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Family Day - The 4th Monday in September 

    The 4th Monday in September


 

Dinner Makes a Difference!

More than a decade of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has consistently found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. 

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ is a national movement launched by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in 2001 that promotes the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners as a simple, effective way to prevent substance abuse in kids.

To learn more about Family Day and to join parents all across America in taking the Family Day STAR pledge, log on to www.CASAFamilyDay.org .

Pledge to be a Family Day STAR who:

S - Spends time with my kids by having dinner together

T - Talks to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of drugs and alcohol

A - Answers their questions and listens to what they say

R - Recognizes that I have the power to help keep my kids substance-free!

 

CASA REPORT FINDS TEENS WHO HAVE INFREQUENT FAMILY DINNERS LIKELIER TO DRINK, SMOKE, USE MARIJUANA

Click Here for Full Report





 

 


 


 


 

 

You are invited to a Community Potluck
Come celebrate Family Day with us!

Hardwick Area Community Coalition is hosting a Community Potluck on
Wed. Sept. 28 to honor FamilyDay.

Where: Hazen Cafeteria at 6:00


FamilyDay  A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM is a
national movement launched by CASA in 2001 to remind
parents that frequent family Dinners Make A Difference!

After dinner join us for some family activities.
Fun for the whole family.

 

 

 


 
Family Day - The 4th Monday in September


 

 

7 Secrets to Successful
Family Dinners

Start the pattern of family dinners when children are young

Encourage your children to create menu ideas and participate in meal preparation

Turn off the TV and let your answering machine answer calls during dinnertime

Talk about what happened in everyone's day: school, work, extracurricular activities or current events

Establish a routine to start and end each meal.  Light candles or tell a story

After dinner, play a board game or serve dessert to encourage the family to continue the conversation

Keep conversation positive and make sure everyone gets a chance to speak 

 
 
 
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