Staying safe in warmer times
April 26 2021Read more
On the 15th May 2020, the world acknowledges International Day of Families, an awareness event proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993.
The event is aimed at promoting awareness of issues relating to families and to “increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.”
In a nutshell, International Day of Families offers an opportunity for us all to remind ourselves of the importance of family in today’s society. Strong family units and support networks help us feel more secure, give us belonging and feel more optimistic about the world.
With the health and wellbeing of the world’s population being on everyone’s mind due to the outbreak of COVID-19, there is no better time to reflect on the importance of family and the role it plays in our lives.
Depending on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected your living situation and family life, you may find obstacles that make observing the awareness day difficult.
However, regardless of how many family members you share the same roof with, there are still plenty of ways to connect to the people closest to you and observe the event in a meaningful way. Here are a few suggestions...
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many of us are spending more time at home and for those who live with children; this time can be both a blessing and challenge.
If you are struggling to think of ideas on how to occupy the little ones during these challenging times, read our blog post for some suggestions. Alternatively, if you would like to read our tips on how to cope with isolation as a family, click here to read more.
While these turbulent times can be a challenging period for families, whether they are under the same roof or not, use International Day of Families 2020 as a chance to reflect on the importance of family and how you, and your loved ones, will all come through this time as a stronger unit
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