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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?

A tremendous number of children have a television in their bedroom (68% of eight to eighteen year olds).

MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs

Sex Education 2.0

Posted April 22, 2014 by Leslie Kantor By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America If your teen is anything like mine, it can be nearly impossible to get him away from his phone! Knowing that it’s such an integral part of their lives, and that teens want to get information on their phones from trustworthy sources instantaneously, [...]

Did this mom have to die?

Posted April 22, 2014 by Nina Perez Take Action The answer is no. Charlene Dill, a Florida mom of three, died on March 21st while working one of three part-time jobs—and her passing could have been prevented if the Florida Legislature had simply acted in time. Florida state leaders have chosen not to expand Medicaid health coverage for thousands of Floridians—rejecting 15 million dollars, [...]
Posted Under: healthcare

On Earth Day: Help Get Toxic Chemicals Out of Children’s Products

Posted April 22, 2014 by Michelle Noehren One of my favorite quotes relating to environmental health is this: It's true. One thing every human being has in common is that we all grew in our mother's bodies. Our mother's womb is the place we first existed and we relied on her (and her body) for nourishment and safety. But what if, unbeknownst [...]
Posted Under: environmental health

Our kids need to talk about mental health

Posted April 21, 2014 by Mary Jacksteit Txt Msg Action!Finding ways for our kids to talk about mental illness and mental health is really important.  I live near Washington DC and had to read last week about a local high school with 6 suicides in the past two years. Two of the kids were 15 years old. Imagining the pain of the parents of [...]
Posted Under: healthcare
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