Parents are passionate about water quality and access in schools. The stories below are included in our latest Healthy Schools Storybook, which parents are delivering to schools across the country in 2016 and 2017. Download a complete and free version of the storybook here. Clean water is the most important drink anyone can have, not [...]
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.
"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 »
MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs
It has been well over a year since the Flint water crisis became front page news. In fact, it was all the way back in last January when President Obama and Michigan Governor Snyder (who is partially responsible for the lead poisoning in the first place!) declared a State of Emergency in Flint due to [...]
Halloween is almost here! Your kids will be transforming into witches and warlocks and getting lots of tasty treats. Yet this spooky holiday is more than dressing up and eating handfuls of candy corn--your children will be interacting with their peers and others in your community. As the NBC Education Nation Parent Toolkit highlights, “stellar [...]
An Ice Wizard. That’s what my son wants to be for Halloween this year. And I’m glad. Homemade costumes are the most fun, and a quick internet search helped me see exactly which video game character he had in mind. Brown shirt, blue pants, blue fabric as a belt–it all seemed easy enough until we [...]