Rate this item
  • 0.00 / 5 5
(0 votes)

September 24th is Family Day, a day to celebrate the simple, everyday things parents do to connect with their kids. Founded in 2001 by Center on Addiction, Family Day works with organizations across the country to educate parents about how everyday activities create strong, healthy relationships that can prevent future substance use.

Like other forms of parental involvement, frequent family meals are associated with positive behavioral outcomes for both children and teens. Numerous studies, including this one by the Department of Healthcare Organization & Policy, shows that kids who eat dinner with their parents are less likely to use substances, and partake in harmful behavior.

Family dinners can also offer a space for you to connect with you child. During dinnertime, encourage your child to share their day with you; use positive language to help you maintain and strengthen your bond with you child, and be sure to listen to what your child has to day. Other tips include:

  • Ask specific questions.
  • Employ an open door policy: Encourage your children to come to you when they are facing a problem.
  • Inspire confidence: Remind your children of their best qualities.
  • Share your experiences.
  • Ask your children for their opinion and listen to what they have to say.
  • Say “I love you”.

For more information about family day, and tips on how to make family dinners fun, visit https://www.casafamilyday.org/.

Share this:
More in this category: Social Media and Cyberbullying Resources for Parents » Quick COVID-19 Resource Guide for the Denver Community » Prom Season and Alcohol: Tips for Talking with your Teen » Free Activities for the Family in Denver » Connection as a Form of Prevention » Say No to Bullying- Be an Upstander » Celebrate Red Ribbon Week » Low Cost and FREE Summer Programs in Denver 2019 » Talking With Other Parents to Keep Your Child Safe » Building Meaningful Connections This Holiday Season » Hosting Alcohol Free Teen Parties » Low Cost and FREE Summer Programs in Denver 2018 » Signs Your Child Could Be Engaging in Unhealthy Activities » The Effects of Early Marijuana Use and How to Talk About it » Cigarettes in our everyday life: Middle school students address tobacco use » What do you do when a friend needs help? » Name Our Mascot Contest » The Importance of Positive Assets » Marijuana and the Teen Brain » Just Breathe » World Book Day » Attachment During Childhood » Positive Youth Development encourages adolescents to develop into their full potential » All It Takes is YOU to Make a Difference » Make 2015 the Year of YOU! » Last Minute Family Day Ideas and Resources » Bring your daughter, mother, or a friend… » Start Planning Your Family Day Menu Now! » Safe Summer 2013 Resource Fair » Denver’s Safe Summer Kickoff Keeps Getting More Awesome » Safe Summer 2013 Is Almost Here! » Prom: One night could change your entire life. » Who are the 85? » The First d-RAP Infographic Is Here! » What To Do When You See Bullying Happen » Staying Safe at School » What to Do if Your Child is Bullied » Sponsoring an Above the Influence “Tag It,” Event » Celebrate the Power of Prevention on Above the Influence Day! » Talking to Your Kids About Peer Pressure » Happy Family Day » Help! My best friend thinks I have a drinking problem. » The Denver RAP Youth Council Wants You! » Get Ready to Celebrate Family Day on September 24th, 2012 » Welcome to the new d-RAP Website and blog. »
Previous Post International Overdose Awareness Day
Next Post Vaping and Health