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A Triple Dog Dare

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Vaughn

Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.

iPads, Martinis and Bubble Wrap: The New American Parenting Style

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

When did kids become more afraid of boredom than they are of parents?! The concept of leaving our children outside all day without contact is not only ancient history, it's unfathomable to parents today.

10 Surprising Ways to Teach Kids to Love Nature

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

As the weather starts to improve, it's the perfect time to get kids out and about and show them the joy of nature. It doesn't have to be a structure...

How To See The World As Your Gym

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Breaking out of the norm and learning to see the world as your gym is an extremely beneficial practice. Not only do you get to challenge yourself in new ways outside the gym walls, but you train your eyes and your mind to see fitness everywhere you look.

Trading Tech for T-Ball: How to Raise Healthy, Active Kids

Women & Co | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

With a little nudging (okay, a lot of nudging), it is possible for parents to teach even the most technologically inclined 21st-century kids that staying active and healthy is an important part of their lives.

Three Cheers for Boredom

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Allowing our kids to confront and overcome boredom is an important life lesson. Maybe we should start by having our kids regularly disconnect