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7 Tips to Keep Your Child Focused on School Work

children technology Nov 13, 2018

by editorial team

 

Trying to keep your child focused on school work is no easy task.

The modern world is full of distractions, and technology is at the core of many of them.

If your child is checking their text messages and social media notifications while doing their homework, they may have trouble staying focused on the task at hand.

Below are our best tips for minimizing technology-related distractions and helping your child stay focused on their school work.

 

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6 Technology-Related Diseases & How to Prevent Them

by editorial team

 

Between 1994 and 2006, the number of technology-related diseases and injuries increased by 732%.

The most troubling part? Children aged 5 years or younger had the highest injury rates of all groups.

With the use of smartphones and laptops becoming more and more prevalent every single day, parents may want to know how to protect their families from the harmful effects of modern technology.

Here are symptoms of the 6 most common diseases and injuries related to the use...

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Instant Gratification: How Technology Affects Children’s Behavior

children technology Nov 13, 2018

by editorial team

 

How does growing up with technology affect children’s behavior?

With 24/7 access to information, entertainment and social connection, both children and adults have become dependent on the instant gratification technology provides.

 

What Is Instant Gratification?

Instant gratification refers to a quick and immediate attainability of pleasure and satisfaction.

The ability to obtain anything we want, anytime we want it, is a defining characteristic of the...

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Health Risks from BPA and 7 Tips to Reduce Them

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

BPA (Bisphenol-A) caught the attention of media and parents circa 2007. Gradually, more of the public and even major retailers became concerned about the potential health effects from BPA exposures. Then, BPA-free products quickly became popular.

While the health effects of BPA remain a focus of study, BPA substitutes are also not known. And some BPA substitutes are suspected to be just as risky as BPA.

In the meantime,...

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6 Ways to Remove Allergens in Your Bedroom

allergies bedroom immunity Nov 10, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

While the word “allergens” may cause you to think “outdoors,” allergens are found indoors too. Allergens—like pollen and mold spores—can travel into the home through open windows, the bottom of children’s shoes, and on pets' paws.

Allergens can be produced from inside of the home too. Regardless of the source, allergens often settle in household dust—a large allergy trigger...

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What Nontoxic Breast Pump Options Are Available?

baby Nov 10, 2018

by editorial team

 

Moms will often breastfeed infants for positive health benefits.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding can protect infants against a variety of diseases and conditions, such as respiratory tract infection, diabetes, leukemia, childhood obesity and more.

However, chemicals found in breast pumps may be contributing to the same health conditions that moms are trying to avoid.

In this article, we’ll explore the chemicals found in...

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How to Set Parent Controls on Youtube

 by editorial team

 

With hundreds of kids' channels that have millions of subscribers, YouTube entertains kids for hours. When videos end, kids (and adults) can continue watching by either searching for more videos or through the recommended videos that YouTube suggests automatically. 

As parents, we want to prevent kids from seeing videos that were meant for adults. YouTube has a child Safety Mode for that exact purpose: to keep kids safe from age-inappropriate...

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4 Ways to Choose Nontoxic Deodorant (and Why it Matters)

self-care Nov 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Are you interested in nontoxic deodorant? But are you unsure about where to find it, or which one to choose? 

People are increasingly trying to avoid potentially toxic chemicals in their deodorants, including pregnant women who are concerned about toxins in deodorant that may travel into the womb and affect their unborn child. 

In this article, we’ll discuss which chemicals are found in conventional...

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4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because what's on our hands can make their way into our children's bodies. Babies will chew on our fingers, and our hands touch many things that go straight into our children's mouths, like teething rings.

Therefore, it may be worthwhile to reconsider the type of handsoap you’re using.

In this article, we’ll look at...

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6 Options for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

baby children Oct 29, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Cleaning babies is nearly a full-time job.

Dirty hands to dirty butts, we grab the baby wipes as a quick cleaning rag.

Those handy wipes may be causing blisters, chemical burns, and eye injuries.

Read on to find out why, and how to choose chemical-free baby wipes.

 

What Are The Toxic Chemicals in Your Baby Wipes?

Baby wipes often contain chemicals that are used as preservatives, fragrances, whiteners, and skin...

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