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  • Music education is highly important for young children, increasing math skills, fine motor coordination, and helping children learn the benefits of perseverance and delayed gratification. Think your child is ready for music lessons? Consider the age of the child, developmental readiness, and time commitment before staring formal instrument lessons!

    Music Lessons: The Importance of Music Education for Children

    Music Lessons: The Importance of Music Education for Children

    by Leah Lefler52

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  • Children growing up with ADHD are sometimes socially awkward, making it more difficult to make friends. Teaching social skills to our children can make it easier for them to make friends.

    Growing up With ADHD: Teaching Social Skills

    Growing up With ADHD: Teaching Social Skills

    by Seven Stevens0

  • If your child's ADHD symptoms include a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), they may be aggressive, impulsive and highly irritable. Up to 40% of people with ADHD are also diagnosed as having ODD. Here are some approaches you might consider to manage and extinguish these behaviors.

    ADHD Symptoms: Managing Your Child’s Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)

    ADHD Symptoms: Managing Your Child’s Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)

    by Seven Stevens0

  • Recess was once an accepted part of a child's school day. With increasing pressures for academic success, many schools are cutting or eliminating play time in favor of rigorous academic pursuits. Many schools are built without playgrounds in cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Research shows recess actually boosts test scores and increases a child's attention span: some parent led initiatives are striving to bring recess back to American schools.

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    School's Out: The Loss of Recess in America

    by Leah Lefler38

  • Beginning home-schooling is a huge decision and can engender terror in the hearts of parents brave enough to undertake such a commitment. Fear not, it's not so scary after all. First comes 'deschooling'...

    Home School Education: Deschooling

    Home School Education: Deschooling

    by Bev G40

  • Single parenting can be hard and all-consuming. Sometimes, we single parents lose ourselves without even realising it. Have you lost the real you, somewhere beneath the relentless reality of parenting alone? Here is now to find yourself again.

    Single Parenting: Have You Lost Yourself?

    Single Parenting: Have You Lost Yourself?

    by Polly C0

  • It is important to have cell phone rules for kids. Your family cell phone policy should include limits on cell phones at night and at school, and you should monitor cell phone contacts for young kids.

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    by Kristin Trapp28

  • Humans have so much in common with the oceans, much more than we care to admit at times. Why not make a name reflect that?

    Baby Names Inspired by the Ocean

    Baby Names Inspired by the Ocean

    by Don17

  • We're at a tragic point when preschools are seen as places to prepare students for kindergarten. Not only is this developmentally inappropriate and cruel, but it also has long-term negative consequences for our nation. It results in kids who are less creative, less curious, and less communicative.

    Why Preschool Should Not Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

    Why Preschool Should Not Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

    by McKenna Meyers0

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