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Creating awareness of the impact we can all easily have on optimal brain development for ALL children.
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I have created a post of a RAINBOW of needs all children want all adults to know. This is rainbow leads to something better than a pot of gold at the end and it doesn’t depend on luck!  Having these eight needs met will contribute to a happy life with a healthy and well developed brain!

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Creating a Better Life... for Everyone!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Creating a Better Life... for Everyone! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
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"When we have our brains functioning best... we can be an even more positive influence for everyone in our lives. And... when we better understand and provide what brains need most, then we can support optimal growth, health and happiness!"

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Adolescent pot use leaves lasting mental deficits; Developing brain susceptible to lasting damage from exposure to marijuana

Adolescent pot use leaves lasting mental deficits; Developing brain susceptible to lasting damage from exposure to marijuana | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.
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Batman and other superheroes could influence children to eat healthier

Batman and other superheroes could influence children to eat healthier | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab showed role models, including superheroes such as Batman and Spiderman, can help children choose healthy food.

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PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share

PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

This community is working together to create awareness and put in place services to support the optimal development of children's brains. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to these important efforts. Hope you enjoy and share with parents and professionals for the benefit of children!

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Parenting 2.0: Parenting 2.0 – Raising Humanity Collaboratively and Consciously

Parenting 2.0: Parenting 2.0 – Raising Humanity Collaboratively and Consciously | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Life Skills Educators from four continents intensify their transformational humanitarian endeavors as LinkedIn’s top ranked Parenting 2.0 (P20) group gathers for “Living Room” discussions regarding Life Skills development.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Children and the Brain: Think Big!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Children and the Brain: Think Big! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

What is good for the body... is good for the brain!

Often when we hear the term "healthy" we generally think in terms of our body. However, realizing the positive impact healthy habits have on our brains and the dramatic effect they have on children can make an remarkable difference.

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A Poverty Solution That Starts With a Hug

A Poverty Solution That Starts With a Hug | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning that a harsh early environment can lay the groundwork for lifelong achievement gaps, health problems and poverty.
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Understanding the Language Of Children's Behavior: Lessons From the Research of Berry Brazleton

Understanding the Language Of Children's Behavior: Lessons From the Research of Berry Brazleton | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Brazelton realized that children's behavior affects parents just as parents' behavior affects children. It is a two-way street.
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Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Making Great Connections in the New Year!

Creating Great Connections and HOPE with Brain Insights ~ Making Great Connections in the New Year! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Children need EVERY adult, that has an influence on their life,  to understand the basics of brain development and help them learn needed life skills. We owe every child the opportunity to develop in the most healthy ways possible.

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"We ALL benefit when ALL children have well developed brains!"

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Biggest health problem facing American kids? Inactivity

Biggest health problem facing American kids? Inactivity | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Lack of exercise tops the list of the biggest concerns about kids' health, according to a new survey of American adults.
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Mental illness: Early-life depression and anxiety changes structure of developing brain

Mental illness: Early-life depression and anxiety changes structure of developing brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
New research identifies the brain chemicals and circuits involved in mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, giving potential new directions to their treatment.

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The field of research on brain chemistry and mental illness is still young, though the research that has been done is promising. This new field is allowing clinicians to develop different and more effective treatments for several mental illnesses. Specifically, research on childhood anxiety and brain structure has shown that anxiety experienced in childhood may change the way that the amygdala connects to other regions of the brain. The amygdala plays a role in emotion regulation and is considered to be part of the limbic system. This finding can possibly explain how early life stresses contribute to future emotional and behavioral issues. If anxiety can be traced back to childhood, then treatment interventions as an adult may be different then if anxiety wasn't experienced in childhood.

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How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

“Only one thing had mattered,” Rhodes says, “and that’s whether they had a running wheel.” Animals that exercised, whether or not they had any other enrichments in their cages, had healthier brains and performed significantly better on cognitive tests than the other mice."


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Sugar and kids: The toxic truth - 60 Minutes Overtime - CBS News

Sugar and kids: The toxic truth - 60 Minutes Overtime - CBS News | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses new research showing that sugar is toxic to the human body and what families can do about it Read more by 60 Minutes Overtime Staff on CBS News' 60 Minutes Overtime.
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CDC Report: Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar

CDC Report: Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
U.S. children and teens have cut down on added sugars but still eat too much, according to a new report.
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How Does Food Affect Your Mood? #BrainTrain

How Does Food Affect Your Mood? #BrainTrain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Real Mom Q? How does food affect my son's neurotransmitters? A: Here is a nice overview via MTSU, we thank the author.
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