International Day of Families Celebrated May 15th
International Day of Families is celebrated May 15th, and began in 1995 after the United Nations proclaimed 1994 as the Year of the Family. It is not a public holiday, but is observed globally around the world. Celebrations revolve around promoting awareness for issues that pertain to families, and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This year’s theme was Advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity. Other themes have included: Fathers and Families: Responsibilities and Challenges, Families and Ageing: Opportunities and Challenges, and Families for all ages.
Judy Wright is The WIN eTV Family Relationships Channel Director
Judy Wright, or “Auntie Artichoke” as she is known by her followers, is the Family Relationships Channel Director for eTV. She also spoke at The Women’s Event of All Women’s Events held in Salt Lake City in January 2013. She also taught us phrases to build confidence in our children at a recent WIN Gathering. Regarding parenting, Judy has said, “You don’t have to be a perfect parent (as if there ever was one–except my mother-in-law) but you do need to be a present parent. Just being there every single day and being mindful of your children is good enough. Help them to know they are loved unconditionally and teach them values and appropriate behavior and you are doing your job. ”
The mission of The WIN is to strengthen women and families worldwide through education, enlightenment, and entrepreneurship, in an effort to eradicate illiteracy, poverty, and hunger, and to increase the level of love, prosperity, and peace on earth.