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When is it okay to bribe your child — and how do you do it?

When is it okay to bribe your child — and how do you do it? | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
When is it okay to bribe your child? Some people are opposed to it on ethical or philosophical grounds. They think kids should learn that good behavior is business as usual – and perhaps even its own reward.
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Toddlers understand what is 'right' and 'wrong' far more clearly than we thought

Toddlers understand what is 'right' and 'wrong' far more clearly than we thought | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Toddlers understand not only what is 'wrong' and 'right' far earlier than thought - but even understand that one group has to obey different rules from others, say Max Planck Institute researchers.
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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (and Thousands of Others)

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (and Thousands of Others) | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
If you or anyone you know has a learning disability, you will be riveted by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young's journey.
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Screen Time For Kids: Is it Learning or a Brain Drain?

Screen Time For Kids: Is it Learning or a Brain Drain? | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
When it comes to video games and apps, what's a parent to do?
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Julia Steiny: Let Kids Outside for Long-Lasting Learning | Education News

Julia Steiny: Let Kids Outside for Long-Lasting Learning | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Julia Steiny writes that we need to expose kids to the outdoors where they can play and learn naturally.
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Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?

Why Are American Kids So Spoiled? | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
What values do we convey by turning our homes into warehouses for dolls? By assigning our kids chores and then rewarding them when they screw up?
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US Students Strong on Science Facts, Weak on Comprehension | Education News

US Students Strong on Science Facts, Weak on Comprehension | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
The most recent NAEP found that while students have a strong grasp of science facts, they have a difficult time applying them in real-world situations.
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Beyond Peanut Butter

Beyond Peanut Butter | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Parents can easily underestimate the power of example. It is what they do, not what they say, that affects the health of the next generation.

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Babies Lip-read Before Talking - Autism Flag?

Babies Lip-read Before Talking - Autism Flag? | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it

Babblers focus on adults’ mouths when learning how to speak...Infants who continue to read the lips of native-language speakers into the second year of life may stand an elevated chance of developing autism or other early communication disorders, Lewkowicz suggests. By 2 years of age, children with autism avoid eye contact and focus on speakers’ mouths, but the new findings raise the possibility of identifying kids headed for this developmental disorder even earlier, he says.


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Exactly What is the Norm?

Exactly What is the Norm? | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Recently, the cover of TIME magazine gained the attention likened to a reality show or the likes of the National Enquirer! You can relax, because I’m not here to discuss the “ins and outs” of whether or not one should breastfeed or for how long.
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Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School - Forbes

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School - Forbes | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them. Dangerous things you were taught in school: 1.
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Babies' brains benefit from music lessons, even before they can walk and talk

Babies' brains benefit from music lessons, even before they can walk and talk | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
After completing the first study of its kind, researchers have discovered that very early musical training benefits children even before they can walk or talk.

 

They found that one-year-old babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents smile more, communicate . . .

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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
"The real enemy is the man who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings." In an age obsessed with prac...
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Be permissive, raise a scientist

Be permissive, raise a scientist | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Little kids are natural scientists. But somewhere along the way, many kids lose interest. Why? Consider the reflections and experiences of two American physicists–Neil deGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku.
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How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree

How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Going to college doesn't necessarily equal success, and skipping college doesn't necessarily equal failure. Let's do our 18-year-olds a favor: stop promoting this false dichotomy and start experimenting more with self-directed learning.
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Sing Me the Learning

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Take a look at the Lady Gaga parody,"Snakes Are Born This Way," created by second graders and their teachers at Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston for a smile and a reminder of what learning and high quality student work can look like.
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When is it okay to bribe your child — and how do you do it?

When is it okay to bribe your child — and how do you do it? | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
When is it okay to bribe your child? Some people are opposed to it on ethical or philosophical grounds. They think kids should learn that good behavior is business as usual – and perhaps even its own reward.
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Steiny: School Opportunities Reduce Poverty of Experience | Education News

Steiny: School Opportunities Reduce Poverty of Experience | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Giving young children opportunities to invent and play through activities like storytelling can have a remarkable impact on a child's development.
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Julia Steiny: If Parents Want Graduates, Raise Resilient Kids | Education News

Julia Steiny: If Parents Want Graduates, Raise Resilient Kids | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
If we want to see graduation rates improve, parents are going to have to introduce their kids to adulthood before sending them to college, writes Julia Steiny.
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Counting Fathers as Babysitters: Why It Matters

Counting Fathers as Babysitters: Why It Matters | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Today's parents have an uphill battle. We're struggling to share parenting and employment roles but the government tells us that when dad takes care of the kids it's a childcare arrangement, but when moms do it, it's just what moms do.
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We Know the Secret to Happiness … | Family Dynamics | LV Moms | LearnVest - Where life gets richer

We Know the Secret to Happiness … | Family Dynamics | LV Moms | LearnVest - Where life gets richer | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
When it comes to making family choices, following your true north can be difficult. We spoke to experts for tips on how to make yourself your happiest.
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Nat'l Congress Of Mothers Talked Honestly About Motherhood | Education News

Nat'l Congress Of Mothers Talked Honestly About Motherhood | Education News | Stay at Home Teacher | Scoop.it
Julia Steiny writes about the origins of the PTA -- formerly known as the National Congress of Mothers -- and how their role has changed over time.
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