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Today’s barrage of junk food ads can easily influence kids for the worse, but 10 strategies, including visiting farmers’ markets, teaching cooking skills and implementing device-free family meals, can help them choose to eat better.
Today’s kids live fast-paced, technology-driven lives, which is why it’s critical for parents to strike a balance between accepting modern advances and teaching kids timeless virtues.
Numerous studies show that giving kids open time for “free play” is so important that pediatricians are writing prescriptions for it.
Give kids a patch of dirt and a trowel, and they’ll not only have fun but can find a fresh new appetite for fruit and vegetables.
In a time in which digital devices often rule, kids will happily head outdoors for adventures involving gardens, bugs and birds that spark their interest and creativity.
Kids are especially sensitive to the pollen, chemicals, dust mites, mold and pet dander that cause allergies, but simple strategies can keep these culprits in check.
Social network-stoked anxiety is rising among kids who already have enough to worry about, but their stress can be lowered with mindful approaches, nature, sleep, diet and supplements.
Almost half of autistic children have gastrointestinal symptoms, and the more severe the symptoms, the more severe the autism, studies show.
From do-it-yourself robots to language lessons to field trips, outside-the-box gifts for children will summon their excitement and build favorite memories.
Team sports teach a lot, but children can also learn to work with peers, focus their attention, and strategize for results with scrapbooking, origami and short story writing.
An estimated quarter to half of American children have a diagnosed chronic condition such as autism or allergies, but an integrative approach to healing can have profound effects.
Realizing that they can’t wait for adults to fix our sweeping societal and environmental problems, young people are taking meaningful action to end business as usual.
The newly popular five-compartment bento boxes make packing a nutritious child’s lunch easy plus allow for fun twists.
By simplifying our approach to child-raising, we can garner less anxiety and stress, more casual time, deeper conversations and much more fun with our kids.
As kids head into the school year, choosing the right food and encouraging them to exercise and address stress can help raise their immunity.
When children plant seeds, tend them and then pull vegetables out of the soil, they learn not just where food comes from, but of their place in the web of life.
Kids need plenty of hydration, especially during summer heat, and they’ll happily chug tasty homemade drinks that more healthfully balance electrolytes using natural salt and fruit.
Consistency, honesty, flexibility and availability are all key in communicating deeply with our children.
Nature immersion programs help kids to navigate through woodlands and listen to their quiet inner voice.
By using wise strategies, we can help a child move past negativity and despair into a fresh, happier point of view.
Young women worldwide don’t feel happy with their bodies, but by monitoring their thoughts, eating well and exercising, they can face the world with confidence.
With one in six U.S. youngsters classified as obese, it’s important for parents to follow healthy eating strategies to reduce children’s odds of disease now and later.
Children are not ours to possess or own, but rather to guide into living fearlessly and authentically.
Books with strong stories and inspiring characters can entice children away from e-devices, broaden their horizons and encourage their dreams.