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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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TEDxEMU - Anthony DeBenedet - Playing For Our Health

Reclaiming play as a priority in our lives can transform and perhaps even heal us in powerful and unexpected ways. Unfortunately, from the moment we leave ch...
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The Importance of Early Childhood Attachment | Therapy Stew

The Importance of Early Childhood Attachment | Therapy Stew | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Attachment is the foundation of healthy childhood development and children with secure attachment are more likely have healthier relationships later in life.

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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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Why Teaching Kids Self-Regulation Skills Is Essential

Why Teaching Kids Self-Regulation Skills Is Essential | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
In order to guide youth who access digital media to focus on scholarship we must develop children's learning strategies in a way that helps them resist the hundreds of thousands of distractions available with these tools.
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You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Andrea Kuszewski, Scientific American

 

"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts." —Albert Einstein


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Early Childhood Brain Insights: DEVELOPING BRAINS NEED ATTUNED PARENTS AS MUCH AS THEY NEED NUTRITION

Early Childhood Brain Insights: DEVELOPING BRAINS NEED ATTUNED PARENTS AS MUCH AS THEY NEED NUTRITION | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Developing brains need loving interaction, attuned parents, and touch as much they need nutrition. Early interactions set up the basis for expectations, self perception, self regulation, and relationships throughout life.

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CommonGround_nov | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Children and the  Brain: Think Big! Nourishing Tips to Nurture New Neurons.


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Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ...

Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ... | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

There are clear links between neglect and abuse and later psychological, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal disorders. The basis for this linkage is the impact that abuse and neglect have on brain development.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play

Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

It really is that easy and inexpensive to give your child the best Valentine’s Day present, a parents love and interactive play. This is what a developing brain needs most.

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Early Childhood Education Is Where It Starts

Early Childhood Education Is Where It Starts | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"If we are to be serious about reducing the dropout rate in this country, we have to begin much earlier. Many low-income children fall behind their classmates as early as kindergarten. If we want to increase the number of high school graduates we have to focus on the years one through five. That's when critical brain development takes place that often determines whether the young child will grow into a successful, productive adult."


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Helping Children Hone Their Thinking Skills

Helping Children Hone Their Thinking Skills | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, A Hopeful Sign

 

Teaching kids to think is not just the role of teachers. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other adults play an integral part in helping children hone their thinking skills from an early age.  You can help develop a child’s critical thinking skills by learning a few key guidelines.


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Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress."

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Killing Kindergarten - Huffington Post (blog)

Killing Kindergarten - Huffington Post (blog) | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Killing KindergartenHuffington Post (blog)It wouldn't have to be this way if the educational system were structured to accommodate the natural, normal, and highly variable rates of development that occur in early childhood.

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What Type of Psych Testing is Best For My Child ADHD EF

What Type of Psych Testing is Best For My Child ADHD EF | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Although ADHD is a diagnosis made by clinical observation and behavioral report current neuroscience research shows us that ADHD is a brain uniqueness that can be assessed with neuropsychological assessment.
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Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"SEL abilities, such as empathy, are now being considered essential 21st century skills in our rapidly changing world.

 

Started in 1996, Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy."


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Child Abuse and Brain Changes - NewRelevant

Child Abuse and Brain Changes - NewRelevant | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"When children have been exposed to family violence, their brains become increasingly “tuned” for processing possible sources of threat, a new study reports."

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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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Imagine a Creative Brain for ALL Children! Early Childhood Development

Imagine a Creative Brain for ALL Children! Early Childhood Development | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Creativity and imagination are high level skills in the brain. It is critical that we provide opportunities for all of our young children to develop these skills. Just think about where would we be if there were no individuals who have the ability to imagine new possibilities.

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10 Signs Your Child Is Too Busy | Health | Kids & Money | LearnVest - Where life gets richer

10 Signs Your Child Is Too Busy | Health | Kids & Money | LearnVest - Where life gets richer | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
We all want our children to be well-rounded and successful. But is your child over-scheduled? We've got ten signs to look out for.
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LightEmpathyChDev.pdf

"Empathy refers to a change in emotional state that
results from contemplating someone else’s emotional
state and experiencing an emotion (or set of
emotions) that is similar in quality to the emotion
experienced by another person."

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Warning Parents, Don't Let Your Toddlers Suffer! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com

Warning Parents, Don't Let Your Toddlers Suffer! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Naptime for Toddlers Parents, if you have a cranky toddler who doesn't take naps, you both may suffer.
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For Happy Couples (and Happy Kids) ... Love Comes in Second Place

For Happy Couples (and Happy Kids) ... Love Comes in Second Place | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Emotional upheavals instantly switch off the brain centers that make us patient, reasonable and verbal and instantly dial up the centers controlling nonverbal communication, like gestures and our tone of voice."

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The Neuroscience of Imagination | Psychology Today

The Neuroscience of Imagination | Psychology Today | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Creative Thinking By Christopher Bergland...
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I Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway.

I Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway. | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Jessica Lahey, New York Times,

 

Children need time to be quiet, play, read and imagine. Teachers who sacrifice these vital elements of childhood for anything less than the most valuable homework assignments are being derelict in their duty to their students and the teaching profession.


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