a child to tell a parent what’s going on inside. It doesn’t mean we are bad or negligent parents, nor does it mean there are always deep dark secrets to be concerned about when our kids want to discuss their thoughts or feelings with someone else.

When they need an outside source to discuss something with, where do we send them? It can sometimes be disconcerting to think they don’t want to talk to us, but we all benefit from another person’s perspective at times. When ideas or solutions are offered that haven’t been considered yet, it’s pretty cool to have that ‘aha moment’.

As a single parent I am acutely aware that I cannot possibly provide all of my children’s mental and emotional needs. I’m grateful for the amazing people in my life who help me; those I can direct my kids to for support. I have also showed them the Kids Help Phone website too,  so they know they are never alone, that there is somewhere they can take their ‘stuff’ if they don’t want to talk to anyone in our circle of support.

In a world that doesn’t always make sense but also one where the expectations of our children are so extremely high and demanding, it’s reassuring to know there are professionals like Kids Help Phone to help our children peel back the layers and listen to them. Truly listen. This story is a true reflection of the impact KHP has on not just kids, but their families as well.

As our kids get ready to go back to school (yikes already!), I think it’s worth giving them an extra tool in their tool belt that may impact them in a way that we may or may never know about. Of all the things in the world that grab our attention, let’s give our kids opportunity to be their best selves, and if part of that includes showing them the simplicity of the KHP website, so be it.

To make a contribution through the donation of your vehicle, please go to the ‘donate now’ tab and begin the process. Please remember to have the VIN number of the vehicle ready before you begin, and thank you in advance for choosing Donate A Car Canada to facilitate your donation!

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