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Spotting the Signs of Drug Abuse

Posted by Informed Families on January 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM

We at Informed Families hear it so often: “I never suspected my child was abusing drugs.”

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Journaling for Kids

Posted by Informed Families on January 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM

It’s tough being a kid, learning how to cope with daily life, wondering whom to trust, and trying to discern how you fit into the world around you.

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Topics: parenting, stress, childhood, healthy kids

Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19

Posted by Informed Families on January 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have noted an alarming increase in the use of drugs and alcohol, suicides, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

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Topics: communication, children, Covid-19, routines

The Giving Bonus

Posted by Informed Families on December 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM

‘Tis the season for giving, the time when we rush around in a frenzy buying presents for friends and family. We also use this time to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves, and share our good fortune by donating to various charities.

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Topics: Family Table Time, season of giving

How to Help Kids Deal with Bullies

Posted by Informed Families on December 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM

If your child has suddenly become moodier or more easily upset than usual, if they seem to be avoiding certain situations like taking the bus to school, or if you notice they’re suddenly not eating or sleeping well, they may very well have become the target of a bully.

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Topics: parenting, tips, advice, peer pressure, bullies

Helping Children Develop Resilience

Posted by Informed Families on December 7, 2020 at 8:30 AM

Research has shown that resilience helps children better face disappointment, cope with loss, and adapt to change. Studies have shown that this life skill not only helps their childhood and teen years go more smoothly, but can serve them throughout their entire lives by providing better physical and mental health, making them more likely to graduate from college, and receiving better-paying jobs.

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Topics: tips, parent involvement, positive parenting

Reading Up On Your Family’s Heritage

Posted by Informed Families on November 23, 2020 at 10:34 AM

Two of this month’s Family Table Talk topics are heritage and reading, and we think they complement Thanksgiving perfectly.

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Topics: family bonding, family dinner, Family Table Time

Reinforce These Skills for Drug-Resistant Kids

Posted by Informed Families on November 17, 2020 at 5:00 AM

Two of the topics featured in this month’s Family Table Talk kit are decision-making and heroism. While they may seem unrelated, they are actually two sides of the same coin, and that is courage: the strength to choose the right decision and the determination to face your fears and move ahead regardless of those fears.

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Topics: parents, Family Table Time

Family Table Time Fosters Togetherness

Posted by Informed Families on November 10, 2020 at 5:00 AM

One positive outcome of the pandemic has been that families have been forced by circumstances to spend more time together. No more rushing out the door to play practice in one direction and violin lessons in the other. No more late nights at the office, grabbing a quick fast-food dinner on the way home.

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Topics: family bonding, family dinner, Family Table Time

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week Virtually

Posted by Informed Families on October 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic can’t stop something as important as Red Ribbon Week. This is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during the nine-day celebration, held from October 23-31 each year.

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Topics: red ribbon, red ribbon week, red ribbon theme, redribbonfridays, red ribbon activities

About Us

We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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