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From the earliest years of life, our children are bombarded with societal messages that can undermine their appreciation of their bodies and their understanding of what healthy living really means. Although it’s challenging to try to counter powerful media messages and social forces, we can do it with persistence and the right information to guide…

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Marti joined Brandon Ezuck from Radio Disney and Josh Garubanda, program manager at Wilderness Inquiry, for an on-air “News You Can Use” interview about the importance of getting children connected to the outdoors. Research shows nature experience, or outdoor time, is connected to children’s health, learning and development. Exploring and playing freely, and not just structured outdoor…

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In recent decades, studies of moms and children have led to critical discoveries of links between lead exposure and serious learning problems, rubella during pregnancy and child hearing impairment, and fetal alcohol exposure and later developmental difficulties. These discoveries in turn have led to major prevention efforts with striking results. So, as a new National…

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This week’s Mom Enough guests think hot, sweaty mamas can help reverse those trends!   With too many kids spending too many hours in front of one kind of screen or another, health experts around the world have issued urgent calls to get kids up and moving. But “do as I say, not as I…

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Experts from St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development offer wisdom and practical tips on helping your children with self-regulation.   One of the major developmental tasks in early childhood is self-regulation, which includes settling into reasonably predictable and healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and other routines. Even as older children and adults, we…

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