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Once you’re a parent, everything changes…

Responsibility.org is talking with people around the country about how Responsibility #StartsWithMe. This idea that responsibility starts with the individual is an important one. It shows that you have the power to positively influence those around you. Responsibility.org spoke with Danielle, a mom who knows she has the power to...

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Want a closer relationship with your tween? Try this.

In what really and truly feels like the blink of an eye, my little girl is a tween now.  She’s taller than I am. She has shed her rosy cheeks. She sleeps in till noon when allowed. She participates in conversations about current events with a quiet astuteness that takes...

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Middle School Checklist

A Middle School principal recently told me that awkwardness and anxiousness define the middle school years. My first job in education was as a middle school aide. So, I had front seats for the daily Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, hormone-fueled drama in the cafeteria and hallways. These tweens and...

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Classroom Champion Kurt Felix visited schools around Grenada!

Ask, Listen, Learn has been around for over a decade. The program has touched the lives of over 21 million parents, teachers and students in the US, and we’ve gone global. We’ve spent the past few years going to countries around the Caribbean and helping students realize the consequences of...

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On Parenting a Tween (When I Didn’t Realize I Had One)

They say parents are often oblivious and that’s something I’ve been fighting for a long time. I try to find the balance between staying on top of my son’s schooling, staying aware of social environment, and staying far enough away that I don’t make him feel watched. But it turns...

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Happy Father’s Day: A letter from CEO Ralph Blackman

President and CEO of Responsibility.org Ralph Blackman explains how even though his kids are adults, his job is never done. This blog was originally published on Responsibility.org. As Father’s Day approaches I’ve been thinking about what to say this year. I thought back to other times I’ve writtento see if...

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Classroom Champions Teacher Conference: Our recap

We’ve been partners with Classroom Champions for the past few years in hopes of inspiring kids to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking. This past April, we caught up with some of Classroom Champions’ participating teachers and Athlete Mentors at their annual teacher conference. We heard...

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A Healthy Summer Snack for the Family!

Need some inspiration for a fun, healthy snack to make with the family this summer? Here’s our tutorial for a fun kitchen experience the entire family can enjoy! Here’s what you need: Waffle Kiwi Berries String Cheese Blueberries Strawberries  

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From one generation to another: Parenting takeaways

They have loved us, nurtured us, and taught us, even when it was far from easy. Parents: I learned a lot from mine. Everything from tackling tough topics to embracing mistakes, and rely on their example often when parenting my own daughter. My mom and dad didn’t shy away from the...

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Congressman Himes and Paralympian Tyler Carter in CT!

Yesterday we caught up with Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) and Paralympic Alpine-Skier Tyler Carter at West Rocks Middle School in Norwalk, CT for an Ask, Listen, Learn event! West Rocks Middle heard from Congressman Himes and Carter about the importance of combating peer pressure and saying NO to underage drinking. Carter spoke first, captivating...

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