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Essential components of a mentoring program for pregnant and parenting teens.: An article from: American Journal of Health Studies: Wilsherl Dennise Rowen, Mary Shaw-Perry, Robin Rager: Amazon.com:...

Essential components of a mentoring program for pregnant and parenting teens.: An article American Journal of Health Studies on Amazon.com.

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Different Approaches to Nursery Education in Croydon » Philosophy ...

This approach was first developed by Loris Malaguzzi, in and around Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. Reggio Emilia's parents feel that the destruction caused by the war would leave a negative impact on their children.


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UK EDUCATION: A third of pupils 'can hardly communicate' when they start school: Education minister risks fresh clash with nursery chiefs

UK EDUCATION: A third of pupils 'can hardly communicate' when they start school: Education minister risks fresh clash with nursery chiefs | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Education minister Elizabeth Truss told MPs there was clear evidence that toddlers who took part in structured sessions led by a graduate were better prepared for primary school.

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Clegg and Gove in spending review battle over free nursery education

Clegg and Gove in spending review battle over free nursery education | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
The Lib Dem leader and education secretary clashed again over plans to cancel extending access to low income families An attempt to save £380m by cancelling a plan to further extend access to free nursery education has been at the centre of one of...

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100 academics savage Education Secretary Michael Gove for 'conveyor-belt curriculum' for schools

100 academics savage Education Secretary Michael Gove for 'conveyor-belt curriculum' for schools | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Michael Gove’s proposed new national curriculum will severely damage education standards by insisting children learn “endless lists of spellings, facts and rules”, experts are warning.
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Anytime, Anyplace: Fun Family Learning Activitie

Anytime, Anyplace: Fun Family Learning Activitie | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

The following ideas can cover all areas of development, are low or no-cost, and require minimal supplies. With these activities, it’s even likely children will begin to look forward to errands (it’s really true!). 


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7 Tips for Making Sure Your Kids Are Behaving Safely and Appropriately Online This Summer | ScreenRetriever

7 Tips for Making Sure Your Kids Are Behaving Safely and Appropriately Online This Summer | ScreenRetriever | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Kids have more idle time on the computer during summer vacation. Check out these 7 Tips to make sure your kids are behaving safely and appropriately online!

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Dave Webb's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:24 PM

Here are some good, basic internet safety tips to discuss with your child. Also, this blog is run by a company that has some excellent monitoring software that can help you have conversations with your children about responsible computer use. Here's a link to a video interview I did at a recent homeschool conference where the program is explained: http://youtu.be/1yVY3_XeFMc

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A Call for a Movement to Redefine the Successful Life - NYTimes.com

What is success to you?


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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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Poor parenting -- including overprotection -- increases bullying risk

Children who are exposed to negative parenting -- including abuse, neglect but also overprotection -- are more likely to experience childhood bullying by their peers, according to a meta-analysis of 70 studies of more than 200,000 children.

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Is modern life making us lonely?

Is modern life making us lonely? | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Loneliness is said to be Britain's "hidden epidemic". But is modern life making us more lonely, and if so, how can we stop it?

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Kevin Friery's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:43 AM

Studies have consistently shown that one in 10 of us is lonely, but areport by the Mental Health Foundation suggests loneliness among young people is increasing.

 
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Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime: Scientific American

Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime: Scientific American | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Using a tablet or computer in the late evening disrupts the body's melatonin production

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No surprise here ! #SLEEP #BEDTIME #PARENTING

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:34 PM

Usar pantallas de computadora o tabletas en la noche puede afectar la producción de melatonina y el ciclo del sueño.

#bienestar

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Parentchannel.tv - Video - Five ways to raise your self esteem

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Empathy in Education - Engagement, Values and Achievement by Bridget Cooper

Empathy in Education - Engagement, Values and Achievement by Bridget Cooper | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

A thorough exploration of the role empathy plays in learning throughout all levels of education and its crucial relationship to motivation, values development and achievement.

Empathy in Education discusses the role of empathy in learning throughout all levels of education and its crucial relationship to motivation, values development and achievement, impacting from the micro to the macro levels of society. Using initial research involving interviews with teachers and student teachers in many different contexts, from nursery to sixth form lessons along side neuroscience, psychology and educational research, the author considers the intrinsic nature of affect and empathic human relationships in learning.


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How nursery rhymes can help children learn - Education News - News - WalesOnline

Are you like the one in four UK adults who are unable to remember a whole nursery rhyme? Have you ever wondered about the significance of nursery rhymes to a child in the 21st century?

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Dispelling the three most common myths about personalized learning.
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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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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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BAI issues rules on food advertising to children

BAI issues rules on food advertising to children | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today issued revised versions of its General and Children’s Commercial Communications Codes.

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Owning Their Own Reading: Learner-Centered Literacy

The staff of Elm Street School (RSU 16) come together to use 'Café' and 'Daily Five' protocols to increase student ownership and engagement in learning to read.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:55 AM

Discover how learners take ownership of their learning in reading and what the outcomes were for teachers and learners. This is an excellent example of a personalized learner-centered environment where learners self-direct and monitor their learning.

 

Thank you to the learners and teachers of RSU 16 in Maine for sharing this story!

 

 

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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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Low on self-control? Surrounding yourself with strong-willed friends may help

People with low self-control prefer and depend on people with high self-control, possibly as a way to make up for the skills they themselves lack, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for...

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Parentchannel.tv - Video - Five ways to raise your self esteem

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