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Low-Income Kids Thrive In Music Class

Low-Income Kids Thrive In Music Class | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
New research makes a case for music education.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 20, 2015 8:59 PM

Right, so which programs are cut first?!?

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Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink

Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
OFFICIAL guidelines, and many parents, think kids should spend no more than two hours a day looking at screens, but a new study suggests the rise of smartphones and tablets mean that’s virtually unenforceable, and that the guidelines need revision.

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Giving technology: 4 tips to guide parents

At the top of many children’s Christmas lists this year are video games, iPads and computers. Technology can be an amazing, but potentially dangerous, gift that needs close supervision.

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Tips on How to Deal with Aging Parents

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I wanted to share with you some tips on how to deal with your aging parents.
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20 Pretend Play Ideas

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Pretend play is very important and I wanted to share some fun ways for you to get your child interested in pretend or free play.
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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Turn Your Unwanted Stuff into Cash

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Turn Your Unwanted Stuff into Cash | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
Do you have old appliances, jewelry, old cell phones, televisions, and more laying around the house collecting dust? Today, I wanted to share with you 5 quick and easy ways to turn your unwanted stuff into cash.
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Breastfeeding

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Feeding your infant provides more than just good nutrition. It also gives you a chance to hold your newborn close, cuddle him, and make eye contact.

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Lauren "Ren"'s curator insight, June 3, 2013 1:39 PM

I LOVE all of the links to breastfeeding articles they have here!

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How to Effectively Wean Your Breastfed Baby

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There are two types of popular weaning techniques that you can use to help wean your baby or toddler from the breast: baby led and mother led weaning. Today, I will share a few tips on how I successfully weaned my youngest son without any problems for either one of us.
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12 Reasons Why I Love the Montessori Learn 123 numbers App

12 Reasons Why I Love the Montessori Learn 123 numbers App | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
I love finding educational apps to help my youngest son learn new concepts. We have been working on counting from 1 to 10 over the last several weeks so I wanted to give him a new task to work on. I found a great app that allows him to learn how to write his numbers by tracing them in with his finger.
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5 Shortcuts to Get the Chores Finished Quickly and Easily

5 Shortcuts to Get the Chores Finished Quickly and Easily | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
Do you ever wish that you had more time to spend doing the things that you enjoy? Instead, of devoting most of your time off to cooking, running errands, and getting the household chores taken care of before bed time or on the weekend.
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3 Considerations Parents Need to Determine Before Buying a Double Stroller

3 Considerations Parents Need to Determine Before Buying a Double Stroller | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
If you are expecting twins, a double stroller will be a lifesaver so that you can get out of the house and continue to enjoy family outings.
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Fun Ways To Determine Your Baby’s Gender – Am I Having A Boy or A Girl?

Fun Ways To Determine Your Baby’s Gender – Am I Having A Boy or A Girl? | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
Most couples are excited and can't wait to find out the gender of their baby. Learn how to determine the gender and fun ways to announce to family and friends the gender of your baby
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Regular naps are 'key to learning'

Regular naps are 'key to learning' | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it

Trials with 216 babies up to 12 months old indicated they were unable to remember new tasks if they did not have a lengthy sleep soon afterwards.

 

The University of Sheffield team suggested the best time to learn may be just before sleep and emphasised the importance of reading at bedtime.

 

Experts said sleep may be much more important in early years than at other ages.


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I found it was helpful when I was teaching.

 

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How Your Child’s Senior Year in High School Could Cost You a Small Fortune

How Your Child’s Senior Year in High School Could Cost You a Small Fortune | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
The last year of high school can be rather expensive and parents are expected to open up their wallets to pay for all of the things related to their senior year.
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Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything | Allison Slater Tate | WashPost.com

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything | Allison Slater Tate | WashPost.com | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it

On the days that I drive the middle school carpool, I purposely choose a route that takes us past a huge river. Some mornings, the water looks like glass; others, it reflects the moody clouds above with choppy waves – either way, it’s gorgeous. Every time we drive past it, I point it out to my car full of 12-year-olds: “Look at the water today. Isn’t it beautiful?” No one in the car looks up. They are all looking down at their phones, playing games with each other, texting a friend or watching a YouTube video. Sometimes, if I am lucky, I will get a mercy grunt out of one or two of them in reply.

