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The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education: A Teacher’s Perspective

By Vicki Palmer When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future. You can never have a greater impression on a person than when they are in their early childhood years. Most parents have always inherently understood this and the Government is …

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Surviving the Summer

The final bell rings and excited children everywhere flee the school in happiness…this marks the start of the Summer Vacation. As children dream of this day quickly approaching, parents and caregivers look for help to keep the kids busy and to avoid hearing those dreaded words… “I’m Bored!” Hopefully I can bring some ideas and insights to make this the …

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What Are The 10 Main Intuitive Eating Principles?

By Juliet Kuehnle, MS, NCC, LPC What Are The 10 Main Intuitive Eating Principles? The 10 main intuitive eating principles are: 1. Reject the diet mentality. This idea that there’s got to be some diet that will work for you – often with lots of unreasonable rule. 2. Honor your health. 3. Honor your hunger. Keeping your body biologically fed with an adequate intake. …

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UAB professor receives award for malaria prevention study in pregnant women in Cameroon

Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Infectious Diseases and chief of Women’s Health Services at UAB’s 1917 Clinic, has been awarded a five-year, $841,000 K23 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. The award will fund a randomized controlled phase II study …

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Higher Math in Lower Grades: Hurting or Helping Kids?

by Education.com Every parent wants to see her child keep up with peers, and these days that means taking algebra in the eighth grade. But sometimes we forget that algebra is a very demanding course, full of sophisticated and abstract ideas. Do students really need to take this higher math course in lower grades, or can it do them more harm than good? …

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Fish-eating habits of pregnant women not linked to autistic traits in their children

A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children. Scientists at the University of Bristol looked at the assumption that mercury exposure during pregnancy is a major cause of autism using evidence from nearly 4500 women who took part in the Children of the …

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Making Your Mental Health a Priority

By Elise Howell, LPCA It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and at Psych Bytes, we’re joining organizations across the country in raising awareness and breaking the stigma about mental health conditions. Mental Health Extends Beyond a Diagnosis  “Mental Health” encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Many mental health professionals extend this definition to consider how our physical and spiritual health interacts with our overall mood and well-being. …

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