Sign the Petition: No More Military-Style Assault Weapons

At ParentsTogether, we don’t want to send our kids to school every day and worry about gun violence. After the horror in FL last week, we’re determined to take action. We’re supporting MomsRising’s petition to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The kids form Parkland are right. Our gun laws are BS, and it’s time we hold our lawmakers …

More Than 21,000 Have Signed Petition To Renew CHIP

More than 21,000 parents have signed ParentsTogether Action’s petition asking Congress to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) now! The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides insurance to nine million children whose families earn too much for Medicaid, but do not receive insurance through their employers. On September 30, 2017, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) …

Parents: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Republican Health Care Bill

Nothing matters more to me than my kids’ health. So I’ve been digging into how the Republicans’ new health care bill (the one that was kept secret until last Thursday) will affect families like mine. Short answer: yikes. Here are five big changes all families need to know about: 1. Maternity Care Giving birth could get a lot more expensive. …

One Gift Dads Could Really Use For Father’s Day

Ever notice that Father’s Day is never celebrated with quite the same fanfare as Mother’s Day? It didn’t even become an official holiday until a whopping 58 years after Mother’s Day was established. Just one of many ways that, in our society, men aren’t expected to be full partners in parenting. One gift that could help level the playing field? …

10 Questions to Spark Meaningful Family Conversations

Sometimes you need a little inspiration in order to spark insightful, surprising conversations with your kids. Here are a few Q4KIDZ questions to get them thinking about the larger world and their place in it. Friends, Family & Being a Kid 1. What words do you wish your friends would use to describe you? 2. In what ways are you different from …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …