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How National Bullying Prevention Month Impacts Our Health

If I asked everyone reading this article to raise their hand if they've ever been bullied, it's likely that every person would. Whether you were bullied as a child in school or later in life as an adu…

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Children and Technology – Should you be Concerned

Media technology is here to stay and has become a permanent part of our lives. But there is great concern about how it may be affecting our children. I believe we can learn to embrace its advantages…

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Back to School, Not Back Inside: 5 Tips for Keeping Kids Outside in Fall

Just because the calendar says September, and most kids are back to school, doesn't mean you have to put away the sunblock and hiking shoes. Consider this: studies repeatedly show that time spent outs…

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6 Children’s Bedroom Tips for Sound Sleep

You may be a parent or grandparent who knows what impact it has on a family if a child does not want to sleep in their room, or if they just don't sleep well. Children are ultra sensitive to energy. I…

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Teaching Your Family the Power of Mindfulness

I’m in the middle of teaching an intimate mindfulness class to several girls all between the ages of seven and nine. So far, it has been nothing less than magnificent, and that is always, always the…

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Managing Empty-Nester Stress

Young adult kids leaving the nest: what is usually a great adventure for the young person is often a source of stress and grief for a parent. Moms, who are often the primary child caregiver, commonly …

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How Young is Too Young to Swim Alone?

There's a video going around the internet that just makes me cringe. It features a 16-month-old girl paddling around a three foot deep swimming pool. Her comfort and skill in the water are undeniable,…

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Reflections On My Dad

I'm nearly 40 years old and my parents have been divorced most of my life. My relationship with each of them is unique--crafted by their human experience and mine. Just like everyone else, we are affe…

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Dealing With the Pressure to Have Kids

We love babies. We’ll snuggle them; make them smile; wipe drool; sniff their yummy, sweet baby scent; bounce them in our arms for hours when nothing else will calm them; buy them funny hats; change…

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De-Stressing Mom is a Gift for the Whole Family

By Deborah Rozman and Sara Childre Many would argue there is no bigger responsibility in life than being a mother. And while kids can bring untold joy, meaning and fulfillment into their moms’ live…

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