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Encouraging kids to eat their veggies with 3D-printed food

Despite vegetables' vital nutritional values, it’s a global phenomenon that they don’t go down with kids that smoothly. There are various physiological and physical tactics people use to help children overcome this negative association, such as hiding them in sauces or setting good examples Read More...

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3 reasons it’s completely okay to not want children

There is a commonplace portrayal of a happy and loving family on television and in most media. This is the typical nuclear family of a married couple with a few kids. Unfortunately, people who choose not to have children, especially women, can face judgment, the implication that they're selfish, or Read More...

Child cleaning up the toy box at home full of multicoloured lego bricks.

Make your house guest-ready in under 30 minutes

We’ve all been there before: your friend or family member calls last minute to drop by and your house is cluttered from head-to-toe. You find yourself scrambling to vacuum the floor or declutter the living room, and you feel an ensuing bout of anxiety instead of excitement for the surprise of a Read More...

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Three fun valentine's day arts & crafts to do with your kids

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and for parents with young children, this could be a great opportunity to carve out some quality time and get crafty together! Plus, if you’re trying to limit processed sugar in your family, doing arts and crafts with your kids is a much healthier Read More...

Kids on the Nice List

Kids on the Nice List

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” - Mahatma Gandhi Christmas is just around the corner, and we heard that even Santa Claus is bidding adieu to coal this year. That’s right, Santa is going green, but we have it on good authority that he’s ditching Read More...

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Yet another study confirms cognitive benefits of green space

If you’re a regular Optimist Daily reader, you know about the tremendous cognitive and mental health benefits of green space. Now, yet another study has confirmed the link between nature and brain development and finds that access to green space helps children meet critical development Read More...

Young girl eating carrots and broccoli

5 ways to get your kids to eat more vegetables

Heading into Halloween and the winter holidays, ‘tis the season where your kids are bound to overload on sugar. Balancing out the pumpkin pie and gingerbread houses with hearty vegetables will help keep your kids healthy and energetic, but how do you convince your little ones to eat more veggies Read More...

7 Ways to boost kids’ immune

7 Ways to boost kids’ immune systems as they head back to school

Bolstering your child’s immune system can help protect them from illnesses of all kinds. Here are seven ways to strengthen your child’s immune system as they head back to school. Encourage personal hygiene Aside from mask wearing, hand washing is the most crucial habit to protect from Read More...

Poland’s AirBubble playg

Poland's AirBubble playground keeps air pure with algae

Poland is one of Europe’s most polluted countries, in a world where, according to the WHO, 93 percent of children breathe in polluted air while they play. To protect Poland’s children from air pollution, an innovative park, called the AirBubble, was erected in central Warsaw, next to Read More...

7 Healthy methods for addressi

7 Healthy methods for addressing children's misbehavior

Spanking as a form of punishment has certainly been on the decline in America, however, it hasn’t been entirely eliminated as a practice. According to JAMA Pediatrics, 15 percent fewer parents spanked their kids in 2017 compared to 1993. This is an improvement, but it also demonstrates that many Read More...