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Pause and effect: On defunding parental engagement initiatives in education - Behind the Numbers

Last updated: 11/16/2019

Family engagement is so important in a child’s education. But it’s much easier for some families than for others, for reasons that often, though not always, play out along...

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5 myths about race and kids that white parents must let go of - The Barefoot Mommy

Last updated: 11/16/2019

When it comes to race and kids, a lot of the conventional wisdom sounds logical. That’s how conventional wisdom works, right? Most white parents believe that kids are racially...

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5 tips for raising kind kids - Children's Health

Last updated: 11/16/2019

Is kindness something that is taught, or is it inherent? It's a question that many parents wonder. The truth is, kindness is a little bit of both – nature and nurture – and they...

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6 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Kind

Last updated: 11/16/2019

6 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Kind 6 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Kind The best thing you can do to make the world a better place is to create a culture of kindness in your own home....

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Parenting Class Options & Why It's Worth Taking One

Last updated: 11/16/2019

“It takes a village.” And that’s why parenting classes come in handy. As much as we’d like to believe that we can handle anything the precious responsibility of parenting comes...

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How to Raise Well-Rounded Kids

Last updated: 11/14/2019

Image zoom iStockphoto Every child has unique gifts and talents. These special attributes can show up in a traditional school setting, but there are plenty of children who shine...

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6 ways to make family dinners happen - Today's Parent

Last updated: 11/12/2019

A few years ago, family dinners weren’t happening in my house. My kids were young with early bedtimes, and my husband and I both worked full-time. As a longtime parenting...

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expert reaction to study on screen use and white brain matter in children

Last updated: 11/09/2019

A study, published in JAMA Pediatrics,reports a possible connection between screen use and brain development in young children.   Prof Dorothy Bishop, Professor of...

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Screen Use Tied to Children’s Brain Development

Last updated: 11/09/2019

Screen Use Tied to Children’s Brain Development In a study, preschoolers who used screens less had better language skills. Credit...iStock by Getty Images By Perri Klass,...

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Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach -

Last updated: 11/09/2019

Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach Just the phrase tightens the chests of well-intentioned (and helicoptering) parents everywhere. Concerns range from...

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