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Richie Byrne is the warm-up comedian for The Dr. Oz Show. One of his funniest jokes is when he asks people to turn off their cell phones, “If you don't know how to turn off your phone, don’t worry, we have a 9-year-old standing by to...

Sitting on his bunk bed, locked behind juvenile detention bars, 17-year-old Damon feels his breath softly rising and falling. As another angry thought surfaces, he remembers his mindfulness lesson and notices the tension in his body. He smiles at...

The birthday party—there are two ways of looking at it: from the perspective of a divorced parent or from your child’s perspective. The one way is sure to be filled with tension, bitterness, and accusations. The other way will be bursting with...

Serves 6

Ingredients
1 bunch kale, chopped
1/2 red cabbage, shredded
sea salt 
1 cucumber, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds...

Walking Meditation is a grounding and steadying mindfulness activity that gives your child access to something that she can do anytime and anyplace when she needs to tune in to her own body and mind. It is a simple but supportive practice. The...

Environmental knowledge—without heart—is not enough to assure a sustainable future. Ecological consultant and wetland specialist Karen Schneller-McDonald urges us to help kids make an emotional connection with nature by taking them outside....

Susan Cain, author of the New York Times best seller Quiet, reflects on how time alone is important for both children and parents, introverted and...

Xavier Amador, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City. He is founder and director of the LEAP™ Institute and is...

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