Spending time together regularly helps kids feel connected to their families. This feeling of connectedness is a “super-protective factor” that helps kids avoid risky behaviors and promotes their healthy development. Family Day helps remind busy families of the invaluable role that parental involvement plays in young people’s lives.
Make A Dinner Date with Your Family The Communities That Care Coalition’s Family Day is next week, and they are encouraging families to have dinner together on Monday, September 26th! Begun by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Family Day is a national movement that encourages families to eat together not just on this one day, but frequently throughout the year. Studies have shown that the more frequently kids eat with… Read More
Celebrate Family Day on September 29th Did you know that the more often children and teens eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to drink and use illegal drugs? They are also more likely to do better at school. Dinnertime is a great time to connect with your kids. Celebrate Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children on Tuesday September 29th, 2009 with a meal… Read More
SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. Suggest an Event | Local forecast | Get directions | Free Museum Passes Farmer’s Market | Family Centers (Ages 0-4) Events Happening in the Hilltowns The following key represents the sum cost of one adult and one child: (>$)… Read More