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Teaching My Child First Aid: 6 Essentials

Teaching My Child First Aid: 6 Essentials

By Robin Jacobs, Eartheasy.com, Posted August 26th, 2014

Learning a few first-aid principles does more than prepare kids for the worst: it also helps them develop their compassion, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.

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Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

Teaching My Child How to Garden: Summer Progress

By Robin Jacobs, Posted July 7th, 2014

Inch by inch, row by row… Can the quiet growth of plants hold a kid’s interest for the long weeks of watering, weeding, and waiting?

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Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

Teaching My Child How to Garden – Getting Started

By Robin Jacobs, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 2nd, 2014

Everyday miracles happen when we invite playful work and wonder into the garden.

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Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

Edible Perennials: Building Your Personal ‘Food Forest’

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 14th, 2014

Once established, perennial veggies and berries keep on giving year after year.

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How to Encourage Your Child to Play Outdoors

How to Encourage Your Child to Play Outdoors

By Robin Jacobs, Posted April 14th, 2014

Kids spend about seven hours a day plugged into media devices. Are modern parenting trends keeping them inside?

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Evidence Grows Linking Autism with Pollution

Evidence Grows Linking Autism with Pollution

By Eartheasy.com, Posted April 4th, 2014

Patterns of autism match patterns of pollution-caused birth defects.

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What it’s Like Raising Children Off-Grid

What it’s Like Raising Children Off-Grid

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted September 27th, 2012

We wanted to raise “free-range children”, and learned how much active parenting was required…

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Are Children Spending Enough Time Outdoors?

Are Children Spending Enough Time Outdoors?

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted April 13th, 2012

Study: only 51 percent of children went outside to walk or play once a day with either parent…

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Are you Feeding your Kids Twinkies for breakfast?

Are you Feeding your Kids Twinkies for breakfast?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 12th, 2011

Popular children’s cereals are overloaded with sugar, according to a new study.

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Cadmium in kids’ jewelry may pose poison risk

Cadmium in kids’ jewelry may pose poison risk

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 22nd, 2011

Cadmium is being used as a lead substitute, and its use in the marketplace is not yet regulated for children’s toys and jewelry.

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7 Ways to Wean your Child off Video Games

7 Ways to Wean your Child off Video Games

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted February 8th, 2011

Video games have taken the place of playing outside for many kids today. As parents, should we intervene?

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Prenatal pesticide exposure may raise risk of ADHD in children

Prenatal pesticide exposure may raise risk of ADHD in children

By Eartheasy, Posted November 4th, 2010

Recent study alerts us to unrecognized environmental threats to child development.

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Playing with the Moon

Playing with the Moon

By Eartheasy, Posted October 13th, 2010

The wonders of nature invite our imagination to play. This photo gallery offers an interesting perspective on how we look at the moon.

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Environmental websites for kids

Environmental websites for kids

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 5th, 2009

Many parents are concerned that their children spend too much time indoors on the computer. This time is put to good use, however, when children learn how to become stewards of their environment.

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How to get your child excited about nature

How to get your child excited about nature

By Greg Seaman, Posted February 5th, 2009

Children are born with an innate curiosity about the natural world around them. How can we help them satisfy it?

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Feeding Our Future

Feeding Our Future

By Michael Ableman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Imagine a world where students could plant, harvest and cultivate the foods they eat in their school cafeterias.

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Pesticides & Kids – why you should be concerned

Pesticides & Kids – why you should be concerned

By Karen R. Forbes, Posted January 28th, 2009

We are adding more chemicals in one form or another to our soil, food, water and homes. Is this a healthy trend?

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Outdoor Pesticides – are they worth the risk?

Outdoor Pesticides – are they worth the risk?

By Kimberly Monaghan, Posted January 28th, 2009

Now is the time to take a second look at what we decide to pass on to our families, our pets and our environment.

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Spending time in nature, a natural remedy for ADHD

Spending time in nature, a natural remedy for ADHD

By The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, reported in Scienceblog, Posted January 27th, 2009

Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) should spend some quality time outdoors when they are not in school, according to a nationwide study.

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