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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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My 8-Year-Old’s Determination to Help Dolphins

During November, in honor of Thanksgiving, it seems quite popular to engage in the “Gratitude project,” an online movement in which participants express appreciation each day for something or someone …

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Packing Trash-Free Lunches

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy There’s a running joke that nothing gets thrown away in our family. Initially, these values emerged from necessity: my Depression-era great-grandparen…

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Police Cracking Down on…Kids’ Lemonade Stands?

It must have been a slow day for police in Midway, Georgia. Officers shut down a lemonade stand in the small Georgia town, saying that the kids running it needed a business license and permits - t…

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Is Summer Camp Essential?

The other day I was chatting with a fellow adult about movies from the last few decades, particularly which movies were ripe for a reboot (no, Spiderman was not even mentioned). Surprisingly my friend…

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Thought I had very good eyesight- then I realised I was wearing my glasses. Results quite different …

Meditation is my best choice. Thank you.

The amount of time one should keep washing your hands is to inwardly sing the entire song everyone …