Start the Conversation About Wellness
At Herren, we want to help families grow, heal and thrive together. We encourage you to make “family dinner” a goal during Wellness Week with Herren and beyond. Take this time to start (or continue!) the conversation about wellness, mental health and substance use.
Connecting With Your Kids is Key!
According to the Center on Addiction, children of all ages, especially teens, who sit down with their families three or more times per week are less likely to engage in risky behavior like using drugs and alcohol. They eat healthier, do better academically, have better relationships with their parents and peers and are less likely to be overweight. Genuine family connection can be a big part of wellness.
We know that life is busy and sometimes, three dinners a week just isn’t possible, so make the most of the time you do have. Even if it’s just one dinner a week.
Ask your kids how they are… how they really are. Listen and ask how you can best support them. Give advice when the moment is right and guide them to healthy coping skills to help them live well. Remind them you love them and are here for them. Sometimes, this simple reminder can go a long way.