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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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Mom's Exposure to Mercury Linked to Kids' ADHD Symptoms

Mom's Exposure to Mercury Linked to Kids' ADHD Symptoms | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Aside from occupational exposure, most people are exposed to mercury by eating fish — yet eating fish is good for moms and babies. So, what are pregnant women to do?
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Watch Out - Your Kids Are Watching You More Than You Think

That's right, kids are really good at imitation. Even a 13-month-old child can remember an event a week after a single exposure. Even when you don't realize it, your kids are watching the world around you. What you allow into your child's brain influences their expectations about the world, which in turn influences not only what they are capable of perceiving, but their very behavior.

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Logos 'brand' youthful minds

Logos 'brand' youthful minds | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A generation of young people is growing up with the logos of fast-food companies "branded" on their brains.
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What Is Informal Learning?

What Is Informal Learning? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

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Formal learning is what takes place in schools; informal learning is what takes place the rest of the time. Teachers are in charge of formal learning; parents watch over informal learning. When you hear the concept of informal learning, you...


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How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function

How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Children who suffer severe neglect have cognitive impairments as adults.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Let's Use All We Know to Ensure REAL Brain Development is Happening for ALL Children

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Let's Use All We Know to Ensure REAL Brain Development is Happening for ALL Children | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

I find it amazing that due to technological advances, we now understand the developing brain better than ever before, and in many cases just the opposite is occurring for too many children.

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Mathematics or memory? Study charts collision course in brain - Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine

Mathematics or memory? Study charts collision course in brain - Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

“The more a circuit is activated during autobiographical recall, the more it is suppressed during math. It’s essentially impossible to do both at once.”

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Strategies for Children's Separation Anxiety

Strategies for Children's Separation Anxiety | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Separation anxiety stems from children’s attachment to their parents, which is grounded in love and trust. Children trust parents to understand and respond to their needs and to keep them safe. Love and trust provide security. When away from parents, children lose their primary sense of security and this triggers separation anxiety.


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Bonding vs the Attachment Bond: Understanding the different ways of connecting with your child

Bonding vs the Attachment Bond: Understanding the different ways of connecting with your child | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Babies need more than love. They need a secure attachment bond. Learn how to connect emotionally with your baby.
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Video: 4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity

"Above & Beyond is a story about what is possible when communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity take center stage in schools and transform learning opportunities for all kids."


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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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Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: It Is Repetition That Makes Strong Connections

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN INSIGHTS TO SHARE: It Is Repetition That Makes Strong Connections | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

 

When playing with a child, signing a song, or reading a book together, you might frequently hear, "Do it again!!" We all have probably heard this request. This repetition is exactly what the developing brain needs!

 
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How to Rewire Your Brain to Be More Kind Toward Others

Kindness is the state of caring about other people's well-being and taking action to help make other people's lives better and happier. Here are fundamental ways we can build more kindness in our everyday lives.

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Studies Show How Physical, Emotional Neglect Harms Children’s Brains

Studies Show How Physical, Emotional Neglect Harms Children’s Brains | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
New evidence is emerging that shows physical and emotional neglect can harm children's developing brains.
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A world where grades will be left behind

A world where grades will be left behind | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Sebastian Thrun's Udacity is a high-tech experiment seeking to revolutionize education.
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Maternal drinking during pregnancy can damage the earliest fetal learning

Maternal drinking during pregnancy can damage the earliest fetal learning | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
While it has become clear that drinking during pregnancy can damage the fetal central nervous system, these outcomes can also be influenced by factors such as timing, type, amount, and duration of alcohol exposure.

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» Is Self-Control A Limited Resource, or Driven By Motivation and Attention? - Psych Central News

» Is Self-Control A Limited Resource, or Driven By Motivation and Attention? - Psych Central News | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Recent studies have shown that incentives, individual perceptions of task difficulty, personal beliefs about willpower, feedback on task performance, and changes in mood all seem to influence the ability to exercise self-control."

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How Childhood Neglect Stunts the Brain | Wired Science | Wired.com

How Childhood Neglect Stunts the Brain | Wired Science | Wired.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Science is painting a dramatic picture of how childhood neglect damages developing brains, so stunting them that neglect might be likened to physically violent abuse.
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ADHD as a Developmental Issue (Not a Medical One) |

ADHD as a Developmental Issue (Not a Medical One) | | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

We’re increasingly expecting kindergarteners to do the work that second graders used to do and creating even less opportunity for the “child” in these kids to express itself.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Astonishing Communication with a Baby Beginning at Birth

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Astonishing Communication with a Baby Beginning at Birth | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

An infant cries in an attempt to communicate a need. A parent or caregiver then attempts to figure out what the need is. This happens repeatedly throughout each day and can be frustrating and stressful for both the parent … and the baby. This is often one of the most difficult aspects of parenting in the early months and years of a baby’s life. I am thrilled to say, this no longer needs to be the scenario in the parent child relationship!

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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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