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Merry Munching

Sugar-Free Treats Kids Love

by JUDITH FERTIG

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When sugar was a commodity only the wealthy could afford, “visions of sugar-plums” danced in the heads of children ensconced in Clement Moore’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Now, cheap candy is everywhere and not all...

THE SENSITIVE CHILD

How to Nurture Special Gifts

by Maureen Healy

The Sensitive Child

Highly sensitive children need extra nurturing care so that they can learn to see their sensitivity as a strength and begin empowering themselves with tools to...

Sore Throat Soothers

Natural Remedies Help Kids Heal

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Sore Throat Soothers

The household is settling for the night when the 5-year-old cries out, My throat hurts! “There’s no need to panic,” says Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, in Pecos, New Mexico, an integrative physician and chief medical officer of Weil Lifestyle. “It’s pretty easy to...

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Raising a Music Lover

Kids Thrive to Rhythms of Head and Heart

by RANDY KAMBIC

Raising a Music Lover

Aresounding chorus of research shows that the traditional three R’s of essential early education should also encompass an M for music. Playing instruments prior to and during school years can put children on a tuneful path to...

Yay for Play

Ways to Spark a Child’s Creativity

by APRIL THOMPSON

Yay for Play

Whether it’s playing dress-up, making forts from sofa cushions or drawing pictures, creative moments can define and distinguish a happy childhood. Yet it’s not all just fun and games, according to experts...

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Growing Up Empowered

Helping Kids Step into Their Best Selves

by JUDITH FERTIG

Growing Up Empowered

The plugged-in, stressed-out world that challenges adults can be even more difficult for teens in the throes of hormones, peer pressure and a selfie culture. Parents can help their children thrive and become empowered individuals by...

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Mom’s Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Kids That Learn to Cook Grow Up Eating Healthier

by Jen Haugen

Mom’s Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Envision walking the supermarket aisles and picking up a favorite pasta sauce and breakfast cereal, then adding favorite fruits and vegetables to the cart. When we think about the...

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Dad Matters

How to be the Father Kids Need

by Armin Brott

Dad Matters

American fatherhood has evolved considerably in the last 50 years. While dads used to be kept out of the delivery room, today, more than 90 percent of new fathers are...

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Seniors, Teens and Tykes

Enriching Programs Unite the Generations

by LINDA SECHRIST

Seniors, Teens and Tykes

In intergenerational programs throughout the U.S. and in Europe, thousands of “youngers” and “elders” are building bridges that were forged naturally before family members spread out and many retirees departed for warmer climes. Based on a U.S. adult population of...

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A Greener Shade of Youth

New Generations Put Earth First

by RANDY KAMBIC

A Greener Shade of Youth

Baby boomers inspired in their youth by Earth Day are now supporting a new generation’s enthusiasm for sustainability through educational and employment opportunities. A 2015 Nature Conservancy survey of 602 teens from 13 to 18 years old revealed that roughly 76 percent strongly believe that...

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