"The world is really chaotic, it's kind of dark," Van Laeken told WSBT-TV. "On the news it's kind of hard to find a good news story to share with kids right now. I teach my kids to be positive and do good things for other people and this just seem like a really easy way to get my kids thinking about others."
The phone line, 574-832-4965 offers five different options in English and Spanish, including jokes, advice and inspirational quotes.
There's also a feature for callers who simply want to get a taste of fifth-grade education.
"They read some random facts that fifth-graders should know," Van Laeken told WNDU-TV.