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How stress affects toddlers (and their digestion!)

As adults, we accept that stress is a reality of daily life and do our best to manage it – but stress affects children, too. The source and severity of stress can vary, and it can affect the mind and the body – notably their digestive system. Here’s how to help your child manage stress and feel their best.

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Tips for a non-toxic and safe school year

Getting back to a routine can be a refreshing change for families at the end of summer. Since your child will be spending the majority of their days at school or pre-school post-Labor Day, our partners at Healthy Child Healthy World have some simple tips to help keep them healthy and safe all year long.

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4 tips for a happy, healthy school year

Oh, the halcyon days of summer vacation. Everything just seems a little easier. No backpacks to organize, homework to oversee or permission slips to sign. For a few blissful weeks you stop feeling like a drill sergeant and get to enjoy simply being parent. So as Labor Day approaches, how can we hold on to the best of summer, while getting organized and excited for the school year ahead?

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Back to school made simple: 5 healthy lunch tips

As parents, we have enough on our plates without making school lunches complicated. Instead, I like to keep the focus on simple staples that can help ensure kids get maximum nutrition with minimum fuss and impact on the environment.

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Easy Recipe: Annie’s Granola Bars

Pack crunchy, healthy granola bars for a treat in kids’ lunch boxes, serve as an after-school snack or crumble them over yogurt for breakfast. This easy recipe adds a protein and fiber punch to granola, as well as essential nutrients including calcium and iron. Plus, they’re cow milk-free and great for children with cow milk sensitivity.

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4 ways to model manners for your kids (and how it will help them win at life!)

It might not seem like it when you are reminding a grabby toddler to share his toys or to say thank you to grandma for the thousandth time, but rest assured all your efforts to teach kids manners matter. Being considerate of others makes the world a better place to live, and sets kids up to excel socially throughout life. Here’s how to help them get there (Hint: They’re watching you more than you think!).

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