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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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IT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN AND IT BEGINS EARLY!

IT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN AND IT BEGINS EARLY! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Advances in technology provide the awareness that not only does the brain grow prenatally, but brain research also informs us that a great amount of development happens in the pre-school years. It is both critical and exciting to realize that 90% of a child’s brain develops from conception to age five."

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Back to School with Brighter Brains and Better Mornings

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Back to School with Brighter Brains and Better Mornings | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

The start of a new school year can invoke dread or relief depending on the amount of routine you establish for your family.

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How stress and depression can shrink the brain

How stress and depression can shrink the brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Major depression or chronic stress can cause the loss of brain volume, a condition that contributes to both emotional and cognitive impairment.
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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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Opinion: You work so hard, child

Opinion: You work so hard, child | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Shary Lyssy Marshall, Tampa Bay Times

 

Over a 30-year career, Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck has shown that the wrong kind of praise can stop a hard-working child in her tracks.


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Babies try to talk by making adorable faces - The Times of India

Babies try to talk by making adorable faces - The Times of India | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Every baby uses signals to communicate and it is simply up to parents to learn how to interpret every gurgle, giggle and facial expression...
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Positive Discipline And Gifted Children: Reconstructing Time-Outs into Cool Down Spaces

Positive Discipline And Gifted Children: Reconstructing Time-Outs into Cool Down Spaces | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

“Punitive time-out is not effective in the long run because children are not ‘thinking about what they did.’ They are thinking about how to get even, about how to avoid detection, or that they are ‘bad.’"

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Brainy Benefits for YOU!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Brainy Benefits for YOU! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Understanding that parents and care providers are VERY busy, I had a great desire to find a way to share this information and ideas to use in everyday life in the easiest possible way.

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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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Brain Development Is Delayed In ADHD - BMED Report

Brain Development Is Delayed In ADHD - BMED Report | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) due to a delay in brain development or the result of complete deviation from typical development? In the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, Dr.
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The Best Toys And Games for Kids

The Best Toys And Games for Kids | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Sometimes the simplest toys and games provide the greatest benefit for ADHD kids.

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The Relationship Between Cognition And Nutrition

The Relationship Between Cognition And Nutrition | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Health experts have understood that good nutrition and good cognition were interrelated. For many years, the relationship has not been clearly defined.
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Unstructured Play (and Why Your Kids Need More of It This Summer) | MomsTeam

Unstructured Play (and Why Your Kids Need More of It This Summer) | MomsTeam | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Kicker: Play PaysRider: Six reasons why free play is so important If you're like many parents, your child's summer may already be booked up with "enriching activities." Maybe you're shipping him off to a rigorous math...
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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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Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship? - Education - GOOD

Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship? - Education - GOOD | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
17-year-old author and innovator Nikhil Goyal says it's possible if schools change their 'do as you're told' mentality.
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Finding the Genius in Every Child

Finding the Genius in Every Child | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Robert D. Shepherd previously wrote a post about why standardization fails. Now he asks whether we want to standardize for a certain outcome or whether we want an education that discovers the geniu...
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Early Childhood Anesthesia Linked to Problems with Language, Memory and Reasoning

Early Childhood Anesthesia Linked to Problems with Language, Memory and Reasoning | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Increasingly, research finds that exposure to anesthesia in early childhood may have long-term effects on kids' brain development...
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Widely used pesticide seems to harm boys' brains more than girls' — Environmental Health News

Widely used pesticide seems to harm boys' brains more than girls' — Environmental Health News | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A widely used pesticide – banned in homes but still commonly used on farms – appears to harm boys’ developing brains more than girls’, according to a new study of children in New York City.
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Increasing dopamine in brain's frontal cortex decreases impulsive tendency

Raising levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the frontal cortex of the brain significantly decreased impulsivity in healthy adults.

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently - SchoolFamily.com

Boys and Girls Learn Differently - SchoolFamily.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
When it comes to academics, they don’t tend to approach things the same way.
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‘Teach Your Children Well,’ by Madeline Levine

‘Teach Your Children Well,’ by Madeline Levine | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A psychologist in Marin County, Calif., says everything today’s parents think they’re doing right is actually wrong.

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Susan Cain: Don't Call Introverted Children 'Shy' | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Susan Cain: Don't Call Introverted Children 'Shy' | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Society rewards extroverts, but introverts have a hidden strength all their own...

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Brain Imaging Shows That Social Brain Circuits Are Disrupted In Autism - BMED Report

Brain Imaging Shows That Social Brain Circuits Are Disrupted In Autism - BMED Report | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
In a study of high-functioning adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder, scientists using functional brain imaging have found reduced connectivity selectively affecting parts of the brain that form circuits supporting social behavior.
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Serotonin And Happiness Are Regulated By Gut Bacteria - BMED Report

University of College Cork (UCC) scientists have shown that brain levels of serotonin, the ‘happy hormone,’ are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gut during early life.  Their research is being published today in the leading international...
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Social Pain, Physical Pain, and the Brain

Social Pain, Physical Pain, and the Brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Social relationships and social networks are vital to the evolutionary survival of our species. When we experience social loss, such as the death of a loved one or the breakup of an important relationship, we feel emotional (social) pain.


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