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Mindful Warriors: Meditation for Teenagers | Roots of Action

Last updated: 03/20/2019

Ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us. Research in neuroscience and attention provides evidence that meditation strengthens the neural...

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Book - Sunshine Parenting

Last updated: 03/20/2019

Book Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults “HAPPY CAMPERS–full of practical and powerful tools that parents can immediately put into...

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Alternative Chores Your Kids Will Love | Alyson Schafer

Last updated: 03/19/2019

Alternative Chores Your Kids Will Love April 10, 2017 Who Said Chores Means Scrubbing the Toilet?   I am a big advocate for giving kids chores. They help prepare kids for life...

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What Is The Purpose Of School?

Last updated: 03/19/2019

What Is The Purpose Of School? What is the purpose of school? The idea of “work” is present in most modern educational discussion almost entirely under the terms “career...

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Why Making Friends Is One of the Most Important Things That Happens at Summer Camp

Last updated: 03/18/2019

When I saw this TED Talk by Susan Pinker, “The Secret to Living Longer May be Your Social Life,” I was reminded once again of the crucial importance of relationships and social...

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Simple directions from parents can guide children's discovery

Last updated: 03/17/2019

Whether it's probing a child's understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new...

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Validate Teen Girls' Views Even When Your Not Seeing Eye to Eye

Last updated: 03/16/2019

If so, then you know you don’t always see eye to eye with them. In fact, sometimes it feels more like an eye for an eye. During those times, my coping mechanism of choice is to...

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In an Ultra-competitive World, How Far Would I Go to Help My Kids Succeed?

Last updated: 03/16/2019

“I didn’t go to college because I was busy working. And I always had this ‘sink or swim’ feeling in my life.” – Lori Loughlin, actress, mother, and one of the parents at the...

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How to Build Confidence in Your Kids

Last updated: 03/16/2019

I’ve always made it a parenting goal to build confidence in my kids in everything we do. Confidence is something that I have struggled with personally. As a child and even now...

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Parent-teacher meetings really do boost attainment, study finds

Last updated: 03/16/2019

The benefit of a pupil report card discussed at a one-on-one parent meeting is well understood in rich countries. But such meetings are far from the norm in most developing...

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