Action Steps in Your Community

10 Things You Can Do!

In addition to talking to parents that are in your “party circuit” world about de-pressuring birthdays, here are some other things you can do as a citizen to raise awareness of the problem of out of control birthdays as a cultural issue.

  • Talk to someone else in your community about this issue.
  • E-mail a link of our website to a friend or family member.
  • Send us a blog.
  • Write a letter to the editor about this issue to your local paper.  Include our web address.
  • Call a local radio talk show and weigh in on the issue.  Share our web address.
  • E-mail us with an update on the actions you've taken in your community.
  • Encourage educators in your community to access our lesson plans around this issue. They are available on the website.
  • Organize a house party around this issue.  Have a screening of "Parenting Wisely In A Too Much Of Everything World."  This is a 90 minute interactive talk given by Prof. Bill Doherty.  This is the talk that launched our project back in January 16, 2007.  Invite your friends, family and neighbors.  Have discussions during and afterward.  Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope suitable for a DVD and/or bumper sticker to Todd Seabury-Kolod, St. Paul Public Schools, Rondo ECFE, 560 Concordia Ave, St. Paul, MN 55103 and we'll mail you a free copy. Postage for the SASE should be $1.64 in the continental US. We will pay postage on international orders.
  • Think about similar issues in your community which may feel out-of-control. Talk to others about it and consider whether something can be done.
  • Put a bumper sticker on your car (birthdayswithoutpressure.org) to help spread the word.  Send us a self-addressed and stamped legal envelope and we'll send you a free bumper sticker. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope suitable for a DVD and/or bumper sticker to Todd Seabury-Kolod, St. Paul Public Schools, Rondo ECFE, 560 Concordia Ave, St. Paul, MN 55103.


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