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7 Ways To Keep A Sleep Routine During School Holidays

Last updated: 09/21/2018

But for children, going to bed late and then sleeping in for hours on end can be really disruptive to the sleep routine that you’ve worked all year to get right. Siobhan Freegar

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Here's What Parents Need to Know About Snap Maps

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Is your child sharing his or her exact location on Snapchat without even knowing it? Don't worry—there's a way to turn the feature off. If your kids are on Snapchat, you've prob

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Parents Under Stress: What It Means for Babies

Last updated: 09/21/2018

There’s a lot going on in babies’ minds in the first year of life, and their early experiences in the world affect how their brains grow in ways that can last a lifetime. For

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Ready or Not Kindergarten, Here We Come!

Last updated: 09/21/2018

Sammy was a bit of a late bloomer. Maria, his mother, spent a lot of time helping him with the kindergarten readiness activities, but she wasn’t sure if he was really prepared. T

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When should a kid learn about consent? - Today's Parent

Last updated: 09/21/2018

In the video, Zuri is lying on her stomach on a bed. The young girl grins, looking directly at the camera as she draws herself up to complete a sentence: “No means…no!” she p

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What to do if your preschooler won't stop crying at drop-off - Today's Parent

Last updated: 09/20/2018

For Jill Hancock,* dropping her three-year-old son off at daycare followed a painful pattern. “Everything would be fine as we walked in, but as soon as I tried to hand him o

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In Defense of Active Learning: Teaching Children the Way They Learn - Rae Pica

Last updated: 09/20/2018

I once heard a workshop leader say, “We often set up environments for children that are contrary to what we know about who and what they are.” That’s fascinating to contempl

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Crucial Camp Conversations: Five Keys for Success

Last updated: 09/20/2018

How many of these sentences have you heard from inexperienced leadership staff? Talk like this often precedes a request for someone else to intervene and solve a problem, or it co

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Outdoor education at Lakefield College School

Last updated: 09/20/2018

One of Betsy Macdonnell’s first glimpses of life at Lakefield College School was a grade 9 outdoor education class, one of the stops on her first tour of the campus. “I remembe

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Communication Strategies to Create a Positive and Safe Camp Environment

Last updated: 09/20/2018

Researchers have postulated that counselors express lowest perceived competency in their ability to develop camper relationships, handle conflict between campers, and feel limited

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