Kids

Healthy Summer Hydration

Kids Love These Homemade Drinks by Judith Fertig At day camp or the pool, on the playing field or in the backyard, kids can get really thirsty, especially as temperatures climb. Although filtered water is always a good choice, sugary, carbonated, artificially colored and flavored beverages can be tempting. Having homemade options ready can entice kids to stay hydrated in ... Read More »

What to Eat When You Are Expecting

by Elizabeth McMillan “I’m eating for two?” This is a common saying during pregnancy, however it is often misinterpreted. Although one person is eating for two, the second growing being ranges from the size of a sesame seed to a watermelon—not a full-sized adult woman. Caloric intake should increase since growing a baby takes a lot of work but, on ... Read More »

Kid Talk

How to Communicate with a Child  by Amber Lanier Nagle Dudley Evenson didn’t set out to devise a strategy to foster constructive, nurturing communications between parents and their offspring. Yet as she and her husband, Dean, raised their three children decades ago, timeless guiding principles emerged. “We were like other parents—learning and growing along with our children,” says Evenson, a ... Read More »

Concerned about Wireless Technologies: Attend this Screening of Generation Zapped

The Center for Safer Wireless is hosting the screening of the new documentary, Generation Zapped, with a discussion to follow. The screening will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 11, at the Virginia Hospital Center, John. T. Hazel Conference Center, in Arlington. Everyone is welcome to attend. All living creatures, including humans, encounter 100,000 times the level ... Read More »

Calling All Campers

Registration for 2018 Arcadia Farm Camp is now open. For a week this summer, campers joyfully discover where their food comes from through hands-on farming, cooking and eating experiences. This camp is all about farming, food and fun. Campers learn about daily farm life. From morning chores like watering, harvesting, and collecting eggs to planting seeds and tilling garden beds, ... Read More »

Healthy Weight Kids

Food Choices that Prevent Obesity by Amber Lanier Nagle Small changes in daily eating routines translate into healthier weight for America’s kids. In 2010, President Obama and Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! as their signature initiative to tackle epidemic levels of U.S. childhood obesity. While modest progress has been made, it remains a public health crisis. A brief by the ... Read More »

Oneness-Family School Offers Holiday Bazaar

All are welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of joyous student performances honoring winter season celebrations at the Oneness-Family School. As part of the festivities, everyone is invited to visit their Holiday Bazaar, with vendors offering hand-made, fair-trade pottery, jewelry, gifts and more.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get in the holiday spirit, while getting the shopping completed ... Read More »

Awake Parenting

Raising Connected, Confident Kids by Judith Fertig One of the greatest challenges parents face is connecting with their children in deep and meaningful ways. The aim of awakened families is to raise strong and emotionally resilient children. Parenting expert and clinical psychologist Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., author of The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children and The Awakened Family: A Revolution in ... Read More »

The Promise of Yoga Therapy for Autism

Earlier this year, Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) held their second annual Research Symposium to highlight the university’s research and scholarship. At this event, Kimberly Searl, M.S., a recent MUIH yoga therapy alumnus, presented a case report on the potential benefits of yoga therapy for youth with high functioning autism. Her report was recently accepted by the International Association ... Read More »

School Om Work

Kids Calm Themselves with Meditation by April Thompson Schoolchildren are learning the calming effect of tuning into their minds and bodies through a pioneering program in Baltimore, Maryland, that’s replacing time outs and school detentions with mindful moments. Trained staff—including many former students—teach yoga, mindfulness practices, meditation, centering and breath work that empower kids to resolve conflicts peacefully. Brothers Atman ... Read More »