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Helping Kids Grieve and Deal With Death

Whether it is that first goldfish, or a more grievous loss of a grandparent, or god-forbid, a parent or sibling, it is a sad fact of life that children and teens have to face death. When a loved one dies, children feel and show their grief in different ways. How kids cope with the loss depends on many factors — ...

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Kids Love Meditation, Too

We hear a lot about upstart children who disrupt class by acting out inappropriately. Many of these kids are bored by academics and full of youthful energy. What if there were a way to get them to simmer down and focus up? The good news is that there is – and it’s as affordable as it is simple. One well-known ...

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3 Reasons You Should Not Be A WAHM

These days, moms are practically expected to have a side hustle. Many of us want to stay home with our kids and cultivate a nurturing home environment, but we feel the financial pinch of not earning a paycheck. The pull to the workforce is especially strong for moms who have completed some sort of formal education. If we spent all ...

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Extended Paid Maternity Leave is Bad for Families

I am a mom of three young kids. I worked full-time from home when my first two were born, but the company I worked for was small and fell below the regulations that legally required it to offer employees paid maternity leave. So, I pieced together an unofficial maternity leave using unused sick days and accumulated vacation days, with a ...

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Is Your Teen Addicted to Porn?

Curiosity about pornography among teens, especially teenage boys is a given. However, a generation ago, maybe that meant a sneak-peak at dad’s hidden Playboy magazines, and that was the end of it. However, today with the ubiquity of the internet and easy access to pornography in all forms, pornography addiction can be a real problem. Even children armed with only ...

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Celebrating Holidays On A Budget

This is the wishing season—wish lists already coming up for the holidays, wishes for a delicious Turkey dinner, wishes for exceptional family harmony—no bickering over whole or jelly cranberry sauce, even wishes for January to come sooner –and with it a sigh of relief and an end to all the tumult! One wish you may already have, too, is how ...

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Second Of Three Polio Strains Eradicated

On October 24, 2019, World Polio Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a “historic step” in conquering the childhood crippler polio. A panel of experts certified that the second of three types of virulent disease had been wiped off the face of the earth. The last reported case of type 3 polio occurred in 2012 in Nigeria. A poliovirus ...

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The Tug of War over Yoga in the Public Schools

Should yoga be taught to children in public schools at tax-payer’s expense?  The issue seems to be dividing Moms across America Some see yoga as a healthy alternative to traditional PE classes.  They feel the practice helps create a sense of calm that helps their naturally excitable kids stay focused on learning. And in many cases those Moms are yoga-philes, ...

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Researchers Call for New Focus on Obesity in Young Adults

Obesity is widely recognized as an epidemic in America.  But it’s also thought of as a disease that mainly afflicts people in their middle age. And most obesity intervention resources are still targeted at children, neglecting younger adults. In truth, rates of obesity among men and women in their 20s and 30s are double those for young children (34% to ...

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Meditation Beats the Pants Off School Detention

A Maryland school made headlines in 2016 when administrators replaced detention for unruly students with meditation. The results were remarkable. Outward aggression was quickly transformed into peaceful self-reflection. As an alternative to traditional detention – basically, jail for kids and the teachers who have to monitor them – Robert W. Coleman Elementary School set up a special place for disruptive ...

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