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Letting Kids Be Kids Is Smart

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Peter Banning: What …is the matter with you? When are you gonna stop acting like a child? Jack: [laughs] I am a child. ~The Movie Hook 1991 Nothing to see here except overwhelming evidence, move along We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that young children learn through play.  Results are consistent from study to study that early academic training somewhat increases children’s immediate scores on the specific tests that the training is aimed at, but these initial gains level out within 1 to 3 years, between 1st and 4th grade, and in some studies are even reversed.   Children who... 

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Something Smells Fishy- Serving Kids Fish Oils

Friday, June 10, 2016

Once you start fish oils  in rare situations you may note a “fishy” smell around your toddler.  The following will cover why this happens and how in all but rare cases this can be corrected. Even a little fish can stink! Child smells fishy after taking fish oils Clearly the preferable way to give a child fish oils is to have them swallow the capsules.  This is not possible for toddlers.  In addition if you have a child with special needs it may take even longer to teach them to swallow the capsules.  I’ll cover how to teach a child to swallow capsules in another blog. Fish... 

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Develop A Growth Mindset For Your Child

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

” Overall, parents who see failure as debilitating focus on their children’s performance and ability rather than on their children’s learning, and their children, in turn, tend to believe that intelligence is fixed rather than malleable.  While a growth mindset is important for all children, it’s especially key for our children with special needs.” Children’s intelligence mind-sets (i.e., their beliefs about whether intelligence is fixed or malleable) robustly influence their motivation and learning. New study finds that the parents’ views on failure (and not intelligence)... 

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Young Fish Eat Plastic Like Kids Eat Junk Food

Friday, June 3, 2016

Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said. Fish are being killed, and prevented from reaching maturity, by the litter of microplastics finding their way into the world’s oceans, new research has shown. While this study has to do with our environment and the impact of pollution on fish, it also once again raises awareness about the importance for parents to become knowledgeable about nutrition and the impact dietary choices have on intellectual ability and  health. Researchers from Uppsala... 

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5 Ways To Get Free Or Affordable Speech Therapy

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Perhaps your child is a late talker without a diagnosis and you are looking for a bit of help.  Or perhaps your child was just diagnosed with apraxia and you are searching for a lot of help.  Either way navigating how to secure appropriate therapies can be a daunting task.  Below are 5 ways to secure free or affordable speech therapy. 1. Early Intervention In the US you don’t have to wait for your pediatrician to refer you for an evaluation for services through Early Intervention  if you have a concern about your child’s development in the following areas -call. Hearing Cognitive... 

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Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“Diet definitely impacts a person’s metabolites. They can see which foods cause what kinds of metabolic changes and how that evolves over time. It will be very informative to see how what you eat determines what you are chemically.” NASA’s Human Research Program released the video “Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat” to highlight its Twins Study which uses omics to study Mark and Scott Kelly’s metabolites.  Omics is an evolving field integrating collections of measurements, biomolecules and sub-disciplines to provide a more complete picture of health.... 

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Good Nutrition Positively Affects Social Development, Penn Research Shows

Monday, May 16, 2016

Study finds good nutrition will enhance cognitive function and promote good social behavior, which is essential to brain development and intelligence. The main finding of a new study from two University of Pennsylvania researchers has found proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child’s social behaviors and development.  The results are published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition.  The researchers found a number of nutritional markers including lack of vitamin B2 and niacin; and insufficient protein intake. Social interactions studied included Friendliness Extent... 

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No Such Thing As A Good Spanking

Friday, May 6, 2016

Just the other day a study came out titled Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research”   As you can imagine, looking at the comment sections in most places this study was shared, the top liked comments were from parents that didn’t take kindly to being told what to do in the privacy of their home (or in the cereal isle of the supermarket). Five decades of research of over 160,000 children found the more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems... 

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Late Talkers, Silent Voices

Monday, April 4, 2016

HALF OF THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED BY APRIL 15TH IN ORDER TO SHOOT OUR FILM ABOUT CHRIS ULMER IN MAY. PLEASE DONATE TODAY.  40 Million Americans have a communication disorder – 1 in 12 are school-age children​. Millions of kids struggle with expressive, receptive, fluency or voice issues – they struggle to be heard and to be understood. If that weren’t enough, they also deal with the assumption that their difference in communication reflects a difference in their cognitive ability. Late Talkers, Silent Voices is a media project that aims to raise awareness about and reflect the experiences... 

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Camden’s Birthday Party Brings Worldwide Awareness For Apraxia Which Started In a Cherab Support Group Message

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Camden said the day after the party to his mom Traci “Mama this has been the second best day of my life building Legos with you, my best day was yesterday.” Camden’s birthday party has been the most awareness for apraxia in a few days than apraxia has had in over the past century! It all started at the Cherab’s one support group on Facebook at apraxia.org when Traci Eubank shared to the group expressing her frustration about her son not having any friends to invite to his upcoming birthday party.   Lisa Geng who runs the group and is President of Cherab, and co author of... 

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Letting Kids Be Kids Is Smart

Let Kids Be Kids

Peter Banning: What …is the matter with you? When are you gonna stop acting like a child? Jack: [laughs] I am a child. ~The Movie Hook 1991 Nothing to see here except overwhelming evidence, move along We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that young children learn through play.  Results are consistent from study to […]

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Young Fish Eat Plastic Like Kids Eat Junk Food

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Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said. Fish are being killed, and prevented from reaching maturity, by the litter of microplastics finding their way into the world’s oceans, new research has shown. While this study has to do […]

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Eating Clean To Protect The Brain

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“So you recommend that pregnant women eat organic produce?” I asked Grandjean, a Danish-born researcher who travels around the world studying delayed effects of chemical exposure on children. “That’s what I advise people who ask me, yes. It’s the best way of preventing exposure to pesticides.” Grandjean estimates that there are about 45 organophosphate pesticides […]

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