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Safety Tips for Teens This Summer

“​​​​​​​Ultimately, you want your teenager to have fun during the summer. But before summer break begins, have these conversations with them to create a safety plan to make this one the best one yet.”

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Why Dining Together Is Good for Your Family’s Health

“Looking back over the past decade, I see that dinnertime is one of our most meaningful family rituals. Time to stop whatever we are doing and sit down together.”

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The Most Powerful Teaching Tool You Can Use Is Right in Front of You

“When I was an elementary school principal, each grade had just 22 minutes—start to finish—for lunch. What was the result? Rushed eating. Food waste. Frequent friction between kids and lunch aides. General mayhem. And then I saw this.”

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22 Gifts That Give Back to Others

These wonderful gifts give something back to the community with every purchase.

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Why Your Kid Should Read and Celebrate Banned Books

Our friends at Common Sense Media are breaking down the positive reasons to celebrate banned books—among them, practicing and defending the freedom of speech and choice—freedoms that Americans hold dear and are worth standing up for.

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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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This Simple Solution Will Help Keep Teens Mentally Strong

Supporting your teen through the tough years they are experiencing is extremely important. Here’s one easy way to help them.

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5 Health Topics You Should Always Discuss with Your Kids

These five topics are essential to discuss to help you connect with your children, build trust, and teach your children how to keep themselves healthy day-to-day.

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Pediatricians’ Group to Parents: Seriously—Don’t Spank Your Kids

Here’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics says you shouldn’t spank your kids.

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Kids Who Identify as Trans “Know Their Gender,” AAP Says in Important New Guidelines

New guidelines encourage pediatricians to practice gender-affirmative health care.

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Later School Start Times Make More Well-Rested Middle Schoolers, Study Finds

Any parent who has had to wake a teenager to get ready for school can attest to the fact that starting the school day later definitely some its benefits.

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Why I Let My Kids Feel Every Feeling

All parents say “I want to raise happy and confident children.”  But what does that really mean? And…how do we raise happy and confident children?

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12 Powerful Parenting Methods for Raising Creative, Resilient Children

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Organizations all over the world are clamoring for a more creative workforce, secure in the knowledge that the creative thinking of individuals is the starting point for all innovation.  As a regular reader of The Innovative Brain you’re likely here…

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How My Love for Kids Stopped Me From Giving Birth

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I knew from an early age that I didn’t want to be a birth mother. There was nothing wrong with my body, or my mind, I often dreamt about getting married and was always described as a loving…

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