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Developing intimate friendships in childhood is important, given the critical role friendships play in social and personal identity, social support, and physical and psychological well-being. Studies show healthy relationships can suppress levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) during stressful times,…...

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The proliferation of wireless technology, mobile devices and unlimited content weighs heavily on many parents’ minds. A 2013 research study by Common Sense Media found that 72 percent of children under age eight and 38 percent of children under age…...

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Scheduling and attending health-related appointments, especially if you’re a parent and coordinating for your children, can sometimes feel like a full-time job. If you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned or struggle to remember the name…...

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With many harsh chemicals found in household cleaners, it is important to consider greener solutions for the health of you and your family....

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At the end of a long day of work, caring for kids and keeping up with life, the idea of getting a hot, home-cooked dinner on the table and eating it together can be a real challenge. There are plenty…...

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Getting rid of screens for a week opens up our time, our creativity and our ability to bond as a family. In fact, doing a screen detox is one of the strategies we recommend in 52 Small Changes for the…...

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Reduce Plastics in Your Life

One of the most important things we can do for the planet AND our health is to reduce the use of plastic. The toll plastic takes on the environment is undeniable. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, plastic makes…...

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Reasons to Have a Family Bucket List

Studies show that if we are buying things, we might be putting our money in the wrong place. Create a Family Bucket List to live a richer life together....

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Avoid the sugar high meltdowns and inevitable crashes and sluggishness by thinking outside the basket for this year’s Easter treats. Easter is a great time to give kids a basket of thoughtfully selected small items that will help them look forward to the spring and summer weather or provide them with refreshed craft, art or reading supplies....

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Teach Kids about Money

When we talk about health, financial responsibility might not be the first thing you think about. But in fact, studies have shown time and again that your financial health is directly tied to your physical health–and no wonder. Worrying about…...

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