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Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior. That’s the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, The Good News About Bad Behavior. “We face a crisis of self-regulation,” Lewis writes. And by “we,” she...

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How to Help Your Child Get Used to Wearing a Mask

There will be many noticeable changes as we slowly adjust to life during the coronavirus pandemic. One such change is face masks or facial coverings. Cloth face coverings help reduce the chance of spreading viruses through respiratory droplets or the spray of saliva. This is especially important if you are within 6 feet of another...

Building Kids’ Resilience through Play Is More Crucial Than Ever
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Building Kids’ Resilience through Play Is More Crucial Than Ever

Like any experiment or challenge we ask students to solve, the goal isn’t finding one right answer and being done. True innovation comes from the iterative process of trying something, understanding why it did or didn’t work, and learning what to do differently or better. This process develops problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills that build the resilience kids will need as students and as future employees, inventors and leaders.

How to Hug During a Pandemic
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How to Hug During a Pandemic

Not only do we miss hugs, we need them. Physical affection reduces stress by calming our sympathetic nervous system, which during times of worry releases damaging stress hormones into our bodies. In one series of studies, just holding hands with a loved one reduced the distress of an electric shock

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