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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Separation

“Don’t take your love away from me Don’t you leave my heart in misery If you go then I’ll be blue Cause breaking up is hard to do…” Anyone old enough to remember this Neil Sedaka song? Hmmmm? Maybe not! Well, separation between parent and child can feel similar: stressful, painful and full of despair – just like that high school break-up. Separation is

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Patterns

Back to school season can be an exciting – and challenging – time for both parents and children. Mornings now require structure and separation, which can be hard at the end of a long, lazy summer. So read on for insights about handling both! Patterns The human brain is pattern-seeking, and guess what? We’ve just broken your child’s summer pattern! As you help your

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Just Playing

When I am building in the block room, please don’t say I’m “just playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play, about balance and shapes. Who knows, I may be an architect someday. When I’m getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don’t get the idea I’m “just playing”. For, you see, I’m learning as I play; I may

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Preschool or Daycare?

Choosing a preschool is a difficult decision for many parents. The factors to consider can be overwhelming and finding the right fit for your child can be a challenge. However, with all of the choices available it IS possible to find a preschool that gives you and your child a fulfilling experience to build on for future growth. There are several factors to take

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