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Enough is Enough – The Zero Hour Youth-Led Climate March by Oscar Glancy

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PREVIEW: Sizing Up – Why Are Our Kids Getting So Fat? By Dr. Diana Fatayerji, M.S., Ph.D.

Most of us are aware that the incidence of childhood obesity has increased. Is this something we should be concerned about? As parents we face concerns for our children over alcohol, drugs, sex and bullying. Does obesity merit the same concern? In 2002 the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that 15.5% of children [...]

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Preview: Midlife Crisis Begins in Kindergarten with Labels Like ADD/ADHD, Slow, Dyslexic, Average, and Even Gifted by Mariaemma Pellulo-Willis, MS

Did you know that midlife crisis begins in kindergarten? Yes, it's true! It is in kindergarten (and sometimes in preschool!) that our society begins the process of teaching children that they are not smart enough, not quick enough, not working to potential, not high enough on the bell curve, not as good as the next [...]

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Preview: What Your Preschooler Learns by Playing by Dr. Caron Goode

Children learn by playing. Whether it be blocks, puzzles, or the creation of an imaginary world. Fun and games teach. Child development experts have targeted six specific areas that benefit from play. They are— Language development Small muscle development Large muscle development Emotional development Social development Mathematical thinking As your child’s first teacher, it is [...]

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Preview: Emotional Intelligence – a Key to Your Child’s Future Health & Happiness by Sandie Sedgbeer

As conscientious and caring parents, we invest a lot of time and money in helping our children develop the skills they need to succeed in life. We send them to the best schools, save for college, sign them up for soccer and piano lessons, and teach them the value of hard work.   At the end [...]

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Sizing Up – Why Are Our Kids Getting So Fat? By Dr. Diana Fatayerji, M.S., Ph.D.

Most of us are aware that the incidence of childhood obesity has increased. Is this something we should be concerned about? As parents we face concerns for our children over alcohol, drugs, sex and bullying. Does obesity merit the same concern? In 2002 the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that 15.5% of children [...]

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Can I Have a Little R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Please? By Brenna Smith

As humans, we are hard-wired for connectedness and have a natural instinct to want to experience both being respected and also being respectful. It’s a dynamic flow- a certain way of being that allows us to be heard and seen within our respective circles of life be it relationship, work, family, and community. Respect is [...]

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Preview: Building Inner Resilience Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in Children By Linda Lantieri

In recent years, the theme of resilience has been frequently brought up to describe the response of many New Yorkers on September 11, 2001. In the midst of profound uncertainty and danger, the adults in schools in lower Manhattan had to make the ultimate decision of their careers as educators—saving the children, some as young [...]

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The Psychology of Pregnancy: Birthing Yourself as a Mother By Lara Honos-Webb

Pregnancy can be a major stressor for any woman. There are many factors that increase the stress of a pregnancy.  A woman’s relationship with her own mother plays a surprisingly central role in determining her capacity to adapt successfully to a pregnancy. Studies have reported that women with high levels of unresolved conflict toward their [...]

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Stop Shoulding on Your Children by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

It’s usually possible to make a strong case that your child should have done something—or done something different—in a particular situation. So what? There is no point in laying blame for what “should have” been done but wasn’t. The useful question is not whether the “right” thing was done, but what action is appropriate given [...]

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Emotional Intelligence – a Key to Your Child’s Future Health & Happiness by Sandie Sedgbeer

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What Your Preschooler Learns by Playing by Dr. Caron Goode

Activities That Help Your Preschooler Learn
Each of the above categories develop through a variety of activities. Some overlap and some are very specific. Once you identify what skill your child is practicing you can determine what he is learning and how to help him apply his knowledge.

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Midlife Crisis Begins in Kindergarten with Labels Like ADD/ADHD, Slow, Dyslexic, Average, and Even Gifted by Mariaemma Pellulo-Willis, MS

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The Mozart Effect: Metamusic, Memory, Sleep & Learning By Dr. Barbara Bullard

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4 Steps to Reducing Agression in your Child By Thomas Haller and Chick Moorman

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BOOK EXCERPT: The Only 3 Discipline Strategies You Will Ever Need by Chick Moorman & Thomas Haller

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Sleep and the ASD Child By Bill Nason

Bill Nason is Moderator of the excellent  "Autism Discussion Page" on Facebook. Excerpted from The Autism Discussion Page on the Core Challenges of Autism: A toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent Difficulty sleeping is a very common problem with children on the spectrum. As many as 50% of children on [...]

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Introducing Meditation to Children By Sarah Wood

children love meditation—it allows them to use their creative imaginations without limitation. Although they might be sitting still, their minds are in Technicolor overdrive at a level many grownups have forgotten is possible.

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Bullying: A Different Perspective & How We Can Be a Part of the Solution  by Tisha Marina Bernard

 Somebody asked me the other day, “What is wrong with kids these days?” They had seen on the news a story about some kids relentlessly bullying another kid on the school bus. As an educator, I get asked this question a lot. I work with an organization called Safe School Ambassadors as a Bully Prevention Specialist [...]

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Are Your Children Being Deprived? Take the Test by Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller

Some parents give their children designer clothes, foreign trips and a personal TV. Others give them attention and experiences and hold them accountable for their actions. What do your children get? Are you unknowingly depriving your children of important lessons and learnings? Find out here by taking the Deprived Child Test. See how you score. [...]

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