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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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Do You Have the Moral Compass of a Toddler? | Floating University | Big Think

Do You Have the Moral Compass of a Toddler?  | Floating University | Big Think | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

What's the Big Idea?

Are we born with a sense of morality? Or is ethical awareness something we arrive at only as we age? Like nature versus nurture, this is a question so loaded it's become a philosophical exercise as much as a basis for scientific inquiry.

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No Mom Is an Island

No Mom Is an Island | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
In truth, all parents need support. That's why the ancient adage, "It takes a village to raise a child," has stuck over the years. Far from indicating failure, asking for help is actually a sign of courage and strength.
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Improved Behavior For Children With ADHD Taking Part In Physical Activity Program

Improved Behavior For Children With ADHD Taking Part In Physical Activity Program | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
While children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with hyperactive-impulses and have trouble maintaining attention, a recent study found that a structured phy...
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SLEEP ENHANCES COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING AND INFLUENCES MOODS

SLEEP ENHANCES COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING AND INFLUENCES MOODS | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Research shows the quality and amount of sleep not only affects our moods, it also influences our mental sharpness, productivity, creativity, physical activity level, and also weight. Sleep provides all of these benefits... and it feels so good!

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Newborn temperament

Newborn temperament | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

With any temperament, respond to your baby’s cues, subtle or overt. Tailor your parenting to your baby and react to her needs in a consistent way. For a baby with a slow to warm up, difficult, or mixed temperament, focus on how to present new things.

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How does toddler language develop? ABC 15 Smart Family TV

How does toddler language develop? ABC 15 Smart Family TV | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"By: Connie Colla PHOENIX - How does language develop in your toddler? When do we know there could be an issue? We check in with Dr. lynne Kenney."

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Babies and toddlers should learn from play, not screens

Babies and toddlers should learn from play, not screens | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children under age two as "screen-free" as possible.
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: ANNA WANTS THIS FOR EVERY BABY!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: ANNA WANTS THIS FOR EVERY BABY! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

ANNA HAS INSIGHTS… and questions!

Anna says………

“I realize I am only a few months old…..but there are several things I would really like to share from my perspective. Also due to the fact that I am new here, there are numerous things I would like to try to understand. I am hoping you can help clarify the things I need to understand, and hopefully I can create some insights that will be beneficial. ”

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Neurons in youth

Neurons in youth | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A group of researchers is working to map how the brain is wired in an effort to pinpoint the causes of — and potential treatments for — schizophrenia, autism, and a host of other disorders.
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REALLY IMPROVING BRAINS!

REALLY IMPROVING BRAINS! | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

This is one I am going to share often to communicate the importance and incredible value of interaction with people and real objects vs screen time. Enjoy the insights Hillary shares!

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: A Nature Preschool Enhances Early Childhood Brain Development

Early Childhood Brain Insights: A Nature Preschool Enhances Early Childhood Brain Development | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Bailie, a 20-year veteran of early childhood and environmental education, says, “There’s such a connection between spending time in the natural world and the developing brain.”

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Why Books Are Better than e-Books for Children

Why Books Are Better than e-Books for Children | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

KJ Dell 'Antonia, New York Times

 

A literacy expert suggests that when we read with our children from e-readers, we may be be impeding their ability to learn.


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Study Shows Preschool Attendance Lowers Risk of Future Addiction, Jail Time

Study Shows Preschool Attendance Lowers Risk of Future Addiction, Jail Time | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

One long-term study found that a preschool education benefitted kids for decades.

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Snow comes and goes, but this poor issue lingers - Jerry Large

Snow comes and goes, but this poor issue lingers - Jerry Large | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Poverty hampers kids' educations much the way snow hampers transportation. But snow melts. Poverty is much more permanent.

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UNC News - Benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later

UNC News - Benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefitting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to a new study.

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Infants May Lip-Read to Learn Speech

Infants May Lip-Read to Learn Speech | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Infants learn language not only through sound, but also through lip reading, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers say the new findings defy the conventional view that babies learn to speak through sound alone and the research may even assist in diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in the future.

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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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Is your child persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive ?

Is your child persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive ? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Children who are persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive by the time they’re in Nursery very often have tumultuous relationships with their parents from early on. A new study suggests that a cycle involving parenting styles and hostility between mothers and toddlers could be the key.

The study was done by researchers at the University of Minnesota and appears in the journal Child Development.

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How The Brain Stores Memories Of Specific Fears

How The Brain Stores Memories Of Specific Fears | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The brain is capable of holding and retrieving memories for specific fears, revealing a more sophisticated storage and recall capacity than previously thought, neuroscientists have found.
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"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Toddler Temper Tamers: More Than a Dozen Resources

"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Toddler Temper Tamers: More Than a Dozen Resources | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

The Feelings, The Fury, The Fright

 

At this age, kids can experience a wide-range of feelings, often with an intensity that can be frightening and overwhelming to them. Their feelings can literally be bigger than they are. The only problem is, they can have a hard time communicating the feelings to us.

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'Toxic Stress' Can Harm Children for Life

'Toxic Stress' Can Harm Children for Life | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The lack of a comforting, stable, protective adult presence in early childhood can lead to lifelong problems.
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Reporting suspected child abuse mandatory

Reporting suspected child abuse mandatory | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Once again, recent news stories about child sexual abuse have people everywhere talking in disbelief. But the fact is, child abuse is not a new problem. It did not just start happening.

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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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What to Say When Praising Effort and Process

What to Say When Praising Effort and Process | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Tina Barseghian, Mind/Shift

 

More on Carol Dweck's important research on the "growth mindset"

 

[PCM tag: Incremental Intelligence]


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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's comment, January 11, 2012 10:25 AM
Sakis, You are very welcome! I have very strong opinions on praise. I do presentations on how we need to pay attention to the positive behaviors and efforts, but then help children self evaluate... rather than seek the approval of others!
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Physical Activity And School Performance May Be Linked » The Behavioral Medicine Report

Physical Activity And School Performance May Be Linked » The Behavioral Medicine Report | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A systematic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent...
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