Kids

Soothing Anxious Kids

Natural Remedies Restore Calm by Marlaina Donato Kids and teens have always had plenty to be stressed about, such as family finances, parental bickering, the birth of a sibling and other challenges on the home front. Then there are the age-old tensions of taking school exams and squabbles with friends and other classmates. Yet with the proliferation of social media ... Read More »

Homeopathic Alternative Approaches to ADHD: A Free Webinar

Many parents feel helpless when their child receives a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and are not sure how best to move forward in the best interests of their child. They may have noticed that their child is struggling to make and keep friends or finding it difficult to focus on schoolwork. Likewise, a child already on medication for ... Read More »

Never Too Old to Relieve Childhood Trauma with Hypnosis

by Michelle DeStefano People are at the most “hypnotic” state up to the age of seven. Why? Because there is no critical barrier of thought to process the information coming in. This is why, for example, that if told there is a Santa Claus, children believe it. The trauma children suffer can manifest into adulthood issues such as fears, low ... Read More »

Youths Step Up to the Global Challenge

Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet  by Linda Sechrist Recognizing that it might be too late by the time they are older, many young people are already acting collectively and across partisan aisles on everything from climate change and the environment to gun control, gender equality, social justice, education and politics. Initiatives include creating solutions for the global water crisis, ... Read More »

Things are Getting Funky at Community Forklift

Bring your friends, your family and your (friendly, leashed) pets to the Community Forklift warehouse for a celebration of all things reusable in the D.C. area. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 6, in the Port Towns neighborhood, just minutes from the Hyattsville Arts District. The festival will be highlighting fun(ky)/artistic and practical ... Read More »

Build a Bento Box Lunch for Kids

Pack Five Foods for Fun, Flavor and Health by Judith Fertig Old-style rectangular metal lunchboxes are passé. New, convenient compartmentalized containers inspired by the Japanese bento box and Indian tiffin allow parents to pack up to five different, colorful and healthy items for a child’s lunch with less plastic wrapping to separate foods. It dovetails exactly with what nutrition professionals ... Read More »

Simplicity Parenting

Why Less Means More Happiness by Deborah Shouse Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want tos”; less second-guessing and more confidence. For a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the ... Read More »

Natural Immune Boosters for Kids

How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato Strong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters. Kid-Friendly Foods Organic strawberries, ... Read More »

Nature’s Golden Ray

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Without vitamin D, specifically vitamin D3, your immune system will not be healthy. In addition to maintaining healthy calcium levels, vitamin D regulates hormone secretion and keeps the immune system robust. Vitamin D regulates the function of a variety of tissues and almost all tissues in your body have specific vitamin D receptors. Vitamin D lowers ... Read More »

The Joy of Dirt

Gardening Connects Kids to Nature by Barbara Pleasant Children benefit from a close connection with nature, and there’s no better place to learn about plants and soil than a garden. Families don’t need lots of space, as even a small collection of potted plants holds fascination for youngsters. The first step is to understand a garden as seen by a ... Read More »