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Understanding How Children Develop Empathy

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How do children develop prosocial behavior - "voluntary behavior intended to benefit another" - and is there a way to encourage it?

 

 

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Too Small To Fail: Why

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Has research shifted from a slow process fed by curiosity to ‘googling--substituting speed for intellectual depth? The Pew Interent Project study reveals middle and high school teachers believe that access to the Internet has impacted their students’ attention spans and hindered a student’s ability to generate deep, original research.

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A Father's Love is One of the Greatest Influences on Personality Development

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A father's love contributes as much — and sometimes more — to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings in a new large-scale analysis of research about the power of parental rejection and acceptance in shaping our personalities as children and into adulthood.


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5 Eco-Ways To Get Your Kids Involved Over the Holidays

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Over the last few years, we have started several traditions with our kids during the holidays. I have added another tradition to our list. I am going to take every opportunity to teach the kids about the environment during their holiday break.

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Too Small To Fail: All Kids in America Are At-Risk Kids

Too Small To Fail: All Kids in America Are At-Risk Kids | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
From staggering college debt and falling educational competitiveness, to extreme media exposure and skyrocketing rates of childhood obesity, all children living in America today are at risk.
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10 Health Benefits Of Pets

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Dogs and cats may not just provide your family with love and constant companionship -- they could also have a powerful effect on the health of children early in life, according to a small new study. "Our findings support the theory that during the first year of life, animal contacts are important, possibly leading to better resistance to infectious respiratory illnesses during childhood," the European researchers wrote.

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