National Family Month

Family Month, National

Second Sunday in May through the third Sunday in June
National Family Month is observed during the five-week period between Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June. It is timed to coincide with the end of the school year, when families start spending more time together, and also to focus attention on mothers and fathers as the most powerful support system for their children.
National Family Month was started by KidsPeace, a private, not-for-profit organization that has dedicated itself to helping children attain the confidence and develop the courage to face and overcome crises since 1882. KidsPeace has also established National Kids Day, observed on the third Saturday of September. The organization believes that such observances provide opportunities for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to be more involved in the lives of the children for whom they are responsible. Families are urged to spend time doing things together during this five-week period, whether it is taking a family vacation or simply doing chores around the house.
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A wealth of ideas, events, expert tips and free resources to help America's families connect, reconnect, and live healthier, happier lives are available from KidsPeace, the 126-year-old national children's charity that created National Family Month, on their websites http://www.
National Family Month spotlights different themes each year, and in 2008 it is turning the public's attention to two vital needs, one dramatically emerging trend, and a chance to get involved in an engaging national effort that will help express appreciation of someone special and even win something big.
Stephanie Cooper, 18, of Brookings, a senior at Brookings High School, has been an active volunteer in the activities for National Family Month, sponsored by her school's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter.
National Family Month provides an opportunity for families to share special time together, to develop or renew relationships, identify or rediscover needs, to remind everyone of the importance of family involvement in raising healthy, confident kids for America's future.

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