If you notice that too much time on the phone or in front of the TV is starting to negatively impact your interaction with your kids, it may be time to look at setting up a Family Media Plan with this tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Think through it together and find a system that works for everyone!
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Create a Family Media Plan.
Cold weather and playing in the snow can be great fun, and a great way to keep kids active in the winter, but it’s important to stay safe! Check out this handy infographic from CDC on how to check for and avoid frostbite & hypothermia this winter.
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
This Monday, January 15, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is also the National Day of Service! Start here for more information about Dr. King and MLK Day, then volunteer with your child to make a difference in your community.
Help your child cope with stress at any age.
Stress and anxiety can affect a child at any age, with or without the impetus of a traumatic incident. For tips on how to deal with stress together, visit the CDC.
Make a New Year's Resolution!
Make the start of the 2018 an opportunity to change your lifestyle habits for the better! Talk to your kids about setting goals together, then check out PBS for ideas on making them stick.
Teach your children to look out for those in need.
With winter comes hard times for many families. You and your family can help out through a coat drive, by volunteering at a soup kitchen, or through another community volunteering initiative in your area. Find a way to get involved near you through volunteer.gov.
Gear up for the winter months to come.
The first official day of winter is December 21st! These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for any snow storms and cold temperatures that may come your way.
Check out Sesame Street for Military Families.
Sesame Street offers a variety of toolkits for families of all shapes and sizes, including military families. Take some time to explore their selection of resources for military families with your child.