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Omega-3, Omega-6 Supplements Improve Reading Skills in Children Featured 

Omega-3, Omega-6 Supplements Improve Reading Skills in Children

If your child is having difficulty reading, rather than hiring a tutor, the solution could lie in fatty acid supplementation. This is the latest conclusion of a  new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and published in The Journal of Child Psychology  and Psychiatry. The research was led by Mats Johnson, chief physician and researcher at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry... Read More
How to Raise Mentally Strong Kids Featured 

How to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

Kids these days undergo a great deal of stress.  School, extracurriculars and homework adds to their stress levels.  Some kids have a difficult time trying to cope with the vigors of daily life. In a 2015 study of 20,000 Australian children were tested for their stress levels. One in fifteen children worried most or all of the time.  They mostly... Read More
Does the  Montessori Method Have An Edge Over Other Types of School Techniques? Featured 

Does the Montessori Method Have An Edge Over Other Types of School Techniques?

New research suggests that children who attend Montessori schools may have an edge over other children in terms of both academic and social development.  However, this early education researcher stated that the , “…study was far too small to be conclusive.” Researchers only tested 30 5-year-olds and 29 12-year-olds attending a public inner-city Montessori school in Milwaukee, Wis. They also... Read More
Raising Honest Teens! Featured 

Raising Honest Teens!

As a teen, I lied to my parents often about everything from school grades to where and how I was going to places or when meeting certain people.  In those days, there were no digital tracking devices or any way for my parents to know what I had done throughout the day.  After a while, I  had developed a good... Read More
Make A Lemon Battery! Featured 

Make A Lemon Battery!

Key concepts Electricity Batteries Electrochemical reaction Electric conductor Background Batteries are containers that store chemical energy, which can be converted to electrical energy—or what we call electricity. They depend on an electrochemical reaction to do this. The reaction typically occurs between two pieces of metal, called electrodes, and a liquid or paste, called an electrolyte. For a battery to work... Read More
The Value of Homework Featured 

The Value of Homework

These days with emerging studies of, whether we need to give our kids more space and outdoor time and, less instruction have been circulating throughout the presses.  Scandanavian models of education, simply put less emphasis on classroom instruction and homework. Are we in the US doing something wrong?  Do we really need to give lots of homework to our kids... Read More
Labor Day American Flag Featured 

Labor Day American Flag

With Labor Day just around the corner, this fast and simple kids craft is sure to be a hit with your youngster for the holiday! What you will need: – Extra large Popsicle sticks (7) – Wooden dowel – Red, white and blue acrylic paint – Paint brushes – Tacky glue – Blue foam board – Scissor – Wooden small... Read More
Raising Kids with Grit Featured 

Raising Kids with Grit

What is grit? Grit is having qualities like strength, character and a drive to succeed in life.  Kids that fall down continuously,  persevere after trying, have the ability to endure,  are able to pick themselves back up time and time again are the ones that  flourish in life. According to the University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth, “grit” is a... Read More
Want a High GPA in College?  Join a Gym Featured 

Want a High GPA in College? Join a Gym

College students who want to raise their GPA can begin by boosting their level of exercise. Researchers at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan tracked the grades and exercise habits of 266 undergraduates. They found that students who regularly participated in vigorous physical activity had higher G.P.A.’s.  Another  study was conducted in 2015  by the American College of Sports Medicine... Read More