Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

 

Maggie Ney, ND

It’s time to pack up school lunches again.  I do not hear many parents talking about the joy of packing lunches in the morning – the mornings are crazy and lunch packing is one of the first tasks that need to get checked off of our morning to do list. And I get it – I was thrilled when I did not have to pack lunches during summer. But with some planning, packing lunches can actually be ...

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The Joy of Routine

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The Joy of Routine

 

By Dr. Maggie Ney

I love the unstructured days of Summer – lazy mornings with my girls, no lunches to pack, no rushing to afternoon activities, and long warm nights. These days can be full of impromptu fun activities as well as chaos. But as Fall approaches, I actually look forward to the routine and predictability that inevitably settles in after kids go back to school.

We often hear how routine is so important for children. A child’s nervous system needs ...

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Mommy-Me-Time

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Mommy-Me-Time

By Dr. Sari Eitches

My first mother’s day all I wanted was 2 hours alone. I went to an exercise class and got my hair done. I even took a shower. Alone. With the door closed. It was exhilarating. Every Sunday since I do something similar- a work out and a treat- and return to my family more content, more present and more patient. It’s a far cry from the care-free “spontaneous” life I didn’t even know I was leading ...

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Don’t Call Me Smart

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Don’t Call Me Smart

With schools focus on grades, test scores, and GPA’s, asking parents to avoid calling their child “Smart” can come as a surprise. Jo Boaler, the professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival and discussed the idea of retiring the “s word”:

At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and ...

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