It struck me recently, after one of my quiet carpool rides, that my generation of parents – we of the soon-to-be or recently 40 year old Gen X variety, the former latchkey children of the Cold War and an MTV that actually played videos, former Atari-owners who were raised by the the Cosby Show and John Hughes, graduated high school with the kids from 90210, then lumbered through our 20s with Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey and flip phones – is perhaps the last to straddle a life experience both with and without the Internet and all its social media marvels. After all, I didn’t even learn to use e-mail until I was 19 and a sophomore in college in 1993, and only for a slightly cringe-worthy reason: a cute boy at another college asked me to e-mail him.

My generation, it seems, had the last of the truly low-tech childhoods, and now we are among the first of the truly high-tech parents.

My mother, a Baby Boomer, gripes regularly that my friends and I “put everything on The Facebook,” and though she and my grandparents both have accounts, they don’t really use them. My parents still receive a paper newspaper, still read books in hardback, and only relatively recently became comfortable with texting. My children show them how to use their iPhones, and I set up their iTunes accounts for them.

On the flip side, the Internet seems intuitive to my children, who can make PowerPoint presentations as good as any professional, use Google when they are stuck on their math homework, and spend as many hours as I will let them watching YouTube videos of other people playing Minecraft, an activity I just cannot understand no matter how hard I try.

I am very much standing in the middle between my parents and my children when it comes to technology, one foot dipped in the waters of Instagram and Twitter and the other still stuck in the luddite mud of “In my day, we passed paper notes in class, sent real letters to penpals, and talked to each other’s faces!” When it comes to parenting, I find this middle place extremely uncomfortable, because I know what childhood and adolescence were like before the Internet, and my parenting models all came from that era.

 

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 21, 2015 10:24 PM

We are living through the first generation of parents dealing with all pervasive digital technology invading childhoods.

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Teaching My Children How to Help Others in Need

Teaching My Children How to Help Others in Need | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I was given the opportunity to GiveForward. I shared my story to help inspire others and to help get rid of the stigma that often goes with helping others.
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Talking to Your Teenager About Abusive and Unhealthy Relationships

Talking to Your Teenager About Abusive and Unhealthy Relationships | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
These statistics are alarming but there is something that you can do as a parent. Learn how to talk to your teenager about abusive and unhealthy relationships.
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Cuddling Babies: Hospital Volunteers Show the Power of Human Touch - ABC News (blog)

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Cuddling Babies: Hospital Volunteers Show the Power of Human Touch
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“You know these people are scared to death,” Fitzgerald told ABC News.

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Caron Goode's curator insight, March 15, 2014 11:41 AM

I often thought of doing this myself. What greater service could one give? 

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Learn How Young Children and Pets Respond to Stressful Situations

Learn How Young Children and Pets Respond to Stressful Situations | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
Did you know that young children and pets often respond to stressful situations in a similar manner? Young children often don't know how to communicate their frustrations, feelings, and what is bothering them. As you know your pets can't communicate but they often communicate using their body language
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Ways to Teach Your Kids to “Go Green”

Ways to Teach Your Kids to “Go Green” | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
Have you considered teaching your children new ways to "go green" and help save the world around them. The term going green simply means finding new ways to help the environment.
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4 Ways To Encourage Kids To Clean Up After Themselves

4 Ways To Encourage Kids To Clean Up After Themselves | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
To avoid these kinds of situations they must be taught how to contribute to the household chores from an early age and taught to always clean up their mess after they are finished playing or with their activity. So try these techniques that Silva Marks, a Professional cleaners London, to prevent your child from leaving a mess every where they go.
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8 Fun Ways to Teach Your Toddler About History

8 Fun Ways to Teach Your Toddler About History | Uplifting Families | Scoop.it
It is important for you to include history into your preschool curriculum, history allows us to teach our child about different cultures and things about the past that have shaped how the World around them.
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