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Social & Emotional Development

These Are the Questions You Need to Ask When Your Kid Comes Home With a School-Issued Laptop

September 17, 2019
Good news, folks: You can cross off pencils and paper from your back-to-school shopping list . School-issued laptops and tablets are steadily replacing workbooks and practice packets. Yes, it's exciting: a shiny new device kids get all to themselves; software that adapts to their level; and a much-...
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5 Ways to Bring Rules Back After Summer

August 27, 2019
If you and your kids went a little overboard on screen-time this summer, you're in good company. According to a Harris Interactive poll , about half of all parents say their kids watch more TV, play more video games, surf the Web more, and watch more movies during the summer months. With back-to-...
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New Risers Radio: How To Be Heard

August 27, 2019
This week on an all new episode of #BreakingThrough we’re getting insider information from a member of Congress about how YOU can make your voice heard. We’ll talk with Po Murray of Newton Action Alliance and find out more about the military-style assault weapons ban that’s gaining momentum and how...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019
We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, on assault weapons, youth incarceration, equal pay, and more! This week's list also includes a thank you card to recognize the U.S. Women's Soccer Team for their tremendous work speaking out about equal pay. We're hand-delivering it...
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Finding Summer Childcare

August 22, 2019
My name is Karen Browning and I’m proud to be a part of MomsRising! Becoming a mother changed me in ways I never imagined it would. I’ve been politically active and committed to doing what I can to help make the world a better place, since I was a teenager. Becoming a mother to my two boys only...
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A Prayer to the God of All Children: PLEASE Stop Child Terror

August 16, 2019
O God of the children of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala Of Syria, Nigeria, Liberia, Sudan and South Africa Of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Israel, Iran and Iraq Of Libya, Yemen and Ukraine, Nepal and Kashmir, Of the Congo, Charleston and Cleveland, of Darfur and Detroit Of...
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Preventing, Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences

August 14, 2019
As a nation, it is critical to our collective future that we ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Yet early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma are erecting lifelong barriers for many children, jeopardizing their healthy development, their ability to self-actualize, and their long-term well-being.
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Tell Congress and State Governors to END Youth Incarceration NOW!

August 8, 2019
Earlier this year thousands of MomsRising members celebrated a major victory when then Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim sentenced to life in prison at only 16 years old.[ 1 ] Cyntoia feared for her life. She defended her life.[ 2 ] She was...
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Have you, your children or family been affected by youth incarceration? Share your story.

August 8, 2019
Prison's and Jails are NO place for a kid. Still, the United States still incarcerates more young people than any other country. On any given day the U.S. incarcerates nearly 60,000 youth under age 18 in jails and prisons. Even worse is that approximately 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced or...
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A New Parents' Guide to Using Social Media Safely, Responsibly, and Productively

August 2, 2019
Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundle of joy, you may be wondering: What's OK to share, and what's TMI? What are the easiest tech tools for preserving those...
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