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Adventures in Nature

Families Create Memories at Nearby Parks by Harriet Shugarman Here’s how to entertain the kids, keep them healthy and get them outdoors this summer. Where to Go Traveling to iconic natural wonders like the Blue Ridge Mountains, Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon isn’t the only awe-inspiring way to captivate …

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Natural Dads

How They Raise Conscious Kids by Lane Vail Fathers are more involved in their children’s lives than ever before, embracing their roles of leader, nurturer and protector, and they’re reaping extraordinary benefits. According to a 2014 study published in the Academy of Management Perspectives, fathers that spend more time with …

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Super-Immunity for Kids

Simple Ways to Boost a Child’s Long-Term Health by Lisa Turner We’d love it if our kids had fewer sick days away from school, but what if by bolstering their immune systems now, we could also protect them from serious diseases going forward? “During childhood, when the immune system is …

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Bring Back the Magic

Give Kids the True Gifts of the Season by Meredith Montgomery According to a poll by the Center for a New American Dream in 2005, three out of four Americans wish the holidays were less materialistic. Traditionally rooted in family, faith and joy, the season can be marred by commercialization. …

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Trick and Treat

Host a Halloween that’s Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious by Avery Mack Slipping masks, sagging costumes and sugar hits can all contribute to cranky kids at Halloween. Healthier, greener and safer options will up the ongoing fun factor. Neat Costumes Hooray! Princesses and superheroes are more popular than witches and devils …

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Seven Signs of Food Sensitivities

Action Plan for Parents by Pamela Bond In recent years, Pediatrician William Sears has seen many more cases of asthma and eczema in his San Clemente, California, office. Dairy and wheat remain the biggest culprits, but experts believe new factors may be contributing to the rise in food sensitivities, including …

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Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids by Avery Mack Creating a backyard wildlife habitat provides valuable teaching moments. With planning and care, birds, bats, butterflies and bunnies can view yards as safe havens and sources for food, water and shelter, providing endless fascination. Josh Stasik, a father of three …

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