Children

Why Reading to Your Child Could Be The Most Important Thing You Do Today

January 23, 2015 2 Comments
Why Reading to Your Child Could Be The Most Important Thing You Do Today

Research has shown just how important it is to read aloud to young children, particularly for those youngsters from poorer backgrounds, in order to provide a foundation from which they can build a successful future. A study by Hart-Risley found that children from disadvantaged backgrounds have been exposed to up to 30 million fewer words […]

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8 Free and Easy Ways to Make Your Kids Feel Truly Loved

January 6, 2015 0 Comments
8 Free and Easy Ways to Make Your Kids Feel Truly Loved

In today’s face paced World it can be hard to juggle all of the things that are required of us. Trying to keep fit, put healthy meals on the table, meet work commitments, stay connected to your partner, have some sort of social life and of course spend quality time with your kids. When stress […]

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5 Great Reasons to Make Mud Pies!

January 3, 2015 0 Comments
5 Great Reasons to Make Mud Pies!

With the constant stream of news telling us the dangers of bacteria and the many anti-bacterial cleaners that we are made to feel that we need, it is no surprise that children are leading more and more sterile lives. They are often deterred from playing outside and getting mucky because of this. More often than […]

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How to Teach Kids About Climate Change

January 29, 2014 0 Comments
How to Teach Kids About Climate Change

Q: Do you have any tips for explaining global warming and other complex environmental problems to my kids? Children today may be more eco-savvy than ever, but we still need advice on how to teach kids about climate change. Luckily there are many resources available to help parents teach their kids how to understand the […]

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Rises in Early Puberty May Have Environmental Roots

September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Rises in Early Puberty May Have Environmental Roots

Q: Is it true that American kids are going through puberty earlier today than in previous generations, and are there any environmental causes for this? Research indicates that indeed Americans girls and boys are going through puberty earlier than ever, though the reasons are unclear. Many believe our widespread exposure to synthetic chemicals is at […]

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Is There a Connection Between Asthma and Traffic Pollution?

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is There a Connection Between Asthma and Traffic Pollution?

Q: Is it true that asthma cases in children often correlate to living close to roads and all the associated pollution-spewing traffic? Living near a roadway certainly does exacerbate asthma, especially for kids. To wit, a recent study by the University of Southern California (USC)—the most comprehensive by far to date on this topic—found that […]

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