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5 Ideas to Get Outside and Stay Active This Summer
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5 Ideas to Get Outside and Stay Active This Summer

The summer months present a great opportunity to take advantage of the outdoors with the whole family. However, summer also presents a lot freedom which can sometimes lead to a routine of sitting inside, overeating and too much television. Here are a few tips to keep the whole family active and healthy during summer: Get everyone in the water. Find a pool or lake nearby...

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Why Teenagers Need More Sleep
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Why Teenagers Need More Sleep

70% of teens aren’t getting the sleep they need. Lack of sleep can have a significantly negative impact on teenagers physically, mentally, cognitively and especially academically. Teenagers are the most sleep deprived population. Without the proper amount of sleep, teenagers experience a much more difficult time paying attention in class, let alone sustaining that attention throughout the day. Emotional response is also heavily affected when...

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Understanding a Child’s Self-Esteem and Motivation
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Understanding a Child’s Self-Esteem and Motivation

Most research on motivation is based on the self-determination theory. The self-determination theory suggests that motivation is either intrinsic or extrinsic. When someone is motivated to learn because of the pleasure or sense of achievement from an activity, it is called intrinsic motivation. Whereas when someone is┬ámotivated by the rewards or consequences that are separate from an activity, it is called extrinsic motivation. It’s understood...

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Get the Kids Outside This Summer with These Four Activities
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Get the Kids Outside This Summer with These Four Activities

As school comes to end and summer begins, you may encounter periods of time where your children complain of boredom with nothing to do. Here are a few outdoor activities to keep kids busy and having fun over the summer: Put together an obstacle course in the backyard. You can create obstacles using hula hoops or a ladder. If you’re visiting the beach this summer...

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Understanding What Sets Gifted Students Apart
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Understanding What Sets Gifted Students Apart

Oftentimes, parents and educators alike find themselves in a dilemma when identifying gifted learners. Understanding the subtle difference between a child that is bright and a child that is gifted can be very difficult. Both children are accompanied with their own strengths and weaknesses, and for a child to be bright and not gifted is not something to be perceived negatively. In his article on Psychology...

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How Parents Can Encourage Kindness in Children
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How Parents Can Encourage Kindness in Children

Parents can nurture kindness in their children just by encouraging them to reflect on the child’s own acts of kindness. A recent study shows that children that have acted with kindness, then thought back on it, were more likely to be kind in the future. Arber Tasimi, a graduate student at Yale University, explains that, “these findings show that something as simple as asking children...

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