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Ask, Listen, Learn Goals Global!

Summer is already underway and we hope you’re enjoying it on a sandy beach or out in the sunshine. We hope that it’s spent healthily, happily and, most importantly, with family and friends. As for us? We’re taking a breather from putting our toes in the sand. We spent this...

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New Playgrounds Matter

There are about 70,000 elementary schools in the Unites States and a few weeks ago a couple of them had a whole lot to celebrate. The “Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes” announced that two lucky schools are the winners of a $30,000 grant and new playground. If you are a parent...

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Today is National Running Day!

Gear up, get outside and get ready because today is National Running Day! We encourage you to make healthy decisions every day, like being active and saying NO to underage drinking. Healthy habits are important to instill in your kids early. By talking about the importance of good habits, like...

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Lessons Learned from Alcohol Responsibility Month

April was Alcohol Responsibility Month. Throughout the month of April we learned many useful things about talking to our children about responsible alcohol use. The timing was right on. As mentioned in my previous post, Talking to Your Kids About Responsible Alcohol Use, I’m currently planning my wedding. Throughout this...

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Strategies & Tips: Talking Alcohol with Kelly Whalen

“What’s in your cup?” “Can I have a sip?” “Why can’t kids drink?” Kids are full of questions about the world around them. From a young age they have a curiosity that just won’t quit. It starts with the ‘why’ phase where everything you say is met with a ‘why’...

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Champions of their Future: April’s Impact from Steve Mesler

April was Alcohol Responsibility Month – check out what CEO & President of Classroom Champions had to say about the impact of hearing from Athlete Mentors about saying YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking. “Classroom Champions teaches students to be the champions of their futures” Whenever...

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Creating Confidence in your Tweens to Say No to Underage Drinking

I have two young teen daughters. Much of my parenting efforts for them focus on confidence. I want them to be confident in their body image, confident in their school work, and just confident in their unique strengths as women. Until I started reading the site, I hadn’t realized I’d...

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Little Pitchers, Big Ears: Setting a Responsible Example

There is no way anything gets past my daughter. This 8 year old sees, hears, and questions everything. The phrase, “Little pitchers have big ears,” could have been coined about her. One recent evening, my daughter was wondering why the other adults at the table were having wine with dinner...

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Finding role models to spark a lifetime of conversations

None of my kids are particularly sporty. I’m not surprised, or disappointed. I’m not particularly sporty either. We’re a bookish family. We like to hike and bike and do all sorts of things together that don’t involve going to games and practices. We aren’t particularly sporty but we are still...

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