Get Out and Play!

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Most of my memories of playing as a kid are memories of being outside. Riding my bike down the street, playing softball, running around kicking a ball with my brothers. Today, Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of The Power of Rest: Why Sleep Alone Is Not Enough, shares his thoughts on the importance of …
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Healthy Brown-Bag School Lunches

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With schools not having the best reputation for healthy lunch options these days, it's a no-brainer to pack a brown bag filled with healthy goodies for your little ones as they head to school. But what can you pack that's both unique and fun (and PB & J doesn't count, ladies!)? Thankfully, Alyse …
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Surviving Colic


So just what the heck is colic anyways? Well, it’s defined as severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas or obstruction in the intestines and suffered especially by babies. You know it best as insane screaming by your little bundle of joy. But let's break colic down to …
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School Bullying Sucks: How You Can Help Your Kids Deal

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Today’s post is courtesy of Jodee Blanco, one of the country's preeminent voices on the subject of bullying. More than half a million students, teachers and parents have participated in her anti-bullying program It's NOT Just Joking Around!™. Jodee is also the author of Please Stop Laughing at Us . …
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Positive Parenting


Kids can form good eating habits by watching their parents eat healthy meals. But it also turns out that Mom and Dad'sparenting style can also play a role in the frequency of family dining fun. Researchers have made a connection between an authoritative parenting style and the frequency of meals …
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