Monthly Archives: October 2011

Slow Down

As parents, we are sometimes blessed with the chance to be awed by the clarity, relevance, or humor of our children’s perspectives. This month, I thought I’d share a recent conversation I had with my PreK-aged daughter. It offered me a poignant reminder of something to watch for as we get into the thick of fall schedules. “Mom, I think you should write to

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Connections with Others Build Neural Connections In Our Brains

We humans are a social lot, connecting with others for survival. In fact, the sense of touch, or connection, is the only one of our senses that we cannot live without. Touch also makes us feel better. Research shows that regularly connecting for 5 uninterrupted minutes a day can reduce power struggles by 50 percent in kids 5-years-old and younger. Researchers have studied connection

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