Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day

By Leah Persky • Family Life Education ManagerOn Nov. 13 World Kindness Day is celebrated around the world. Kindness can be practiced year-round; we can all do our part to make someone else’s day, or use this as an excuse to be kind to ourselves! While you probably have lots of id[...]

Tips for managing summer, screens, kids and keeping your sanity

6 great tips for creating a healthy and realistic plan for screen time this summer  By Leah Persky • Family Life Education Program Manager On a recent family trip to Colorado, my two children ages 5 and 7 were allowed more time on their screens than normal. We logged hours d[...]

Did you know that February is Family Life Education Month?

By Leah Persky • Family Life Education Manager Family Life Education (FLE) has been a vital part of JFCS for more than 30 years. Over the years, Family Life Educators have focused on creating lasting collaborations with the community by providing opportunities that enrich the live[...]

MLK Day of Service, social justice and how to make a difference everyday

By Leah Persky • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager Monday, Jan. 21, was the MLK Day of Service. This annual event is not only an excellent opportunity to focus on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King and the many other leaders of the civil rights movement; it is a[...]

National Bullying Prevention Month: Issue affects children and adults

By Natalie Oleson, MSW, LICSW, JFCS Counselor, and Leah Persky, Ph.D, JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager October is National Bullying Prevention Month, which is timely, since kids are typically just getting settled into school. Bullying can be categorized in a number of ways, i[...]

Summer reading: Good books don’t come in pink and blue

By Leah Persky • Family Life Education Manager It is hard to ignore the fact that summer is slowly coming to an end: back-to-school sales are everywhere, the sun is setting earlier each evening, and the countdown to the first day of school has begun for many of us. While it is easy to[...]