April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Communities all over Texas are holding special events throughout the month to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and promote ways to prevent it. Find an event in your town and show your support! [go now]

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Focus 15

Focusing on your child for just 15 minutes can make a big difference! Try this activity:

  • Play freeze tag.
  • Write a story to read at bedtime.
  • Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member.
  • Go to the library.
  • Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
  • Go to a public place, people watch, and make up imaginary stories about people.
  • Plant a flower or vegetable together.
  • Practice writing this week's spelling words on a mirror with dry-erase markers.
  • Have a sock puppet show.
  • Make your child a special lunch and put a handwritten note inside.
  • Make a superhero costume out of things you find around the house.
  • Make a list of 5 reasons you are proud of your child and share it with them.
  • Give your child $5 when you go to the Dollar Store and let them help you shop for items on your list.
  • Have a sunset picnic at a park or beach - even if it's just easy sandwiches and chips.
  • Go for a walk and explore the neighborhood.

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