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From The Blog: 2018

Balancing Holiday Giving with Kids & Responsibility

What I’ve figured out this year is that the balance between have to and want to, between freedom and responsibility, starts with trust. I earned the right to be responsible for my precious, messy, ridiculous family because I showed up every day ready to do the work required to take care of them. Now my kids get the chance to step up and do more for themselves, and as they do that, I will step back. It’s not easy to do, and I know mistakes will happen. Responsibility is a gift to my kids because it means I have to trust and let go, having faith that things will be OK because my kids have good sense and kind hearts.

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Responsibility is a Gift

Responsibility comes is so many shapes and sizes, and it is what Ask, Listen, Learn is built upon. Throughout the year, the Ask, Listen, Learn program strives to give you—educators and parents—the information you need to encourage kids to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking.

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El Alcohol y El Cerebro en Desarrollo

El programa Ask, Listen, Learn: Los niños no son compatibles con el alcohol de cuenta con recursos interactivos para ayudarte a hablar con tus hijos sobre cómo decir SÍ a un estilo de vida saludable y NO al consumo de alcohol entre menores.

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A message from our IN ACTION contest winner!

Earlier this year, during Alcohol Responsibility Month, I was excited to hear that I was the winner of Ask, Listen, Learn’s “IN ACTION” contest. As such, I was able to select the education conference of my choice to attend, compliments of and this awesome underage drinking prevention program.

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How to Get Your Kids to Talk to You

Here’s a tip for making yourself an easy person for an older kid to talk to: When they suddenly want to tell you stuff at eleven o’clock on a Tuesday night, and you’re exhausted and have a meeting in the morning and the kitchen still needs to get cleaned up and YOU KNOW in your heart they’re only talking to you to avoid going to sleep? Have the conversation anyway.

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Entablando conversaciones para un estilo de vida saludable

Los padres son la influencia #1 cuando los jóvenes deciden consumir—o no consumir— alcohol. Es importante mantener las vías de comunicación abiertas a medida que los niños crezcan y les surjan más preguntas. Aquí nuestros personajes –cada cual con su propia función dentro del cerebro– ofrecen sugerencias para romper el...

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Creating Digital Balance with Your Kids

Conversations about topics such as this “digital balance” can help build strong bonds with your kids. They help develop trust, show them you care, and open up gates to other conversations.

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