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Connect with Your Kids over School Breakfast

One of my favorite things about working at Family First is the opportunity we have to influence thousands of families across the country through our iMOM Morning and All Pro Dad’s Day school breakfast programs. Parents and kids gather monthly before school to laugh, learn, and grow closer to each other. As parents, this is a valuable way to stay connected with our kids by discussing tough topics and a great way to...
Jan 14, 2013 / School and Learning

Happy Birthday, PTA!

The National PTA is committed to “. . .promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.” That’s why we have partnered with the National PTA to start All Pro Dad’s Days and iMOM Mornings in as many schools as possible. So, let me ask.  What are you doing to become actively involved in your child’s life?  Why not join us by becoming an All Pro...
Feb 17, 2012 / School and Learning

Give a Book to Your Children

Most toys and clothes will eventually end up broken or worn out. But if you give your child a book, they'll have something to carry with them throughout life. Pick out a special book for each of your children every Christmas. Write some loving words inside the cover, date it, and sign your name. You can start when your children are young. Choose books about something they like, such as animals, sports, or choose a...
Jan 01, 1970 / School and Learning

Teacher Appreciation Day

The teachers I know tell me it's being an involved parent. Teachers invest a lot of their life into your child. They spend countless hours preparing lessons, grading papers and pouring knowledge into the minds of the children in their care. In most cases, the only time they hear from a parent is when something goes wrong. So if you really want to show your appreciation, be a present parent. Get involved in...
Jan 01, 1970 / School and Learning



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