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  • Sleepless and Stressed? Why Your Child's Brain Needs to Unplug at Night

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    Your day is finally over. Having juggled work, relationships, kids, and life you’re exhausted and can’t wait to finally get some sleep, You’re hoping to catch up from the sleep deficit from too many late nights. You flop down... 

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  • Navigating Post-Election Stress With Young Children

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    There have been many good posts and articles that focus on how to talk to young children about the outcome of the presidential election. These were helpful guides for how to respond, as children rubbed their eyes awake on the morning... 

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  • Your Child's Brain on Nature

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    I was waist deep in muskeg (a fancy name for stinky swamp mud in canoe country), a wood-canvas canoe perched on my barely 16-year-old shoulders, and mosquitoes buzzed hungrily in my ears – a challenging, but not atypical, portage in the... 

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  • What Will Your Children Remember About The Holidays?

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    Holiday spirit or holiday madness?

    It is December and the holidays are in full swing. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or something else, the break from school and work can be a great opportunity for... 

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  • Stress and Your Child's Brain: Too Much, Too Little, and the Resilience Sweet Spot

    As a culture, we are obsessed with stress --"Stress Free in 40 Days!"-- "Go On Vacation and Leave Stress Behind!" say the advertisements. You can buy stress busters, stress exterminators, and stress eradicators.

    Yet one out of five children report worrying "a great deal" or "a lot." Millenials (young adults ages 18-33) are ... 

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  • Busy Kids? Balance is Key

     Does the gain from advanced academic programs such as IB and AP so many youth are involved in (pushed by educators and parents) outweigh the lack of sleep and limitation of other experiences, such as 4-H, because of so much time spent on studying?

    Shirley, Denver, CO 

    Shirley,

    I think that the growing popularity of IB and AP... 

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  • Stress and children: What's the right balance?

    I watch my daughter spend so much time and energy protecting her kids from disappointment. My mom always said challenge was good for me! Should we really shield our kids so much?

    Miranda, A concerned grandma from Oklahoma

    Miranda,

    It's not easy to watch our kids experience stress and... 

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