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Here’s Why Regular Bedtimes Are So Important, According to Science

It’s not just about enjoying that mom-time once the kiddos drift off to dreamland.

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Why I Think We Should Go Back to Simpler Times

It might surprise most people to know that through most of human history we were hunter-gatherers. For tens of thousands of years we travelled in small bands of “Sapiens,” foraging for our food.
In fact, it wasn’t until the “Agricultural…

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Give Your Kids an Experience This Christmas, Not Toys! (Here’s Why)

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Over two thousand years ago the Buddha observed that “cravings” were the source of most of our suffering. (And he was pretty wise… like a Buddha, in fact!)
Basically, cravings cause us to chase after pleasure…

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Study Says Children May Not Grow Out of Picky Eating Habits

Controlling or trying to restrict your child’s diet may backfire causing them to become more finicky. 

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The Real Impact of Playground Time on Child Development

Turns out playgrounds offer a host of benefits for kids that go beyond a little physical activity.

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All the Ways to Help Keep Your Kids Healthy

You can set your kids up for a healthy life by teaching and modeling good habits. By starting young, you’ll ensure they carry these practices forward into adulthood.

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Emilia Taneva’s Must-Know Tips for New Moms

Emilia Taneva, a Board-Certified Orthodontist, photographer, travel blogger, and digital influencer, offers her three favorite tips for new moms everywhere.

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Dads! You Need to Get Involved in Playtime and Here’s Why

Men, too often, are socialized to show the hard masculine side of love, and it’s really important that we realize that we can show what love is and what love isn’t throughout the play experience.

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New Dietary Guidelines For Babies & Pregnant Women Are Long Overdue

Obesity prevention starts earlier than you think.

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Pediatricians’ Group Comes Out in Force Against Sugary Drinks for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics weights in with the American Heart Association.

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Nearly Half of Kids’ Fruit Juice Contains Lead, Arsenic & More: Report

A new report has found “concerning levels” of heavy metals in kids’ juice.

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Is Screen Time That Harmful to Kids? (Yet Another) Study Weighs In

A new study out of the United Kingdom offers a new angle on how screen time affects kids.

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6 Research-Backed Ways Parents Can Help Kids Form Healthy Habits

While it’s never too late to start making healthy changes in your family, but the earlier your kids learn healthy behaviors, the better.

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New Exercise Guidelines for Pregnant Women You’ll Want to Pay Attention To

Exercise has tremendous benefits during pregnancy. Here’s how much you need.

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This Handy Tool Helps You Figure Out Dinner with What’s in Your Fridge

The dinner time struggle is now a cake walk, thanks to this new app.

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Study Finds Breastfeeding Is Better Than Pumping, But Only for This Reason

New research suggests how baby gets their milk can make a big difference in their development.

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California Lawmakers Just Voted to Make Sure Kids Get to Sleep In

California’s early school start ban could pave the way for other states across the country to follow suit.

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Most Parents Don’t Know How Much Sugar Their Kids Really Eat, Study Finds

Do you know how much sugar your kids eat? You might be surprised.

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Baltimore Just Became the First City to Ban Soda From Kids’ Menus

With rising childhood obesity rates a growing concern in the United States, one city has taken a step towards reducing kids’ sugar intake.

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Moms Who Do These 5 Things Are Less Likely to Have Obese Children, Study Finds

You are what you eat—or as it turns out, you are what your mom eats.

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US Kids Have An Obesity Problem—& It’s Not Getting Better

It’s not enough to simply add healthy choices to their diet.

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Parents, You Might Want to Think Twice about Those “Healthy” Toddler Drinks

Nutrition is a tricky subject. At least for parents, it is.

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Should Kids Be Issued a Grade for Their Weight? Some Schools Have BMI Report Cards

You kid gets graded in math, science and even gym—but what about a letter grade for how much they weigh?

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More Than Half of America’s Kids Will Be Obese at 35, New Study Predicts

Here’s another reason why it’s important to keep kids active and help them make smart choices when it comes to meals and snack time.

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New Research Links Obesity in Pregnancy with Fetal Overgrowth

Obesity during pregnancy may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an atypically large infant.

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This New ‘Active’ Chair Will Help You Get in Shape While Sitting

No time for exercise? This new ergonomic chair will have you working your core muscles while sitting at your computer.

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New Proposal May Let Kids Sleep a Little Longer Before School

California kids may get a few extra minutes of sleep if a bill now in the state legislature is passed.

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Here’s Why San Francisco Banned Chocolate Milk in Schools

School officials in San Francisco recently put a ban on chocolate milk after some surprising findings.

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