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What are YOU thankful for?

It’s not every day you get to ask your favorite Classroom Champions Athlete Mentors personal qusetions, like what they’re thankful for this holiday season. So we thought we’d go ahead and get the skinny from one of our Superstars, Christian Taylor! Here’s what Christian is thankful for this holiday season: Now we...

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Thanksgiving Theme Never Gets Old: A message from Together Counts!

If you groaned when you saw pumpkins and Christmas trees lining the store shelves back in August, when you were busy buying school supplies, you’re not alone. Fall is a busy time and the pressure to decorate and celebrate weighs on us when we’re trying to simply get the family...

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Parenting: The Lifelong Relationship

The first time I was offered alcohol, I was 12. After eighth grade graduation, I went to a party at a friend’s house. I was so happy to be included. I felt so grown up in my sequined cocktail dress, dancing with sports-coat-and-tie-clad boys. Then, someone got into the parents’...

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The Scary Tween Eye-Roll for the Not-So-Scary Conversation

Want to have a Halloween filled with all treat, no trick? Let’s talk about your kid’s night once the sun goes down and the costumes come out. The extent of your engagement for this particular holiday will depend on the age of your kids and what their expectations are for...

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12 Experts: Conversations with Your Tween

I’ve been a mom for the last 24 years this month. With four kids, I’ve seen everything from potty training to first apartments. With my kids one of the most difficult ages has been the tween years. Hormones are raging, boundaries are pushed, and peer approval becomes more important than...

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3 Ways to Reach Your Kids: Giving them the tools to avoid risky behavior

My mantra when it comes to talking about any really important topic with kids is threefold: talk early, converse often, and use star power to your advantage. These all definitely apply when it comes to teaching our kids about alcohol responsibility. Talk Early The American Academy of Pediatrics recently advised...

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Ashley Wagner’s Back-to-School Tips!

Call me crazy, but growing up I secretly loved going back to school. Sure, the early morning wakeup calls and daily homework assignments were hard to get used to. But there was so much to look forward to – like making new friends, meeting new teachers, being a role model...

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