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The Right Way To Involve Your Child in Sports

Posted by Informed Families on December 22, 2022 at 5:32 PM

When famed soccer reporter Grant Wahl died suddenly during the World Cup earlier this month, his wife, physician Céline Gounder, told CBS News, “I want people to remember him as this kind, generous person.”

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, sports, teens, social media, Family Table Time

Get On Board the Family Day Fun!

Posted by Informed Families on September 25, 2022 at 5:06 PM

Once each year, we take time to celebrate the people that make our lives meaningful: our families. Family life isn’t always what you’d find in a Hallmark movie, but at the bottom, the love and support we find there offer a sense of belonging and stability in our lives. Sociologists point out that families are critical for healthy development.

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Topics: Family Day, parenting, teenagers, family bonding, teens, family dinner, Family Table Time

We’re talking to YOU!

Posted by Peggy B. Sapp, President & CEO on September 9, 2022 at 1:05 PM

President's Message - August 2022

Over the years, it has been interesting to me that parents consistently think Informed Families is not talking to them but to some other family with problems. Denial is a trademark of addiction!
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Topics: Family Day, President's Message, teenagers, Informed Families, teens, Family Table Time

Teaching Kids the Meaning of Patriotism

Posted by Informed Families on February 25, 2022 at 6:00 AM

One of the topics in this month’s popular and useful Family Table Time kit concerns the subject of patriotism.

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Topics: Family Table Time

Encouraging a Positive Attitude in Kids

Posted by Informed Families on January 21, 2022 at 7:00 AM

There’s an old joke about a young boy who wakes up Christmas morning and, instead of gifts under the tree, finds a pile of manure. Excitedly he begins shoveling through it, telling his bewildered parents, “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”

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Topics: positive parenting, Family Table Time

The Holidays Are for Sharing

Posted by Informed Families on December 24, 2021 at 6:00 AM

As we celebrate the various holidays clustered around this time of year, we can look around and see all the ways we’re lucky enough to have so much. Not only enough to survive—food, clothing, shelter—but enough to thrive.

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Topics: family bonding, Family Table Time

Topical Family Table Time Topics

Posted by Informed Families on October 22, 2021 at 5:00 AM

If you’ve been following the news in the last few weeks, you’ve heard about the investigations into Facebook and Instagram, including their detrimental impact on pre-teens and teens.

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Topics: Family Table Time

Do You Know What Your Child Is Doing Online?

Posted by Informed Families on June 23, 2021 at 3:12 PM

“Parents beware—Omegle might just as well be called “Pedophiles R Us,” warned one reviewer on “I found out by chance that my (just) 14-year-old daughter has been using this site. Her conversations involve guys asking her for sex and to meet her in hotels for sex.”

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Topics: Family Table Time

Help Kids Help the Earth

Posted by Informed Families on April 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM

When children have a sense of purpose, it can help them make smarter choices when it comes to drug and alcohol use. One way to do this is to involve them in activities that let them feel they’re making a difference in the world.

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Topics: Family Table Time

The Hidden Benefits of Community Service

Posted by Informed Families on March 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

“He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured his own.”

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Topics: family dinner, Family Table Time, community

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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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