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December 2021 Happenings Newsletter

"Kindness is like snow–it makes everything it covers beautiful ."

—Kahlil Gibran, writer and poet

Upcoming FamilyKind Happenings


A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Contributed on Giving Tuesday!

We want to give a special THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on GivingTuesday– the global day of giving that inspires millions of people to come together! Your generosity will make it possible for us to help more families and protect even more children going through the turbulent period of separation and divorce.


Consider supporting FamilyKind in your year-end tax planning!

As FamilyKind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

  1. Because of the CARES and Consolidated Appropriations Acts, you can take up to a $300 tax deduction if single and $600 if married for a charitable contribution in 2021 even if you don’t itemize.

  2. Contributing appreciated stock is a tax-smart way to donate while managing your portfolio.

  3. If you need to take RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) from a retirement account, making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) may help meet your RMD and yield important tax benefits.

All these forms of contributions provide much-needed funds for FamilyKind’s education and support services for families going through divorce and separation.

Email or for our 2 step process to donate stocks and mutual funds. Please consult your tax advisor to address your specific tax situation.


You really can enjoy the teen years of your children!

Join our class for parents of teens, starting in January

FamilyKind is now we offering a Live-Virtual 7-session parenting class for Parents of Teenagers. The class will run on Saturday mornings from 10-11 (EDT) beginning January 22 – March 5 via Zoom. The educators will use the curriculum of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting - Parenting Teenagers.

The fee for the class is $100 per household. Registration will be available in early December. Scholarships available for those who qualify. Join Ellen Taner and Gerald Cannon in this dynamic class completed by over half a million parents around the country. Come be amazed how you really can manage and enjoy the teen years of your children.


If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’d like to sign up now, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choose FamilyKind Ltd as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the total of your purchases to FamilyKind.


Sign Up for Our Online Parenting Class for Divorcing or Separating Parents (Court Approved!)

During COVID-19 parents needing court-approved parenting education for divorcing and separating families can take the online version of our class. This 4.5-hour class is approved by the Office of Court Administration and satisfies all New York State court mandates of parents experiencing divorce, separation or those who are unmarried co-parents. Click here for more information and to register for the class.

Parents have 30 days from the time they register to complete the class and may review any portions they desire.

For more information, contact or call 212-769-3057.

Here is what parents who take FamilyKind’s online classes say:

“The principles of respectful parenting, and developing my own emotional health is the best way to develop my child’s emotional health.”

“This helped me work through feeling overwhelmed by not only my parenting issues but also my high pressure job. " “I wish I knew about this class before.”

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