Kids With Gratitude

Making Thankfulness Second Nature by Ronica O’Hara This Thanksgiving, there’s something to be especially thankful for—gratitude itself. Emerging research shows gratitude to be one of the easiest, most effective ways to kickstart happiness and well-being. …

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Meditative Training Helps Kids Thrive by Ronica O’Hara “When I feel like I really want to get angry and yell, I sometimes, like, take deep breaths. My brain slows down and I feel more calm …

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Digital Kids

How to Click With Young Techies by Ronica O’Hara Many Silicon Valley executives that design devices and apps have put their own children in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The New York Times; even Bill Gates …

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Feeding Healthy Habits

Your 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive by Melinda Hemmelgarn It’s not easy raising children in today’s media-saturated landscape. From TV and video games to internet and mobile devices, our kids are exposed to a …

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21st-Century Parenting

Preparing Kids for the Future by Meredith Montgomery Today’s children have more opportunities to change the world than ever before. Teenagers are organizing global activism movements, LEGO lovers are mastering robotics and young entrepreneurs are …

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The Pure Joy of Play

Why Kids Need Unstructured Fun by Ronica O’Hara   Not so long ago, kids would be shooed out the door to play and told to return home at meal time. But the rising use of …

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The Minimalist Family

Trading Clutter for Calm by Meredith Montgomery When Denaye Barahona, of New York City, became a parent, she felt compelled to buy everything for her son. “We are inundated as a culture with so many …

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Gardening for Kids

The Fun of Growing Their Own by Ronica A. O’Hara It’s May, and the temperature is rising, as is the sap and green shoots. It’s the perfect time to involve kids in growing their own …

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Loving Nature

Outdoor Adventures for Kids by Ronica A. O’Hara Getting kids off the couch and into the great outdoors can be a challenge when they tend to be better acquainted with the popular Angry Birds video …

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