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Beyond Toys

From do-it-yourself robots to language lessons to field trips, outside-the-box gifts for children will summon their excitement and build favorite memories.

Nurturing Creative Kids

Team sports teach a lot, but children can also learn to work with peers, focus their attention, and strategize for results with scrapbooking, origami and short story writing.

Healing Our Kids

An estimated quarter to half of American children have a diagnosed chronic condition such as autism or allergies, but an integrative approach to healing can have profound effects.

Youths Step Up to the Global Challenge

Realizing that they can’t wait for adults to fix our sweeping societal and environmental problems, young people are taking meaningful action to end business as usual.

Build a Bento Box Lunch for Kids

The newly popular five-compartment bento boxes make packing a nutritious child’s lunch easy plus allow for fun twists.

Simplified Parenting

By simplifying our approach to child-raising, we can garner less anxiety and stress, more casual time, deeper conversations and much more fun with our kids.

Natural Immune Boosters for Kids

As kids head into the school year, choosing the right food and encouraging them to exercise and address stress can help raise their immunity.

The Joy of Dirt

When children plant seeds, tend them and then pull vegetables out of the soil, they learn not just where food comes from, but of their place in the web of life.

Healthy Summer Hydration

Kids need plenty of hydration, especially during summer heat, and they’ll happily chug tasty homemade drinks that more healthfully balance electrolytes using natural salt and fruit.

Kid Talk

Consistency, honesty, flexibility and availability are all key in communicating deeply with our children.

Into the Woods

Nature immersion programs help kids to navigate through woodlands and listen to their quiet inner voice.

Upbeat Kids

By using wise strategies, we can help a child move past negativity and despair into a fresh, happier point of view.

Banishing Body-Image Blues

Young women worldwide don’t feel happy with their bodies, but by monitoring their thoughts, eating well and exercising, they can face the world with confidence.

Healthy Weight Kids

With one in six U.S. youngsters classified as obese, it’s important for parents to follow healthy eating strategies to reduce children’s odds of disease now and later.

Awake Parenting

Children are not ours to possess or own, but rather to guide into living fearlessly and authentically.

Books that Kids Will Love

Books with strong stories and inspiring characters can entice children away from e-devices, broaden their horizons and encourage their dreams.

School Om Work

Students in forward-thinking school districts are learning through meditation to relax, focus and stay calm in the face of trying conditions.

Nature's Classroom

Kids in immersive nature schools learn firsthand about the world from the parks and forests they play in, rain or shine.

Fresh Looks at Autism

Parents today increasingly focus on the unique brilliance of their autistic children and build support networks that help them develop life skills.

Fun Ways to Get Outside This Summer

From hiking to zip lines to camping, there are many enjoyable ways to explore nature all around our country, making the most of activities that appeal to all ages.

Family Screen Time

Many of today’s youngsters spend eight hours a day looking at a screen, which has serious repercussions on their well-being. Parental limits can help ensure a healthy balance of activities.

Natural Motherhood

By making wise choices starting with diet and exercise, a mom-to-be can claim the gentle, joyous birth she wants for her baby.

The Joys of Grandparenting

We can be truly terrific grandparents when we both adore the grandkids and nurture their parents.

New Wave

As Earth’s oceans continue to decline with disastrous consequences, youth around the world are joining forces to fight pollution and influence policymakers.

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