March 2011: Parenting Awareness Month

Date:  March 01, 2011  -  March 31, 2011
Time: All Day Event

WHEREAS, The most precious and valuable asset to our state is our children, and the future of our society depends largely on the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth of these most cherished individuals; and,

WHEREAS, Michigan depends on parents to protect their children and teach them the importance of honesty, respect, education, empathy, service, and determination; and,

WHEREAS, Parents who nurture, love, and guide their children help them develop into healthy, loving, responsible, and contributing citizens; and,

WHEREAS, Providing and promoting parenting education and resources for the development of parenting skills will greatly contribute toward improving the quality of life for Michigan families; and,

WHEREAS, Establishing March as Parenting Awareness Month provides an opportunity to reflect on and to celebrate those who have embraced responsible parenthood;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 2011 as Parenting Awareness Month in Michigan.  I encourage all parents in Michigan to take this opportunity to promote parenting education, to join parent networks, and to become more involved in the lives of their children.