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Wearing a Medical ID Part 7: Special Needs Children - Sticky Jewelry

Wearing a Medical ID Part 7: Special Needs Children - Sticky Jewelry | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
With the increase in patient education, it's likely that more people are wearing medical ID's today than ever before. With all these newcomers to the medical ID world, a lot of new uses for medical ID's are being pioneered.

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Blog Hoppin': Pinterest Directory for Special Needs Resources

Blog Hoppin': Pinterest Directory for Special Needs Resources | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Previously I had been the resource teacher at a private school for young children with special needs. I'm a HUGE visual learner and adore Pinterest. [I'm nearing 60,000 followers and have nearly 20K pins organized for you ...

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Toys recommended by child development experts - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

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Toys can do far more than provide fun for young children. They can promote healthy child development.

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Financial Planning for Kids With Special Needs

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These 10 steps can help take the anxiety and worry out of your child's financial future and make sure that your child will be taken care of even after you're gone.

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Financial Planning for Kids With Special Needs

Financial Planning for Kids With Special Needs | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
These 10 steps can help take the anxiety and worry out of your child's financial future and make sure that your child will be taken care of even after you're gone.

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Check out what Personalized Learning will be like in 2013.

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?

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1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price - Edudemic

1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price - Edudemic | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

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TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) regularly tests available apps and recommends apps that teachers should be using. TCEA maintains a list of recommended apps in a shared document via Google Docs. The list is organized by subject area and free apps are color coded in white.

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30 Surprising (And Controversial) Ways Students Learn - Edudemic

30 Surprising (And Controversial) Ways Students Learn - Edudemic | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
What are the real ways students learn? Is daydreaming a good thing? Should they play violent video games? A new report takes a close look.

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Sally DeCost's curator insight, December 25, 2012 10:31 PM

This is an amazing article... lots of great information about how students learn

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Pediatricians say kids need recess during school

Pediatricians say kids need recess during school | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
A group of American pediatricians is telling school districts that children need recess and free time during the school day, and it should not even be taken away as punishment

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Sally DeCost's curator insight, January 2, 2013 8:00 PM

More evidence that kids need exercise and breaks for learning to happen

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Does it pay to know your type?

Does it pay to know your type? | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

In this infographic, you'll get an overview of the 16 types to give a sense of how these bigger-than-life personalities fit in the Myers-Briggs philosophy. The official test is based on Carl Jung’s work in psychological typology.


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Understanding where on the Myers-Briggs inventory someone falls can be useful.

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M-B profiles on Obama, Hillary, and McCain from 2008 election http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2008/02/the_supervisor_the_champion_and_the_promoter.single.html
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The Digital Media Diet Parents, Kids & The Digital Shift: Strategies for a Balanced Media Diet | The Digital Media Diet

The Digital Media Diet Parents, Kids & The Digital Shift: Strategies for a Balanced Media Diet | The Digital Media Diet | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

This guest post is brought to you in collaboration with Lorraine Akemann of Moms With Apps. This is Part 1 of a 2 part post … the 2nd part will appear in the MomsWithApps.comblog in December of 2012.

 

 

From Lorraine, “Carisa and I have both been blogging about family-friendly apps since 2009. We realized through our friendship and conversations, that contrary to what the public might think, media habits in our own homes are actually quite conservative. By immersing ourselves in tech culture, we are gaining enough ‘digital literacy’ to make media plans for our own kids. We hope that by sharing our own stories, we can learn more about your stories, and create a collective view about healthy media habits for families.”

 

Through our discussions, we found ourselves contemplating similar questions, like, “How much screentime is too much?” This turned out to be a key issue on both our minds, as we navigate family life. There is a balance between exposing children to technology, and keeping technology at bay … so trade-offs aren’t made with other aspects of a child’s development.

 

 

 

Below, you’ll find some of the techniques that we’ve identified, with data from our survey. We did this ‘quick study’ with 100 parents recruited from high-tech households in our social media fan base for Digital-Storytime & MomsWithApps.

 

The purpose of the survey was to take a the ‘temperature’ of other families trying to balance media use for their kids, to see how our list stacked up against techniques being used by other families. Note: We focused primarily on ‘leisure time’ or ‘free time’ use of visual media or ‘screen time’ by kids, excluding all curricular & extra-curricular use of media devices for learning in a school/homework or homeschool environment (as well as use of screens for communication or other ‘acts of daily living’ for children with learning disabilities). 

 

We also gathered a lot of qualitative comments that we’ll present in the the 2nd post, regarding advice from parents about how to manage screen time & ideas for the larger community.


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Family, friends remember brave Sandy Hook teacher 'who took bullets for kids'

Family, friends remember brave Sandy Hook teacher 'who took bullets for kids' | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Tweet Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): A first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Victoria Soto, tried to shield her students using her body from the maniacal shooter, who killed nearly 20 kids in the shooting spree, friends and family said.
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Effective Parenting... | Facebook

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Effective parenting wrote: Effective Parenting - 29 Dietary... Join Facebook to connect with Effective parenting and others you may know. (Effective Parenting - 29
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Vegetables:- 3-5 servings per day.
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Blog Hoppin': Pinterest Directory for Special Needs Resources

Blog Hoppin': Pinterest Directory for Special Needs Resources | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
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A really helpful resource - TY

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The DOs and DON’Ts of an Emotionally Intelligent Child-Centered Education

The DOs and DON’Ts of an Emotionally Intelligent Child-Centered Education | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
“We create caring, nurturing adults, prepared to be productive citizens in a democratic society.” I’m sure you’ve all seen that proclamation, there or thereabouts, as part of the missio...

