Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Mom Pledge Blog

Take the Pledge!
Coming together to end cyber bullying and foster respect among moms. That is our mission. This is our community.

The Mom Pledge is about bloggers standing up, speaking out, and coming together to eradicate online bullying of moms by other moms. The time has come for us to take the power back and own this issue. Taking The Pledge is easy. 

All you have to do is: 

1) Read The Pledge and commit to its principles 
2) Post the Take the Pledge badge prominently on your blog 
3) Add your site to the blogroll on The Community page 
4) Write a post about what The Pledge means to you 
5) Spread the word and encourage other Mommy Bloggers to Take the Pledge!

Join them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Communities in Schools: Empowering Students to Stay in School and Achieve in Life

Communities In Schools works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources.

Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

The Communities In Schools network is active in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Our nearly 200 local affiliates serve the lowest performing schools and the students most vulnerable to dropping out. Check our list to see if there is an affiliate near you.

Find your affiliate:  Click here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Raising Cyberethical Kids: How a Family Acceptable Use Policy Can Help

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By Frederick S. Lane

In an era when 2-year-olds routinely use iPads and nearly every high school student carries a cell phone, the need to teach our children cyberethics has never been greater. In "Raising Cyberethical Kids," author and attorney Frederick S. Lane explains how a Family Acceptable Use Policy can reinforce your household values and educate your children on how to avoid the risks of online misbehavior.

As virtually every parent realizes, the combination of electronic devices and the Internet has proven nearly irresistible to children of every age. Increasingly, however, parents are wakening to the fact that those same wonderful resources can pose significant risks to the academic and professional careers of their children. In some extreme instances, online misbehavior can even result in civil litigation or criminal prosecution.

Raising Cyberethical Kids will be available from other major outlets (Amazon, B&N, Sony, etc.) in the next two weeks. If you can't wait - you can download it for only $4.99.  Click here!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

DoSomething.org - Powering Offine Action

Who We Are?

We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. DoSomething.org harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about.. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign.

The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car. With a goal of 5 million active members by 2015, DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. for teens and social change.

Find out what's on our minds and what's going on behind the scenes by checking out our DoSomething.org blog. or taking a peek at our Culture Book.
Have you heard? Do Something is now a member-based organization:

By being a member of DoSomething.org:
  1. You make a real impact on causes you care about.
    • We help you be part a social movement with others like you.
    • We give you ideas because it can be hard to think of something specific to actually do.
    • We send you stuff like posters, stickers, banners, etc.
    • We recognize you for the good stuff you do (so that you can put it on your college app, impress a girl, or give it to your mom to hang on the fridge).
  2. You get cash. That's right. We're talking $$.
    • We give money for social change projects.
    • We award money for school.
  3. You get SWAG you can actually use.
    • Movie tickets, food, etc. (Send us your wish list!)
    • Celeb-signed goodies
  4. You have access to invite-only things.
    • We invite you to exclusive events (like the Do Something Awards, movie premieres, etc).
    • We give you the chance to meet a celebrity.
Learn more by visiting DoSomething.org.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HEY, BACK OFF! Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment

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By Jennie Withers and Phyllis Hendrickson

Because of the recent alarming increase of tragic suicides among youths, the direct result of repeated harassment and taunting of school children, the United States Department of Education (DOE) released a nationwide appeal to Boards of Education addressing the growing harmful issue in our schools: bullying. Many states have now signed the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” to help ensure the physical and emotional well-being of today’s youth. Approximately 160,000 students in America and more worldwide avoid school each day because of the fear of bullying and 60 to 80 percent of schoolchildren face harassment intimidation.

For More Info: WebsiteFacebookTwitter and 4 Teachers

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

National Association for Children of Alcoholics: Honoring Children of Alcholics Week

February 12-18 is the week that will honor children of alcoholics.

An estimated 25 percent of all children in the United States are affected by or exposed to a family alcohol problem. SAMHSA supports the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) during its Children of Alcoholics (COA) Week. COA Week celebrates the recovery of the many thousands of children (of all ages) who have received the help they needed to recover from the pain and losses suffered in their childhood, and it offers hope to those still suffering from the adverse impact of parental alcohol and drug addiction.

