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Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy

February 14, 2016

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Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy by Rita Goldner — This vibrantly colored book with its appealing animals presents a scientifically accurate story of a young orangutan learning about his wild habitat. You will join his romp through the rainforest as he searches for food, runs from predators and exercises his natural curosity. Along […]

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A Guide to Longevity

February 10, 2016

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A Guide to Longevity by Dr. Larry Wilson —  In this article, I offer some guidelines for getting on a path toward maximum human development and, subsequently, a longer lifespan. The suggestions below will give you food for thought and cover many aspects of life. This article is short and to the point, as we are […]

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Burgeoning health care costs tax retirees

January 20, 2016

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Burgeoning health care costs tax retirees by Dr. Tad Sztykowski —  Despite recent legislative attempts to lessen the burden of health care in America, costs continue to increase every year. The good news is that the price of health care for both the current and future generations of retirees can be reduced through the use […]

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Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids

January 4, 2016

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Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids by Susan Stiffelman, MFT — Children can be our greatest teachers, and Stiffelman, a parenting expert, writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us […]

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ADHD and The Edison Gene: A Drug-Free Approach to Managing the Unique Qualities of Your Child

December 16, 2015

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ADHD and The Edison Gene: A Drug-Free Approach to Managing the Unique Qualities of Your Child by Thom Hartmann — Hartmann shows how creativity, impulsiveness, risk-taking, distractibility and novelty-seeking are characteristic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but not signs of a disorder. Instead, they are components of a highly adaptive skill set utilized by […]

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The sandwich generation — who is caring for you?

October 13, 2015

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The sandwich generation — who is caring for you? by Ruth Tarantine —  A social worker, Dorothy Miller, originally coined the term “sandwich generation” back in 1981 to describe women in their 30s to 40s who were sandwiched between young children and aging parents as their primary caregiver. A lot has changed since then. Women […]

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Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs

September 27, 2015

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Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs by Anthony D. Fredericks, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio — What creatures live in a bog-boggy place? From zip-zipping dragonflies to hip-hopping frogs, here’s a medley of critters who swim, soar or crawl in a wetlands home that protects one and all. This engaging book is the fourth […]

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Something Special

September 20, 2015

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Something Special by Terri Cohlene, illustrated by Doug Keith — A curious little frog finds a mysterious gift outside his home near the castle moat. It is something special … What can it be? It can be small and silent, or big and loud. It can be planted or blown or thrown. And it is […]

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Back-to-school lunches

August 10, 2015

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Back-to-school lunches by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  It is time for school to start, and healthy lunches are a top priority for children and adults, alike. Always pack lunches in a cooler or insulated container and include freezer packs, a sealed bag of ice or a frozen beverage to keep the food cold. If possible, […]

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Modeling good manners

August 10, 2015

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Modeling good manners by Susan Stiffelman —  “Me first;” “I want more;” and “Those are mine!” are all the normal expressions of a child who has not yet developed empathy or diplomacy. Children are naturally egocentric; if there is only one piece of pie left, they will grab it. If your daughter is having fun […]

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Preventing autism

August 10, 2015

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Preventing autism by Dr. Larry Wilson — Autism, a serious behavioral disorder among young children, is now occurring at epidemic rates. According to a recent article by Donald Miller, M.D., autism is diagnosed in about one of every 400 girls and one in every 100 boys. This article discusses natural approaches for helping autistic children and, […]

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National campaign aims to change school foods

August 7, 2015

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National campaign aims to change school foods by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Parents across the country are becoming more aware and alarmed by the quality of food being served to their children at school. Until recently, many felt like they had little say or power to make a change in the system. A new national […]

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Mindfulness for teachers

July 26, 2015

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Mindfulness for teachers by Patricia A. Jennings —  Think about the people who have made a meaningful difference in your life and a teacher will probably come to mind. Every day, teachers make valuable and long-lasting contributions to the lives of our children and grandchildren. However, 50 percent of teachers today leave the profession after […]

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