"Time With Your Teens
the Conference, the President and First Lady announced a new public education
campaign to raise awareness about the importance of parent-teen time, including
family mealtime. The National Partnership for Women and Families, along with
the Families and Work Institute, is organizing a national coalition to develop
a public education campaign around this issue. The campaign will highlight the
importance of business support for family time, the need for continued parental
involvement in middle school and high school, and challenge parents and teens
to make more time for one another.
In the federal workplace, the Office of Personnel Management will raise
awareness among parents of teenagers about family-friendly tools that they can
use--including flexible work schedules, job sharing and the use of leave--in
order to make family time a priority. In addition, OPM will encourage agencies
to provide information about teen development and teen issues at the workplace
and encourage the establishment of support groups for parents of teenagers.