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AthleticBaby™ All Star: Inspiring Future Athletes

June 7, 2015

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by AthleticBaby — AthleticBaby has created the first in a series of DVDs that introduces children to physical activity, sports and fitness using a lively array of colorful images and energetic music. With a simple format, designed to appeal to children 0 to 36 months, the DVD is designed to help very small children be […]

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Getting Old Without Getting Anxious: A Book for Seniors, Loved Ones and Caregivers

May 31, 2015

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Getting Old Without Getting Anxious: A Book for Seniors, Loved Ones and Caregivers by Peter V. Rabins, M.D., with Lynn Lauber — Rabins explains that experiencing life as an older person does not have to mean living in fear and gives information that will help anxious patients and their caregivers learn how to cope with […]

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Walk Like a Bear, Stand Like a Tree, Run like the Wind: Cool Yoga, Stretching and Aerobic Activities for Cool Kids

May 14, 2015

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Walk Like a Bear, Stand Like a Tree, Run like the Wind: Cool Yoga, Stretching and Aerobic Activities for Cool Kids by Carol Bassett — This fun and informative full-color, 40-page activity guide informs and inspires children ages 6 to 12 (and parents) to get up, get moving and get fit. The book integrates stretching […]

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Teaching mindfulness and compassion in schools

May 12, 2015

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Teaching mindfulness and compassion in schools by Daniel Rechtschaffen —  Schools across the globe are turning to mindfulness in the hope that it will be an antidote for the rising stress, emotional dysfunction and attention deficit in their students. Ongoing research reveals that a consistent mindfulness practice can help us to be happier, more focused, […]

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The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students

April 26, 2015

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The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students by Daniel Rechtschaffen — With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are looking for new ways to help students concentrate, learn and thrive. This book is a practical guide for cultivating attention, compassion and well-being, in both students and teachers. […]

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Five steps to encourage an attitude of gratitude in children

April 7, 2015

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Five steps to encourage an attitude of gratitude in children by Dr. Monisha Vasa —  My brain knows that gratitude is important. When I am in a state of gratitude — aware of my blessings, small and large — I feel happier and less alone. I feel more connected to the people around me and […]

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Why your child’s sleep habits matter

March 19, 2015

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Why your child’s sleep habits matter by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  It may be hard to believe, but the fact that breathing is fundamental to life is becoming more widely acknowledged. It is humorous to even think about that statement, but the truth is that poor sleeping/breathing habits, which include snoring — or worse — […]

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Putting Education to Work: How Cristo Rey High Schools Are Transforming Urban Education

March 5, 2015

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Putting Education to Work: How Cristo Rey High Schools Are Transforming Urban Education by Megan Sweas — Focusing on character growth, the Cristo Rey network’s value-based education model ensures the formation of a “whole person” who understands his or her role in helping others and has presented a new vision in school administration and reinvented […]

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The invaluable gift of mindful parenting

February 10, 2015

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The invaluable gift of mindful parenting by Dr. Monisha Vasa —  We often wonder about how we can best nurture our children and what they will remember most about their childhoods. Will it be the lessons we tried to impart to them about being a “good” person or will it be what we formally taught […]

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Talking to the animals after the tsunami

January 25, 2015

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Talking to the animals after the tsunami by Barbara J. Paster —  Many of us have read or heard about a wildlife refuge, home to elephants and other animals, that was flooded by the tsunami in Asia. All of the animals escaped to higher ground before the water came, while their human caretakers perished. Although […]

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Two new books take kid marketers to task

January 22, 2015

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Two new books take kid marketers to task by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Although there is no “must have” toy or item these days, more advertising than ever is targeted directly at children. Children are such a niche market that there are dozens of annual conferences dedicated to helping manufacturers market wares straight to kids. […]

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Arizona is encouraging schools to be healthier

January 16, 2015

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Arizona is encouraging schools to be healthier by Cary Bailen — We have all read the statistics about childhood obesity and most of us are aware that it is but one problem requiring our intense focus. How do we begin to tackle this issue and the many challenges facing the well-being of our children today? […]

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Supermarket choices impact kids’ health

December 25, 2014

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Supermarket choices impact kids’ health by Dr. Nimali Fernando —  According to the United States Census Bureau, supermarkets and grocery stores are a $466 billion industry. With nearly 65,000 stores nationwide, supermarkets are designed to meet the needs of those looking for convenient foods, those who want to cook from scratch and everything in between. […]

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