Parenting

Healthy gentle parenting is a non-violent way of raising children. It aims at promoting the well-being of the child rather than obedience. Healthy gentle parenting is not permissive. It is not letting your kids do whatever they want. It is not about being nice to your kids. It is not letting your kids get away with anything. Healthy gentle parenting is about connection. It is about being intentional with your words and actions. It is about being respectful and thoughtful towards your child. It is about making sure that your child feels loved, validated, and accepted no matter what.

Healthy gentle parenting is a mindset, a way of raising our children with love, patience, and kindness. By being more conscious of our actions and words, we can all incorporate healthy parenting techniques into our daily lives. Healthy parenting is about creating a safe, nurturing environment where children can grow and thrive. There are many ways to practice healthy parenting, and the exact techniques will vary based on each family’s unique needs and situation. Some of the most important principles of healthy parenting are consistency, balance, empathy, and mindfulness.

Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches on a Budget
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Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches on a Budget

Back to school means back to lunch preparation for parents around the country. It’s a challenge that many parents take on, but often struggle to keep healthy. While it’s easy to toss in convenient snacks, it’s not going to do much in the way of keeping their little bodies healthy and developing well. One pediatrician wants parents…

11 Tips to Help Your Anxious Child
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11 Tips to Help Your Anxious Child

Anxiety can be a crippling burden sometimes, and it can show up in many forms including headaches, sweating, trembling, excessive worrying, rapid breathing and increased heart rate, feeling tired, difficulty concentrating or just feeling nervous, restless or irritable. Most of us worry from time to time. But when we carry the worry around everywhere we…

How To Avoid Tragedy In The Family Swimming Pool
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How To Avoid Tragedy In The Family Swimming Pool

Especially in these hot summer months, a good swimming pool outing with the family is almost a necessity. But in all the excitement that comes with a fun and refreshing swimming trip we often forget about the dangers that accompany these types of outings, even (and especially) if the pool is just in our own…

How to spot the non-obvious signs a child is drowning
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How to spot the non-obvious signs a child is drowning

  (WXYZ) – The Fourth of July has come and gone, and we’re now well into the summer months. This means that many of us, especially those with kids, are spending time in Michigan’s lakes, beaches, and pools. Most kids LOVE playing in the water — my own included — but swimming can also be…

How Child Sex Trafficking is Big Money in America
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How Child Sex Trafficking is Big Money in America

Child sex trafficking has become big industry across the globe, and in America. World wide, the International Labor Organization estimates that trafficking is now a $150 billion industry. Roughly $99 million of that is from commercial sex trade according to an ILO report, while the remaining $51 billion is from forced labor. Indeed, it has…

The Importance of Family Mealtime
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The Importance of Family Mealtime

Two of the best ways to achieve healthier living are through nutrition and bonding with your tribe. Nourishing your body and soul with healthy foods and genuine human connections significantly improves your life. You become happier, healthier, stronger and more fulfilled. You might even live longer. They’re that important! So any opportunity to bring together…