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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.

The holiday season is a time to reflect on memories that only the festive season can awaken. This month, post-holidays in “Grandpa in the House” Parenting in a Multigenerational Home,” Wendy writes a very personal account of her time as a child celebrating the holidays with her Aspie Dad, and how it impacted her attitude towards the holidays with her very own family. Read on for a very touching account of how the wheel came full circle for Wendy in her end-of-the-year holiday celebrations.

Do you struggle with what to feed your kids after school, especially as dinner time draws near? This month in “The Dinner Table: Ideas and Inspirations for Family Meals,” John shares a few rules his family follows regarding snacks before dinner. Share your own ideas too!

As a community, when it comes to family dinner time, we can share ideas, food and time together to support sharing our meals together. This month in “The Dinner Table: Ideas and Inspirations for Family Mealtimes,” John shares six ways we can support family dinner time as community members…

“For the New Year I made a resolution – a family dinner resolution – to actually get home for family dinner,” writes, John Sarrouf this month in “The Diner Table.” This post is a report on what is working, and what is not…

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, is Giving Tuesday. After years of hearing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some folks created a day for giving back rather than consuming – and thus Giving Tuesday – the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving… and what better place to talk about giving back with your family than at the dinner table? Read John’s post this month in “The Dinner Table: Ideas and Inspiration for Family Mealtime” for resources to help your family discuss giving together and get inspired! Share your own ideas too… we want to hear them!

This month in “The Dinner Table: Ideas and Inspiration for Family Mealtime,” Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, John Sarrouf advocates for the return of the toast, a ceremonial way of leaving the day behind and marking the beginning our meal together, of celebrating, and of connecting…

This month in “The Dinner Table: Ideas and Inspirations for Family Mealtimes,” Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, John Sarrouf takes a look at how the dinner table is a child’s first classroom for diversity…

What’s in your pantry? Having a pantry that supports both a busy family lifestyle and quick health meals can also support time well spent with your family a meal times. This month in “The Dinner Table,” Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, John Sarrouf, shares his go-to list for a supportive pantry and ideas for meals for dinner and healthy snacks to tide the kids over while they wait…

This month in “The Dinner Table: Ideas and Inspirations for Family Mealtimes,” Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, John Sarrouf introduces the idea of “walking desserts.” Find out about this sweet idea and how it can extend your family mealtime together…

Is your desire to create the perfect family dinner creating challenges and tension? Don’t aim for the perfect dinner, but rather the “Good Enough” dinner. The goal is to connect, enjoy one each others company and to make memories. In his debut monthly column, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, John Sarrouf writes about letting go of the idea of a perfect family dinner in “The Dinner Table: Ideas and Inspiration for Family Mealtimes…”

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