Health Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation has gotten more and more mainstream attention, and for good reason. Aside from putting you in a better and happier mood, meditation has an enormous range of health benefits and can lead to permanent improvements in your brain’s structure. Meditating is on almost every list of daily health tips, and it’s time to explore

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Six Types of Yoga

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Yoga is an increasingly popular activity these days, yet there is still a good deal of confusion over the different types of yoga. There are six major types of yoga– Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Kundalini- that are commonly practiced today. Read ahead to learn a little bit about each type and begin to

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How to Teach Elementary School Kids About Money

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This guest post was written by Efraim Landa  Efraim Landa is a venture capitalist and an expert in the field of finance Teaching elementary school kids about money is easy. Really. It’s teaching adults about money that’s hard. If you’re a parent, you’ll have a lot more success instructing your young school-aged children about how

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Bilingual Special Education

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Special education teachers know the challenges of teaching students with special needs. Add to that the fact that some children with special needs must be taught in a language other than English, and the odds become greater that this child will not be taught as thoroughly and may not learn as well. This is not

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Extracurricular Activities for Kids with Special Needs

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It’s important for children with special needs to get involved in activities outside their school studies in order to grow, develop, and expand their worlds. In the past, extracurricular activities that are appropriate for children with special needs have been lacking in many school districts throughout the country. However, in recent years, children who have

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Special Education Students and Depression

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Children who have special needs tend to experience depression more often than others. But it’s important to remember that it isn’t just the child with special needs who can be experiencing the depression. The fact is that families of children who have special needs also tend to experience depression and depressed thoughts more often. Parents

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Discipline in Special Needs Education

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All children need discipline. They need a certain amount of order and structure, and they need to know that there are consequences for their actions. Disciplining children can be challenging for all parents and teachers, even under the easiest of circumstances. When disciplining children who have special needs, discipline can be even more challenging, as

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Is My Child Special Needs?

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Every child has special needs. Because every child is an individual, they all have special needs that make them all special unto themselves.  However, when it comes to determining whether your child may be considered a special-needs child, there are certain factors and criteria that are taken into consideration. A special education teacher can assess

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder in School Aged Children

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These days when a child acts out or is hostile, some people may automatically think they are just a bad kid or they have bad parents.  But, did you know there is actually something called ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder?  This is a disorder that makes a child seem defiant, hostile or even a child

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How to Deal With Anxiety in Children

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Anxiety and adults is something that happens once in a while (usually!) and it tends to deal with doing something new, something in front of people, or going someplace new.  I tend to get anxious for example, when I am going to a new doctor for the first time.  Nervousness and anxiety are two very

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