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Learning to Learn

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Author: Liz Moorhead

My son is reaching a point where he isn't just old enough for preschool, he's anxious to go. We've read books about school and talked about school and have used starting school as potty training motivation, all contributing to a really strong desire to be able to go already.

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Taming Toddler Tantrums

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Author: Liz Moorhead

In chatting with parent friends, there’s one subject that comes up constantly. What to do during a tantrum? It’s a tough one because toddlers don’t have a great reputation for their sense of calm or logic. Besides that, tantrums hit on some very real parent nightmares. Is my kid really terribly behaved? If my child has a tantrum, does that mean I’m just an awful parent?

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Healthy Breakfasts Made Easy

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Author: Seventh Generation

Ah, the morning rush. You’re late (and hungry), the kids are clamoring for attention, and running out the door without having a bite seems like a very good idea. We have a better one.

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Thoughts on Raising a Strong-Willed Child

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I was a very shy child. I have distinct memories of bypassing social engagement, choosing instead to read or draw quietly in a corner.

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Look After Their Teeth

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Author: Seventh Generation

To help celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month we offer these 5, parent-tested tips designed to make the twice daily ritual of toothbrushing a treat instead of a chore.

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Yoga for Kids

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Busy. Busy. Busy. Today’s kids are at the mercy of overworked parents, pressures from school and peers, lessons, sports, and the constant push to excel. It’s no wonder they’re every bit as stressed as adults seem to be. Which is sad, because childhood should be a time of wonder, exploration and and joy.

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10 Simple, Sustainable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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When you boil it all down, Valentine’s Day is simply about being with the one you love. With that in mind, we invite you spare your budget and your sanity the effects of yet another shopping-driven holiday and enjoy these simpler, more sustainable ways to say, “I Love You.”

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Love Your Skin: Winter Skin Care Tips

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Just when you have your skin-care routine in order and everything’s working beautifully, winter arrives – and everything changes. Even the most perfectly balanced and wonderfully dewy complexion can show the effects of time spent outdoors in the wind and cold…and time spent indoors in dry, overheated air. We can’t do anything about the weather, but we can offer these tips for boosting your skin regime, so your skin stays moist and supple during the winter months.

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Easy Tips for Avoiding Winter Weight Gain

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The holiday eating frenzy may be behind us, but the winter cold that’s stretched across much of the country means even more of us are finding excuses to stay indoors and cuddle up with a little comfort food. Some scientists think those few extra pounds we tend to put on in the winter may give us a little seasonal immune boost, but Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, medical director of the Bariatric Institute in Ottawa and author of the blog Weighty Matters debunks the notion that humans are biologically programmed to gain weight in the winter. So unless there’s a little bear DNA in your family tree, here are some tips for fighting the urge to chow down and chill out when the temperatures drop.

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Go Gluten-Free for Super Bowl Sunday

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The NFL Super Bowl is one of the biggest food fests of the year for many of us. The average fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during the game and the U.S. Calorie Control Council estimates that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Why not kick off the day a little differently this year with a stack of fantastic, gluten-free pancakes and follow through with your own line up of vegan and gluten-free snacks for game time.

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