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More Experience and Less Stuff Makes Happy Kids

By Fredrica Syren: We all have heard it — things and money do not make us happy — right? According to a study, the same goes for kids. If you want happier kids, give them experiences instead of stuff. A recent study conducted by Cindy Chan, assistant professor at University …

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This Is How Your Child Is Exposed to Toxins

By Aradhana Pandey: Children are precious — and they are also extremely vulnerable. Childhood is when their immunity takes shape, and any issue during this phase can have serious consequences to their health in the long run. As parents, you endeavor to protect your children and to ensure their health …

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The Joy Of Storytelling with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: My kids goes to a Waldorf school, and at one parent meeting the teacher talked about storytelling and how important it is for kids. I remember as a child how much fun it was when adults would tell stories, whether fiction or life stories. I remember fondly our …

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111 Reasons Breastfeeding Can Benefit Our Families and the Planet

Breastfeeding was a way of life for women and families long before formula was ever invented, and there’s a strong, growing movement to bring it back to the forefront. It not only provides the best nutrition you can give your child, but it doesn’t harm the environment either. Our planet could …

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An Essential Guide to Traveling Green with Your Kids

By Zara Lewis: A green and sustainable lifestyle involves helping the planet we live on and, in that respect, there’s nothing more rewarding than having your kids join you in this cause. Greening up your living environment and instilling eco-friendly habits in your children is definitely the start of an environmentally …

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Planting a School Garden To Grow a Future

By Larraine Roulston: Gardeners, as well as most children, love digging their hands into soil, finding worms and picking nutritious foods grown in backyard gardens. Interest has been growing, particularly in urban areas, in creating nature and vegetable gardens at schools. Recent studies suggest that, in addition to the many …

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The Importance of Baby-Proofing Furniture

By Kim Robson: When I was a kid, I had a six-foot-tall bookshelf in my bedroom. One day my mom caught me climbing up the shelves to reach something on the top. She made sure I understood how dangerous that was, and made me promise never to do it again. That’s what stepladders are for. I …

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Making Kids Happy with a Low Key Christmas

By Fredrica Syren:  I struggle with how to make my children happy with a lower key, fewer-presents sort of Christmas. I think a large part of our children’s problem is that their expectations are too high. And when that’s the case, giving more and more every year won’t fix the …

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How to Raise an Environmentalist

By Fredrica Syren: The other day my 3-year-old Liam home came with a box of plastic toys from Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and told me we need to recycle them because plastic is bad for planet. I think many people assume that my husband and I are drilling our kids …

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