Displaying items by tag: Healthy Kids

Simplified ParentingSimplified Parenting
Why Less Means More Happiness

For a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the wonders of...

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Natural Immune Boosters for KidsNatural Immune Boosters for Kids
How to Power Up Their Defenses

Strong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good...

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The Joy of DirtTHE JOY OF DIRT
Gardening Connects Kids to Nature

Children benefit from a close connection with nature, and there’s no better place to learn about plants and soil than a garden. Families don’t need lots of space, as even a...

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Healthy Summer HydrationHEALTHY SUMMER HYDRATION
Kids Love These Homemade Drinks

At day camp or the pool, on the playing field or in the backyard, kids can get really thirsty, especially as temperatures climb. Although filtered water is...

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KID TALK
How to Communicate with a Child

Kid Talk

Dudley Evenson didn’t set out to devise a strategy to foster constructive, nurturing communications between parents and their offspring. Yet as she and her husband, Dean, raised their three children decades ago, timeless...

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INTO THE WOODS
Nature Helps Kids Build Skills and Character

Into the Woods

A movement is afoot to get kids grounded in nature. Wilderness awareness programs, also known as primitive skills or Earth-based education, teach life-changing survival skills that build...

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Upbeat Kids
Five Steps to Positivity
by Tamar Chansky

Upbeat Kids

This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking...

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Banishing Body-Image Blues
How Teens Can Learn to Love Their Looks
by Amber Lanier Nagle

How Teens Can Learn to Love Their Looks

A 21st-century global study sponsored by Unilever’s Dove brand found that 90 percent of girls from 15 to 17 years old wanted to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, especially...

Healthy Weight Kids

Food Choices that Prevent Obesity

by Amber Lanier Nagle

Healthy Weight Kids

In 2010, President Obama and Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! as their signature initiative to tackle epidemic levels of U.S. childhood obesity. While modest progress has been made, it remains a...

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Childhood Obesity: Learned or Genetics?

10 tips to help kids develop good eating habits

by Lee Rossano

Childhood Obesity: Learned or Genetics?

Food intolerances in children are on the rise. Children tend to crave foods they are sensitive to, i.e. sugar bread cereal, pizza and other...

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