Mentoring has proven to be a powerful tool for helping young people fulfill their potential. To find out more about the benefits of becoming a mentor in your community and how to do so, visit serve.gov.
Activities of the Week
Become a mentor.
Make a New Year's Resolution!
Set goals with your kids to change your lifestyle for the better, then check out Kids.gov for tips on how to reach those goals.
Look out for those in need.
With winter, comes hard times for a lot of 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.
When children get stressed, anxious, or even panicked, breathing deeply has been shown to help calm them down. Practice "belly breathing" together with these tips from PBS.
Connect with your children about their school days.
Asking the right questions will give you a better sense of what challenges your kids may be facing on a day-to-day basis. For suggestions and tips, including how to recognize if your child may be experiencing bullying or peer abuse, visit Prevent Child Abuse America.
Get winter weather ready.
These tips from ready.gov can help you ensure that you and your family are ready for snow storms and extreme cold in the months ahead.
Concussions can happen in the blink of an eye and result from a variety of circumstances. Although they range in severity, it is important to learn about the signs and symptoms of a concussion and what you can do if you think your child may have one. Find out more from USA.gov.
Keep teeth strong and healthy.
Whether or not you have a dental plan, there could be low-cost dental service options in your area. Find a dentist and schedule an appointment for your child through InsureKidsNow.Gov's Find a Dentist locator.