Displaying items by tag: Healthy Kids

Adventures in Nature

Families Create Memories at Nearby Parks

by HARRIET SHUGARMAN

Families Create Memories at Nearby Parks

Here’s how to entertain the kids, keep them healthy and get them outdoors this...

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Natural Dads

How They Raise Conscious Kids

by LANE VAIL

How They Raise Conscious Kids

Fathers are more involved in their children’s lives than ever before, embracing their roles of leader, nurturer and protector, and they’re reaping extraordinary benefits. According to a 2014 study published in the Academy of Management Perspectives, fathers that...

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Ease ADHD Naturally

Nine Ways to Help Restore Calm and Focus

by JENNA BLUMENFELD

Nine Ways to Help Restore Calm and Focus

Although experts aren’t certain why it occurs, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3 to 5 percent of school-age children, causing symptoms such as inattentiveness, frenetic activity, anxiety and forgetfulness. Kids with ADHD typically respond to drug prescriptions designed to provide calm and focus, but some carry...

An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Keep Kids Engaged in Healthy Living

by JULIANNE HALE

Keep Kids Engaged in Healthy Living

In today’s technology-fueled society, kids spend many hours of their free time staring at smartphones or tablets instead of exploring nature, riding bikes or playing outdoor games with their friends. Rather than just...

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Can-Do Kids

Changing Our World at Any Age

by ELLEN SABIN

Changing Our World at Any Age

Have you ever seen someone do something that changed a situation from bad to good? Maybe your parents helped someone whose car broke down, or a teacher spent extra time after class helping you with schoolwork. No matter your age, where you live or what you own, you have the power to...

Bring Back the Magic

Give Kids the True Gifts of the Season

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Give Kids the True Gifts of the Season

According to a poll by the Center for a New American Dream in 2005, three out of four Americans wish the holidays were less materialistic. Traditionally rooted in family, faith and joy, the season can be marred by...

Trick & Treat

Host a Halloween that’s Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious

by AVERY MACK

Natural Awakenings - Host a Halloween that’s Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious

Slipping masks, sagging costumes and sugar hits can all contribute to cranky kids at Halloween. Healthier, greener and safer options will up the ongoing...

Early Schooling for Future WellnessPre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later...

Mindfulness for Little Ones

Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused

by TRACI CHILDRESS

Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused

Mindfulness, simply defined, is being in the moment. Using simple tools can help us consciously notice our breath, bodies and sensations, as well as what is happening around us. As we practice noticing, we can more readily return to the moment and more immediately connect with ourselves and others. Integrating five mindfulness practices into...

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