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Why Recess is So Important for Children

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The many benefits of recess-social, cognitive, behavioral & physical-are as varied as the games played during this crucial unstructured time of the school day.
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Helping Your Child Deal With Bullies: What You Can Do

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Bullying can take many different forms but is defined as the aggressive behavior of one or more people against another for any number of...
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What You Need to Know About Climate Change and Children’s Health

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Children are more susceptible to adverse effects of climate change because of age & small size. Here are some steps to protect them & our environment.
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How to Talk to Your Aging Parent About Getting Help

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Few things can be as complicated as caring for your mom or dad through their golden years. One common challenge adult children face when caregiving is their parent's refusal to accept help. Understanding why seniors may reject offers for assistance can help you have a more productive conversation.
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A 13-Year-Old’s Perspective on How to Stem Violence in the World

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Our thoughts have the ability to make us well or make us unwell. Science has shown that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can assist in the healing process and that our minds can control our bodies. It is more important than ever to teach kids the skills they need to cope with emotions in a better way.
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Smartphone Syndrome: A Millennial Mental Health Crisis

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Millennials were born during a period of rapid technological transformation. Most millennials have never known life without a cellular telephone or without having access to the internet. The mental health effects of being "always connected" have only recently started to be considered.
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The High Price of Being Constantly Plugged In

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How constant connectivity negatively impacts teens' mental health and what you can do about it.
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Top 8 Apps to Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy

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Here are 8 new technologies that are designed to keep families (including our pets) safer, healthier, and happier.
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Dry Drowning & Secondary Drowning: Should You Be Terrified?

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A highly publicized death of a child due to a rare form of drowning, terrified parents needlessly. Here's what you need to know about secondary and dry drowning.
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What Every 7th Grader Needs to Know About Life

Even when separated by thousands of miles, grandparents can play a special role in the lives of their grandchildren. Here is one grandfather's advice to his granddaughter as she enters 7th grade.
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7 All Natural Ways to Treat ADHD

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Natural interventions such as brainwave entraining music, diet, behavioral therapy, and meditation may provide viable alternatives to ADHD medications.
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Why Your Teen is Out of His Mind

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Teens don't take risks because they want to upset us or because they think they're invincible. They take risks because our species has been fine-tuned by evolution to do just that during adolescence.