Breastfed Babies Leads to Smarter Kids Development

Staff Post: Catherine Wiberg Benefits of Breastfeeding This article is about breast feeding and how it supports brain development. Before I share the information from studies, articles, and textbooks, I want to say that breastfeeding is not every mother’s experience. Personally, I was unable to breastfeed my children. I tried with each child. I did not have health concerns that prevented the safety of breastfeeding....

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5 Writing Activities to Improve Your Child’s Writing Efficiency Writing

Writing Activities  In our other post on writing, we talked about some sneaky things we, as parents, can do to train our children to be better writers, but the question remains: Are there activities we can have them do to train them up? The answer is obviously yes. And, some of these fun writing activities will help your child learn valuable writing tools without you...

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Here’s the parenting miracle that everyone’s been looking for Parenting

Guest Blog Post Lori Fireman Here’s the parenting miracle that everyone’s been looking for Most of us parents are familiar with the old “This is Your Brain, This is Your Brain on Drugs” campaign, but if you think that was scary, you should see what your brain looks like when you don’t do enough physical activity. Talk about frying your mind! An article in The...

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6 Activities to Improve a Child’s Spatial Awareness Education

Spatial Awareness When I was little, my parents decided to enroll me in soccer, and I’ll be honest, I was terrible at the sport. I was slow and clumsy and could not understand all the positions of the game. When the ball was kicked to me, I’d usually miss as I tried kicking it back to my teammate and I don’t think I ever scored...

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Sensory Processing: Tantrums, Tags, Sounds, Light Sensitivity Sensory

Sensory Processing I’m sure we’ve all had to spend far more time quelling temper tantrums or trying to subdue unruly behavior than we ever wanted to. But some parents deal with a level of tantrums and behavior that leave them feeling overwhelmed and defeated. It’s easy to tell there is something wrong, but it seems impossible to find a solution that makes anything better. I...

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Is My Child Lazy or is it a Learning Challenge? Education

Laziness vs. Learning Disability Do you ever feel like you are the older brother in Big Hero 6, Tadashi, who is always trying to get his younger brother, Hiro, to make more of himself and reach his potential? If you are like me and loved that movie, you already know that Tadashi struggled with Hiro because he saw all the intelligence and genius within him,...

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Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Activities Education

Valentine’s Day Activities Red and pink is everywhere. Hearts of all shapes and sizes line the walls of every store, school hallway and home. It is that time of year where all ages celebrate the meaning of love. Adults go out on special dates, while children get to share their Valentine’s love a little differently. Traditionally, the heart has been the symbol of Valentine’s Day....

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The Learning Risks when Babies Skip the Crawling Phase Development

Why Babies Should Not Skip the Crawling Phase Crawling seems like an infant’s rite of passage. It’s cute, it’s exciting and let’s be honest, most of our little ones’ first step toward mobility usually follows a slew of phone calls to loved ones and ends up on social media. It’s a step we assume every child will take. But with a growing number of children...

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Vaccine Wars: My Take as a Mentor for Children with Learning Challenges Medical

What to consider when vaccinating children Disneyland, the happiest place in the world, or so we thought. Oddly enough, it wasn’t Maleficent or Pirates of the Caribbean that took over Disneyland; it was of all things, measles. Measles are a thing of the past right? Wrong! When I was a young mother, I didn’t give two thoughts about vaccinating my kids because that is just...

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Teaching Letter Formation and Placement Writing

Letter Formation and Placement These past few years I’ve done everything in my power to fight this strange new world of “LOL,” “BFF,” “OMG,” and “BRB.” For years I fought with my kids about getting a cell phone and trust me, you’ll never believe how I fought them on text messaging. This whole new world of technology is way over my head, and me being...

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