Monday, March 17, 2008

Resource links-What is GCN, Grand Congenital Nevus? Including resources on teaching tolerance

Here are the resource links and sites discussed briefly during our moms support show, MamasTimeOut©, on Sunday, March 9, 2008 while speaking with our special guest, Mimi Jacobs, author and publisher of, "My Name Is Not Monkey Girl". Mimi is a successful author of several books and anthologies as well as a publisher, owning her own publishing company. Purchases of her products help support surgeries for her granddaughter Candace, who was born with GCN.

Grand congenital nevus, (GCN) or a large mole, which covers most of her face and parts of her body carries a melanoma cancer risk of about 2.5% at present for those with a garment nevus and 0% for those with a head/extremity nevus. For the 2.5% who do suffer the loss of a nevus child, a group called The Compassionate Friends offers support in grieving. There toll-free telephone is 1-877-969-0010 and their website is The 2.5% can also look to the parents of the past for support.

Here are resources and sites discussing tolerance and how to teach your children to accept others for who they are and to show compassion for those who are different than them:

  • Mothering Magazine Article: Teaching Tolerance in a Blended Family
The Two-Refrigerator Solution: Teaching Tolerance in a Blended Family ... For more information about blended families, see the following articles in past ...
  • Teaching tolerance - Brief Article | Advocate, The | Find Articles ...
Teaching tolerance - Brief Article from Advocate, The in News provided free by Find Articles.
Published twice a year, Teaching Tolerance magazine showcases innovative tolerance initiatives in schools across the country.
  • Home Page For tolerance - What is tolerance?
Also find and post miscellaneous resource links to this section. Books - Books on the topic with reviews. Articles - Find articles about tolerance. ...
  • International Day for Tolerance - 16 November
In 1996, the General Assembly invited Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both ...
  • Teaching Your Child Tolerance
Teaching tolerance is important - the differences that come from living in a melting pot enrich our culture, bringing new ideas and energy.
  • Tolerance Quotes | Tolerance Quotations | Tolerance Sayings ...
Tolerance quotes - part of a larger collection of Wisdom Quotes to challenge and inspire. Find Tolerance quotes and links to quotations on other topics.
  • Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center that helps educators promote tolerance through a quarterly magazine, free resources, ...
The initiative to encourage tolerance and understanding among people of different ethnic groups, races, nationalities, religions, cultures, ...
The site promises to awaken Americans to the problems of hate and intolerance, prompt them to action, and encourage them to dig deeper into themselves and ...

If you would like to learn more about Mimi Jacobs, find her books and publishing company and help support her mission, please visit the following resource pages :

See you again for our next show at MamasTimeOut© on Sunday, March 30, 2008 with our guest Jenny Rich, discussing "How to Raise a Reader".

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