How to Talk to Kids about Politics

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“I’m not interested in politics.” The problem with this statement is that ‘politics’ is interested in you. It’s also interested in your children. The political climate is everywhere in our modern world, particularly since the advent of social media. And … your child and social media? They’re closer than you’ll ever know. Your child most

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How to Improve Memory

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As adults, we know our memories can diminish as we get older. But children also can have difficulties with their memories. Children need to have excellent recollection, particularly in their classroom activities. Information from classroom tasks and homework assignments needs to be recalled at any given moment, especially during testing. The good news about memory

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How Kids Can Improve Attention Span

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Elementary school teachers know the difficulties many children face with paying attention during class, particularly if tasks seem monotonous or tedious to them. One of the biggest challenges about being a kid is keeping your focus during school. Thankfully, there are strategies that a child can employ that will help to improve his or her

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Top Ten Worst Foods for Elementary School Kids

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It is an established fact that children need a specific amount of nutrients and vitamins to grow up strong and healthy. These nutrients and vitamins normally come from the foods that we eat. However, there is an alarming trend that has plagued the US school system for decades. Children are being served nutrient and vitamin

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How to Study for a Test

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Many students are surprised that there are actual methods for studying. With the progression of each academic year, students frequently discover they need to adapt their study habits. With a few tips and a tad bit more discipline, students can quickly learn to have a school/social life balance. Time management Note taking skills and study

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How to Protect My Child Online

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There is so much on the internet. From cute cat videos to pornographic cartoons, practically anything can be found with just a few clicks. How can you protect a child from accessing something that could harm them in some way? Do we ban them for life from the internet? Nothing so drastic, but there are

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How Does the Teen Brain Work?

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The teenage years are a major time of transition for the brain. Although teens start to look more like adults than children, their brains are still very different from that of an adult. In fact, the brain does not fully look like an adult’s until the early 20s. Teens often act very differently than adults

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How Do Children Think?

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A child’s brain is very different than an adult’s, and is constantly changing. Studies have shown that the brain grows in spurts. The first occurs before a child is born, the second is between the ages of one and two, the third between the ages of two and four, the fourth between ages eight and

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Health Benefits of Sleep for Teens and Children

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Teenagers and children need a great deal of sleep but many get far less than the recommended amount. Leading scientists say that teens and children need about 9-10 hours of sleep each night, which is more than the recommended amount of 7-8 hours per night for adults. This lack of sleep can be very harmful

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How to Continue Learning Over Summer Break

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I remember when I was a kid (and I know this hasn’t changed!) that when it was the last few days of school we would get incredibly excited that we would have some time off to relax and enjoy the summer.  I think though, one big difference between 20 years ago and now, is that

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