Lifting the Burden off Children and Schools

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Have you heard about this yet?........

Back Pack Free Friday 

WHO? Children, Schools and Families around the planet.
WHAT? Have children leave backpacks at home this day.
WHEN? Friday, May 4th. 2012
WHERE? Everywhere!
WHY? To literally lift the burden off children and schools.

Lifting the Burden off Children and Schools

Every day millions of children go to school tired, dehydrated, and many times also hungry. Back Pack Free Friday focuses public awareness on the very real burdens lack of appreciation for children’s foundational health places on children and schools.  Back Pack Free Friday is sponsored by an international consciousness movement called Parenting 2.0 (P20), the top ranked parenting group on LinkedIn with nearly 1700 members in more than 40 countries, P20 advocates a more proactive educational process for non-academic Life Skills.

P20 defines Life Skills as all the non-academic, foundational skills children learn to thrive and commune optimally with others. Life Skills include but are not limited to: personal care, safety, finance, organizational, interpersonal communication and social skills.
As stated in their group description on LinkedIn,  

“Parenting 2.0 supports parents, professionals, and other primary caregivers in their role as Life Skills Educators. Our goal is that, one day, children's LSA (Life Skills Average) will receive the same appreciation as children's GPA (Grade Point Average.)

P20 invites everyone to support Back Pack Free Friday and Stand Up for the welfare of children everywhere by doing the following on Friday May 4th, 2012.

  •  Leave back packs at home this day.
  • Prioritize sleep, hydration, nutrition, and exercise.
  • Find creative ways to underscore the importance of water, sleep, nutrition and exercise, for all aspects of children’s performance.
  • Shine light upon professionals who can speak to the importance of prioritizing personal care.
  • Share the concept of the Life Skills Report Card.

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Mama Marlaine said...

Thank you once again Deborah! Ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure and I am so grateful you are as passionate about spreading the news regarding the really simple things parents can do to assure their school children "thrive" by supporting P20 and BackPack Free Friday.

April 15, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Yes and it is a great idea. I think kids carry too much work around on their backs and it cannot be healthy for them. I love the aim of back pack free Friday.

April 19, 2012 at 6:04 AM

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