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4 Ways to Relieve Tension and Keep the Peace at Family Holiday Gatherings

The holidays are a time for families to gather and enjoy good times with each other — at least, in theory. In practice, many family gatherings are riven by division, arguments, and painful bickering. Old wounds can easily be reopened, and tensions from years past revived. If you want a happier, more peaceful holiday season, […]

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How to Get Along with Your Child’s Teacher

Teachers are given enumerable tasks with tight deadlines. Common core, standardized testing, and disciplinary issues take away from the joy of teaching.  Most often, parents and students encounter fully committed educators who teach out of their desire to impact the future.  Then, there are those discouraging times when parents have a negative experience. What are […]

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The Mozart Effect: Fact or Fiction?

Officially, the jury is still out on how the Mozart effect works on improving the cognitive capacity of children.  In fact, the theory itself is questionable.  But social scientists do know beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is a positive correlation between music and learning. The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology […]

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Book Review: The Whole-Brain Child

The current best-selling parent book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, provides parents with some very practical tips on how to be parents.   The authors are able to make some rather complex science easy for parents to understand and apply in providing the nurture, guidance and structure children need to […]

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