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Rainier Community Cares consists of community members working together to create a healthier environment for the youth, young adults and others who live in Rainier and the surrounding community.

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Handling Holidays After Divorce

The holidays can be a particularly difficult time when a couple has divorced. Old memories, good and bad, fun and painful, can be brought to the forefront this time of year. But even though things change, there are always ways to make it work, and to teach your children about handling change. The biggest factor that impacts how it will work out is our attitude. Choosing to make the best of the new situation is the approach most likely to work best for your children as well as yourself. There are some options to choose from on how to spend the day: Split the day: One parent spends Thanksgiving morning with the children, the other parent spends the afternoon or evening. Alternate years: One parent has the children on even years, the other on odd years. Choose a different day: One parent has the children on the holiday, the other ...
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Nightmares Be Gone!

As we get closer to Halloween, it’s exciting to plan all the “scary” fun and games. But for some children, this time of year can set off nightmares or make them worse. Here are some tips for helping your child handle nightmares: If they need to talk, let them talk while you just listen. While some believe talking about the dream can make it more vivid, it can also allow a child to realize how unrealistic the dream was so there really is no chance of it actually happening. You will know whether your child needs to talk or prefers not to. After they have talked, subtly change the topic to something fun, such as the vacation you took last summer, or are planning next year.  Favorite objects such as a stuffed toy or a blanket can give a child a sense of security and help ease fears to overcome ...
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Invitation to Rainier Community Cares Open House

I know that  you are a very busy person and the last thing you need to do is commit to be a part of anything. That being said, and if at all possible, I would like to invite you to our coalition  meeting  Wednesday  October 14 @5 pm. We meet at the Rainier food bank.  Our coalition meets  once a month on the second Wednesday and is working to help the children in our community make healthy decisions.  It would be great to have you be apart of what's happening in Rainier.  We will have a short power point presentation that will show who we are and what we do. Some of our current members are Lt, Paul Counts of the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, Randy Schleis -Mayor of Rainier, YMCA - Lacey,  Everett Gage- City Council, Pat Cooley - Valley Heart Assembly of God, Nancy Decker - Rainier Food ...
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