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6 Fun Fall Activities for Families | The Family Room
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6 Fun Fall Activities for Families | The Family Room

What’s your family’s favorite way to celebrate fall? Chances are depending on where you live, fall weather can vary – one day it can be beautiful, but it can also involve snow and cooler temperatures – making it tricky to think of and plan family-friendly activities for the season. Try these fun, indoor and outdoor...

Modelling justice for children: Listen, talk, and explain
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Modelling justice for children: Listen, talk, and explain

“That is not fair!” Any parent or teacher knows how early in children’s lives this notion drives human behavior, motivation, and belonging. When children feel they are treated fairly, they develop a sense of safety and predictability, and find reason to comply with rules and legitimize authorities. Parents and teachers are justice gatekeepers in children’s...

Offering Hope to Families Experiencing Drug Addiction
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Offering Hope to Families Experiencing Drug Addiction

More than 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2019. According to The Wall Street Journal, that number was 30% higher in 2020. Numbers like that are the latest sad statistic from a culture of drug abuse that broke into the open in the 1960s and 1970s. The cost of illegal drugs in terms of...

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How to Talk to Kids About the Election

I have been voting for over 20 years and I cannot remember an election cycle more contentious than the one we are all experiencing right now. Even for a young child, it is almost impossible to ignore the tension in our country and communities over the upcoming presidential election. Children do not need to understand...

Learning to Say No | Jim Daly
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Learning to Say No | Jim Daly

If your schedule looks anything like mine, then you are busy! Our world is fast paced. We’re booked solid with work, family, and obligations to our church and community. Keeping up takes constant effort and makes finding margin difficult. A positive first step is recognizing that moments of rest are just as crucial to a...

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Celebrating the Holidays During the Pandemic

While running errands last weekend I heard on the radio that in 2019, 55 million Americans traveled on Thanksgiving weekend and over 155 million traveled between December 21-January 1st. My family accounted for five of those travelers last year. My little family left New England and gathered with my extended relatives in Maryland to see...

For Now, Life Wins in Texas!
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For Now, Life Wins in Texas!

While most of us slept, Texas Senate Bill 8 went into law early Wednesday morning – legislation that protects innocent life from the point of a detectable heartbeat, or about 6 weeks gestation. Abortion advocates had appealed to the Supreme Court to block the new law. As of this writing, though, the High Court has...

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Anti-Bias Holidays | The Family Room Blog

At Bright Horizons we strive to make our centers inclusive places of belonging for students and staff. Our homes can be also be an anti-bias space where we can strengthen family traditions while encouraging the respectful exploration of other cultures. But how do parents approach the holiday season in an anti-bias way? Ages and Stages...

How You Can Join the Pro-Life Movement
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How You Can Join the Pro-Life Movement

Focus on the Family has been unashamedly pro-life since our inception 44 years ago. The affirmation of human life is one of our foundational principles, and I pray that however long the Lord allows our organization to exist, it will remain so. You and I have an important part to play individually as well. Voting...

Preparing Your Family for Any Life Situation
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Preparing Your Family for Any Life Situation

Several years ago, wildfires swept through an area not far from the Daly home. We were forced to evacuate. Emergencies can strike any of us at any time. We’re never promised an easy life without worries. Where you live might be susceptible to wildfires, hurricanes, or tornadoes. And we all face the risk of job...