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How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance in Kids with ADHD/ADD

A recent research study published in the January issue of The Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that 20 minutes of exercise before the start of school improves task completion and learning during class time. Ideally, schools will start to implement this for all children but for now parents can encourage their child to engage is […]

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Uniqueness

Every child born is a unique individual. Even identical twins are individuals from birth. Many people don’t know that identical twins do not have identical fingerprints. This has to do with what we call genotype (genetic makeup) and phenotype (the result of the interaction between an individual and their environment. Thus, while twins start out the same […]

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Children and Sleep: The New Rules

A new research study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that daytime naps of at least 30 minutes help infants (6 to 12 months old) to retain new behaviors and information they have just learned.  We have long known that sleep time is used by the brain for memory consolidation.  One […]

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How to Nurture Brain Development In Young Children

  Despite all of our modern technology, reading still is the key to learning.  And while children and adults can learn much through experiential learning, to get an education that prepares one for life, reading is essential.  Because of this, parents may think that they need the latest electronic gadgets to help their children acquire […]

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Helping Kids Find Their Future Through Targeted Daydreaming

Researchers in the social sciences have found a powerful visualization tool that brings both short-term and long-term benefits to young people. It is an exercise that takes just twenty minutes and is easy and enjoyable to do. It gives people an immediate mood boost and is a kind of targeted daydreaming. Everyone can benefit from […]

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