Displaying items by tag: Healthy Kids
Fostering Healthful Sleep
by STEPHANIE DODD
Parents frequently awakened by a child’s interrupted slumber typically are torn between the need to care for their own health and that of their child. The goal is to meet everyone’s needs, so that adequate adult sleep doesn’t feel like child neglect. Solutions are feasible if the parent is...
Mindful Minutes for Little Ones
Yoga Helps Kids Focus and Relax
by JULIANNE HALE
American kids’ school, after-school and weekend schedules now rival the hectic pace of their multitasking parents. Like their adult counterparts, youngsters need time to decompress from the pressures of life and be present in their own skin, and yoga provides...
Treating Autism Naturally
Plus Strategies for Prevention
by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY
In The Autism Revolution, Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist Martha Herbert approaches autism as a whole-body condition that can improve, rather than be a static, lifelong genetic brain disorder...
Generous Pint-Sized Givers
Teaching Kids How to Care and Share
by Jennifer Jacobson
Among a parent’s greatest rewards is seeing their children grow up to be productive, contributing members of society, including knowing how to give back and enrich the communities in which they live. Children can start participating in the giving process as toddlers. Having them observe regular charitable acts can...
In a large study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from participating universities found mothers that take antidepressant drugs during pregnancy face the risk of ...
What’s Your Child’s EQ?
Six Ways to Raise Emotional Intelligence
by TEAL SWAN
Much of our identity is shaped in childhood by key events and the emotions and perspectives we associate with them.
All Emotions Count
Emotional intelligence, sometimes referred to as EQ, is often...
The New Normal?
by KATHLEEN BARNES
Many American girls today are experiencing budding breasts and pubic hair before they are 7 years old, according to the government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The threshold age has been steadily falling for decades, with the most dramatic decrease between ...
Whole Child Sports
Free Play Earns the Winning Score
by LUIS FERNANDO LLOSA
Many parents concerned that their children are getting engulfed by social media often turn to sports to spark physical activity. They scramble to...
Natural Relief for Kids...