Displaying items by tag: Healthy Kids

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Better Sleep for Children  

Sleep is essential for both survival and the ability to thrive, yet as children’s schedules get busier and they spend more time in front of screens, their average sleep time often decreases. While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids between the ages of 6 and 12 get...

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Setting a Course for Cardiovascular Wellness  

When a middle-aged, thin adult comes to the hospital with heart attack symptoms, the doctors will ask about family health history; alcohol, drug and cigarette use; current medications; and cholesterol levels. But because the person is...

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A Holistic Solution to Impaired Mouth Syndrome in Children  

One of the first things we notice when we meet someone is their smile, so it is easy to understand why children with crowded teeth might be self-conscious when they encounter new people. But the condition is not just...

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Preventing Sleep Apnea in Children, Image: Image courtesy Regiani Holistic Dental CenterPreventing Sleep Apnea in Children  

It’s holiday time. Lots of jokes about how Uncle Joe falls asleep after dinner and snores. Sometimes he seems to stop breathing for a moment and then almost gasps as he snorts. Everyone laughs and turns up the TV. Sound familiar? What if we rolled back...

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Art Therapy for Kids  

Opening a brand-new box of crayons or making a happy mess with homemade salt dough can provide hours of fun for most kids, but art therapy—based in a clinical setting—can help children achieve...

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Concrete Jungles Become Natural Playgrounds  

Skipping rope, playing hopscotch or shooting hoops have traditionally been enjoyed on asphalt-paved schoolyards enclosed by chain-link fencing. But over the last few decades, city leaders, school districts and other stakeholders have been...

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How to Help Children Navigate Through Loss  

Adults often want to shield children from suffering, but that isn’t always possible or advisable. Loss and grief are natural parts of life. Acknowledging and expressing uncomfortable feelings are necessary lessons in being human, and while there is no right way to grieve, adults can provide...

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Best Ways to Praise Kids and Boost SELF-confidence   

Giving ample kudos to our kids is an everyday part of parenting. To motivate youngsters to excel in school and activities, we pat them on the back repeatedly in ways that were unimaginable a century ago, when even kissing babies was frowned upon by...

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids, Image: olesia bilkei/AdobeStock.comHow to Raise Empathetic Kids  
Simple Ways Parents Can Cultivate Compassion   

Empathy is the foundation of a caring society. While we are all born with a certain amount, cultivating it is a skill that can be strengthened with practice, and it is critical that the learning process start early, say childhood educators. An empathetic child can better...

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Storytelling Connects Kids to the Natural World  

Children are natural storytellers with imaginations that shape their play and learning. In outdoor settings, everything from puddles to pine cones can engage children and draw them closer to the natural world, opening up a...

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