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Calm Counter - Social Story and Anger Management Tool by Touch Autism

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Calm Counter is a visual and audio tool to help people calm down when they are angry or anxious. The app includes a social story about anger, and audio/visual tools for calming down.

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More Diagnoses of A.D.H.D. Causing Concern

More Diagnoses of A.D.H.D. Causing Concern | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
A marked increase over the last decade in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could fuel growing concern that the diagnosis and its medication are overused in American children.

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Top Five Speech & Language Therapy Apps that Appeal to Older Kids - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways

Top Five Speech & Language Therapy Apps that Appeal to Older Kids - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

For this Top Five Apps, I am putting on my “speech hat”.  As a practicing speech & language pathologist, I am constantly on the lookout for apps that are appropriate for my older students (ages 9-14).  These apps must be directly aligned to their IEP goals, but they can’t be babyish or boring.  Over the past year, I have found some really unique apps that may not be considered traditional therapy apps, but they have given me excellent results,...


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Calm Counter - Social Story and Anger Management Tool by Touch Autism

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Calm Counter is a visual and audio tool to help people calm down when they are angry or anxious. The app includes a social story about anger, and audio/visual tools for calming down.

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Mindset Matters

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You can have either a fixed or growth mindset according to Carol Dweck, Which mindset do you have?

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ratzelster's curator insight, June 25, 2013 8:34 AM

We've all heard these terms.  I thought this diagram illustrates the main ideas and might be something you can save and use in future presentations.

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:25 PM

Mindset makes a difference!

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:49 AM

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets - http://youtu.be/TTXrV0_3UjY really interesting stuff!

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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 | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | 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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Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning

Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 14, 2013 5:55 AM

Lots of good reasons provided here including the question of time spent providing "extra" examples.

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Divorce early in childhood affects parental relationships in adulthood

Divorce early in childhood affects parental relationships in adulthood | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | 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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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 | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | 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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Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school children

Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school children | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Mindfulness -- a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel -- could reduce symptoms of stress and depression and promote wellbeing among school children, according to a new study.

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Why Kids' Bedtimes Matter So Much

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Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night's sleep is for their children.

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Moving Smart: YOU CAN'T RUN UPHILL INDOORS

Moving Smart: YOU CAN'T RUN UPHILL INDOORS | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
RT @MovingSmartNow: "No TV screen provides the physical clarity & emotional enlightenment NATURE provides free of charge every day." http://t.co/OLaLI6gE #ece...

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Read my gr8 pal Gill Connell's advice ! 

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But…Isn’t It Dangerous? Risk and Reward in Nature Play : Riverhabitat

But…Isn’t It Dangerous? Risk and Reward in Nature Play : Riverhabitat | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Naturally, all parents want their children to be safe; all teachers want their students to be safe; and all organizations want their clients and visitors to be safe. Yet it seems as though our strict standards for workplace safety – that is, no risks, no injuries – are now being applied to children’s outdoor play.

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Reading with dads scheme shows council's impact on education

Reading with dads scheme shows council's impact on education | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Lambeth's four-week reading programme helps instil reading habits and improved father-child relationships that last far longer, says Edward Davie (Reading with dads scheme shows council's impact on education http://t.co/isgqug2dp0...
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Get 'em reading ! 

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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 | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | 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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Violence In Schools Often Directed At Teachers | Psych Central News

Violence In Schools Often Directed At Teachers | Psych Central News | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
A new article reviews what some have called an epidemic of violence across educational settings, with experts suggesting comprehensive recommendations to make.

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Negative stereotypes about boys hinder their academic achievement

Researchers investigated the role of gender stereotypes. They found that from a very young age, children think boys are academically inferior to girls, and they believe that adults think so, too.

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Status updated: teens crave chat with parents

Status updated: teens crave chat with parents | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | 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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Play Planner :: the magic edition! - NurtureStore

Play Planner :: the magic edition! - NurtureStore | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Fun play :: every day! Fabulous kids activities ideas in NurtureStore's weekly Play Planner. Get your free copy!

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Sleep deprivation in teens linked to poor dietary choices

Sleep deprivation in teens linked to poor dietary choices | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | 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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The disappearance of childhood and what we can do to get it back

The disappearance of childhood and what we can do to get it back | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

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Ridvan Foxhall's curator insight, April 25, 2013 3:11 PM

Reclaiming Childhood!

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Texting, social networking and other media use linked to poor academic performance

Texting, social networking and other media use linked to poor academic performance | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Freshmen women spend nearly half their day -- 12 hours -- engaged in some form of media use, particularly texting, music, the Internet and social networking.

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RSA Shorts - How to Find Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson

RSA Shorts - How to Find Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

Finding one's passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing.
 


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 22, 2013 4:02 PM

In this new RSA Shorts video, Sir Ken Robinson argues that education, organisations and communities need to be built on a model of diversity rather than conformity, so that every individual is able to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.

Vicki Butler's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:41 PM

I'm reading this right now! I'm taking time to write and re-connect, re-fresh my own passion of teaching, learning, leading, being....Thanks for posting!

Ekaterina's curator insight, July 24, 2013 2:40 PM

"Encuentra tu elemento" increíble trabajo artístico de Molly Crabapple

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The Garden Classroom 52 Kids Gardening Activities | NurtureStore

The Garden Classroom 52 Kids Gardening Activities | NurtureStore | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
The Garden Classroom brings you 52 creative and playful activities, giving you a whole year’s worth of garden-based projects to enjoy with your children.

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let the children play: they play, but do they write?

let the children play: they play, but do they write? | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

In a play-based curriculum every day provides endless opportunities to learn about print in meaningful situations. So lets keep on providing the best practice for young children in their early childhood programs through play and not fall into the trap of thinking that play excludes literacy.


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The importance of #play 

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Molly | Video | abc30.com

Molly | Video | abc30.com | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
There's a popular designer drug that many teens and college kids are using. Mainstream music has made Molly popular, and we aren't talking about a girl. Molly is the name of the drug. (RT @ABC30: Do you know Molly?
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Caught my eye as my daughter is called Molly 

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