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Talking to kids about residential schools can be tough. These traumatizing and culture-stripping institutions imposed death, abuse and other types of inhumane cruelty onto innocent children. But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean we should shy away from it. This is especially true in light of the recent and horrific discovery of the remains of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlerhood is a phase when the child experiences several changes. They develop newfound independence and autonomy, which they love testing at any moment possible. The need to exercise more control combined with cognitive and emotional changes could spark some defiance in the toddler. Defiance in toddlers is often momentary and
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A study published in the journal Pediatrics shows the combination of two early reading programs had positive effects on preschool students entering kindergarten in Cincinnati Public Schools over a three-year period. The two early reading programs are: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/r/reach-out-and-read“>Reach Out and Read, through which children receive a new book and guidance about reading at home during
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Kids can be quick to quit when the going gets tough, but these books teach them that great things come from sticking with it and pushing through. Photo Gallery Books that teach perseverance 1 / 21 The Little Engine That Could Written by Watty Piper and illustrated by George and Doris Hauman, Penguin Young Readers
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The rate of Kawasaki disease in South Korea has substantially decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly due to pandemic prevention efforts, such as mask-wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Kawasaki disease is the most common cause of heart disease that develops after
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Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a proof-of-concept treatment for blood disorders like sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia that could raise hemoglobin levels by activating production of both fetal and adult hemoglobin. Using a viral vector engineered to reactivate fetal hemoglobin production, suppress mutant hemoglobin, and supply functional adult hemoglobin, the researchers
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A study of over 59,000 Icelandic adolescents by a team of Icelandic and North American behavioral and social scientists found that COVID-19 has had a significant, detrimental impact on adolescent mental health, especially in girls. The study is the first to investigate and document age- and gender-specific changes in adolescent mental health problems and substance
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ADHD medications may lower suicide risk in children with hyperactivity, oppositional defiance and other behavioral disorders, according to new research from the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, published today in JAMA Network Open, address a significant knowledge gap in childhood suicide risk and
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Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Brazil found that when health workers were trained to promote infant healthy feeding practices to pregnant women their children consumed less fats and carbohydrates at 3 years of age and had lower measures of body fat
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Heard of unschooling? Sounds crazy? It did to me to until I took it seriously! Here’s why… Oops just noticed one of the clips still has sound! Sorry – please ignore 😉 Sign up to my email list here: www.theparentingjunkie.com #peacefulparenting VLOG, BOOK & TOY RECOMMENDATIONS HERE: www.theparentingjunkie.com F A C E B O O
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