During COA Week, we acknowledge the millions of children affected by a parent's substance use disorder and celebrate that there is hope and healing for these children now and throughout their lives. This week—and throughout the year—remember to ask, "What about the children?" when speaking about recovery from substance use disorders.

Learn more at NACoA (National Association of Children of Alcoholics) and join them on Facebook.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Home Drug Test Kits: Teensavers

Do you suspect your teen is using drugs?
Teensavers Diagnostics Inc. is proud to announce that CVS Pharmacy and CVS.com has added the entire family of Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kits.  

"CVS.com and the CVS/Caremark family are absolute leaders in the home health care industry.    Families rely on the CVS family for every day products and life saving prescriptions.    We value the support that CVS.com has shown the Teensavers® family, including our family branded drug tests in their diagnostics category.   We share the importance and enthusiasm for families looking to lead a healthy life," said Teensavers Diagnostics Inc. President Steve Stahovich.    

Teensavers Diagnostics Inc. created the Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kits with the family in mind.   Government statistics show that 4,000 teens try drugs for the first time every day.   2,500 of those kids are experimenting with pills.    Many parents are seeing the explosion of teen prescription drug use in our community.    But they don't know what to do about it.    The Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kits can help detect possible opiate use.    It can help deter kids from taking pills, prescribed for a legitimate patient, from the medicine cabinet to use recreationally.

"We are proud that parents can find our total family solution, from the same chain where they are getting their prescriptions.    Just as any health ailment requires immediate attention, potential teen substance abuse requires the same immediate attention and care.   Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kits provide more than a positive or negative result.   Our complete kit helps parents understand through the entire process, whether it's diagnosing the drug use, or finding the best solution for your family,
" said Stahovich.

There are five different Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kits available on CVS.com ranging from a 1-panel (THC only) test to a comprehensive 12-panel test.     The prices range from $16.99 to $39.99.

Stahovich says choosing the right test is based on alert and informed parenting.  Stahovich says, "Choosing the right drug test kit not only depends on your family and the child's exposure to drugs, but the drug culture of the community.    It is critical for parents to be proactive by talking with other parents in the neighborhood, finding out about drug issues in the schools, and within the community.   Some communities have marijuana and cocaine problems.    We are seeing an explosion of prescription drug abuse across most of the country.   Parents may want complete tests for popular pills.     Proper home drug testing involves pro-active parenting"

The Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit is 99.9% accurate, made in America, and approved for over-the-counter sales by the FDA. The test is endorsed by America's Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, a 30-year treatment veteran.   The Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit was recently named a 2011 “Top Products” Winner by Parent Tested, Parent Approved, one of the most reliable and valuable online resources for parents.

===Product Specs===

-- 1-panel ($16.99) Marijuana (THC) test.
-- 3-panel ($21.99), screens for Marijuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.
-- 5-panel ($25.99) screens for the previous three drugs, plus Oxycodone and Opiates.
-- 7-panel ($29.99) screens for the previous 5 drugs plus Benzodiazepines and Ecstasy (MDMA.)
-- 12-panel test ($39.99) is the most comprehensive Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit. It screens for Marijuana, Cocaine, PCP, Opiates, Amphetamines, Methamphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Oxycodone, Methadone, Ecstasy (MDMA), and Tricyclic Antidepressants.
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Founded by President Steve Stahovich, a long time recovery and addiction specialist, Teensavers Diagnostics Inc. (http://myteensavers.com) is an ally to parents who suspect their teen may be using narcotics. We are the latest generation in home drug testing kits, offering a total solution, and not just results. We are endorsed by America's Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, founder of Chapman House.
To contact Teensavers Diagnostics about our total solution home drug test kit, or if you are a pharmacist or medical distributor, call 866-728-7833 or visit our website at HTTP://Myteensavers.com

Teensavers Diagnostics sister company Independent Drug Testing Supply, manufactures business drug test kits and has been supplying hospitals, jails, and corporations for years. If you are a company interested in our business model drug test kits, contact us at (949) 727-3750.