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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Frederick Douglass


On raising healthy, happy, well-rounded kids


Gobs of Content on Countless Subjects

Home Trauma Leads to Muscle-Obsessed Boys

Boys who experience home-life trauma are far more likely to develop muscle dysmorphia, meaning an unhealthy obsession with putting on muscle and being especially...

Don't Give Your Kids Melatonin

A recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that nearly half of the parents polled have given their kids melatonin to...

Kids Who Make Music are Smarter, Less Anxious, and More Thoughtful

Talk about music to a parent's ears. In an era when so many kids are struggling with anxiety and academic performance, it turns out...

Just 10 Minutes Per Day of Dad's Time Increases Kids' Academic Performance

Kids who spend as little as 10 minutes per day actively interacting with their dads - reading, drawing, playing, singing, etc. - perform substantially...

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Why Specializing in One Sport is a Bad Idea

A new study conclusively demonstrates that athletes who specialize in one sport are 70 percent more likely to suffer an injury during the season. They're...

Why Fencing is the New It Sport for Kids

Eager to find a sport that challenges your child's body AND brain? Curious about which sport gives your child the greatest chance of continuing...

Why Basketball is #1 with Kids

Picture a youth sport where every participant is actively involved, where there is constant motion and the level of physical exercise outstanding, where kids...

Why Kids Need Baseball More than Ever

To hear its critics describe it, baseball is too slow, too dull and too outdated for youngsters raised on the instant gratification and non-stop...


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Learn how to unleash your child's immense potential with these articles, interviews and research on dance, music, painting, pottery and many more forms of art.


Sports and athletics are the most popular activities for kids in America. Learn about which sport(s) might be best for your child's unique personality.


Robotics, science and engineering clubs, chess, and more are available to kids of all ages. We'll explain all of them and help you decide what's best for your child.


Studies show kids are not getting outdoors nearly enough these days. We'll help you find ways to reverse that and show your child the joys of Mother Nature.


Research and news on topics that impact the overall wellbeing and happiness of kids. Perhaps our most important category.


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Why Girls Suffer High Rates of ACL Tears

Once rare in children, ACL injuries in kids have increased at the rate of 2.3% per year for more than 20 years. And the...

Why Tech Leaders Don't Let Their Kids Use Tech

Parents who are struggling with how much digital screen time to allow their kids would be wise to consider that the titans of those...

7 Reasons Marching Band is Good for Kids

Next time you're at a high school football game, ask yourself which of the kids on the field are likely to do best in...

5 Big Reasons Dance is Good for Kids

Asked by someone for advice on living a good life, baseball great Satchel Paige responded: "Work like you don't need the money. Love like...

What Horses Can Teach Kids

Got a sweet-natured daughter who needs to find her own voice? Have a thoughtful son who isn't inclined toward team sports? Eager to teach...

Pottery: Mud-Luscious, Anxiety-Calming, Creativity on a Wheel

Stick a gob of clay into a child's hands or onto a spinning wheel and watch a remarkable transformation take place: the child lapses...

7 Important Ways Theatre Helps Kids

Children are natural born actors. Watch them at play in the backyard, in their bedroom, or just about anywhere and you're apt to catch...

Why Middle School PE Sucks and How to Fix It

In case you missed it, The Atlantic recently ran a piece on that unique form of middle school torture better known as PE (or...

Helicopter Parents: Bad for Kids' Health

Anxious, obese, depressed, incapable, narcissistic, fragile. Just some of the terms being used to describe many of today's young people. Concerned by such reports,...

Our Obsession with Being Busy is Hurting Kids

Our obsession with being busy is hurting kids. That's the consensus of a growing number of experts, who warn that otherwise well-intentioned parents are...
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