As we exit the Thanksgiving season, it's crucial to keep the spirit of thankfulness alive in our families, especially among our children. It's a vital time to remind them not to forget the blessings they have and to continuously recognize and appreciate the good in their lives. This ongoing practice of gratitude can profoundly impact their perspective and overall well-being, making every day a chance to see the world through a lens of thankfulness.
Informed Families Catalyst
The holiday season is a special time for family, warmth, and creating lasting memories. One of the most cherished traditions in many households is cooking together. It's more than just preparing food; it's an opportunity for bonding, sharing stories, and reinforcing family ties.
When you think of the dinner table, what comes to mind? For many, it evokes memories of family, friends, delicious food, and lively conversations. While these moments can be filled with joy, laughter, and bonding, the dinner table also offers a golden opportunity to teach invaluable life skills.
Let’s explore some of the many life lessons that can be imparted, all while sharing a meal together:
In the hustle and bustle of our contemporary world, with deadlines at work, after-school activities, and an array of external commitments, making time for family often gets relegated to the bottom of our to-do list. Yet, amidst this chaos, the age-old tradition of a family dinner stands as a beacon of connection, reflection, and bonding. But how can we, in the midst of our ever-tightening schedules, prioritize this invaluable time? Here are some tips to help you strike that balance:
President's Message - August 2023
As we gear up to celebrate Family Day on September 25, 2023, I wanted to take a moment to share some heartfelt thoughts with all of you.
Amidst the fast-paced rhythm of modern life, it's easy for the age-old tradition of family dinners to get lost in the shuffle. But have you ever wondered about the profound impact of these seemingly simple moments shared over a meal? Our Family Days™ Campaign is a national movement reviving the significance of family meals and their remarkable benefits on our youth.
As we wave goodbye to the relaxing days of summer and usher in the bustling fall season, the rhythm of life begins to change once again. August, a month filled with excitement and anticipation, marks not only 'Back to School Month' but also 'Family Fun Month.' So why not combine these two unique themes and make the transition back to school an engaging and enjoyable experience for the whole family?
As we navigate the hectic tempo of modern living, one aspect often gets relegated to the back burner – self-care. As the culture of 'busyness' grows, we sometimes forget that our most fundamental responsibility is to ourselves and our well-being.
President's Message - June 2023
I am always amazed by how different people approach the drug problem. The predominant approach is, "I'm going to learn everything about drugs," and then, "I'm going to tell others all about everything I've learned, and that will save them." However, becoming a drug expert does not stop the drug problem.
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.