I know you all are curious to find out what my concerns were as a Twin Mom (TM) in the twins first years of life. Well... There is so much awareness I would like to share with you, but the countdown to their birthday has started and a greater concern has caught my attention!
The death of so many youngsters due to challenges that they join on social media, which lead to suicidal acts. My heart and sincere condolences goes out to these families. This is one of the main concerns with my kids and social media. However... As a parent and learning coach I tend to disagree on withholding activities from minors, without having an adequate alternative. This may eventually lead to them feeling as an outcast, which may cause bullying or unpleasant remarks from their peers. You don't want that either and therefore we often give in and allow certain modern/online activities. I've tried to come up with a solution.
Back in 2018 The JC's Twins were nominated and received an award for excellence in TV production. As program developers and presenters, they decided to do greater projects and became a recognized brand called the JC's Twins. This duo started to reach out to children in Suriname as kids with a vision on a mission. The graduated Principal Honor roll students and NEHS members, the JC's Twins decided to help others to accomplish their missions as well. This resulted in a newspaper to promote GenZ-ers in Suriname which they used as a tool to raise funds and help this specific group.
Many people asked why the JC's Twins choose Suriname and its diaspora as their main focus.
The answer is because they discovered that Suriname wasn't very well known. Writing essays in their distance learning program about the Suriname congregation in America was even refused, for there wasn't enough documentation to proof that this particular culture does exist in America. This was the start of an interesting journey, which has proven to be very fruitful and has only now begun. We posted on YouTube, but not all minors were granted parental permission to sign up. This made my task as a mother and learning coach extremely challenging, but great after all. Many people overseas showed interest in Suriname and many questions arised. This made the twins very excited and they wanted to share it with others. So I found a great solution which may not only suit my kids, but many interested in Suriname especially minors of Suriname parents living overseas. TV online is the PERFECT solution! I am pretty sure that they will enjoy the TV station online which will present different things from Suriname and has a chatbox where they anonymously can interact with others. This friendly online TV station wil have its first session on Saturday August 1st, 2020 as a birthday gift from me and supporters to the JC's Twins. It's actual TV online which means that it was a serious investment to purchase send and viewers time in order for people worldwide people to watch the programs from their location simultaneously with others. Pretty cool feature isn't it? I know the twins will love the gift and I hope that you and your youngsters will enjoy the compilation of many creative Suriname social media talents presented in a safer environment. Tune in on August 1, 2020 from 12u-15u Suriname time and feel free to chat with the twins and to send them a happy birthday message in the chatbox www.lpuplanet.com. From 15u-18u the program will be repeated. Let this day be a joyful day that we look forward to and I would love to receive feedback and team with others to create a safe and fun "social media" environment where we connect with others, especially Suriname worldwide❤ Da na wang hiep piep pieeeeeeep