June - National Safety Month
However, it is important to be safe all year long. National PTA and Safe Kids Worldwide created a downloadable toolkit that might be helpful for your family, your school and your community.
The toolkit has everything from tip sheets to handouts, maps to program planning guides. There is something for everyone to use and get further involved in safety awareness.
Go to - http://www.pta.org/safetytoolkit for more details and additional information.
How Do We Teach Them to Resist Peer Pressure When It Comes to Alcohol?
Research shows that most young people, 12- to 20-year-olds, do not consume alcohol. However, when it comes to underage drinking, many tweens and teens tend to believe the myth that “everyone is doing it.” This misconception could easily lead them to conclude that they should be trying alcohol too, so they will fit in.
Giving students the facts about alcohol, both the dangers and the statistics on how much drinking is really going on, and arming them with coping strategies to handle peer pressure can help in the fight to prevent underage drinking.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Parents and teachers may find the resources listed below useful in educating kids, tweens and teens against underage drinking:
· Laws in Your State - National Minimum Drinking Age Act
· Activities: Reach Out Now (PDF)
· Booklet: I Wasn't Having Fun Anymore (PDF)
· Lesson Plan: Reach Out Now (PDF)
· Lesson Plans: Stop Underage Drinking
- Snack Facts: Raising the Bar on Nutrition Standards in Schools
- Summer Food Programs
- Fire Up Your Feet!
- Spread the Word, Not the Germs!
- Introducing the New Health-Based President's Challenge Program
- What Do This Year's Updated Nutrition Standards Mean
- School Wellness Policies
- MO HealthNet for Kids
- NPTA Promotes Healthy Lifestyles
- Parents - the Anti-Drug (Monitoring Tips that Work)
- Bicycling for Fun and Wellness
- Tips for Making Exercise a Family Affair
- Childhood Obesity - Its Relationship to TV and Computer Use
- Wellness: Action for Healthy Kids
- Wellness: America Walks
- Get Involved With Your School's Wellness Program
- Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis
- A Personal Story - Food Allergies and School
- NIDA for Teens - The Science Behind Drug Abuse
- The Children's Hospital Parent Advice Line