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Raising Healthy Children

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

For years, I've taught a weekly psychology class to students ranging from 7 to 14-years-old. In this class, I encourage self-reflection, asking kids to identify and express what they think and feel and to consider the thoughts and feelings of others. The results are often surprising.

The Food Stamp Diet

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Monique Ruffin

I could never have imagined that something that initially seemed so humiliating would turn out to be one of the greatest teaching events of my life. Although my food stamp benefit itself will be ending soon because I no longer require assistance, the benefits to my lifestyle are not.

Parents, What Kind of Role Model Are You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2011 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It's very important to realize that, while being there for your children is vital, it is only half of good parenting. The other half is being there for yourself with honesty, courage and integrity.

8 Ways To Raise A Mindful Child (PHOTOS)

Karen Maezen Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Maezen Miller

Children are exemplars of the art of being. Wherever they are, they are completely immersed: in mud, in make believe, in laughter, in tears or in spaghetti sauce up to their eyeballs.

Why Your Kids Should Play Outside

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

How kids play is a public health issue that will affect their health and learning all their lives.