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September, 2008

Feed your child’s brain with reading . . .

Reading is good for kids, and their stage of cognitive development will determine the types of books that will be most engaging for them. If you want to choose books that will nurture your child’s brain, having an awareness of the following early stages of reading development will help point you in the right direction. …Continue reading

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More on sibling rivalry . . .

Last week, Parenting Playbook offered a few suggestions about how parents can help children resolve the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are commonly associated with the catchphrase “sibling rivalry.” This week, Parenting Playbook will describe some of the factors that influence how often and why your kids and their friends might clash. First, kids have …Continue reading

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Sibling rivalry . . .

Every child, even an only child, has the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are commonly associated with the catchphrase “sibling rivalry.” If you look underneath the conflicts that go along with sibling rivalry, you will usually find questions: Am I truly and absolutely loved? Am I wanted? What is special about me? Do I have …Continue reading

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The Eighth Intelligence . . .

Harold Gardner put forth Multiple Intelligence Theory (MI) in his book Frames of Mind in 1983. Gardner’s theory redefined aspects of human intelligence, and one of the strengths of Gardner’s work was that he could accurately pinpoint parts of the brain that correlated to each described intelligence. Frames of Mind included seven types of intelligence: …Continue reading

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Understanding naughty . . .

All parents experience times when their children exhibit challenging behaviors. Understanding the causes behind those challenging behaviors can help. If we make the mistake of looking only at children’s behavior rather than their level of distress and needs, we miss an opportunity to really understand and connect with them and to ease their difficulty. During …Continue reading

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