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National Family Month 2008 Focuses on Top Issues Facing Kids and Families Today
Date:5/22/2008

Month to spotlight growing importance of grandparents, crisis prevention,

and creating new families Congressionally recognized celebration to run from Mother's Day to Father's

Day (May 11 - June 15)

BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother's Day to Father's Day (May 11 - June 15 in 2007) are the official dates of this year's National Family Month(R), a congressionally recognized celebration to raise awareness and underscore the importance of family-kids, parents, relatives and caregivers -- and to provide an opportunity for families to share special time together, develop or renew relationships, identify or rediscover needs, and remind everyone of the importance of family involvement in raising healthy, confident kids for America's future.

A wealth of ideas, events, expert tips and free resources to help America's families connect, reconnect, and live healthier, happier lives are available from KidsPeace, the 126-year-old national children's charity that created National Family Month, on their websites http://www.kidspeace.org and http://www.familymonth.net , which is chock full of ideas on how to spend important time together.

National Family Month spotlights different themes each year, and in 2008 it is turning the public's attention to two vital needs, one dramatically emerging trend, and a chance to get involved in an engaging national effort that will help express appreciation of someone special and even win something big.

2008's National Family Month's themes are:

-- HONORING AMERICA'S GRANDPARENTS

Few people are aware of a recent startling shift in family dynamics,

but grandparents are the primary caregivers for nearly six million

children in this country - and the numbers are growing. In fact, 75

percent of
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