HEALTHY KIDS

Natural Immune Boosters for Kids

By Marlaina Donato | July 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Natural Immune Boosters for Kids

How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato Strong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person…

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THE JOY OF DIRT

By Barbara Pleasant | June 30, 2018 | Comments Off on THE JOY OF DIRT

Gardening Connects Kids to Nature by Barbara Pleasant Children benefi t from a close connection with nature, and there’s no better place to learn about plants and soil than a garden. Families don’t need lots of space, as even a small collection of potted plants holds fascination for youngsters. Th e fi rst step is…

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HEALTHY SUMMER HYDRATION

By Judith Fertig | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on HEALTHY SUMMER HYDRATION

Kids Love These Homemade Drinks by Judith Fertig At day camp or the pool, on the playing field or in the backyard, kids can get really thirsty, especially as temperatures climb. Although filtered water is always a good choice, sugary, carbonated, artificially colored and flavored beverages can be tempting. Having homemade options ready can entice…

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HEALTHY HYDRATING RECIPES

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on HEALTHY HYDRATING RECIPES

Blackberry + Lemon + Mint Electrolyte Drink Yields: 4 cups 4 blackberries, fresh or frozen ½ lemon, juiced 1 mint leaf 1 Tbsp honey ⅛ tsp Himalayan pink salt 4 cups water, herbal iced tea or coconut water Place all ingredients in a blender and set on high for 45 to 60 seconds or until fruit…

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INTO THE WOODS

By April Thompson | March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nature Helps Kids Build Skills and Character A movement is afoot to get kids grounded in nature. Wilderness awareness programs, also known as primitive skills or Earth-based education, teach life-changing survival skills that build courage, compassion and camaraderie. “We help youth experience a true aliveness in nature. Kids gain knowledge of the outdoors and increase…

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Upbeat Kids: Five Steps to Positivity

By Tamar Chansky | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking. Step One: Empathize with a Child’s Experience While the desired outcome is to help a child embrace a different point of view of their situation, the first goal is not to come on too strong with an agenda of change.…

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Banishing Body-Image Blues

By Amber Lanier Nagle | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

How Teens Can Learn to Love Their Looks by Amber Lanier Nagle Many young women don’t feel comfortable in their own skin. A 21st-century global study sponsored by Unilever’s Dove brand found that 90 percent of girls from 15 to 17 years old wanted to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, especially…

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Healthy Weight Kids

By Amber Lanier Nagle | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Food Choices that Prevent Obesity by Amber Lanier Nagle Small changes in daily eating routines translate into healthier weight for America’s kids In 2010, President Obama and Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! as their signature initiative to tackle epidemic levels of U.S. childhood obesity. While modest progress has been made, it remains a public health…

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Media Promote Junk Food

By Amber Lanier Nagle | January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Amber Lanier Nagle Secondary causes of childhood obesity include pervasive junk food marketing. A recent study in Obesity Reviews showed that young people exposed to advertising for foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt had a higher incidence of selecting the advertised products instead of healthier options. Parents can use simple strategies…

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Awake Parenting: Raising Connected, Confident Kids

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Judith Fertig One of the greatest challenges parents face is connecting with their children in deep and meaningful ways. The aim of awakened families is to raise strong and emotionally resilient children. Parenting expert and clinical psychologist Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., author of The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children and The Awakened Family:…

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