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The game that can spot preschoolers at risk for reading deficits

Last updated: 01/12/2020

What if a short digital game for young children could help lower the high school drop out rate? That’s a long-range goal of a new effort by a team from Boston Children’s...

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Turning Down The Hose: 4 Questions that Help Children Navigate Stress

Last updated: 01/12/2020

A few weeks ago, I found myself locked in a power struggle with a five-year-old. I think it involved a Lego explosion in his room. I know it involved angry voices.  After a few...

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How Educators Can Model Democratic Decision Making In Schools

Last updated: 01/10/2020

How Educators Can Model Democratic Decision Making In Schools Copy Link  (iStock/etraveler) Excerpted from "These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can’t Afford to Abandon...

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Community Service Ideas for Kids: Why Giving Back Matters

Last updated: 01/10/2020

If you are searching for community service ideas for kids, you may be hoping to help them:  1) Meet school or scouting service requirements; 2) Build positive resumes for...

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These Are The Questions Pediatricians Really Want Parents To Ask

Last updated: 01/10/2020

Healthcare is constantly evolving, which means protocol that might have been standard for your first baby could be completely outdated by the time you have your second. Whether...

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Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Last updated: 01/07/2020

“What do I get if I do it?” “How much will you give me?” “Why should I do it if you don’t pay me?” Heard any of these words lately from your darling offspring? If so,...

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Parenting Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2020

Last updated: 01/06/2020

With the year drawing to a close, its time to look ahead to what’s trending in 2020 when it comes to parenting styles and other topics like home design. The new year promises...

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Technology and parenting: addressing the friction

Last updated: 01/04/2020

Raising children has always been tough work. Whether in ancient Greece or modern America, there have always been distinct cultural challenges that come with parenting. Each...

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

Last updated: 01/03/2020

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn Copy Link Jane Mount/MindShift A few years ago, psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues noticed something interesting...

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Children can make their own resolutions. Keep them simple and fun

Last updated: 01/02/2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages children and families to read more by making it a New Year's resolution. Stock Photo The new year signals a time when most of us...

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