National Pot Smoking Day, Powertalk 21, Walk Like MADD

Kelly and Jonathan from Miles To Go Drug Prevention Education have been long time supporters of MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving. For the first time, we are creating a team for the Walk Like MADD 5K in Huntington Beach, CA on May 7th, 2011.We’re a little bit behind on our training, and a little bit out of shape, but Kelly is a 5Ker and would love it if you would join our team as either a live or a virtual walker. I’ve listed everything you need to know about MADD and Walk Like MADD below. You can join our team by clicking here: team Miles To Go Drug Prevention Education Team here.

Today is 420 Day, aka National Pot Smoking Day. Please make sure you know where your kids are between 2pm and 7pm today, especially at 4:20pm. A lot of marijuana is going to be smoked today, and adult supervision will keep your child safe and limit their exposure to this type of behavior.

Schools: Please watch your search engines today for 420 websites.


This Thursday, April 21st, is the first annual PowerTalk 21™, the national day for parents to start talking with their kids about alcohol.

Looking at research and talking to parents, we found that a lot of parents wanted to have a conversation with their children about alcohol, but didn’t know where to start…or how to answer the tough questions. Dreading saying the wrong thing, some parents said nothing at all.
So we wanted to create a national day for parents to start speaking with their kids about alcohol – that’s this Thursday. But more than that, we wanted to give parents the tools to protect their children from the dangers of drinking.

Since underage drinking kills about 6000 people each year, we want every parent to initiate a potentially life saving conversation with their children about the negative effects of underage drinking. But we can’t do it alone.

Please go to their website for more information and a free handbook to discuss this with your kids.

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Jonathan and Kelly are professional speakers and writers who specialize in drug prevention education for students, teachers and parents. Working from their base in Southern California, they have spent the past 16 years lecturing in the private school community using humor, science and multi-sensory teaching techniques to simplify a complex subject. We have 2 book to choose from: The Mother's Checklist of Drug Prevention: All The Little Things We Say and Do and Not All Kids Do Drugs: Proactive Parenting
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