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Yano » Parents ‘too tired’ for their kids

Yano » Parents ‘too tired’ for their kids | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Empower and inspire families through enlightened discussion, to adopt a holistic approach thats addresses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of a child’s life (70% parents admit to feeling under pressure to have a career, ...
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Kids' physical activity really is child's play - Health & Wellbeing

Kids' physical activity really is child's play - Health & Wellbeing | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Children need a range of physical activity - and lots of it - to keep them fit strong and healthy.
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Do your children play sport on the weekend, regularly swim in the pool or surf, ride their bikes, climb trees, or kick a ball around the backyard?

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Read with your children, not to them

Read with your children, not to them | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Reading with your child is the key to building a child’s literacy skills. Emergent literacy begins at birth and continues through preschool and kindergarten. Experts encourage parents to get children excited about reading.
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Why parenting can never have a rule book: Children's genetics significantly affect how they are parented

Why parenting can never have a rule book: Children's genetics significantly affect how they are parented | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Any parent will tell you that there is no simple recipe for raising a child. Being a parent means getting hefty doses of advice -- often unsolicited -- from others. But such advice often fails to consider a critical factor: The child.
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Children are born differently, so there never can be a general rule book for raising children. Each child requires a different environment to excel. So parents should be aware of the variation in their children's attributes and nurture them accordingly.

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Video games do not make vulnerable teens more violent

Video games do not make vulnerable teens more violent | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Do violent video games such as "Mortal Kombat," "Halo" and "Grand Theft Auto" trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder to become aggressive bullies or delinquents? No, according to new research.
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How parents see themselves may affect their child's brain and stress level

How parents see themselves may affect their child's brain and stress level | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
A mother's perceived social status predicts her child's brain development and stress indicators, finds a study at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:17 AM

In other research it has been shown that cronic stress affects the hippocampus and the resulting memory abilities.

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Parenting News: Parents Struggling to Pass on Confidence to Children

Parenting News: Parents Struggling to Pass on Confidence to Children | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Parents are having a confidence crisis which could see a new generation of shy and insecure children.
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Hands off: doctors take debate over smacking to legal lengths

Hands off: doctors take debate over smacking to legal lengths | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
A leading group of doctors from Australia and New Zealand is pushing to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children.
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Getting kids to eat their veggies: A new approach to an age-old problem

Getting kids to eat their veggies: A new approach to an age-old problem | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Every parent has a different strategy for trying to get his or her kid to eat more vegetables, from growing vegetables together as a family to banning treats until the dinner plate is clean.
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Sleep deprivation in teens linked to poor dietary choices

Sleep deprivation in teens linked to poor dietary choices | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a new study. The finding may be key to understanding the link between sleep and obesity.
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Sue Atkins's comment, June 23, 2013 3:51 PM
How fascinating
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Status updated: teens crave chat with parents

Status updated: teens crave chat with parents | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
It's a case of believe it or not for parents of teenaged children. An Australian study has found kids love spending time with their mother and father more than their best friend on Facebook or Instagram.
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Study to understand teenage brain

Study to understand teenage brain | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Researchers in Cambridge have begun a study to understand the teenage brain

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Ian Banyard's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:43 AM

This £5m study aims to identify changes to the brain's wiring that controls impulsive and emotional behaviour as young people mature and will no doubt show the differences between successful teenage brains and dysfunctional brains. I wonder if our current focus on academic development will prove to be constructive or destructive on teenage brain development.

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6 Secrets to Successful Single Parenting

6 Secrets to Successful Single Parenting | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Making the transition from married to single life won’t be easy for you or your children, but it can be an exciting time of personal growth. Your divorce can be seen as a transforming event, and yo...
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How to get your kids to eat vegetables - Port Huron Times Herald

How to get your kids to eat vegetables - Port Huron Times Herald | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
How to get your kids to eat vegetables Port Huron Times Herald But there is hope for healthy and happy diets for kids, said Jake Williams, a certified executive chef who works for the Cooking Matters program at Gleaners' Community Food Bank in...
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Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests - Philly.com

Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests - Philly.com | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
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MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Getting kids to eat less may be as simple as making sure they get a good night's sleep, a new, small study suggests.
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Read with your children, not to them

Read with your children, not to them | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Reading with your child is the key to building a child’s literacy skills. Emergent literacy begins at birth and continues through preschool and kindergarten. Experts encourage parents to get children excited about reading.
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Teaching boys to become strong learners

Teaching boys to become strong learners | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
As an elementary school principal in Simcoe, Ont., Edmond Dixon saw countless underachieving young boys pass by his desk.

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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, August 19, 2013 2:52 PM

"When boys are young, their brains have a greater capacity to perceive and use movement, but are less capable than girls at mastering oral language skills. By the age of six or seven, boys start getting testosterone jolts and become more competitive. When they fail, say by getting a bad mark on a test or getting scolded by a teacher, boy’s testosterone levels drop. Repeated failures, said Dixon, cause boys to lose interest in school because the loss of testosterone leaves them self-conscious."

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 20, 2013 6:02 PM

an important point here is that with early failure in schools, boys lose testosterone, which undermines future potential achievement.  This  in general seems to imply the traditional approach to education is bad for boys on a hormonal level. -Lon

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Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned | wlfi.com

Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned | wlfi.com | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. consumer advocacy group says parents are getting duped into thinking mobile apps can make their babies and toddlers smarter.

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Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it

uthor and clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison writes, “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” It is through unstructured, open-ended creative play that children learn the ways of the world. While playing outside, children explore with all their senses, they witness new life, they create imaginary worlds and they negotiate with each other to create a playful environment. - See more at: http://www.portlandfamily.com/posts/20-reasons-why-playing-outdoors-makes-children-smarter/#sthash.4QqJoNOc.dpuf


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Why Kids' Bedtimes Matter So Much

Why Kids' Bedtimes Matter So Much | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night's sleep is for their children.

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Why Kids' Bedtimes Matter So Much

Why Kids' Bedtimes Matter So Much | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night's sleep is for their children.

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Divorce early in childhood affects parental relationships in adulthood

Divorce early in childhood affects parental relationships in adulthood | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Divorce has a bigger impact on child-parent relationships if it occurs in the first few years of the child's life, according to new research.
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Parenting and home environment influence children's exercise and eating habits

Parenting and home environment influence children's exercise and eating habits | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Kids whose moms encourage them to exercise and eat well, and model those healthy behaviors themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to researchers.
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Sue Atkins's curator insight, July 28, 2013 12:57 AM

Now there's a surprise ! :) 

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Overprotective parents and teachers 'ruining children's play' because of risk-averse lifestyles

Overprotective parents and teachers 'ruining children's play' because of risk-averse lifestyles | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Children's play is under threat from adults who ‘over-supervise’ and ‘over-schedule’, a report says.
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Young people want everything but can't be bothered to earn it as 'fantasy gap' between actual earnings and expectations widens among graduates

Young people want everything but can't be bothered to earn it as 'fantasy gap' between actual earnings and expectations widens among graduates | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
The difference between what students think they will earn and what they are willing to work for, is bigger than ever, according to research into the life goals of young adults.
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Avoiding risks can add to kids' anxiety - Monterey County Herald

Avoiding risks can add to kids' anxiety - Monterey County Herald | Parenting Ideas | Scoop.it
Avoiding risks can add to kids' anxiety
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But doctors said the findings reinforce the need for parents to present their children with opportunities to learn resilience. "It's OK for ...
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