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Modeling a Healthy Body Image for Your Kids

Everywhere we turn people are talking about bodies: Strong bodies, sick bodies, short bodies, pregnant bodies. And whether we like it or not, our kids are hearing and seeing all this talk about bodies - and what’s good, bad; attractive, ugly. It’s important for us, as parents, to add our voices to the mix, and not let the media have the only voice shaping how our children view their bodies. And as many of us adults struggle with body image ourselves, any strategies we utilize in teaching our children to have a positive body image just might help our own cause as well.

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How to Make Changes That Last

Changing anything about our behavior is hard. Really hard. Even something simple like switching up where we put our car keys can be rough. So it makes sense that making big changes can feel like monumental tasks. Luckily, there’s been a lot of research on making changes that stick. Here’s what works!

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Jump Start Dinner with these Conversation Starters

We’ve all heard the research: Eating dinner as a family is really important. As in, families who eat dinner together have kids who fare better in all sorts of measures including mental health and well-being. But what do you do once you get your family to sit down and eat? Knowing what to talk about and how to go about doing it can be frustrating.

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Managing Stress About Food

Food is everywhere! Online, on TV, on billboards, in magazines, on every street corner. In fact, food is so much a part of our lives that it can be hard to get a break. And for many people a break from thinking about, worrying about, stressing about food is just what they need. Here are a few tips for taking the stress out of food.

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Tips for Parenting Kids With Different Body Types

Just because kids are in the same family doesn’t mean they look alike. Although we share some genes with our siblings, we don’t share them all - and that can really show when it comes to body type. It’s tempting to create different rules for kids based on their body types, but that’s not always the best parenting strategy.  

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How Gardening Can Improve Mental Health

Did you know that playing in the dirt can be good for your brain, heart and relationships? This time of year, many of us consider planting a garden so that we can provide healthy foods for our families. What we may not realize is that while we’re planting, we’re enjoying more than just the promise of tasty vegetables.

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10 Ways to Get Kids to Try New Foods

It’s not always easy to get your kids to try new foods, but expanding your kids’ palates is important for several reasons. It’s good for them nutritionally, it makes for better manners, and people who don’t make a stink about what they eat tend to be more pleasant to be around (or at least make easier house guests!).

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Tips for Transitioning Into Summer

Believe it or not, summer break is almost here! Lazy days at the pool or beach offer a nice change of pace compared to the grind of the school year. For many families, the freedom of summer can mean more snacking on chips and trips to the ice cream shop. Maintaining healthy eating over the summertime is possible though, particularly with a little planning ahead.

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5 Simple Ways to be Kind to Yourself

The start of the new year is the perfect time to take a look at how we treat each other and how we treat ourselves. How we treat ourselves is a crucial part of mental health. After all, if we are not kind to ourselves, how can we expect to thrive in this rough-and-tumble world? Here are 5 easy ways to make it happen for both kids and adults.

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