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Awake Parenting

Children are not ours to possess or own, but rather to guide into living fearlessly and authentically.

Books that Kids Will Love

Books with strong stories and inspiring characters can entice children away from e-devices, broaden their horizons and encourage their dreams.

School Om Work

Students in forward-thinking school districts are learning through meditation to relax, focus and stay calm in the face of trying conditions.

Nature's Classroom

Kids in immersive nature schools learn firsthand about the world from the parks and forests they play in, rain or shine.

Fresh Looks at Autism

Parents today increasingly focus on the unique brilliance of their autistic children and build support networks that help them develop life skills.

Fun Ways to Get Outside This Summer

From hiking to zip lines to camping, there are many enjoyable ways to explore nature all around our country, making the most of activities that appeal to all ages.

Family Screen Time

Many of today’s youngsters spend eight hours a day looking at a screen, which has serious repercussions on their well-being. Parental limits can help ensure a healthy balance of activities.

Natural Motherhood

By making wise choices starting with diet and exercise, a mom-to-be can claim the gentle, joyous birth she wants for her baby.

The Joys of Grandparenting

We can be truly terrific grandparents when we both adore the grandkids and nurture their parents.

New Wave

As Earth’s oceans continue to decline with disastrous consequences, youth around the world are joining forces to fight pollution and influence policymakers.

Silencing Cyberbullies

A shocking 43 percent of middle-school students report being targeted by cyberbullies, but actions by students and adults can mute mean-kid attacks.

Keep Decay Away

Simple preventive measures such as xylitol lollipops, teething rings, and not licking a spoon before offering little ones food can prevent painful dental surgery for children.

The Wild and Wooly Teen Brain

Adolescent brains are wired for high emotions and thrill-seeking, which is why teens need honesty, trust and calm understanding from the adults in their lives.

Merry Munching

Holidays bring out the sweet tooth in us all and clever options make sure that kids and adults don’t go into sugar overload.

The Sensitive Child

When parents understand how to meet their child’s unique needs, children harboring extreme empathy and other emotional sensitivities can accomplish much.

Sore Throat Soothers

Salt water, lemon juice, honey and sage are some of the low-cost and highly effective ways to treat a child’s painful throat.

Raising a Music Lover

Adding an M for music to the three R’s boosts students’ self-confidence and bolsters not only their appreciation of music but also vocabulary and math skills.

Growing Up Empowered

We build confidence in our children by encouraging their unique strengths, fostering their dreams, allowing healthy risks and engaging them in community service.

Yay for Play

Creativity can be not only nurtured, but taught. When children engage in imaginary play and exploration, they build thinking skills, patience and resiliency.

Mom’s Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Cooking is a skill passed along from mother to child, which is why it’s important to spend time in the kitchen teaching our children how to measure, pour and stir.

Dad Matters

When a dad is highly involved, the kids turn out to be smarter, more motivated and successful plus less likely to get into trouble.

Seniors, Teens and Tykes

Booming numbers of both seniors and youngsters offer new opportunities for the two generations to learn from each other.

A Greener Shade of Youth

As the planet warms up, teens and young adults are markedly more concerned about the environment and are educating themselves as they take action.

Nighttime Parenting

Up to 70 percent of American children have problems sleeping at night, but some simple steps help them get more shut-eye.

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