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Scientists Explain: Parents Who Raise ‘Successful’ Kids Do These 8 Things Differently…successful

Scientists Explain: Parents Who Raise ‘Successful’ Kids Do These 8 Things Differently…successful

“To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, who you are will speak more loudly to your kids than anything you say.” ~ Eric Grietens, former Navy SEAL and Governor of Missouri Parenting is hard work. Children, by their very nature, lack the emotional and cognitive resources to navigate life without help. They’ll whine, cry, shout, beg, and complain for no reason. We may feel anger, annoyance, frustration and even guilt for how our child behaves. But kids will be kids, as they…

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Why Adults Should Play, Too

Why Adults Should Play, Too

(CNN)When’s the last time you did something that was so engaging, so much fun, you lost track of time? For some, it’s belting out a karaoke tune. For others, it’s exploring a new city or playing kickball. That’s what mortgage banker Sue Hamilton does for fun. “It brings you back to a little bit of your childhood,” the 41-year-old said. Hamilton plays every week with a team at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. “We all remember playing kickball from PE when we…

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Focus on play in kindergarten may improve grades

Focus on play in kindergarten may improve grades

By Kathryn Doyle       Thu Nov 20, 2014  (This version of the Nov.14th story changes ‘Tools for the Mind’ to ‘Tools of the Mind’ in paras 2, 5, 7, and 14.) (Reuters Health) – Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study. The technique, called ‘Tools of the Mind,’ seemed to be particularly effective in high-poverty schools, the authors write. “The…

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Send the kids outside to play: study

Send the kids outside to play: study

BY RONNIE COHEN     NEW YORK      Thu Jul 17, 2014 (Reuters Health) – Children who spend time outdoors after school are more likely to be physically fit, a new study shows. Researchers found that Canadian kids who spent most of their after-school time outside were three times more likely to meet guidelines for daily physical activity and were in better shape than those who spent all of their after-school time indoors. “This is just evidence reifying how…

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