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10 Reasons Parenting is the World's Hardest Job - BlogHer (blog)

10 Reasons Parenting is the World's Hardest Job - BlogHer (blog) | Children | Scoop.it
10 Reasons Parenting is the World's Hardest Job
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In my pre-kid days, when I'd hear people say parenting is the hardest job on Earth, I'd nod along in benign agreement.

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Avoiding Mommy Guilt When Returning To Work - North American Press Syndicate

Avoiding Mommy Guilt When Returning To Work - North American Press Syndicate | Children | Scoop.it
North American Press Syndicate Avoiding Mommy Guilt When Returning To Work North American Press Syndicate Moms re-entering the workforce face a variety of obstacles and pressure including balancing fulfilling duties at home and performing in the...

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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, January 23, 4:32 PM
What do you think? Is it really possible to "avoid the guilt"?
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Staying Sane While Parenting Teens-Interview

Staying Sane While Parenting Teens-Interview | Children | Scoop.it
With the lack of communication between parents and their teens in homes today, today's guest on Parent Choices for Struggling Teens, C. Lynn Williams shared some "time tested tips" and strategies for parents to "stay sane" while raising their tweens and teens with host Lon Woodbury..

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:30 PM

"Taking care of yourself" is a basic that often is overlooked in tips list. -Lon

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Can A Seizure Look Like A Tantrum In Children

Can A Seizure Look Like A Tantrum In Children | Children | Scoop.it

Seizure in children can look like a tantrum but the root cause is different. Tantrum in children is an expected loss of control over emotions.


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Exquisite Minds: Creative and Gifted Children

Exquisite Minds: Creative and Gifted Children | Children | Scoop.it
Support for Educators and Parents of Creative and Gifted Children "The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." -- Albert Einstein

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Elizabeth Schaefer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:25 AM

"Parents and teachers who work with gifted children can find resources, online games, tips, tools, and more on this social site."

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Divorce and the Special Needs Child - Research - Lawyers.com

Divorce and the Special Needs Child - Research - Lawyers.com | Children | Scoop.it
In many instances, the establishment of a Special Needs Trust is essential to protect a child's support/assets without disqualifying him or her from government benefits.

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How to Boost the Self-Image of Preteens

How to Boost the Self-Image of Preteens | Children | Scoop.it
**This is a guest post from Nick Diliberto from PreteenMinistry.net Preteens are undergoing massive amounts of physical growth. Their height, weight, bones, muscles and internal organs are growing ...

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Chicago mom: Monitoring tweens online is exhausting but necessary

Chicago mom: Monitoring tweens online is exhausting but necessary | Children | Scoop.it
New social media sites are popping up all the time. It's becoming more and more important for parents to take the time to learn about these websites to protect their kids. (Ask.fm, Vine, Kik...Never heard of them?

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10 Reasons Parenting is the World's Hardest Job - BlogHer (blog)

10 Reasons Parenting is the World's Hardest Job - BlogHer (blog) | Children | Scoop.it
10 Reasons Parenting is the World's Hardest Job
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In my pre-kid days, when I'd hear people say parenting is the hardest job on Earth, I'd nod along in benign agreement.

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“A Mother’s Prayer for Her Child” by Tina Fey

“A Mother’s Prayer for Her Child” by Tina Fey | Children | Scoop.it
30 Rock star Tina Fey included a hilarious and touching prayer for her daughter in her memoir, "Bossypants." Excellent.
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As my own daughter leaves home to go to Uni :) 

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Cost of having kids is $250K: Is it worth it? - HLNtv.com

Cost of having kids is $250K: Is it worth it? - HLNtv.com | Children | Scoop.it
Cost of having kids is $250K: Is it worth it?
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“Kids are actually worth way more than $250K. I really don't think you can put a sufficient price tag on parenting, child-rearing and everything that comes along with these joys.
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I'm joining the discussion on #Sky News on Monday - what so you think? 

