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5 ways to hear our kids better

There’s a ton of information out there on how to get our kids to listen to us, but far less on how parents can better listen to their kids. It turns out “active listening” is a key parenting communication skill that can increase harmony and help children’s development.

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4 reasons to celebrate Dads’ role in family nutrition

While the norm of the classic nuclear family – mom in the kitchen, dad relaxing with the paper – has long gone the way of the dodo, some of the attitudes around the role dads play in kids’ nutrition haven’t. Here’s how dads influence kids health and nutrition – and how to make the most of everyone’s contributions.

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Tummy Troubles: Understanding the symphony of digestion

The digestive system is like a symphony orchestra: all parts need to work together to create a harmonious outcome. Each step of digestion contributes to the breakdown of food and ultimately, to successful absorption and assimilation of macro and micronutrients. Here’s how the digestive system works – and how you can help ensure your child’s is operating optimally.

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How to boost kids health with green cleaners

Just as we can’t always control the foods kids eat when they’re away from home, we can’t do much to control their exposure to some of the chemicals we’re all exposed to on a regular basis out there, like synthetic fragrances or harsh cleaning products. That’s why we’re glad our friends at Healthy Child Healthy World offer parents helpful advice and practical resources they can use to make changes at home as part of its mission to reduce childhood exposure to harmful chemicals.

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7 ways to encourage better sleep

Establishing a good sleep routine is important for the whole family. Our bodies do amazing things while we’re under the covers – including muscle repair, memory consolidation and the release of hormones regulating growth and appetite.

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Easy recipe: Green Mango Smoothie

This protein and fiber-packed green smoothie is delicious for breakfast or a snack. The recipe is cow milk-free, making it a great option for children with cow milk sensitivity. Plus, it’s gluten free and full of essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C.

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