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What is social-emotional learning (SEL)? Although it may sound like bliggity-blah jargon, social-emotional learning can help you help your children (and your self) in significant ways. There’s a great deal of overlap between social-emotional learning and mindfulness: they are both about paying attention. SEL is a process of learning life skills, including: –> Emotional regulation […]

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In this installment of my series on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we’re going to look at what the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is and how to identify it. Body-smart learners are action-oriented people who love to move and are very engaged with their bodies. They tend to have excellent hand-eye coordination and balance, and ideally learn […]

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“Most parents tell lies to their children as a tactic to change their behavior, suggests a study of families in the United States and China. The most frequent example was parents threatening to leave children alone in public unless they behaved. Persuasion ranged from invoking the support of the tooth fairy to telling children they […]

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Friday Funny: When You’re All Grown Up…

Published on January 25, 2013 by in Friday Funny

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*Thinks every mother ever* Infants are utterly helpless and dependent on you. They have no ability to self-sooth, no self-control, can’t modulate what they feel; it’s not easy for babies. Life is an ocean of sensory information that comes in continually; infants’ minds are working overtime to help them categorize, sort and interpret all of […]

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Want to nurture your child’s spatial intelligence? Here are five great activities to do exactly that. In the last post of this series about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we learned how to identify the characteristics of the spatial intelligence. Is your child a spatial learner? Are you? Let’s see where the rubber […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a great man who forever changed the landscape of U.S. culture, politics, beliefs and so much more. His contribution to the Civil Rights movement was (is) beyond words. Today, to honor his life and legacy, I ask that you do something with your kids to […]

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Friday Funny: Mean World, Huggy Animals

Published on January 18, 2013 by in Friday Funny

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~ Bill Watterson One of the more touching Calvin & Hobbes strips, we actually see a side of Calvin devoid of his usual ego and bravado. Here, he’s just a kid being honest and vulnerable with his best friend. Realizing that the world can be a pretty mean place is a challenging fact that every […]

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