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Neuroscience pushes meditation into the mainstream

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MINNEAPOLIS Propelled by technological breakthroughs in neuroscience allowing researchers to monitor brain activity, the medical community is increasingly aware that meditation has beneficial physical effects on the brain.

Via Jone Johnson Lewis
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meditation should be mainstream 

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Jone Johnson Lewis's curator insight, October 28, 2013 10:46 AM

Just because some religions have used meditation practices does not make them inherently a violation of separation of church and state -- or an offense to other religions.  People sit in chairs in churches, too, and that's not thereby outlawed in schools!

Dr Rajshekher's curator insight, November 5, 2013 2:06 AM

I know and a lot of my friends, teachers, mentors, parent figures will second this one! Please let me know what you think through the comment sections! 

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Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science

And yet somehow, spanking is still legal.
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the harm spanking does... break the cycle!
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Boys and Anger: Teaching Boys How to Handle Their Emotions - iMom

Boys and Anger: Teaching Boys How to Handle Their Emotions - iMom | MINDfull | Scoop.it
Angry boys can be taught by their mothers how to handle their emotions.
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Good read on how to help our young ones identify the true feelings beneath their anger.... I dont like that is directed just at boys though.... Girls get angry too!

 

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Time's Up for 'Timeout'

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A progressive group of neurology researchers wants to redefine "discipline." Decisions about parenting affect not only children’s minds, but those of adults as well.
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What a great article explaining the "gentle parenting" approach!!  excellent read!

 

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Stress in babies: An evidence-based guide to keeping babies calm and healthy

Stress in babies: An evidence-based guide to keeping babies calm and healthy | MINDfull | Scoop.it
What causes stress in babies, and how can parents help children develop healthy, resilient responses to stress?
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Estímulo demais, concentração de menos. Estamos enlouquecendo nossas crianças - Pais que Educam

Estímulo demais, concentração de menos. Estamos enlouquecendo nossas crianças - Pais que Educam | MINDfull | Scoop.it
Estamos deixando nossas crianças cada vez mais aceleradas e desconectadas de si mesmas.
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Precisamos pausar. Parar e olhar em volta. Colocar a mão na consciência, tirá-la um pouco da carteira, do telefone e do volante: estamos enlouquecendo nossas crianças, e as estamos impedindo de entender e saber lidar com seus tempos, seus desejos, suas qualidades e talentos. Estamos roubando o tempo precioso que nossos filhos tanto precisam para processar a quantidade enorme de informações e estímulos que nós e o mundo estamos lhes dando.

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Help, My Toddler Can't Play Without Me!

“The inability to play independently inevitably increases the child’s sense of dependence on the adult. Conversely, independent activity allows him to
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TEACH through Love: How Do I Stop Reacting? (Handling Your Anger in Front of Your Kids)

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7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness | MINDfull | Scoop.it
I taught a mindfulness class at my daughters’ elementary school this week. Unsurprisingly, the kids taught me way more than I taught them. While I was doing research to develop the class, I came
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so important to teach them when they are young! 

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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

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Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.
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The more senses you involve in the learning process the more "engrained" and long lastingly real the lessons learnt will be....

 

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Parenting: 5 Things Your Toddler Needs You to Know

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Parenting: 5 Things Your Toddler Needs You to Know
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True and insightful.  We assume they know so much more... and they look to us for direction.

 

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Shame Does Not Teach Children to Do Better

Shame Does Not Teach Children to Do Better | MINDfull | Scoop.it

TeIt's beyond unfortunate to see so many people cheering on the shame and the humiliation that so many parents are freely dishing out. It’s human nature to instinctively want to fit in with others an...

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Teach with positive messages.... build up, rather than break down! great article!

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Babies Do Not Manipulate-They Communicate

Babies Do Not Manipulate-They Communicate | MINDfull | Scoop.it
[Portions reprinted from Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood by L.R.Knost. Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages  and The...
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Babies are NOT manipulative!!! full stop.

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Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore or Punish Toddler Tantrums

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore or Punish Toddler Tantrums | MINDfull | Scoop.it
Ignore the 'attention seeking behaviour' and reward the toddler when they are good, or discipline the toddler by punishing them through exclusion. The naughty step and time out are commonplace in millions of homes around the world. Do they really work though? Child psychology and neuroscience says otherwise.
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TIME OUTS ARE OUT!!
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Separation Anxiety Age-by-Age

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How to ease separation anxiety in babies, toddlers and preschoolers
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great tips for separation anxiety.

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Why the iPad is a bigger threat to our children than anyone realises

Why the iPad is a bigger threat to our children than anyone realises | MINDfull | Scoop.it
Sue Palmer is a psychologist who realised how dangerous technology could be to young children. She's shocked about how even the tiniest have become slaves to screens.
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This is a great article, highlighting the importance of old fashioned PLAY with physical things and a childs fertile imagination, and the pivotal role it plays in a childs development!  let us not forget!!

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I Said I Want the Red Bowl! Responding to Toddlers' Irrational Behavior

I Said I Want the Red Bowl! Responding to Toddlers' Irrational Behavior | MINDfull | Scoop.it
When a toddler's irrational behavior is viewed as a part of normal development, we can be more effective in teaching good coping skills.
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Ten Reasons to Not Sleep Train Your Baby

Ten Reasons to Not Sleep Train Your Baby | MINDfull | Scoop.it
Are friends, relatives and professionals telling you that you should sleep train your baby? Warning you of dire consequences if you don't? Are you considering sleep training because you are exhaust...
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Parents are the ones who need training on how to raise children! 

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Family therapist suggests parents relearn to play

Family therapist suggests parents relearn to play | MINDfull | Scoop.it
A family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: Play.
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Get in touch with your inner child!! let her-him OUT!

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Self Settling - What Really Happens When You Teach a Baby to Self Soothe to Sleep

Self Settling - What Really Happens When You Teach a Baby to Self Soothe to Sleep | MINDfull | Scoop.it
So many, parents and experts alike, advocate the idea of "teaching a baby to self settle" or "self soothe". Self soothing is often referred to as the holy grail of baby sleep, once babies can self ...
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So well said!  Babies can not self sooth! they are physiologically incapable of it! So, that begs the question... why do they go quiet....

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Don't Leave A Testing Toddler Hanging

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Your 10-month-old spends the majority of your playgroup session climbing and squirming on your lap, using you to pull up to standing as you sit on the
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Great article with practical examples of what to say to a testing toddler!

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Studio 5 - At-Home Play Therapy

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Reflective listening.  A play therapy technique parents can use at home.

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Petra Vrkljan's curator insight, March 29, 2015 3:29 AM

Play therapy techniques every parent can use at home.

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Positive Parents: Wired to Connect - Discipline Shouldn't Hurt

Positive Parents: Wired to Connect - Discipline Shouldn't Hurt | MINDfull | Scoop.it
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great article on why we need to use gentle discipline... and reinforce connection.

 

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25 Ways To Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

25 Ways To Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?' | MINDfull | Scoop.it

GreaAs my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work....

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Great ideas on how to stay engaged, and not just it the ìt was fine `response....

 

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8 Surefire Ways to Calm an Anxious Kid

8 Surefire Ways to Calm an Anxious Kid | MINDfull | Scoop.it
If your child has separation anxiety or nighttime fears, reading this post will give you the tools to help your kid - and to help them manage their own stress.
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some great practical advice for when your child is anxious and logic won´t work.

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