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.
Activities of the Week
Make a New Year's Resolution!
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.
Talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death in teenagers. Find out what you can do and how to talk to your child about safe driving habits with these tips from NIH.
"Recycle" Thanksgiving food by putting leftovers to good use.
Get your kids involved with preparing these easy Thanksgiving leftover recipes together.
Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with the "ABCs of Gratitude."
In this game from the Family Dinner Project, perfect for the Thanksgiving dinner table, each member of the family takes a turn naming something they're grateful for. The twist is that you have to go in alphabetical order! So if you start with "apples," the next person would continue with something beginning with a "B."
Bust boredom on your next family road trip.
Will you be driving to visit friends or family this Thanksgiving or holiday season? If so, consider one of these car games from KidsHealth for your road trip. It will make the time pass faster and get the whole car involved!