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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School Bullying Sucks: How You Can Help Your Kids Deal

Jodee Blanco

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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