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Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

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"For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates."


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The gratitude of the Finnish people is to be admired.  Here is a people that instead of accepting a gift from the government as an entitlement see it as a gift with all the excitement and appreciation that a new baby brings with it.  It makes my heart smile to think of how these boxes available to everyone, rich and poor, are received.  This is also a direct look at how family life and babies are being received with love.... lucky babies!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 30, 2014 3:58 PM

This is a fascinating article that can be a great case study to share with students to allow them to analyze the factors that can improve infant mortality rates.  In Finland the government provided oversight to improve infant mortality rates, pre-natal care and promote good parenting in a way that has had tangible results.  


Tags: Finland, medical, population,demographic transition model, unit 2 population.

Gillian Campbell's curator insight, July 31, 2014 6:04 AM

It's certainly an interesting one.....

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it

"The Trading Card Creator is one of my favorite tools offered by Read Write Think. The Trading Card Creator allows students to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional. It is available as a browser-based tool, as an iPad app, and as an Android app. In the video below I demonstrate how to use the browser-based version of the Trading Card Creator."


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A fun tool to use for combining facts with a little creativity for kids to create themselves.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 21, 2014 4:02 AM

I like the idea of this. Must get some of our students to try it out.

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The Power of the 4Cs: The Foundation for Creating a Gold Standard for Project Based Learning (PBL)

The Power of the 4Cs: The Foundation for Creating a Gold Standard for Project Based Learning (PBL) | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it

Creating a gold-standard for Project Based Learning and then reaching that standard may seem to be a bit like scaling a mountain - at first glance-difficult, very risky, and somewhat mysterious. However, even the tallest mountains can be climbed if you have the right knowledge, skills, tools, and support—and perhaps a little courage.  The same can be said for Project Based Learning. We at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills think a lot about skills - so let’s explore the skills that are needed.


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Bill Weigall's curator insight, September 23, 2014 6:42 PM

Simple but useful...

Sylvia Wendel Lundkvist's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:50 AM

Är vi tillräckligt kreativa,kritiska och kommunikativa?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 1, 12:57 AM

Four very important Cs! For me Critical Thinking and Creativity are key to moving forward with learning. 

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Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes

Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it

"For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates."


Via Seth Dixon
Rebecca Renck's insight:

The gratitude of the Finnish people is to be admired.  Here is a people that instead of accepting a gift from the government as an entitlement see it as a gift with all the excitement and appreciation that a new baby brings with it.  It makes my heart smile to think of how these boxes available to everyone, rich and poor, are received.  This is also a direct look at how family life and babies are being received with love.... lucky babies!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 30, 2014 3:58 PM

This is a fascinating article that can be a great case study to share with students to allow them to analyze the factors that can improve infant mortality rates.  In Finland the government provided oversight to improve infant mortality rates, pre-natal care and promote good parenting in a way that has had tangible results.  


Tags: Finland, medical, population,demographic transition model, unit 2 population.

Gillian Campbell's curator insight, July 31, 2014 6:04 AM

It's certainly an interesting one.....

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No, Working Moms Are Not Ruining Their Children - ThinkProgress

No, Working Moms Are Not Ruining Their Children - ThinkProgress | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it
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No, Working Moms Are Not Ruining Their Children
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Studies have consistently found that women's work itself doesn't hurt their children's development, starting in the 1950s.
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A great article on the issue of working moms vs stay-at-home moms. Three things to take away is that "kids are happiest when mom is happy". Second, quality care is essential whether it is being provide by mom full time or by paid childcare.  And finally, a higher income for the family when coupled with the two previous points equals more stability, more opportunity and more success for the kids.  Not a bad combination however mom's day plays out. 

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How Candace Cameron Bure Uses Faith as a Foundation for Parenting in a Culture of Social Media, Mean Girls and Hook-Ups

How Candace Cameron Bure Uses Faith as a Foundation for Parenting in a Culture of Social Media, Mean Girls and Hook-Ups | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it
Bure is comfortable being outspoken and honest about her beliefs, which is one of the things that brought her so much attention recently as guest co-host of ABC's The View....
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It is refreshing and encouraging to see public figures speak out and own their goodness and faith.  Role model for empowered moms everywhere. 

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40 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen

40 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Tough Love: A Lifelong Gift

Tough Love: A Lifelong Gift | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it
Why are cheating, lying, and bullying so widespread? We’re either too apathetic, too lazy to call them out or look the other way. It’s time for tough love.
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As a parent, teaching, living and exemplifying good values is not an option if you have any sense of what the alternative can be. Maybe you believe that some kids just seem to turn out right - knowing right from wrong because of what school you have paid for them to be in or that by only letting them see your good side, you can teach them the same (the do as I say instead of do as I do technique). Teaching right from wrong is a concentrated effort that will get easier and easier for you as a parent the more it is practiced.  I know for a fact that kids do not just grow up knowing right from wrong - someone has made this difference in their lives.  This is a great article on  a strategy we all need to apply not only to parenting but our world around us.  We are all responsible.

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16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting

16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it
How we work, when we work and even whom we work with are changing. Here are 16 clues that prove that the future of work is already here.

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This is a wake-up call to something we already know.  Our world is changing drastically and this means in ever increasing relation to how we make a living and how our children will make a living in the not so distant future.  There are two points that need addressed now to support these changes and provide the best way to prepare our chidren.  Point one: we need to continue to modify education so that children get not only a basic skill set but also some specialized education as they become closer to the working age. 

Second,and maybe most important to us as parents, is that without the traditional office where most of us learned our work ethics and personal responsibility, along with many social skills as we came of age and entered the workforce, these things will need to be taught at a younger age.  Whether it be at home, school, church or organizations, a concentrated effort and / or instruction on integrity, self confidence, social skills, personal responsibility and time managament are needed.  Value based personal awareness curriculum need to be as important as math and writing skills. Even more important is the need to integrate more specialized skill and creative arts into their lives. Otherwise a young adult entering the workforce will not only have a difficult time being able to integrate socially and responsibly from a home office but will not have a skill set that he can market as a contractor.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 24, 2014 9:26 PM

An essential checklist of the present and, for some, the future of work. How many items are you already implementing?

Carol Rine's curator insight, August 24, 2014 9:35 PM

Powerful article...I see it happening already.

Tracey Vickery's curator insight, September 5, 2014 11:21 PM

The pace is faster than we have the ability to adapt.  Accelerated, self-directed learning will become the new norm.

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Parenting Principle #3: Read, Read, Read | Red-Hot Parenting

Parenting Principle #3: Read, Read, Read | Red-Hot Parenting | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it
Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time from the editors of Parents magazine.
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One of the easiest and most essential activities to do with your little ones. So many pluses.... quality time, language skills, social interaction, learning about world (a to z) , physical contact, teaching your beliefs.  Parenting at its best. 

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5 Books that can Teach New Parents about Child Development ...

5 Books that can Teach New Parents about Child Development ... | Tortuga Hearth...Wisdom for Awesome Moms | Scoop.it
Being a new parent is difficult. Here is a review of a 5 books and resources to help increase cognitive development in children.
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