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What Parents Can Learn From a Town That Produced 11 Olympians

Last updated: 02/09/2018

In 2015, I set out to study the unlikeliest of Olympic pipelines: Norwich, Vt., a small town that has placed at least one of its own on almost every United States Winter Olympics t

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How to Teach Teens About Love, Consent and Emotional Intelligence

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Navigating love and relationships can be difficult at any age, but especially so in the angsty teenage years. Budding romances can be fun and exhilarating but also confusing and un

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How to Parent an Olympic Athlete

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Watching a kid’s (usually mediocre) school piano recital can be enough to elicit in her parent a range of emotions, from fear to excitement to overflowing pride. What happens whe

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What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids

Last updated: 02/08/2018

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids Raymond Biesinger for NPR Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.

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Relational Aggression Issues: What's a parent to do?

Last updated: 02/08/2018

A fifth-grade-girl is at a loss. She sits on my couch, wringing her hands and staring hard at a piece of fuzz on the carpet. She can’t figure out how her friendships became so ne

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More kids are over-scheduled than ever before. Here's why that's a major problem for families

Last updated: 02/08/2018

SALT LAKE CITY — Donnie Hutchinson ran out of steam briefly a couple of weeks ago. The busy dad was scrambling to get a bunch of things done that day, including work and running

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Camp Superheroes: 5 Qualities All Summer Camp Professionals Share

Last updated: 02/07/2018

After working at CampMinder for nearly a year to this point, I can say this without hesitation: our staff at CampMinder is absolutely amazing. And it just so happens that altogeth

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How Teens’ Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster

Last updated: 02/07/2018

The teenage brain has been characterized as a risk-taking machine, looking for quick rewards and thrills instead of acting responsibly. But these behaviors could actually make teen

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Personalised learning starts to change teaching methods

Last updated: 02/06/2018

If you are already an adult, the chances are that Joel Rose’s elementary-school mathematics classes are like nothing you have ever seen. Children “check in” to see which sta

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Allow children freedom to break things – that is how they will learn, says toymaker Arvind Gupta

Last updated: 02/06/2018

Print Arvind Gupta owes much to matchsticks. With those and rubber tubes, he first started creating shapes, then complex models. That was in 1978. Four decades later, his craft has

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