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Day-to-Day AND the Big Picture

on January 8th, 2013 at 6:04:08 PM

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day busy-ness of life. Taking the time to think about the “big picture” is valuable, and part of our work at Family and Home Network is to offer a collection of resources that can help parents get information and consider various perspectives.

As the year begins, I’m thinking about the “big picture” of families’ well-being in our society. In spending our time nurturing our own children, we contribute to the well-being of our communities, our nation and to the world. And each of us is impacted by the well-being of our neighbors, our communities, our nation and the world.

We’re starting a new resource page titled “Thinking about the Big Picture.” The topics will include the following: community-building, promoting empathy, building resilience (for children and for parents), cultural influences (commercialism, violence, lack of nurturing), play and happiness, expressing gratitude and experiencing awe.

What are your "big picture" concerns? Would you like to work with us on building our "Thinking About the Big Picture” Resource page?  Let us know! Comment below or use the Feedback tab on the side of the page.

Catherine Myers, Executive Director

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