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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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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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12 Ways to Deal with Temper Tantrums

One problem that no preschool parent has ever been spared is that of the tantrum. Tantrums are unpleasant, and often quite embarrassing, but they are very normal, especially in children around the ages of 2-3. Children of this age group are discovering a will of their own, but they do not yet have the language that they need to express themselves, …

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10 Steps to Maintain Romance in Your Relationship

by: Bea Moise, MS How do you keep a relationship thriving after many years of being together? Having a healthy relationship involves a lot of maintenance, and the romance department is not excluded. It can be easy to take your partner for granted, but it can also be easy to show them that you are still in-love and care about them. But …

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10 Ways To Help Your Child Become Interested in Reading

  You can encourage reading for a child in your life – here are just a few ways: 1. Pay attention to what your child is interested in, and encourage him or her to read books on those subjects. 2. Set aside time to read with your child every day. Spend time reading together just before bed and take turns …

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Is Rest Time Chaotic Time?

Most full time programs that include children under five years old schedule a nap or rest time as part of the day. An important component of the day, rest time gives children the chance to physically rest and emotionally unwind. This midday break can go a long way in helping children stay healthy, alert and emotionally centered in the afternoon. …

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