Thursday, September 25, 2008

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children (TM)

Have you heard of this? I can't believe I missed this! I can't believe I've never heard of this! Yes, National Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children!

Their Mission:
"Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM is a national movement to inform parents that the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners is an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. Family Day reminds parents that Dinner Makes A Difference!"

I just spend an hour completely wrapped up in their website, scouring their ideas, and loving every part of it! However, National Family Day was on Monday, September 22! I never heard about this before and it's on it's EIGHTH consecutive year. And why was this day not posted all over the the news, blogs, websites!? This DAY should be given National Attention! Loud and clear for all to see!

Go check out the website and see how wonderful this movement is! This is something that every family can benefit from. What a powerful way to promote family time and traditions. Go take their pledge to become a "Family Day STAR". They have tons of information and ideas about family and how to get involved.

Here is a link to view President Bush's Proclamation about National Family Day.

They offer the following list of "Secrets" to help you have a Successful Family Dinner.


casual friday everyday said...

Boy, isn't it sad there has to be a national day for eating dinner with your family?!

Tara said...

I KNOW! Isn't that insane! I thought the same thing....ONE day a year national holiday to eat with your children? and people wonder what's wrong with our society....This should be happening at least 4-5 times a week if not more! We're a crazy-busy family and it's hard sometimes, but we do everything we can to sit down some together...even if it's 10 minutes!

heather said...

That is so great!! Too bad it wasn't everywhere!

Did you see the you tube video encouraging Catholics to vote? Pretty amazing.

Rebecca G said...

Tara -
Great information!
I like the key points you shared.
I agree - everyday we should be eating together. We can change America by starting with our own family.