Month: July 2019

‘Dirt Is Good’: Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

July 17, 2019

As a new parent, Jack Gilbert got a lot of different advice on how to properly look after his child: when to give him antibiotics or how often he should sterilize his pacifier, for example. After the birth of his second child, Gilbert, a scientist who studies microbial ecosystems at the University of Chicago, decided […]

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From obesity to allergies, outdoor play is the best medicine for children

July 13, 2019

What if there was a simple, inexpensive and fun way to address some of the major challenges facing humanity today. What if it could help improve children’s health, development and well-being? Imagine a solution that could stem the current epidemics of obesity, anxiety and depression affecting children and youth today. Imagine that this solution could […]

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How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids: Use These 10 Tips

July 5, 2019

Calm Parenting—most of us aspire to it, desire it, and even promise ourselves we’re going to do it—but it’s so difficult to sustain. We know how important it is to parent from our principles rather than from our fears, but despite our best intentions we lose it and end up yelling at those we love […]

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Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way

July 1, 2019

Experts will tell you that if you want to raise a kid who eats just about everything, you should feed them what you eat — assuming you’re eating a varied, healthy diet. It’s what most cultures have done for most of human history. But today’s culture sends parents a very different message. Kids menus full […]

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