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5 Benefits of Playing Outside

5 Benefits of Playing Outside

Kids should play outside! Here are 5 reasons why. When kids are given unstructured time to play alone or with other children, especially outdoors, they make up their own games, figure things out, and amuse themselves, which allows them to practice important life…

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Encourage Physical Activity Early in Life

Encourage Physical Activity Early in Life

Physical activity can start very early in life as part of your child’s everyday play! When you’re choosing activities, focus on activities that are fun. If children enjoy what they’re doing, they’re more likely to want to keep doing it! Physical activities that…

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Good Nutrition | Where to Start

Good Nutrition | Where to Start

Good Nutrition Where to Start A variety of grains, dairy, proteins, fruits, and veggies is a good starting point for any healthy diet, but the necessary portions of each depend upon age. Here’s a good starting point. Toddlers Grains • 3-5 ounces per day • One ounce…

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10 Daily Rituals to Encourage Bonding

10 Daily Rituals to Encourage Bonding

In chaotic everyday life, parents can leverage the power of intention to ensure that they fit in what’s most important to them – the moments of fun, connection, and closeness with their kids! To begin, pinpoint the consistent, repetitive actions that you most…

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Tips for Helping Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

Tips for Helping Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Weight

There’s no great secret to eating healthy. To help your family develop healthy eating habits, simply: Provide plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Include low-fat or non-fat milk or dairy products. Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and…

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Eat Healthy and Enjoy It

Eat Healthy and Enjoy It

Instead of focusing on foods your kids can’t have, help your kids think about foods they can have, and make eating them fun! Eat the Rainbow Having a variety of colors on the plate helps ensure your kids are getting different varieties of vitamins, minerals and other…

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5 Ways for Learning Conflict Resolution

5 Ways for Learning Conflict Resolution

5 Tips for Learning Conflict Resolution Manage Emotions Kids (and adults!) have every right to feel strong emotions, but it’s important to have strategies for remaining calm, like taking a deep breath or stopping and counting to ten. Talk & Listen Work together to…

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5 Ways to Support Kids Self Expression

5 Ways to Support Kids Self Expression

Here are 5 ways you can encourage your child to express themselves. ART Encourage your kids to try different art forms and artistic mediums. STYLE Let your kids pick out their clothing; this will help them feel confident and unique. CHOICE Give your kids freedom by…

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Teaching Kids Self-Regulation

Teaching Kids Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is the ability to control behavioral and emotional responses. It’s having the skill to calm yourself down when you get upset, to adjust to a change, and to handle frustration without outbursts. And it’s a foundational developmental skill! …

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How to Model Mindfulness

How to Model Mindfulness

From our earliest moments and at each developmental stage, mindfulness can be a useful tool for decreasing anxiety and promoting happiness. It’s helpful for children, parents, caregivers–everyone! The most effective way to bring mindfulness to your children is to…

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4 Ways to Teach Children Empathy

4 Ways to Teach Children Empathy

Empathy is at the heart of good relationships of many kinds, and it begins with valuing other perspectives and other people. Parents can cultivate empathy in their children by showing their kids how to be empathetic and talking about why it’s important. Empathize with…

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