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7 Reasons Why More Outdoor Time Will Make Your Kids Better People

American kids see more screen than green these days. Here’s what to do about it.

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3 Tips for Getting Out of the Post Pandemic “Funk”

Exercise can increase your feel good hormones but if you are rolling your eyes at the thought of hitting the gym, know that a dance party in your living room can be just as effective.

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The Mind-Body Wellness Benefits of Tea for Parents

“We all need a little morning energy boost, midday pick-me-up, or evening relaxer every now and then, but not all are as beneficial to our overall health and wellness as tea.”

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How to Tame Your Child’s Sleep Monster

“Physically, kids who do not get enough sleep are at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, smaller stature, weakened immune system, and obesity.”

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7 Ways to Have the Healthiest Summer Yet

“These are simple ways to improve your health so you can have the healthiest summer ever.”

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3 Reasons Parents Should Send Grandparents Out to Play

“Why are grandparents the perfect partners for kids’ outside adventures? At least three very good reasons immediately come to mind.”

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Why You Should Reduce Your Child’s Tech Use

“Limit the use, be open to discussions about the good and bad of tech, and encourage your children to spend time outside while their phones stay at home.”

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Making Mom’s Self Care a Priority

As moms, we focus so much energy on our families, which means we often neglect our own mental, emotional, and physical health. There’s simply too much to do each day, so we often bump our needs off the to-do list.…

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Lessons from a Former Self-Help Junkie

“How I went from ‘self-help junkie’ to ‘self-help skeptic.'”

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Distance Learning Has Its Perks…but at the Cost of My Independence

“My kids, including two teenagers and a 10-year-old, are actually happier with school now more than ever. But what does that mean for me?”

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I Was Homeschooled as a Child. This Is What I Think about It Now

“Decisions about school can be nerve-wracking as we wonder how they’ll affect our children’s long-term future, so allow me to share some observations as an adult looking back on the experience of homeschooling from kindergarten through middle school.”

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What Kids Should Learn About Mental Health

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The stigma and the misinformation surrounding mental illness are staggering.
How many adults believe that depression is “just being sad”? That the weather can be “bipolar”? That you can call yourself OCD because you’re a little too organized?…

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I’m Embracing the Joy of Missing Out (& You Should Too)

As some adjustments start to wear on me, I’m finding that others are giving me a new perspective. Life’s been put on hold for a while and I’m here for it.

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Pandemic Parenting: Managing Stress without Substances

“COVID-19 has caused both an increase in our stress levels and a rise in alcohol sales. We asked mental health experts for tips on how to relax without pouring that glass of wine.”

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Empathy Activities to Foster Kind and Not-So-Bored Kids

“Empathy activities are also ones that can take up a good portion of our day and therefore banish the boredom!”

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What I Didn’t Realize about Maternity Leave until I Lived through It

“Looking back, there are some things I’d do differently with my first baby. Had I known the struggle that was ahead—and how essential parental leave is for a family’s well-being—I would have recalibrated my expectations for my leave.”

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Is It Safe to Send My Child Back to Daycare during COVID-19?

“Choosing whether to send your child back to daycare is not an easy decision. Financial, personal, and societal responsibilities are all factors that need to be considered.”

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Pandemic Parenting: When There Is No Good Choice

Parenting has become harder than anyone could have ever anticipated. We’re told to make the best decision for our family. What if there is no good choice?

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Teachers Aren’t Responsible for Saving Our Country

“The pressure on teachers to keep kids safe through sanitary steps, proper mask-wearing, and socially distancing is tremendous making the main function of school—teaching academic content to children—nearly impossible.”

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A Parent’s (And Personal Trainer’s) Guide to Staying Healthy & Active

“With no gyms, no in-person personal trainers, and no support, can parents remain healthy and active during a mandatory shelter-in-place order? Absolutely—with a little planning of course.”

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The Importance of Practicing Gratitude & Appreciation

“Take a moment to step back and show gratitude for all the awesome things going on in your life and all across the world! Your mental health depends on it!”

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Parenting in the Days of Social Distancing and COVID-19

7 Tips to help make parenting at home during this crisis a little easier for everyone.

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New Initiative Aims to Put Kids on the Path to Avoid Depression and Anxiety

The HeartMath Institute is giving away 100,000 Copies of a new online program to help kids learn to manage emotions.

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Why a Good Night’s Sleep Is So Important for Teens

From increased anxiety to driving accidents, bad sleep habits and sleep deprivation can spell big trouble for your teenager.

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Best Sports and Outdoor Activities for Shy, Introverted Kids

Encouraging your children to spend more time outdoors and move their bodies is getting increasingly important in this age of screens and digital everything.

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Could Adopting a Dog While Pregnant Lead to a Healthier Baby?

Studies show that children who grow up with dogs are often healthier and happier, learning from an early age to respect and love animals and building strong bonds with their furry friends.

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How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Kid

Emotional resilience not only translates into a higher sense of confidence and self-esteem, but it allows kids to bounce back from failure, conquer challenges and more. These five tips will help you raise an emotionally healthy child.

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9 Ways to Minimize Stress & Anxiety in Kids

Stress and anxiety are normal intermittent experiences for kids but they are not normal as chronic companions. Here’s how you can help minimize stress and anxiety and help your kids be their most healthy selves.

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The Advantages of Having Siblings (from Someone Who Didn’t Have Any)

Growing up as an only child, I never wanted siblings. But through the mom friends I’ve made, I am beginning to see the plus side to having siblings.

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Questions to Ask Yourself before Filing for Divorce

If your marriage is falling apart, ask yourself these tough questions before ending your marriage.

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3 Tips for Traveling with a Nursing Baby

Getting ready to travel with a new baby may seem daunting but setting aside additional time to focus on you and your baby’s needs will help ensure a smooth vacation.

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How to Help Your Kids Build a Healthy Relationship—With Their Health

As both dad and doctor, here’s how parents can have meaningful conversations with their kids about their health.

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7 Ways Moms Can Stress-Proof Their Health in the New Year

Here are some simple practices to help you live with more calm and happiness and less stress and anxiety in the New Year.

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7 Mindful Ways to Welcome in the New Year With Self-Care

Protect yourself from burnout this season by ringing in another year with self-care.

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Prince William Has an Important Message for Dads about Mental Health

Prince William opened up about his own experiences with mental health issues, especially as dad.

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Your Guide to the City’s Best Yoga Studios for Families

Find your inner peace at these om-azing yoga studios that offer classes for every age and stage, including mamas-to-be, dads and babes, toddlers, tweens and teens.

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