Praise for Public Schools

Schools are doing a great job keeping a close eye on kids with COVID despite careful masking all day long and vaccinations for everyone age allowed. Despite careful coverage, some cases slip through and all children and families involved are quarantined rapidly after full testing. This is great for everyone’s safety and well-being. It’s well-documented…

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Is Your Partner a Narcissistic Parent?

Yahoo! Life  May 18, 2021 by Patrick A. Coleman Until you have a child, you never really know what kind of parent you or your partner will be. But raising kids tends to clarify a person’s psychology, letting both strengths and weaknesses shine through. Because, whether kids are triumphant or having a tantrum, parents have…

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The Value of Independent Play for Toddlers and Kids ages 4-6

During the Pandemic children are playing by themselves more often, especially if their parents are working. While they surely need our participation, they also benefit from learning to enjoy their own company. Toddlers Toddlers naturally play independently because they are thrilled to be so mobile. Once walking and climbing and even jumping are part of…

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Creating a Low Stress Environment for Kids

Children feel stress due to internal causes and external causes. Both need to be taken into account to ensure that their environment minimizes their state of mental or emotional strain or tension that results from adverse or very demanding situations and circumstances. Internal Causes Some children have an anxious temperament. Thus even modest changes and…

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Children Observe Parents Carefully for Signposts About Our World

Children take the business of growing up seriously these days. Faced with the restrictions of COVID resulting in limited social contacts, they may often feel unheard and alone. They hear about vaccinations coming, but they’re hardly first on the list. Neither are their parents. And their grandparents keep waiting for more vaccines to arrive at…

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COVID BUBBLES

A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…

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The Idea of Goodness

Goodness is a quality that is hard to define yet is especially important during this time when the welfare of all of us is at stake. It’s a time when we need to aim at knowledge of our situation and in the quest of developing a clear conceptualization of possibilities and options that can lead…

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Your Baby’s Third Month: Repetition and Novelty

What Do the Researchers Have to Say about Your Three-Month-Old? When you hold yo ur three-month-old in your supportive arms, you may be so delighted that you begin to talk in motherese, the simplified and repetitive type of speech that uses exaggerated, generally somewhat high-pitched intonation and rhythm. By this age, your baby may respond…

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How Does the Parental Intelligence Way Effectively Help Cope with Cyberbullying?

What is Cyberbullying and What are its Effects? Bullying is a form of aggressive harassment that is unprovoked and repeatedly directed toward another individual or group of individuals. There is always a power differential. Additionally, bullying may inflict harm on the targeted youth—including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm. These are several characteristics of bullying:…

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