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January Is Walk Your Dog Month

Rover CARING FOR YOUR DOG | By Rover Staff Tips for Safe, Healthy and Fun Outings with Your Dog Sure, you adore your pooch, but lately are you feeling less-than-thrilled when walk time comes around? That’s probably because you’re having trouble controlling your dog’s behavior—or you (and your dog) are tired of the same old routine. This month, focus on making those daily excursions more enjoyable for you and your dog. Be the pack...

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Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education

MindShift By Katrina Schwartz When Nicole Thomson first heard about the importance of teaching spatial reasoning and geometry in her kindergarten math curriculum she had already been teaching for several years. Her teacher training program hadn’t mentioned these skills, and yet at a professional development session for math teachers a group of researchers from the University of Toronto explained the large body of research that ties...

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This mother’s description of her tween son’s brain is a must-read for all parents.

It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy.

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This could be what’s behind your kid’s problems in school

Could your kid’s messy handwriting or trouble sitting still be traced back to those innate reflexes they had as infants? Here’s what you need to know about retained primitive reflexes. Today’s Parent BY VANESSA GRANT | FEB 15, 2018 PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO The instincts babies are born with are fascinating. When newborns hear a loud sound, their tiny arms and legs go up in the air as part of the moro, or startle, reflex. If you stroke...

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The Absolute Necessity of the New-Mom Friend

    Original Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/sunday/new-mom-friends-motherhood.html   In the trenches with a baby, you need someone to text at 2 a.m. By J. Courtney Sullivan Ms. Sullivan is a novelist. My friend Cathy and I recently took an afternoon off and got a couples massage. We lay side by side in a small candlelit room, almost completely naked and entirely at ease. It was the third time we had...

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How to Be a Better-Than-Just-Good Sports Parent

original source Every single parent reading this wants to be a good sports parent. And most of you will probably succeed at that. But what if you wanted to be better than just “good,” what if you wanted to be a GREAT parent? A parent who goes above and beyond “good”. A parent who focuses on what is best for their family and kids. A parent who sees the bigger picture of life (and youth sports). If you have set that as your goal, you...

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