BENEFITING: HAND IN HAND PARENTING
EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2014
I will be running my first half marathon, the Big Sur Half Marathon on November 16th, in dedication to Hand in Hand Parenting.
Parenting was extremely hard and discouraging for me at first. What I learned from Hand in Hand changed my life and the lives of my children in such a positive & permanent way and for that I am deeply grateful.
As a parent in this community, I hear so many parents exhausted and at a loss as to what to do. The statistics in the U.S. are grim:
o 1 in 4 kids are bullied on a regular basis (Bulyingstatistics.org)
o 1 in 5 kids have signs of a mental health disorder (US surgeon general's office)
o American children rank 2nd in the world for unhappiest (UNICEF study)
o Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for kids 10 to 24 (CDC)
Let's change this!!!
We hold tremendous power in the relationship we nurture with our children. Hand in Hand is dedicated to this precisely – to teach and support parents how to listen, connect and ignite this power to protect and ensure that our children and communities thrive.
I’ve seen it work in my family and in many, many more but our work has just begun.
Please make a donation to Hand in Hand and join me in changing the world one family at a time. Any amount is appreciated!