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Originally published on TooGoodPrograms.org

We all have to eat. Why not make it a fun family experience? Encouraging your children to work alongside you while you’re cooking has many benefits including an increase in family time and building a healthy relationship to food and nutrition. Let’s face it. There’s not much bonding involved in calling up GrubDash.

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Hours in the kitchen preparing a meal is not everyone’s idea of a good time. Figuring out what to cook, doing the grocery... read more

By Gemma Alexander

Originally published on ParentMap.com

The past pandemic year has been difficult, especially for teens. Peers are more important now than at any other time of a teen’s life, and establishing independence is the primary developmental task. Yet for the past 13 months, they’ve been at home, missing in-person school and activities, and navigating their social lives by video chat. It’s no wonder that as many as 40 percent of Washington’s teens are experiencing levels of anxiety and depression significant enough to interfere in their daily lives. But parents can help their kids develop protective... read more