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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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Good News During Mental Health Month for Parents Looking for Psychosocial Help for ADHD Kids

  Many parents are looking for psychological help for their kids who have ADHD but often have difficulty connecting with a child psychologist who specializes in providing the comprehensive approach these children need to succeed in school and get along at home. This can be due to lack of professionals in their area, long waiting […]

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Why Early Intervention Programs Benefit Kids with Developmental Delays

Parents often have a vision of how the first few years of their child’s life will go – filled with the traditional milestones of rolling over, walking, and saying their first word. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? You may have received a diagnosis in utero or soon after birth that your […]

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How to Spot the Signs That Your Child Is Suffering from Exam Stress

  It is perfectly normal for anyone, child or adult, to become anxious before taking a test, excessive stress can cause both short and long-term psychological and physical damage. Help your child get through their exams safely by learning how to spot the signs of exam stress. How is exam stress different? All stress is […]

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What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the form of insults and taunting. Prolific use of the Internet has led to the problem of cyberbullying, in which social networks are platforms for humiliation and ridicule. Cyberbullying is particularly worrisome […]

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Toys That Help Children Develop Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social Skills

An article published by the Association of Psychological Science in January 2015 found that children who play frequently with puzzles, construction, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability.  They studied the play behavior of 847 children ages 4–7 from a nation-wide sample covering all socioeconomic groups, and used scores from a psychological test […]

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How to Set Limits on After-School Activities

   School-age children are faced with many choices for extracurricular activities, and finding the right balance between school and after-school activities can be a challenge. Scouts, music programs, academic clubs, sports, and 4H are just a few options that can be beneficial or detrimental depending on the number of hours taken away from family and homework […]

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Why Reality Slides Into Fantasy for Preschoolers

“Why does Daddy have a stomachache?” Our toddler began to cry. “Daddy, I will help you,” she said. We were playing Chutes and Ladders, a gift from her 3rd birthday party earlier that week. Her daddy landed on square 49, in which a boy eats an armful of green apples. He had to slide all the way back down to square 11, […]

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6 Major Benefits of Breastfeeding

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your child is a deeply personal matter and supporters on both sides of the issue tend to have strong opinions. Most experts agree that breastfeeding provides a number of unique benefits for a growing baby, including a perfect balance of nutrients and the building blocks of a stronger immune […]

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