The role of dad may look different from family-to-family and/or culture-to-culture, however dads, like mothers, are pillars in the development of their children and their presence promotes inner strength and growth. Their positive and caring fathering has made and will continue to make a difference. Whether your Father figure is an Uncle, Grandfather, Friend, Cousin, a neighbor, or in some cases your mother, we would like to say thank you.
As parents, setting goals with your children can also instill valuable life skills, such as responsibility and commitment. Despite the uncertainty of 2021, I encourage you to think about what goal(s) you and/or your family will achieve and how you will achieve them.
This is a time of year when many of us look forward to holiday dinners and gatherings with family and friends. However, for many of us, this may not be at all possible due to the continued uncertainty with COVID-19 and other challenges we may be facing.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks involved with Halloween activities, finding ways to keep some of our holiday traditions can help us and our children maintain a sense of normality. Parents can still create fun memories for their children and you can find some ideas to do just that in our October 2020 Family Resources Newsletter. Click to learn more!
Back to school is a time of anticipation and excitement for students and parents, but this year has created new challenges and expectations for our children. For tips that can help you and your child transition smoothly and ensure a successful academic year, check out our September 2020 Family Resources Newsletter
Our world can be scary at times with disturbing news about people harming others, such as acts of racism and other forms of bias. It’s hard to know how to explain such events to young children, or how much to share. Discover age-appropriate ways to talk and educate children on cultural sensitivity and other important topics in the August issue of our Family Resources Newsletter.
Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.