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How Much Homework Crosses the Line?

In a recent piece in The Atlantic, writer Karl Taro Greenfield does his eighth grade daughter's homework for a week and shares his insights into her workload and our overall culture of homework. He…

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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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5 Breakfast Recipes Every Family Will Love

Though it may be hard to believe, it's already August which means soon kids will be heading back to school. It also means fall is fast approaching, and with it, the reappearance of some of our favorit…

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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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Brooklyn’s Hidden Garden, Just for Kids

Children who grow up in New York City are often deprived of time in the natural world. But just off the traffic-jammed hubbub of Flatbush Avenue, hidden inside the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a one-a…

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Can a Yoga Ball Help You Learn?

A school in Philadelphia has replaced the chairs in one fifth grade class with yoga balls to help kids focus and learn! The idea behind the switch is basically this: kids have a lot of energy. When t…

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How to Talk with Your Kids About Sex

This week's episode of "Perfectly Imperfect Parents" on The Chopra Well is all about how to talk with your kids about sex. Dr. Cara Natterson from the show shares her thoughts and tips. Number 1 pie…

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Where Do We Draw the Line with Bullying?

My daughter recently told me about an incident with some of her friends. A group of them were together singing, dancing and having fun. One friend, a free spirited, earnest girl, was enthusiasticall…

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Unconventional Mommy: How to Deal with Swearing

Mommy confession: I do, unfortunately, swear a lot, and when I do I must pay the kids a quarter! To keep them from picking up my trashy habit, I have also told them that, "Mommy shouldn't swear and…

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