What Parents Need to Relearn in Order to Raise Happy, Healthy Children

What Parents Need to RelearnIn order to raise happy, healthy children, parents may want to relearn how to be a kid again. Parents often forget how to free play like they did when they were children. Long gone are the days of playing dress up, tag, and giving life to action figures; however, this type of whimsical free play is crucial to children’s development, states Nancy O’Conner, a family therapist at Kansas State University. Read more

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Kindergartners and First-Graders Are Mini Couch Potatoes

Kindergartners and First-GradersKindergartners and first-graders are rapidly becoming mini couch potatoes as they are spending more time sitting and watching television and less time actively playing and moving around. Read more

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Early Attention Problems Have Lasting Effects

early attention problemsChildren who have difficulty with inattention and distractibility during their early, formative years are at risk for worse academic outcomes in high school, a new study shows. Read more

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Standing Desks Help Children in the Classroom

standing desksChildren who stand at their desks in the classroom are more attentive than their seated peers, a new study shows. Read more

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Kindergarteners Who Share iPads Score Higher on Achievement Tests

sharing ipadsTo give a child an iPad in school, or not – that is the question. The ‘correct’ answer to this question still remains a bit of a mystery. Although, the use of iPads in the classroom has caused a political uproar in some school districts. Read more

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