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10 Tips For How To Reduce Waste and Chemicals As A Parent

By Fredrica Syren:  I get so many questions about my best tips for green parenting and eco-friendly children. I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to have so many choices and know that the one you make may create a toxic environment. Toxins common in babies’ and kids’ materials …

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8 Tips for Helping Kids Deal with Grief

By Kacey Bradley: Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, and the process can be more intricate when raising children. Though they experience and express their grief in different ways, they also feel the effects of the loss. Some adults mistakenly assume that children don’t grieve because they don’t …

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Outdoor Play for Every Child

By Fredrica Syren: These days, so many kids spend less and less time outdoors, and use less of their imaginations to make up games and play. A study by the Outdoor Foundation showed that outdoor activity among children ages 6 to 17 is declining, with the sharpest fall taking place …

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Why Recess Is as Important as Ever for Your Children

Jennifer Landis: We all need breaks during the day. As a writer, I know that sitting and staring at my computer screen makes me a little nuts. When I’m at my desk writing, I make a point to get up, stretch and move away from my computer. Otherwise, I would …

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Raising Children in a Minimal Life

By Fredrica Syren: As a child, I grew up with lots of toys, more toys than the average kid. You name the Barbie and I had her…and her entire wardrobe. When I got married to my husband, we (as most couples) received an endless number of wedding gifts; and as …

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Marketing Junk Food to Kids

By Larraine Roulston: In order to sell sugary breakfast cereals, candy and other consumable products that we consider junk food, marketers have realized that creative imagery aimed at children works extremely well. With advertisements, as well as displays positioned at children’s eye level, it becomes difficult for parents to steer …

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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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