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A Superstar-Filled Day on Capitol Hill!

US Champions Lauren Holiday and Ashley Wagner, 94.7 Fresh FM DJs Tommy McFly, Jen Richer, and Kelly Collis, and Abe, Bill, and George from the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents joined us on Capitol Hill to celebrate our ninth annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day event and Alcohol...

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The Joyful #Responsibility of Parenting

When the intense feelings and exhaustion from giving birth to my first child wore off and they handed me this tiny little person to take home, I was terrified. Sure, I had held a job, paid the bills, rented an apartment, washed my clothes, did the dishes–all the usual “adulting.”...

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Responsibility Starts with Me: Steve Mesler

Classroom Champions President and CEO Steve Mesler weighs in on how responsibility #StartsWithMe. Check out how his decisions, healthy choices and sense of responsibility shaped his role today as Olympian and CEO.  I learned about personal responsibility from my parents and teachers to be sure, but I learned some of...

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Free resources to help you start the conversation about alcohol

Our Ask, Listen, Learn:Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix team is hard at work this month talking with parents, teachers and kids about saying YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking. Here’s how! As the longest-standing program of its kind, Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix has reached...

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April is Alcohol Responsibility Month

Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix is the longest-standing and most wide-spread program of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org). Having reached 21 million parents, teachers and kids since its inception in 2004 in six countries, including the US.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away… right?...

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Being a Middle School Teacher: Kristina Jasmin

April is Alcohol Responsibility Month! In this post, we’re celebrating Kristina Jasmin, a 6th grade science teacher in Kissimmee, Florida and Classroom Champions teacher. Read why Kristina knows responsibility starts with her to help her kids make smart decisions, and prepared for the real world through her work with Classroom Champions...

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Galit Breen talks kindness online

I help people be kind online. I want to share with you how I went from being a mom, a writer, and a blogger to leading an international online kindness movement. But really, and most importantly, I want to tell you how my work and my involvement with social media...

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Parents: Let your kids play with their food!

Screen time has a whole new meaning these days. With the internet at your kid’s disposal, you want to make sure they’re not getting the kitchen sink. We’re here to help. We’ve got a new game that has a positive message and helps kids understand the importance of saying YES...

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Quick Cure for Cabin Fever

The mid-Atlantic was hit with record snow in January, testing the limits of any parent’s ability to keep it together during snow days. What begins as cozy, family time can quickly unravel into sibling battles, endless loads of laundry from the extra layers required for sledding and around the clock...

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Your rescue boat is here: Navigating teen relationships with the Sensible Moms

There’s a romantic spin to this relationship boat we’re navigating – but don’t get seasick. The Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms are here, and they brought the lifeboat. In their new post, Teens and Romantic Relationships: A Positive Spin parenting bloggers Erin and Ellen of the Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms explore this phenomenon of...

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