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T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs

Clear and independent universal television rating system that allows for choice in the home. Safe, educational opportunities for children after the school doors close.

Lucas's Story

"There were guitars and magic cards, talking, break dancing, listening to music, regular cards, just hanging out. There was always an adult teen director back there with you so things didn't get out of hand," recalls Lucas. Lucas lives with his mom and she has to work full-time to support them both. Before Lucas found the Boys and Girls Club, he was home alone until 6 PM or 7 PM every weeknight, and he'd been doing this since about the fifth grade. Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, and have higher academic achievement as well as better social adjustment. More »

Did You Know?

One study found that the more television a child watched, the more they tried to get their parents to buy products while shopping.

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Live. Love. Nurse. #BlackBFJoy

Posted August 29, 2016 by Keka Araujo

Breastfeeding was something that I knew I wanted to do since I was a little girl. I remember Mami nursing my baby sister (we're 19 months apart). Her cocoa skin was radiant and beautiful. Her afro was EVERAAAAAYTHAAANG! Mere mortals couldn't dare compare to her. Thank you for being my inspiration and the embodiment of motherhood, [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals

This Mom's Perspective: Breastfeeding and Child-Led Weaning

Posted August 29, 2016 by Pam Genant

It is August and that means National Breastfeeding Month. My boys are now 19 and 22, and I have shared a bit of our breastfeeding journey in a magazine or two many, many years ago. But not the whole story, as back then, we were still breastfeeding. I have been hesitant about sharing, as I [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals healthcare

NC kids in adult jails?!?

Posted August 29, 2016 by Beth Messersmith

We are at a pivotal moment to change the lives of kids in communities across our state. North Carolina is one of only two states in the country that still charges 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in our criminal justice system, without exception. We can change this outdated policy, but we need your help!   [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Care.com Finds that a Majority of Americans Want Subsidized Child Care

Posted August 28, 2016 by Katie Bugbee

I remember the day I realized I couldn’t afford the day care center I wanted. They had baby yoga and a curriculum I coveted. But the annual cost would have crippled our family. “The annual cost is more than your take home pay,” my husband said looking at the center’s application. The more affordable center [...]

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