Why Kids Need Nature

Why Kids Need Nature

If you are old enough to be a parent or grandparent, you probably spent a lot of time as a child playing outside, getting dirty, and coming home as happy as a pig in slop. Whether you grew up in the country or in a small town or a city, more than likely there were amble opportunities for you to spend time on your own exploring nature – in your Read more »
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March 11, 2019
Pause and Reset: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Problems with Gaming

Pause and Reset: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Problems with Gaming

Pause and Reset: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Problems with Gaming By Nancy M. Petry, Ph.D. Pause and Reset by addiction expert Nancy Petry, is aimed at parents concerned about the role of video games in their children's lives. In this informative, reader-friendly book, the author sheds light on what constitutes problematic video gaming and what does not, how to determine whether a child, adolescent or young adult may be Read more »
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March 10, 2019
Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children By Angela J. Hanscom, with Foreword by Richard Louv In this important book, pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook, Angela Hanscom shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Today’s Read more »
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March 10, 2019
UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World By Michele Borba, Ed.D. UnSelfie by Dr. Michele Borba explains what parents and educators must do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today – including a 9-step empathy-building program with tips to guide kids from birth through college, and beyond. Borba notes that teens today are forty percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Why is this lack of Read more »
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March 10, 2019
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JACKSON, Miss. – Confetti rained down and cheers went up in December as patients joined leaders in medicine and government read more »

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MERIDIAN, Miss. – The planned Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian (MCM-M) will be located at 403 22nd Avenue, the current location of read more »

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