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Family Day Making Everyday Special

Family Day celebrates simple, everyday things parents do to connect with their kids

The simple, little things you do with your kids make a big difference. These activities create strong, healthy relationships that can prevent future drug use. On the fourth Monday of September, Family Day brings together communities across the country to celebrate the positive influence parents have on their kids.

Make Time Every Day

There are small, simple things you can do every day to significantly boost your child’s development.

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Share a Meal Together

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Hugs and Kisses

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Play a Game

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Ask About Their Day

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Work Out Together

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Enjoy a Family Activity

How Will You Make Time Today?

Every family is unique. Show us how your family spends time together by posting a photo or video on social media using #MyFamilySelfie.

Why Is It So Important To Act Early?

If your kids aren’t used to talking to you about their day when they are 8 or 10, it's harder to start at 12-14.

Why Parents Make a Difference

Having a warm, supportive relationship with children is linked to:

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Strong Social Skills

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Better Judgement

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Increased Self-Control

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Improved School Performance

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Better Emotional Regulation

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Decreased Substance Use

"Simple daily activities such as sharing a meal, a conversation, or a book can have an enormous impact on the life of a child. Strong and engaged families help build a strong America, and it is our responsibility as concerned family members to discuss the dangers of substance abuse."

President Barack Obama

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About Family Day

Founded in 2001 by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Use (now Partnership to End Addiction), Family Day works with organizations across the country to educate parents about how everyday activities, like sharing a meal, playing a game, or asking about their day, can make a difference in the life of a child. With the support of corporations, community leaders, Major League Baseball teams, schools and thousands of local groups, Family Day helps communities prevent teen drug use.


Family Day would not be possible without our generous sponsors

Quest Diagnostics
American Express


Our partners help us get the word out about Family Day

Fathers Incorporated
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Military Family Association
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Prevent Child Abuse America
The Family Dinner Project
The Moyer Foundation
Super Healthy Kids
Faith and Fabric