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Feeding Healthy Habits

Today’s barrage of junk food ads can easily influence kids for the worse, but 10 strategies, including visiting farmers’ markets, teaching cooking skills and implementing device-free family meals, can help them choose to eat better.

21st Century Parenting

Today’s kids live fast-paced, technology-driven lives, which is why it’s critical for parents to strike a balance between accepting modern advances and teaching kids timeless virtues.

The Pure Joy of Play

Numerous studies show that giving kids open time for “free play” is so important that pediatricians are writing prescriptions for it.

Gardening for Kids

Give kids a patch of dirt and a trowel, and they’ll not only have fun but can find a fresh new appetite for fruit and vegetables.

Loving Nature

In a time in which digital devices often rule, kids will happily head outdoors for adventures involving gardens, bugs and birds that spark their interest and creativity.

Air Care for Kids

Kids are especially sensitive to the pollen, chemicals, dust mites, mold and pet dander that cause allergies, but simple strategies can keep these culprits in check.

Soothing Anxious Kids

Social network-stoked anxiety is rising among kids who already have enough to worry about, but their stress can be lowered with mindful approaches, nature, sleep, diet and supplements.

Autism's Gut-Brain Axis

Almost half of autistic children have gastrointestinal symptoms, and the more severe the symptoms, the more severe the autism, studies show.

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.

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