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

The National Sleep Foundation, in March of 2004, conducted the largest poll thus far that illuminates a growing problem: “our children have poor sleep habits for which they pay a high price and their parents or caregivers lose an estimated 200 hours of extra sleep in a year due to their child’s nighttime awakenings.”(1.) From elementary school through high school and beyond, a great many of our children are chronically sleep-deprived. In studies of elementary school-age children, nearly 40% showed some kind of sleep problem, 50% of adolescents reported at least occasional difficulty falling or staying asleep, with up to 13% experiencing chronic and severe insomnia. Clearly, the amount of sleep most teenagers get is insufficient, with the average getting under seven hours, and with only a mere 15% sleeping the suggested eight or more hours on a school...

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

Are you struggling with a child who bites and throws toys? Do you get frequent calls from school about your son’s aggressive behavior in the classroom and on the playground? Do you feel like screaming at your daughter when you see her hit a sibling? Do you see the hitting, kicking, and punching between your children day after day and fear that it won’t ever stop? Are you tired of having to tell one of your children to leave the other alone? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, please read on. The fact is that if something isn’t done soon to stop the aggressive behavior, it will only get worse. Children don’t simply grow out of aggressive behavior, and they don’t just figure out how to manage their aggression on their own. They need assistance...

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

Are you tired of listening to whining, put-downs, excuse giving, back talk, exaggeration, interrupting, teasing, gossip, or other unproductive behaviors on the part of your children? Have you had your fill of watching them talk with their mouth full; use their hands instead of silverware to eat; hit or kick siblings; waste material; or leave their belongings scattered around the house? If so, the One-Minute Behavior Modifier is for you. This quick and highly effective discipline strategy is a verbal skill designed to modify and eliminate negative behaviors in your children by helping them learn to replace those behaviors with more desirable ones. Chauncy, age five, and Letrell, age four, sat on the picnic table sharing a Coke. Nearby, their grandfather tended to the bonfire he had burning in the fire pit. Unintentionally, Chauncy took a few more turns...

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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 were seriously overweight, with another 15% at risk of becoming so. This is triple the rate of only 20 years earlier. If this trend continues it is estimated that by 2020 a fifth of all boys and a third of all girls will be obese. Obesity is associated with a wide variety of health problems. These include diabetes, stroke, heart disease, breathing difficulties during sleep, gallstones, osteoarthritis, cancer, and a reduced life expectancy. In addition, obesity impacts emotional health through low self-esteem and poor...

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Introducing Meditation to Children By Sarah Wood

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Parenting with Passion: Do What You Love The Children Will Follow by Dr. Lara Honos-Webb

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The Spiritual Principles of Parenting Part 5 The Ascendant Principle – Your Child’s Ethical Being by Dr. Connie Kaplan

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