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Social & Emotional Development

This Is What Teens REALLY Think About Their Social Media Lives

September 10, 2018
What teenagers look like they're doing and what they're actually doing can be two totally different things -- especially when it comes to social media. A bored-looking ninth-grader could be majorly bonding with her new BFF on Snapchat . A 10th-grade gamer may complain loudly when you cut off his...
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We Are MomsRising, Te'Jal from Ohio

September 6, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Te’Jal in Ohio about what it is like to be a mom in 2018. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . We didn't have any [high-quality early learning] programs that met our standards...
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Prayers for Our School Children

August 31, 2018
As children across the country return to their classrooms, I share prayers for them in this new school year. I begin with a special prayer for children struggling to beat the odds: Live child – no matter what! Don’t let anybody or anything stop you Like the flowers in the crannied walls squeezing...
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Ten Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race

August 30, 2018
To say that this school year feels a little different than last year is a total understatement. Think pink elephant in your kids’ kindergarten class — different. Yes, we did the usual shopping trips to pick up supplies, getting back into school days bedtime routines and rituals all while mourning...
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Tune In This Week To #RisersRadio Show: #BackToSchool

August 27, 2018
On the #radio show this week we cover the new “As You Are” campaign; the Kavanaugh nomination to the US Supreme Court and what's at stake for women; the latest on the #FamiliesBelongTogether fight; and how to help revolutionize education and end the school to prison pipeline. *Special guests on the...
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Children Fighting for Freedom

August 24, 2018
I wrote recently about a few of the brave children who helped change our nation during the Civil Rights Movement. There are many, many others whose examples should inspire us today. Claudette Colvin – sometimes called “The First Rosa Parks” – was a 15-year-old Black girl who challenged bus...
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We Are MomsRising, Marysol from California

August 15, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Marysol in California about her experience of finding childcare for her two kiddos. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I’m a mother of two. I have a six year old daughter and...
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How Trump’s immigration policies are harming children and future generations

July 31, 2018
Since its beginning, the Trump Administration has attacked immigrant communities with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. These efforts are having devastating effects—right now and potentially long term—on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s youngest residents. Now, the White House is considering another deeply damaging policy. Draft changes to the “public charge” rule would put immigration status at risk if immigrant families seek access to programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. Through The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are working with advocates across the country to fight back. Learn more and join us at https://bit.ly/PIFresources .
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A Call for Schools to Teach the Whole Student

July 31, 2018
What do our children need to succeed in school? Sure, our kids need to learn arithmetic, to read and to write. But their success in school and in life will depend on other skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, and how to regulate their emotions. These skills are essential, yet we often forget...
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How to Help Tweens and Teens Create a Social Media Feed That Feeds Their Soul

July 24, 2018
You know that girl from TV -- the one whose Instagram always looks perfect even with #nofilter? Or what about that amazing singer on musical.ly whom you can’t believe is only 14? And then there's that kid whose Snapchat stories of Coachella got 500 views. Your kids may be following people like this...
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