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Making the Most of Your Backyard for Family Exercise

By Jackie Edwards: Research shows that parents and kids are more likely to exercise with a companion than alone. With this in mind, parents and children can motivate each other to stay activeby exercising together. Doing so also provides a valuable opportunity to build family bonds while keeping physically and mentally healthy. …

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Free Range Kids — Nature’s Calling

 By Fredrica Syren Sometimes when people come over to my house, they are a little horrified to run into my wild kids, who love being outdoors all day long and like to make mud cakes, spray each other with water, and get down and dirty. For me, this is just …

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Competitive Sports and Growing Bodies

By Kim Robson: I grew up being an athlete. I started out young playing tennis, then later added roller skating. I’d stay all day at the roller rink, and skated all over our hilly neighborhood. Later, I fell in love with figure skating, and spent my early teens competing in …

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How to Make Sure Your Child Breathes Healthy Classroom Air

By Fredrica Syren: How sure are you that your child’s classroom is filled with education, not harmful chemicals or dust? As a parent, it’s so important to be your children’s advocate and to make sure their schools, especially the classrooms, do not contain anything that may pose a health risk. …

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9 Squishy, Bouncy, Noisy and Tasty Sensory Play Activities for Young Kids

By Jackie Nunes: Tantrums. Meltdowns. Aversions. Oversensitivity. Clumsiness. Moodiness. Destructiveness. All of those manifestations can be mistaken as children’s misbehavior or defiance. Often, though, they are actually symptoms of sensory integration issues. Children who have difficulty processing what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch can find the world a …

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How to Raise a Low Tech Child

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s media-entrenched children reap the benefits of technology but also encounter several of its negative effects. In this digital and emotional world, establishing a workable balance in order to raise healthy childrenis imperative.Too much television and other variations of screen time can result in obesity, shorter attention …

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Climate Change Is Affecting Health Issues

By Kim Robson: As global climate change takes hold of our planet, warmer temperatures are bringing about an unexpected consequence: increased risk of certain illnesses. From asthma and Lyme disease to mold and parasites, warmer temperatures are great for these pathogens, but not so great for us. Let’s discuss a …

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How to Childproof Your Home

ByJennifer McLean:  Babies and toddlers are naturally inquisitive about their surroundings and often thrive from new experiences. As soon as they learn to crawl, they love nothing more than quests of discovery to explore and navigate their home environment. Giving your child the freedom to explore is essential for his/her …

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