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Kids Helmet Safety in Northern Michigan

By Jennifer Ritter on December 12, 2014 Children are adventurous by nature. Fun and play is their work, and for many the idea of fun also equals thrill! For children, teens and some adults, a “thrill” comes from doing something fast and maybe even a bit dangerous. This is normal human nature and shouldn’t be forbidden, however, if it can

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Kids

By Eliza Foster on January 13, 2015 The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA in Traverse City has been open at their new location for several months and they brought several of their popular programs to the new space when they moved, including the Youth WOW program. The program was established in 2009 and focuses on weight management and healthy lifestyles for

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Gazing at stars rather than screens

Nathan Crabbe Sunday, February 9, 2014 in The Gainesville Sun It took an evening listening to Finnish music in the dark to revive my hope that my daughter will develop a love of nature. Last weekend, a stargazing event brought hundreds of people to the Hickory Ranch portion of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. The event — a fundraiser for

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Pediatricians issue new media guidelines for kids

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Tue, Oct 29 2013 at 9:39 AM Photo: Andrey Burmakin/Shutterstock Children should be limited to less than two hours of entertainment-based screen time per day, and shouldn’t have TVs or Internet access in their bedrooms, according to new guidelines from pediatricians. The new policy statement was released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Oct.

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