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Healthy living: 5 fun and easy ways to be an active family

Busy schedule, work, school, other obligations…Although we understand the abundant benefits of physical activity on our health, according to CDC’s statistics, only 20% of us meet recommended physical activity guidelines and actually find time for some of the many ways to be an active family. If parents practice a sedentary lifestyle, kids...
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Healthy snacks for kids: fun lunch box tips & ideas

When it comes to healthy food, kids are picky eaters. Most parents feel guilty knowing they should feed their children healthy foods, but simply don’t know how to do it. Making healthy snacks for kids’ lunches and filling their lunch boxes with food they’ll actually want to eat is a...
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Hydration Quest: Why it’s important and how to stay hydrated

Our bodies consist mostly of water. Each cell, organ or tissue needs water to stay alive and function normally. To stay hydrated is to enable our cells to properly exchange nutritional substances, regulate body temperature, and maintain a healthy balance of electrolytes that affect functionality of our nerves and muscles etc....
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Teaching kids to have a positive attitude and positive thinking

Teaching kids about positive thinking is probably one of the best ways to prepare them for life challenges they will have to deal with throughout life. If you teach your children how to be positive early in life, you will create a healthy habit of positive attitude, successful problem solving and build...
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The importance of sensory play in the development of a healthy child

What is sensory play? Toddlers and kids learn best through their senses. Any play which stimulates the use of touch, smell, sight, hearing, using fine motor muscles etc is considered sensory play. Stimulating neural pathways through sensory experiences is a crucial part of kids’ early brain development. Sensory play lays a crucial...
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Family Bonding – 5 easy ways to connect with your family

Life has its infinite ways of distracting and separating us from our families. Good parenting is not an easy task when an average child spends most of the day with teachers, friends or playing computer games. It is said that for each negative interaction any successful relationship has to have five...
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Tips, tricks and creative ways to get kids to eat vegetables

Most parents will confirm – getting kids to eat vegetables can be a nightmare! Hamburgers, pizza and hot dogs are so much tastier than broccoli and Brussels sprouts. However, the U.S. government’s nutrition recommendation says that basic healthy meals consist of half a plate of fruits and vegetables. It’s estimated...
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Healthy living- Having family dinners together is important.

In today’s super fast lifestyle, healthy living can feel like a big challenge. Sometimes it may seem impossible to gather your family and enjoy dinner together. Hectic schedules, endless obligations – taking time to have a proper meal may feel like luxury. Healthy eating is a foundation of healthy living;...
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How to help your child develop an interest in reading books

In today’s digital world, where our brains are addicted to audio and video stimulation, you have probably wondered how to help your child discover the magical world of books and inspire them to develop a habit of reading. How can you get your child interested in silent words when you must...
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How to motivate kids to learn and do better in school

“If I could only get my son to be excited about doing homework, the way he’s excited to play that new video game!” The problem of how to motivate kids to learn and get better grades in school is usually a painful experience for any parent. Kids are smart, they aren’t...
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