Memorial Run for fun
The Memorial Day Run hosted by Boys Town National Research Hospital is May 28. The event is geared for the entire family with three race lengths, face painting, exhibitions and local vendors. Proceeds benefit the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning.

It seems as though families are busier than ever, kids and parents are experiencing ever-increasing pressure and everything you eat has some sort of negative health effect.

How can a parent stay on track?

Psychologists in recent years have proven that establishing family traditions and rituals presents a number of mental health benefits, not to mention the opportunity to build on physical health and family relationships. Among the benefits:

• A strong sense of personal identity in children. Traditions allow parents natural opportunities to pass down family values and share pieces of family culture with younger generations.

• Healthy family relationships. Happy memories associated with family traditions lead to a positive view of time spent with family, and meaningful experiences help foster strong bonds among family members and create a sense of belonging. Planned activities allow parents to fold in family values and other outside lessons like the importance of education, physical fitness or giving back to the community.

Establishing a family tradition might sound like a tall order, but it doesn’t need to be an expensive…

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