Healthy Kids

Helping kids lead a naturally healthy lifestyle

Natural Awakenings articles from our Healthy Kids department.
  • Helping Kids Cope, Image: Maria/AdobeStock.comHelping Kids Cope  
    Guiding Children Through Trauma and Anxiety  

    Children today are facing ever-increasing amounts of stress and anxiety. In addition to academic pressure, bullying and family dynamics, kids are worried about navigating social media, climate change and school shootings. While a certain amount of stress is normal and healthy, too much can cause debilitating...

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  • Conscious Fatherhood, Image: Photo courtesy of  Chris SmithConscious Fatherhood  
    Building a Better Family  

    Some dads believe they need to work long hours so that they can purchase better things and go on fancier vacations, but research shows that, outside of escaping poverty, money doesn’t buy happiness. Even for...

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  • Microplastic  Overload , Image: Jürgen Fälchle/AdobeStock.comMicroplastic Overload   
    Reducing Childhood Exposure  

    Exposure to plastics, microplastics and nanoplastics is a lifelong inevitability. Researchers are investigating the human health impacts of these synthetic materials, and while we have a growing picture of potential...

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  • Kid-Approved Autism Diets, Image: Standret Natalia/ShutterStock.comKid-Approved Autism Diets  
    Strategies to Optimize Nutrition and Acceptance  

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by challenges with social interaction and communication. For parents of children with autism, learning to manage this condition requires...

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  • Sweet Lullaby, Image: fizkes/AdobeStock.comSweet Lullaby  
    Better Sleep for Children  

    Sleep is essential for both survival and the ability to thrive, yet as children’s schedules get busier and they spend more time in front of screens, their average sleep time often decreases. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids between the ages of 6 and 12 get...

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  • Heart-Healthy Kids, Image: VasitChaya/AdobeStock.comHeart-Healthy Kids  
    Setting a Course for Cardiovascular Wellness  

    When a middle-aged, thin adult comes to the hospital with heart attack symptoms, the doctors will ask about family health history; alcohol, drug and cigarette use; current medications; and cholesterol levels. But because the person is...

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  • Health In a Smile, Image: Rick/AdobeStock.comHealth In a Smile  
    A Holistic Solution to Impaired Mouth Syndrome in Children  

    One of the first things we notice when we meet someone is their smile, so it is easy to understand why children with crowded teeth might be self-conscious when they encounter new people. But the condition is not just...

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  • Preventing Sleep Apnea in Children, Image: Image courtesy Regiani Holistic Dental CenterPreventing Sleep Apnea in Children  

    It’s holiday time. Lots of jokes about how Uncle Joe falls asleep after dinner and snores. Sometimes he seems to stop breathing for a moment and then almost gasps as he snorts. Everyone laughs and turns up the TV. Sound familiar? What if we rolled back...

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  • The Colors of Healing, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comThe Colors of Healing  
    Art Therapy for Kids  

    Opening a brand-new box of crayons or making a happy mess with homemade salt dough can provide hours of fun for most kids, but art therapy—based in a clinical setting—can help children achieve...

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  • Green Schoolyards, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comGreen Schoolyards  
    Concrete Jungles Become Natural Playgrounds  

    Skipping rope, playing hopscotch or shooting hoops have traditionally been enjoyed on asphalt-paved schoolyards enclosed by chain-link fencing. But over the last few decades, city leaders, school districts and other stakeholders have been...

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  • Learning to Grieve, Image: WavebreakmediaMicro/AdobeStock.comLearning to Grieve  
    How to Help Children Navigate Through Loss  

    Adults often want to shield children from suffering, but that isn’t always possible or advisable. Loss and grief are natural parts of life. Acknowledging and expressing uncomfortable feelings are necessary lessons in being human, and while there is no right way to grieve, adults can provide...

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  • Mindful Kudos , Image: polkadot/AdobeStock.comMindful Kudos   
    Best Ways to Praise Kids and Boost SELF-confidence   

    Giving ample kudos to our kids is an everyday part of parenting. To motivate youngsters to excel in school and activities, we pat them on the back repeatedly in ways that were unimaginable a century ago, when even kissing babies was frowned upon by...

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