Practicing gratitude can benefit adults and kids in multiple ways. Research has shown that grateful people live healthier and happier lives. Gratitude can positively affect your physical health, mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. For kids, gratitude has many of the same benefits.
Immune health is so important for a growing body. Not only does our immune system help fight off germs today, but it is also involved in protecting us from developing conditions such as asthma, allergies, eczema, and Type 1 Diabetes later in life. Research now shows that the first 6 months of life are an important window of time when the immune system is rapidly developing, and the type of bacteria in a baby’s gut… →
Birth changes us. It is powerful and profound. Birth leaves us transformed in the wake of it’s creation. This moment in time was longed for, dreamed of and planned out. Your birth experience should be special. A celebration of new life. Birth should be a special rite of passage in a woman’s life.
There are currently 152 developing countries, a figure provided for by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). These countries are beset by common challenges, such as high levels of poverty, human resource weakness, and economic vulnerability. To any parent, then, it can feel scary to want to raise a child in a developing country.
It’s not something you think about before you’re in the thick of parenting because eating seems so “natural.” Then suddenly, you find yourself asking, “How in the world do I get my child to eat something besides mac and cheese and dino nuggets?”
Ah, sweet summertime! The kids are out of school and hitting the streets for months of sunshine and fun. But the days of running through the neighborhoods with friends until the street lamps come on is quickly slipping by; kids today are looking for newer, more expensive ways to enjoy their summer break. From pricey vacations to buying the latest video games to camp out in the living room with, summer tends to bring even… →