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6 Tips to Avoid Raising A Narcissist

by editorial team

 

We all know that child or adult: the one who thinks rules don’t apply to them, who throws loud public tantrums, insists on special treatment, and seems insensitive to everyone else’s feelings...

It’s normal for young children to be self-focused and have somewhat unrealistic positive views of themselves and their abilities. However, at around 7 years of age, children become able to compare themselves to others.

For some, this results in a drop in...

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Tips to Get Your Kids to Talk to You

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The internet can seem scary. Especially for parents.

The prevalence of cyberbullyinginappropriate content, and information thieves create challenges for parents trying to keep their children safe.

However, an environment that is open, honest, and nonjudgmental can encourage your children to tell you what might be bothering them. It is also key to staying more aware of their digital...

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Nontoxic Floor Cleaner for 6 Types of Flooring

cleaning Oct 19, 2018

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Children spend a lot of time on floors: grabbing toys, eating toys (and other objects in sight), drooling on toys, and repeating this pattern. This cycle provides ample opportunities for floor cleaners to transfer to toys and hands, and, in turn, into the mouths of children.

 Just as we want to keep our children safe from accidental poisoning (from drinking conventional cleaners, which happens more often than it...

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Are You or Your Kids Downloading Copyrighted Content?

children technology Oct 16, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

It’s difficult to tell which online content is illegal to download. Copyright laws can seem confusing, but the bottom line is this: it’s illegal to download copyrighted material from websites, music labels, video game developers, and film producers.

Most consumers of content don't understand copyright and other intellectual property laws. Children will be even slower to consider them.

Since it's so easy to...

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What You Should Know About The Risks of Online Gaming

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The number of hours children spend gaming has increased from 10.7 to 12.2 hours per week between 2013 and 2017. And the worldwide online gaming industry is projected to rise to $2.2 trillion by 202. So the amount of time children spend gaming will most likely increase further.

 

What is online gaming?

Online gaming refers to playing games on the internet using a computer, a gaming...

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5 Tips for Healthier Toothpaste

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

If you're looking for another product to detox, and you haven't thought about your toothpaste, then read this article to learn about potential toxic exposures from your toothpaste. You can then re-evaluate yours, and decide what's best for you after considering additional information you may not know.

And parents should read on since children often accidentally swallow—and sometimes intentionally eat...

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Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

 

Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children. More specifically, he has a special interest in studying how early life chemical exposures—ones that we can also modify—may influence obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

Dr. Braun has been identified by peers as one of the top 20 pioneers under 40 in...

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10 Best Websites for Children of All Ages

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The internet can provide a lot of value, education, and entertainment for children of all ages.

From learning about the animal kingdom to trying their hand at coding, kids can have fun online while developing their analytical, creative, and social skills. If you are looking for the best websites for children, we’ve got you covered! And they're good for all ages.

 

Best Websites for Kids Under 5

1. Curious World

A...

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One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

cleaning kitchen Oct 11, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent?

We are.

Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups and glasses, even after running through the rinse cycle.

Adding a rinse agent, which also can contain harmful chemicals, may add to the toxic film left on dishes.

What are these chemicals and how can we choose nontoxic dishwasher detergent in order to create a nontoxic home?

 

What are the toxic chemicals in...

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Tips for Finding Nontoxic Baby Shampoo

children Oct 09, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When my son was first born, I had no idea baby shampoos could have toxic chemicals. 

I wish I had known!

I might have prevented 8 years of illness.

Ear infections, sinus infections, and constant allergy symptoms lead doctors to believe my son had “bad allergies.” He was given allergy shots for 3 years.

Still sick.

Once I started using chemical-free products, such as nontoxic shampoos, the infections and “bad...

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