President's Message - August 2022
We deal with this daily – we use different words to describe the same things.
We deal with this daily: we use different words to describe the same things.
Generation X calls my article a Blog…Informed Families calls it a Newsletter named The Catalyst. Our intention in the name is to show that each person has the ability to be a Catalyst for Good and for Change. Being a Catalyst is a thoughtful process, not a button-pushing, hit counting, machine.
School is starting and we are in the "Back to School" frenzy buzz. Well, stop it! Ask what is more important: the new notebook, or what you are writing in the child’s heart. Remember you are imprinting and writing on each other daily. Kick-off this school year with FAMILY DAY and promise to eat dinner with your children ___ times per week. You can fill in the blank space to what works for your schedule. BUT FYI ... a family who eats together 4 times a week has a 50% better chance of reducing risk factors and unhealthy behaviors while increasing protective factors and school success.
Obviously, I believe, each parent knows the answer: slow down and get support through a network of other parents and families at informedfamilies.org. Contact us! We want to know you. The human heart is the same across all generations; how we communicate is different. Let’s learn to communicate across generational divides!
For family dinner time recipes and activities and more, visit informedfamilies.org/campaigns/family-day
-Peggy Sapp, President & CEO