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Body Language Lessons: 4 Most Misread Toddler Signals

Body language could fill in the gaps between what your toddler says and what you actually understand. That is if you understood his body language any better than you understand his attempts at speech. Beyond “NO,” that is—everyone knows what that means. Okay, sure. You understand your child’s speech better than most. But you sure …

Youngest Child in the Classroom? Is That a Problem?

“Youngest child in the classroom” can be a difficult label to wear. It’s part luck and part cut-off date that makes it happen.  It’s not that cut-off dates are special. They’re just like any other dates on the calendar. They just happen to be a random day schools choose as the final day in the year …

Five Benefits of Summer Camp For Foster Children

The harsh reality for foster children is that their childhood isn’t normal. Being removed from your home because of abuse or neglect and being placed somewhere with someone you don’t know is simply something most children don’t have to deal with. It sets them apart in a way that’s difficult to comprehend. However, foster parents …

Lists, Lists, Can We Talk Lists? The Art That Strengthens Memory

Lists are an organized person’s best friend. The act of setting down in writing what you need to buy at the store, or get done in your home, helps you cement these tasks in your mind. That means that even if you then forget to bring your list with you, you’re going to remember that …

Pet Therapy And Your Child

Pet Therapy is type of treatment using trained animals to help people cope with a variety of issues, including illness and mental health issues. Pet therapy sessions are guided by the animal’s handler, who is trained in pet therapy. Another name for pet therapy is Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). While it is common to use …

Dyslexia: This is What it Looks Like

Dyslexia is so common that one in every five American children has this reading difficulty. Some believe that worldwide, as many as one in four people have dyslexia. And still, so many people have no idea what it’s like to live with this reading difficulty. Parents may have no inkling their kids have it. They might think their kids just …