This is the shortest month of the year but so much is going on. Many school districts are returning to some form of in-person learning and that brings adjustments. Covid vaccinations have also started. While it is each family’s decision to vaccinate or not, I will say that it is crucial that you make your decision based on facts rather than fear and rumors. Covid 19 has touched so many of our lives and has had a devastating effect on Black and Brown communities. Please make an informed decision. I have included information from the CDC and from the State of Michigan. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor and discuss your concerns.
February is Black History Month, and while we want to observe it throughout the year, there are some special events going on this month that you will want to take advantage of. I have also included a Power Point from June called The Power of Parents that reminds us of the importance of instilling racial pride in our children.
Last but not least, Valentine’s Day is this month and what immediately comes to mind is how very challenging this year has been for parents. I encourage you to look at the Power Point about Self Love and Parenting and see if you recognize yourself. All too often we become so invested in meeting everyone else’s needs, that we forget to love and replenish ourselves. Take some time to reconnect with your wants and needs and make a plan for putting a little more joy into your days.