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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

National Parent Leadership

February is National Leadership Month It is a month dedicated to recognizing the important role of parents. It takes a deeper look at parents raising healthy families in their homes and communities. Events across the U.S. will take place to present information on how parents and foster parents can become active leaders in promoting positive behaviors and preventing childhood injuries.

Every year there are hundred of thousands of children and adolescents at high risk for injury. Child abuse and neglect can lead to death or disability. Every year Thousands of children are determined to have been abused. Children who experience maltreatment are at an increased risk for adverse health effects and behaviors as adults. Smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, depression, suicide, multiple sex partners, and chronic diseases can all be related to childhood abuse.

Throughout the month of February take note of the many family activities that I share here on Annies Home. Being a strong parent means so many things from bringing up family teaching them right to caring for family with proper health and diet as well as having fun with family and spending time so that they know you love them.

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