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Uniquely Motivating Ways to Keep Kids Active

The kids are back in school and even though the calendar says it’s still technically summer, when summer vacation ends, so does the relaxing vibe of summer. We spend our summer vacation like many families out there. We head to the pool and go swimming. We head to tennis lessons....

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Managing Back to School Stress

Navigating unfamiliar hallways, meeting new teachers, adjusting to a different schedule – back to school brings a lot of changes for our kids, and also for parents. Back to school season means pictures of moms jumping for joy and parents exhaling with relief. But no matter how happy they may...

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Tween to Teen: Transitions this Fall

Transitions can be challenging for anyone, but especially when you’re a tween. Whether they’re starting middle school or sprouting 6 inches in one summer they’re likely to be feeling some growing pains (both physically and emotionally) this summer. This summer was a big transition for our family as we moved...

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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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