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How to teach children to say sorry - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

It is important for children to be able to say that they are sorry.  They should know when to say it and for what reasons.  There are di..., Suzanne Rose (How to teach children to say "sorry" http://t.co/qW8xwB8m3H)...
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As parents we need to model saying sorry too - when we make mistakes, get things wrong and lose our temper 

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Spielgaben Educational Toys Review - The Imagination Tree

Spielgaben Educational Toys Review - The Imagination Tree | Children | Scoop.it
I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you to the range of Spielgaben educational toys, an Australian educational resources company which is just about to introduce its wonderful range of products to the UK and USA in August this year.  All opinions...

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I'd  love to #play with these myself ! 

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Let's talk about making smacking children illegal - The Guardian

Let's talk about making smacking children illegal - The Guardian | Children | Scoop.it
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Let's talk about making smacking children illegal
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Children are the most vulnerable and dependent members of our society but it's still legal to hit them in Australia.
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Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children? | Children | Scoop.it
Paula Cocozza: Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past few years – and as many parents are finding, children are highly proficient at using them. But are these devices harmful to their development?

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Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, January 10, 4:46 PM

Great article...

 

Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 11, 5:56 PM

ipads and kids, screen time

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Tips For Raising An Autistic Child | Moms

Tips For Raising An Autistic Child | Moms | Children | Scoop.it
Learning that your child has autism is difficult for many reasons. First and foremost, you have to come to grips with the fact that your child may develop emotionally and socially at a different rate than their peers.

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Beginning Again

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Divorcely's curator insight, December 15, 2012 11:50 AM

Begin again no matter how awful yesterday may have been it's a brand new day :)

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Infographic: A Trail Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - Innovation, Online Learning, sped, spedchat

Infographic: A Trail Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - Innovation, Online Learning, sped, spedchat | Children | Scoop.it
We are excited to share the new infographic from PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech and occupational therapy services for K-12 students and children with special needs.

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Apps for Special Needs | MOMs with apps

Apps for Special Needs | MOMs with apps | Children | Scoop.it

These apps for special needs were made by the developers at Moms With Apps to assist children and families. We will update this list periodically.

 

If you have feedback on the apps, please contact the developers as they are very open to collaboration. The descriptions below are NOT reviews – they are descriptions written by the developers.

 

Click headline to read about the apps and access hot links--


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Are mental health problems the new ADHD for preteens?

Are mental health problems the new ADHD for preteens? | Children | Scoop.it
Diagnosing a mental health disorder in preteens isn't easy, but treatment is available if you fear your child is suffering with more than typical teen angst.

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5 Magic Questions – Help Your Teen Learn from Mistakes | Strong for Parenting Blog

5 Magic Questions – Help Your Teen Learn from Mistakes | Strong for Parenting Blog | Children | Scoop.it
For parents: A portal to articles, videos, podcasts, book reviews and expert insights and tips for preparing a young person to be a happy, successful, independent adult. (Experience is a great teacher...if you search for the lesson...
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5 Hidden Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Children

5 Hidden Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Children | Children | Scoop.it

It’s been talked about for years.  The “experts” have all chimed in.  Statistics show that reading aloud to kids helps develop the skills necessary to read and ignites a passion for reading into the hearts of little listeners.

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A Sandy Hook Parent's Letter to Teachers - Education Week News

A Sandy Hook Parent's Letter to Teachers - Education Week News | Children | Scoop.it
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A Sandy Hook Parent's Letter to Teachers
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As another school year begins and old routines settle back into place, I wanted to share my story in honor of the teachers everywhere who care for our children.
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Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance - Reuters

Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance - Reuters | Children | Scoop.it
Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance
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They found kids with symptoms of sleep disorders or sleep breathing disorders earned lower grades than those without problems sleeping, on average.
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For mentally ill children in NC, a weak network of services - News & Observer

For mentally ill children in NC, a weak network of services - News & Observer | Children | Scoop.it
News & Observer For mentally ill children in NC, a weak network of services News & Observer For Zachary's adoptive parents, Cathy and Latham Hamner of Raleigh, the past decade has been a trial as they try to parent in a state that has long...
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Good Wellness Habits Help Kids Prosper in School | Psych Central ...

Good Wellness Habits Help Kids Prosper in School | Psych Central ... | Children | Scoop.it
Raising children often means worrying about their health and how they are doing in school. In fact, University of Alabama at Birmingham experts say.
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Nursery Education's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:13 AM

childhood is developmental and holistic - education links to everything else and always will