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Life experience has taught me that we can only rise as far as our emotional quotient will allow us regardless of our IQ.  The earlier that we nurture our children's EQ the higher they will rise.

 

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1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price - Edudemic

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet

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Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.

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American Parents Are Now Outsourcing Basic Parenting Skills - not surprised, especially with celebrities

American Parents Are Now Outsourcing Basic Parenting Skills - not surprised, especially with celebrities | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
American Parents Are Now Outsourcing Basic Parenting Skills
Yahoo!

 

There's a piece in The New York Times today by Matt Richtelabout the new-new parenting, i.e., teaching your children manners by hiring etiquette counselors instead of going the DIY route. Because why would you do it yourself? "These etiquette experts say that new approaches are needed because parents no longer have the stomach, time or know-how to play bad cop and teach manners."

 

Perhaps the most revealing, and possibly horrifying, thing about the new etiquette is this: It's not just about being nice to be nice, or being mannerly to be mannerly. “'These days, you have to teach kids about return on investment,' said Robin Wells, the founder of Etiquette Manor in Coral Gables, Fla." You can't just say it's "just because," or "I told you so," she explains; instead, she uses some serious Jedi mind tricks, telling her students to "be polite to your mother because she’ll be happier, and if she’s happier, you're happier."


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littlebytesnews's curator insight, December 27, 2012 6:57 PM

Though many kids need etiquette training and may be more willing to listen if it comes from someone else and in a more structured setting. Parenting is hard work, but rewarding...the challenge is surviving it and living to see the result of your hard work once they become adults and parents themselves. I hope I make it to that point. My boys are tough...I don't think I could handle it on my own and am very greatful to have such a great husband who keeps involved and reinforces the rules around here. I don't know how single moms do it, especially if they end up raising men they can be proud of and women who make loving and nurturing mothers. For this reason, I am sure single parenting is a big reason for a lot of the problems our children are facing today. If you really can't commit the time to your children, don't commit to having them and marriage. If you can't commit to your marriage, you won't commit to your children and your children will likely fail. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule, but for the most part kids from broken homes, like Adam Lanza, are often troubled.

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Schools across the US bring iPads to the classroom | Kuwait Times

Schools across the US bring iPads to the classroom | Kuwait Times | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
... school that's educated generations of students. The first-graders take a black cart, big enough that they both could fit in it, and push it down the hall to their classroom. It contains an Apple iPad for every student in their class.

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Does Mommy Need a Social Media Diet? (Why Modeling Matters) | The Digital Media Diet

Does Mommy Need a Social Media Diet? (Why Modeling Matters) | The Digital Media Diet | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

A post several months ago, on Mashable.com, caught my eye. It was called “5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age” and had a nice list of things to consider when parenting our digital natives – kids that are immersed in a digital world that excites and challenges today’s parents.

 

The list included:

 

Technology No Longer Has Boundaries


Know When to Cut it Off


The Difference Between Preference and Addiction


Focus on Technology That Truly Connects Us to Our Kids


Model the Balance


Up until number five, I was feeling pretty smug …


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Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind

Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
Neuroscience tells us that, to be more productive and creative, we need to give our brains a break. It's the quiet mind that produces the best insights.

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Sally DeCost's curator insight, December 27, 2012 12:39 PM

Clearing the mind is essential to thinking, producing, creating!  We need to quiet our minds, as do our children!

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How The Memory Works In Learning

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How The Memory Works In Learning: neuroscience, memory, cognition, judy willis

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The Personalized Learning Umbrella

The Personalized Learning Umbrella | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it

Personalized Learning is the "umbrella" or the big picture of transforming teaching and learning. Schools and districts are confused about all the initiatives and how they fit with personalizing learning. Many of the initiatives and programs that are implemented in a school or district can contribute to personalized learning.


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This is how I see One Page Profiles enhancing schools  http://sueatkinsparentingcoach.com/why-your-childs-school-should-have-a-one-page-profile/ I am now working on videos around this wonderfully simple process

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Hello have you seen One Page Profiles ? http://sueatkinsparentingcoach.com/why-your-childs-school-should-have-a-one-page-profile/ We are now doing videos around this for Families :)
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The Umbrella is gaining traction!
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Twitter / LivingFreePrjct: Words of wisdom for every parent. ...

“@LivingFreePrjct: Words of wisdom for every parent. #parenting #children http://t.co/OnKihJdv”;
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A great little reminder about our wonderful kids !

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Adventures in Learning: As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

Adventures in Learning: As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity | Sue Atkins Parenting Made Easy | Scoop.it
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This great article written by Peter Grey provides the argument for more freedom in our classrooms and for less tests with finite answers.
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