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Homemade lemonade is a healthy family- and after-school activity

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   My 9-year-old loves making lemonade. There have been several occasions during which I have watched her work really hard to squeeze...

What triggers your feel-good hormones?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   It feels like there's a tremendous collective craving for more true connections, kindness, and sincere love. Especially love for...

Depression: Does social media make it worse?

by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée   In 2019, social media is among the greatest constants in of our lives. We wake up and we lie in bed, responding to...

Sick Building Syndrome: How One Mom Empowered Herself

Podcast intro by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Sick building syndrome (SBS), or sick house syndrome, consist of various nonspecific symptoms that occupants of...

The Impact of Reality TV Shows on the Younger Generation

by editorial team   Although reality TV shows can be very entertaining, how are they influencing the younger generation? Research has shown that, while mature...

Natural Bubble Bath Recipe

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Make your own natural bubble bath, and you can avoid bathing in petrochemical ingredients that may contribute to...

7 Tips to Keep Your Child Focused on School Work

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...

Instant Gratification: How Technology Affects Children’s Behavior

by editorial team   How does growing up with technology affect children’s behavior? With 24/7 access to information, entertainment and social connection, both...

6 Options for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

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...

The Link Between Technology And Depression in Children

by editorial team   Does your child spend too much time in front of a screen? And does it matter? A 2018 study by researchers at the San Diego State University says...

Are Attention Disorders Linked to Technology?

By Angela Cummings   Over 6 million children ages 2-17 were diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2016, according to a study by the U.S....

The New Family Divide: How Can Technology Impact Family Time?

 by editorial team   Technology has been increasing at a fast pace since the late 1990’s and 2000’s, making it difficult for parents (and adults...

Effects of Social Media on Teenage Relationships

by editorial team   According to researchers at the University of Washington and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 80% of youth aged 12 through 17 are social...

The Internet That Most of Us Don't Know

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Most people think of the internet or web simply as what they access from search engines and their favorite...

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,...

Are You or Your Kids Downloading Copyrighted Content?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   It’s difficult to tell which online content is illegal to download. Copyright laws can seem...

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...

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,...

Tips for Finding Nontoxic Baby Shampoo

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...

Nonstick Teflon Cookware: Health Risks?

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Convenience is more important than ever before as our lives have become more hectic than ever. As a...

The Dangers of Online Grooming

by editorial team   What Is Online Grooming? While rare, grooming can occur in real life or online. Grooming is when a predator reaches out to someone (including...

4 Types of Nontoxic Children's Dinner Plates

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Dinner plates are often made of glass or ceramic. For children, however, these materials can be dangerous: One...

Choosing Nontoxic Food Storage Containers

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Summer is wrapping up and parents are entering back-to-school mode, making it a great time to stock up on food...

Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Kids love taking baths—splashing around, and playing with their toys. However, are your...

How to Help A Child with Their Social Skills

by editorial team   Do you know how to help your child with their social skills? As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to teach your child social skills even...

Digital Screen Time and Vision Problems

by editorial team   Electronic devices with visual displays are here to stay and feature prominently in kids' daily lives for communication, school work, and...

Sleep is Crucial For Healthy Kids

by editorial team   The National Sleep Foundation reports that ninety percent of surveyed individuals admitted to using a technology device within an hour of bedtime,...

Tips for Buying Chemical Free Soaps And Shampoos

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our kids watch our every move. They learn by example, by our actions. When we choose nontoxic products—like...

Tips to Set Up Facebook Privacy Controls

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée With the integration of the internet into our lives, keeping children safe from online risks requires parents...

Monitoring Children’s Digital Footprint

By editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée Looking around, it becomes obvious how digital devices have seeped into every aspect of...
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