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...

03 Feb2019February 3, 2019
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The ADHD Brain Processes Rewards & Consequences Differently

The ADHD Brain Processes Rewards & Consequences Differently

Traditional carrots and sticks don’t motivate students with ADHD – that much is clear. But the neurological underpinnings behind this behavior still mystify many parents and teachers. Here, understand why the ADHD brain is tough to motivate, and how you can adjust your teaching and/or parenting accordingly. Why Is It So Hard to Motivate Kids...

16 Sep2018September 16, 2018
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Quality Early Learning is Good for Children of All Backgrounds

Quality Early Learning is Good for Children of All Backgrounds

Researchers report children who attend early childhood education programs between the ages of 2 and 4 have better cognitive and developmental socio-emotional advantages than those who did not attend. This was true, researchers said, regardless of the socioeconomic background the children came from. Spending more time in quality early years’ education between ages two to...

23 Aug2018August 23, 2018
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Make Reading with Your Child Count

Make Reading with Your Child Count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps...

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