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Forest Kindergarten: The Ultimate Outdoor Classroom

By |January 26, 2017 |3-5 yrs, Daycare and Schools, Development, Latest Posts, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

An Ideal Learning Environment In many preschools, outdoor time and authentic play are being replaced by an intense emphasis on learning letters and numbers in a very formal, structured and [...]

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The European Union Is Banning Toxic Silver Mercury Fillings

By |December 20, 2016 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Development, Developmental Disorders, Latest Posts, Mindful Parenting, Oral Health, Pre-Conception, Pregnancy, Recent Posts, Well-being|

“The children of Europe have won. The next generation in Europe will be safe from mercury dental fillings.” - Charlie Brown, President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry This [...]

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Helping Your Child Cultivate a Gratitude Practice

By |November 3, 2016 |5+ yrs, Latest Posts, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

It’s November and in the United States and a few other countries around the world such as Germany, Japan and Canada, it’s a time to celebrate and give thanks.  Here, [...]

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This Halloween, Teal Is The New Orange

By |October 5, 2016 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Allergies, Holidays, Mindful Parenting, Toxins & Additives|

Have you spotted teal pumpkins on doorsteps lately? Good News! Families that choose to decorate with teal pumpkins will be offering non-food treats to children this Halloween.   Started in [...]

How To Make Halloween Healthier And Happier

By |October 5, 2016 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Holidays, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Re-envision Halloween Two thousand years ago, the Celts dressed in costumes and set alight sacred bonfires to appease and ward off the spirits of the dead. Marked by the end [...]

Did You Know The Benefits Of Baby Wearing Include THIS?

By |December 28, 2013 |Development, Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

In our modern "convenience" culture, there is more car seat carrying of babies than baby-wearing.  Contemporary designs have made it incredibly easy for parents to transport their child in a [...]

How Can You Build Resilience In Your Child?

By |October 9, 2013 |Development, Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

After the "lazy days of summer", kids are back in school...back to schoolwork, friends, and activities.  The daily experiences of school life - successes, frustrations, friendships, challenges, winning and losing [...]

Forest Kindergarten – A Better Way to Teach our Young Children?

By |August 6, 2013 |Development, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

By SafBaby Co-Founder Sandra Blum Do your children tend to fight more when they are stuck inside watching TV or playing video games all day? Mine do. They usually end [...]

3 Surefire Ways To Instill Confidence Into Your Child

By |June 13, 2013 |Development, Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Every child has the potential to become strong, resilient, and to develop leadership qualities. But kids need the coaching, acceptance, encouragement, patience, and leadership of the adults in their lives to reach the potential within. Wherever and whenever your life touches others, be a positive influence! Read more...

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4 Basic Tips That Can Keep Your Kids Healthy Into Their Adult Years

By |April 16, 2013 |Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Is Your Child at Risk for Obesity? Childhood obesity has become a topic of conversation and concern for more than a few years now.  In the past, childhood was predictably [...]

Fit & Healthy Children Live Happier Lives

By |February 1, 2013 |Development, Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Doreen Bolhuis walks her talk! She is a leader in abolishing childhood obesity and brings passion, fun and immense knowledge to physical fitness for our kids. In August 2012 Doreen [...]

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4 Keypoints To Keep Your Young Child Active

By |November 29, 2012 |Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Being active is a huge component in lifelong wellness. As adults, we know we feel good when we are active and eat right. Without question, we want the same for [...]

Why Parents Need to Inspire Healthy Eating Habits When Children Are Young

By |November 15, 2012 |Diet, Karen Ranzi, Mindful Parenting, Nutrition, Well-being|

I am proud to say that my daughter loves fruits and veggies. Whenever she has a tummy ache or doesn't feel so well, she ask me to cook her a [...]

20 Awesome Reasons to Get Your Child Active

By |November 1, 2012 |Development, Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

All parents want their children to be healthy.  And, when expectant parents are asked whether they hope for a boy or girl, most parents will say, "We don't care.  We [...]

Kids and Sports: How to choose the right sport for your young child

By |September 20, 2012 |Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Finding the right sport for your child can be a real challenge. So many things to consider. Should we pick for them or let them chose? How many activities should [...]

A Healthy Inheritance, The Greatest Gift You Can Leave A Child

By |August 3, 2012 |Doreen Bolhuis, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Current statistics show that one-third of Americans are obese. What's even more staggering? Given the trend, studies project that by 2030, 42% of all Americans will be overweight...and 11% will [...]

Simple and Creative Ideas for A Healthy Child’s Lunch

By |July 5, 2012 |Diet, Karen Ranzi, Mindful Parenting, Toxins & Additives, Well-being|

Much research in the past decade has reported the benefits of a diet high in fresh plant-based nutrition. Raw fruits and vegetables, sprouts, sea vegetables, and nuts and seeds are [...]

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Heart Opening Insights To Help Your Child Develop Genuine And Long Lasting Happiness

By |February 10, 2012 |Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Introduction by SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson This article that we share with you today is from Sean Platt, a father and an author. The topic covered is [...]

Baby Interrupted: 7 Ways To Build Your Child’s Focus and Attention Span

By |January 9, 2012 |Development, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Introduction by SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson We're excited to share this excellent post with you by Janet Lansbury. Paying attention doesn't come naturally, so these 7 [...]

One Simple Tip That Will Have Your Toddler Cooperating With You And Feeling Proud

By |October 20, 2011 |Development, Mindful Parenting|

Introduction by Sandra Blum, SafBaby Co-Founder I am 100% at my very worst with my daughter when we are running late and I am scurrying around the house trying to [...]