Kids Can Live Healthier Using These Apps by Julianne Hale In today’s technology-fueled society, kids spend many hours of their free time staring at smartphones or tablets instead of exploring nature, riding bikes or playing outdoor games with their friends. Instead of merely imposing radical reductions in screen time, parents and caregivers can meet youngsters halfway by adding apps to ... Read More »
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Kids Can Live Healthier Using These Apps by Julianne Hale In today’s technology-fueled society, kids...
There Are Lots of Ways for Youngsters to Contribute by Ellen Sabin This article is written especiall...
Show Kids What Really Matters This Season by Meredith Montgomery According to a poll by the Center f...
How to Create Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious Fun by Avery Mack Slipping masks, sagging costumes...
Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused by Traci Childress Mindfulness, simply defined, is being in the...
There Are Lots of Ways for Youngsters to Contribute by Ellen Sabin This article is written especially for young readers eager to embrace the true spirit of the holiday season. Sharing it with them can help cultivate a lifelong practice of giving. Have you ever seen someone do something that changed a situation from bad to good? Maybe your parents ... Read More »
Show Kids What Really Matters This Season by Meredith Montgomery According to a poll by the Center for a New American Dream in 2005, three out of four Americans wish the holidays were less materialistic. Traditionally rooted in family, faith and joy, the season can be marred by commercialization. Instead, inspire the whole family to take a “buy less, get ... Read More »
How to Create Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious Fun by Avery Mack Slipping masks, sagging costumes and sugar hits can all contribute to cranky kids at Halloween. Healthier, greener and safer options will up the ongoing fun factor. Neat Costumes Hooray! Princesses and superheroes are more popular than witches and devils these days. With encouragement from parents, kids can enjoy a ... Read More »
Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused by Traci Childress Mindfulness, simply defined, is being in the moment. Using simple tools can help us consciously notice our breath, bodies and sensations, as well as what is happening around us. As we practice noticing, we can more readily return to the moment and more immediately connect with ourselves and others. Integrating ... Read More »
Simple Ways to Boost a Child’s Long-Term Health by Lisa Turner We’d love it if our kids had fewer sick days away from school, but what if by bolstering their immune systems now, we could also protect them from serious diseases going forward? “During childhood, when the immune system is still developing, there’s a great opportunity to set the stage ... Read More »
Camping, Hiking, Zoos and Games Make Nature Fun by Avery Mack “Whether urban or rural, children in our state average 4.5 minutes outdoors and four hours in front of a screen every day,” says Barbara Erickson, president of The Trustees of Reservations conservation nonprofit, in Sharon, Massachusetts. One way to disconnect kids from electronics is to go camping. Such educational ... Read More »
Stand Up Boards Engage Kids in Fun and Nature by Lauressa Nelson “Most kids growing up in Chattanooga crossed the Tennessee River via the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge; far fewer have been on the river beneath it,” remarks Mark Baldwin, owner of area paddle sports outfitter L2 Boards. Using stand up paddleboards (SUP), he loves guiding adults and children on ... Read More »
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Strengthens Kids by Cyndee Woolley Zach “Zachman” Aldridge was born healthy, but at just 10 weeks, he was hospitalized at the hands of his birth father. Suffering from a brain aneurism, partial paralysis and multiple broken bones from shaken baby syndrome, Zach’s mother, Rebekah, was told that he might live for a year. Rebekah’s hope for a ... Read More »
Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids by Avery Mack Creating a backyard wildlife habitat provides valuable teaching moments. With planning and care, birds, bats, butterflies and bunnies can view yards as safe havens and sources for food, water and shelter, providing endless fascination. Josh Stasik, a father of three and owner of Sweet-Seed.com, in Syracuse, New York, sees firsthand ... Read More »