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Social & Emotional Development

How to Raise a Happy Kid in Today's Digital World

June 7, 2018
Happiness is a warm puppy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don't worry, be happy! Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being -- and that of our kids -- seems to be in free fall. Depression , anxiety , and even youth suicide rates are increasing, as...
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Help Us Keep Dr. King’s Promise

May 18, 2018
In a few weeks . . . we are coming to Washington in a Poor People’s Campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. We are going to bring those who have known long years of hurt and neglect. We are going to bring those who have come to feel that life is a long and...
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Tune in to this week's #RisersRadio Show: #LiftingOurNation

May 14, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover how people are getting information and what it means to have changing mediums; the new #KeepMarching book; what’s going on in immigration policy and how you can help; the latest on protecting kids electronic data and a report from the USOW; and why decreasing...
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"Mama! Where Are You?" Helping Families Stay Together & Survive

May 11, 2018
How many children will call out, "Mama! Where are you?", after announcements that children, even those as young as a year old, will be separated from undocumented families arriving at the border.
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Honoring Birmingham’s Great Children’s Crusade Which Changed Our Nation

May 11, 2018
“Daddy,” the boy said, “I don't want to disobey you, but I have made my pledge. If you try to keep me home, I will sneak off. If you think I deserve to be punished for that, I'll just have to take the punishment. For, you see, I'm not doing this only because I want to be free. I...
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What Parents Need to Know About Social Media and Anxiety

May 10, 2018
From cyberbullying to FOMO to cruel comments, social media can be a land mine for kids. Issues we parents never had to worry about, such as an intimate photo texted to the entire school or Instagram videos of a birthday party we weren't invited to, are now a risk for many tweens and teens. With...
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Moving Beyond Patriarchy: What Mushrooms Can Teach Us

May 8, 2018
The system of patriarchy is a historic construct; it has a beginning; it will have an end. -- Gerda Lerner An unexpected source, Steve Bannon, recently declared the certainty of patriarchy’s demise, pronouncing: "The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo 10,000 years of recorded history." May...
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DR. JAMES CONE

May 4, 2018
“The lynching tree interprets the cross. It keeps the cross out of the hands of those who are dominant. Nobody who is lynching anybody can understand the cross. That’s why it’s so important to place the cross and the lynching tree together, because the cross, or the crucifixion, was analogous to a...
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Only the Truth Will Set Us Free

April 27, 2018
We want to tell the truth, because we believe in truth and reconciliation but we know that truth and reconciliation are sequential. We can’t get to where we’re trying to go if we don’t tell the truth first. --Bryan Stevenson On April 26 I was deeply honored to participate in the opening summit of...
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How to Help Kids Dodge Cigarette, Vaping, and Pot Marketing and Stay Smoke-Free

April 27, 2018
Whether or not you smoke cigarettes or support legalizing marijuana, you probably don't want your kids lighting up. But the rise of e-cigs , vaporizers like the Juul , and decriminalized pot may make your standard anti-smoking arguments -- "it causes cancer," "it's illegal" -- feel a little shaky...
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