Summer Reading for Parents: Six Books That Build Stronger Connections

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Parents, you’ve got some summer reading to do. How can we keep our kids engaged and continue healthy brain development when school is out? Through reading! Summer reading isn’t just for students. Our summer reading list for parents gives you the opportunity to cultivate a stronger connection with your child. As well as improving emotional regulation and confidence for your child and within yourself.   » Read more..

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Why It’s So Important to Balance Your Child’s Brain This Summer

Balance Your Child's Brain This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to balance your child’s brain. Research shows that so many children struggle when they head back to class in the fall due to poor diets, lack of brain boosting activities and more time indoors. Avoid the summer’s ‘brain drain’ and help your child develop optimal brain chemistry before the first day of school.

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Talking to Children About Terrorism and Tragedy

Terrorism and tragedy in the news impact your child in more ways than you may think. Learn how to prevent anxiety and trauma with these tips.

Terrorism and tragedy are all over the news and impossible to ignore. It can be hard to talk to your child about the scary things we see and hear on the news. Many of us pretend our children don’t hear about this at school, with friends or see the images that we see, but they do. The sad reality is, horrific acts have become more common in the world we live in. This impacts their brain chemistry and mood tremendously. » Read more..

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How to Manage End of School Stress

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This time of year brings school stress that can impact brain health and behaviors in children and teens alike. It’s not uncommon for them to experience anxiety or discomfort around the end of a school year as they anticipate a change from routine and feel the stress of making the grades.  The anticipatory anxiety around the transition to a new routine and the fear of failing makes the end of the school year a particularly difficult time for many students. » Read more..

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Improve Sleep Cycle: Studies Show We Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep loss causes tremendous strains on the body and the brain. Stress, overscheduling, and daylight savings can all lead to sleep cycle disturbances, which then causes more stress on the body, creating an endless cycle of sleep deprivation.

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Is Your Child Stressed? Resources for Stress Awareness Month

Children and young adults today report feeling more stress and anxiety than ever before, especially towards the end of the school year. One of the biggest challenges the adults in their lives face is understanding, and intervening, before stress becomes toxic to their well-being. So how can parents and educators help?

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How These Green Vegetables Can Fight Stress and Help Your Gut

Did you know that green vegetables are a key source of nutrients for fighting stress and healing your gut? Scientists are learning more and more that when our bodies are under stress, we release chemicals called inflammatory cytokines. If you’re frequently overwhelmed, anxious, or having trouble with your memory, you could have inflammation in your body. Do not fear however- there are several green vegetables that have some major healing power!

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Many People Are Living with Food Intolerance Without Realizing It

Many people are living with a food intolerance without realizing it. Symptoms of a food intolerance (and food allergies) manifests in subtle, yet profoundly damaging ways. Brain fog, skin irritations, inflammation and behavioral symptoms are often ignored. This is your body trying to tell you that it is fighting off a pathogen.

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Healthy Foods That Put You in the Mood… For Love

Did you know that several healthy foods can increase attraction, happiness and well-being? The month of February is all about feeling more love so why not add in some well known aphrodisiacs to your meals? Your mental and physical health can benefit greatly.

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How Stress Affects Your Body and Mind

Are you stressed? Most of us feel stress on a daily basis and although this is common, it isn’t healthy for your mental or physical health. The American Psychological Association reports that about half of Americans report lying awake at night due to stress, one-third of Americans feel they are living with extreme stress, and more than three quarters of us feel that money and work are the leading causes of stress. Stress impacts your body and your mind. The more you can recognize the physical and emotional signs of stress, the more confident you will become in reducing the stress in your life.

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