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10 family movie picks you can borrow from the library for free

10 family movie picks you can borrow from the library for free | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
In my latest Babble post, I share nine movies and one TV series to kick off your summer family movie nights.
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Tips for Moms of Multiples

Tips for Moms of Multiples | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it

I'm a mom of twin 9-year-old boys who, I think, are scrumptious. Many times I've declared, "You are so sweet-I could eat you!" And my husband responds, "Don't eat the babies!" Cute stuff. We love those boys.

 

 

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Outdoor Recess Time Can Reduce the Risk of Nearsightedness in Children

Outdoor Recess Time Can Reduce the Risk of Nearsightedness in Children | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Two studies provide new data on impact of daylight exposure on eye development.

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, May 1, 2013 5:33 PM

But don't just take your books outside to read. It's likely that far/near focusing (as tends to happen during outdoor activities) also plays a part.

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Resetting the Clock: High School Start Times

Resetting the Clock: High School Start Times | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it

While the science surrounding teen sleep had not been widely publicized in 2005 when my oldest began high school in Montgomery County, signs of adolescent sleep deprivation were evident. The culprits-researchers, physicians and educators now agree-are not lazy kids and bad parenting but a chemically induced change in teens' biological clocks and school clocks that don't accommodate the change.

 

 

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Printable Finger Puppets for Kids | Mr Printables

Printable Finger Puppets for Kids | Mr Printables | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Free printable templates to create beautiful finger puppets in minutes! Original designs for creative kids
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Mothers' Behavior during Playtime Linked to Young Children's Engagement with Them

Mothers' Behavior during Playtime Linked to Young Children's Engagement with Them | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Affectionate, less controlling mothers have strongest relationships with their children, says research from the University of Missouri.

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Natalie Stewart's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:14 PM

“Children flourish when they have opportunities to make choices about what they do, particularly in play situations,” said Jean Ispa, lead author of the study and professor of human development and family studies at MU. “Mothers who are highly directive do not allow that kind of choice. In our study, the children were playing with some toys, and the very directive mothers were making the decisions about how to play, what to play and how quickly to play.”

 

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50+ Plastic Bottle Crafts to Make

50+ Plastic Bottle Crafts to Make | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Americans discard 35 billion plastic bottles annually. So? So, that equals 1 billion gallons of oil and 44 million cubic yards of landfill every year (source).  Lets stop the madness creatively wit...

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The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here's your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the best times to buy everything this year.
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A 'dad' is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children - Telegraph

A 'dad' is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children - Telegraph | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
A 'dad' is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children with youngsters happy to forgo the latest iPad, toy or new pet, a survey has found.
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What drives the urge to spoil? - Washington Post (blog)

What drives the urge to spoil? - Washington Post (blog) | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
What drives the urge to spoil?Washington Post (blog)One day it manifests itself by hauling clunky unloved old toys from my girls' toy box into storage bags and throwing them in the trunk of my car, and the next day suggesting we all go Christmas...
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100 most popular baby names of 2012

100 most popular baby names of 2012 | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Which baby names topped the charts in 2012? See our list of the year's most popular baby names for boys and girls.
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» Study Finds Greater Role for Grandfathers in Parenting - Psych Central News

» Study Finds Greater Role for Grandfathers in Parenting - Psych Central News | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
A Norwegian study looks at the role grandparents are taking in parenting, finding that European grandparents are more active in interacting with grandkids than...
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7 Things No One Told You About Parenting | Education.com

7 Things No One Told You About Parenting | Education.com | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Parenting can surprise you at every turn, and no one tells you everything you need to know. Here's a list of seven things you weren't told about parenting.
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Not Compassionate? It's OK, You Can Learn It

Not Compassionate? It's OK, You Can Learn It | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
It's possible to become a more compassionate person by training your brain, according to a new study.

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50+ Reasons Why Parents hate Social Networking sites | All Infographics

50+ Reasons Why Parents hate Social Networking sites | All Infographics | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Infographics on why Most parents hate when teenagers use social Networking sites, sending messages and posting status updates and making fun over online

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Francisco Javier 's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:18 PM

50+ Reasons Why Parents hate Social Networking sites | All Infographics | @scoopit via @abroaderview http://sco.lt/...

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, April 29, 2013 5:36 PM
What do you think ... is Social Media too dangerous for our teens?
John Purificati's comment, April 30, 2013 6:57 AM
Thanks for this Paul.
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Mom at Last Memoir

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The "Mom at Last" Memoir is the story of one women's determination to become a Mom. It is a journey full of pitfalls but ultimately leads to her pure mom joy

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LOOK: The Sweet Honor A Police Officer Gave An Autistic Teen

LOOK: The Sweet Honor A Police Officer Gave An Autistic Teen | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
One police officer has an autistic teen saying, "I've got your back." The pair star in a viral Facebook post that has been 'liked' more than 300,000 times since Monday.
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Love this story!

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Healthy and Fun Creative Snacks Kids will Love to Eat!

Healthy and Fun Creative Snacks Kids will Love to Eat! | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Healthy and fun creative snacks kids will love to eat! Tired of fighting with your toddler or child over eating their fruits and vegetables? Fight no longer.
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2012's Worst, Weirdest & Grossest Parenting

2012's Worst, Weirdest & Grossest Parenting | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Every day, there are parents who make me feel badly about my parenting. There have also been some parents this past year who make me feel a little bit better about the job I'm doing.
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Why Legos Are So Expensive — And So Popular : NPR

Why Legos Are So Expensive — And So Popular : NPR | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Legos often cost twice as much as similar blocks from a rival toymaker. So why are Legos so much more popular than other brands?
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Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access TabletsScienceBlog.com (blog)Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones—with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits—would be useless.
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African-American blazing a trail through chess

African-American blazing a trail through chess | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

(CNN) - Rochelle Ballantyne plays chess the same way she walks through the streets of New York, determined to reach her goal without letting any obstacles slow her down.

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Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves : NPR

Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves : NPR | Parenting Randomness | Scoop.it
Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.

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