15 Oct2019October 15, 2019
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Mindfulness is Not About Keeping Kids Calm and Compliant

Mindfulness is Not About Keeping Kids Calm and Compliant

By Jennifer Gunn The buzz around mindfulness in schools has reached a fever pitch, as evidenced by mindfulness sessions for educators found at every conference and professional development event around the country. One unintended strand of the spread of mindfulness is that some view its practice as a means for keeping students calm, compliant, and under control....

15 Oct2019October 15, 2019
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Baby, Interrupted – 7 Ways To Build Your Child’s Focus And Attention Span

Baby, Interrupted – 7 Ways To Build Your Child’s Focus And Attention Span

via www.janetlansbury.com You’re off and writing. You’ve cracked the blank page and the keyboard’s clicking. Time melts away, as does the chirping bird, the sound of distant traffic, the tick of the clock, and the discomfort of the broken wicker desk chair you’ve been meaning to replace for months. Suddenly the doorbell jars you. It’s...

15 Oct2019October 15, 2019
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Teach kids to value their toys because every toy can be like Happy the Bunny

Teach kids to value their toys because every toy can be like Happy the Bunny

via novakdjokovicfoundation.org/ I read an interesting comment recently on the internet: “When I was little, I was the one who picked up toys. Now I’m big, and once again, I’m the one who is picking up toys – it seems that I’ve made a mistake somewhere along the way”, funny, but also effective. The way...

15 Oct2019October 15, 2019
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How to Encourage Your Child to Clean Up – And Why it is Important

via howwemontessori.com Do your kids pick up and put away their toys? Mine do… most of the time. My kids absolutely make crazy and wild messes but cleaning up and putting away is a priority. Why? We value and respect our materials and our toys. When we respect something we take care of it. We...

15 Oct2019October 15, 2019
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The Importance of Routine in Childhood

The Importance of Routine in Childhood

by Melbourne Child Psychology & School Psychology Services, Port Melbourne Our staff psychologist Dani Kaufman was recently quoted in an article on news.com.au, titled ‘Raising well-adjusted kids’. The article suggests that there is one ritual that every parent should do with their child before the age of seven. The ritual in question? Routine. It may sound simple...

09 Mar2019May 10, 2019
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33 Reasons Why Parents Should Choose a Play-Based Preschool, Not an Academic One

33 Reasons Why Parents Should Choose a Play-Based Preschool, Not an Academic One

Source: We have Kids McKenna Meyers is a credentialed teacher with a master’s degree in special education. She spent many years teaching preschool and kindergarten. Play-Based Preschools Foster Happier and Healthier Children Do you know play-based preschools promote the deepest kind of learning by encouraging kids to become self-directed learners who explore, develop curiosity, and...

07 Feb2019February 7, 2019
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Brain Starvation: Could Boys Be Suffering?

Brain Starvation: Could Boys Be Suffering?

by Michelle Caskey from Deep Roots at Home What is brain starvation and what causes it? I recently learned how an easily corrected deficiency in diet can actually cause active brains to function poorly – especially in boys. Most of us are aware that boys and girls are different. They see things differently, they play...