From October 1-7, participants across the country will be raising awareness of mental illness. Join the conversation with your children and find out how you both can better support those with mental illnesses, as well as look after your own mental wellbeing.
Activities of the Week
Talk about mental health during Mental Illness Awareness week.
Need book ideas to read with your child?
These "Amazing" books from CDC can help. They're fun for your child, but also help you track their development as you move through the series, making them educational for you both!
Involve your teens in family dinner.
Once your kids hit their teenage years, it can be hard to consistently bring everyone to the table for some much-needed family time. These tips from CASA Family Day Blog for having a successful family dinner with teens can help!
Let your kids take over the kitchen!
National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day is September 13th. Check out these tips and recipes to get you started on cooking together.
Create a study-friendly home.
As kids get ready to go back to school for a new year, check out these 10 tips to help support good homework and study habits when they're at home too.
Play "How Many Hands."
Encourage your kids to choose a food on their plate and "rewind" its journey to get to your table. Where did it have to go before it made it to you? For this game and other ideas, visit the Family Dinner Project.
Check out these tips from the experts at PBS on how to keep your kids' internet usage safe and responsible in the digital age.
Fuel the athletes of your family.
Encourage your children to eat right and make healthy choices as sports get ready to pick up for the fall season.