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Everyone is aware that stress is bad for us in lots of ways, but did you know that it can cause your brain to physically shrink?
Publish Date: 20.Jun.12
Many students who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling have a very difficult time getting their words and ideas on paper even though they may be amazing storytellers.
Publish Date: 07.Aug.12
Believe it or not, fat is probably the most important element of your child’s diet. Let me explain why. First, your neurones are largely made of fat. The long, fast ones are actually wrapped in fat too, to speed the connection. Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune attack on the cells providing that covering, known as Schwann Cells, so you can see how essential they are. Indeed 60% of your brain dry weight is fat.
Publish Date: 01.Oct.12
Students who reported having all four types of reading materials (books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias) in their home scored, on average, higher than those who reporter having fewer reading materials.
Publish Date: 11.Oct.12
Here are a few simple tips that will guide your child down the path to becoming a confident and happy reader. Keep them short and sweet; never impose any reading exercise for more than 10-15 minutes.
Publish Date: 14.Oct.12
Literacy issues don’t just affect kids in the classroom.  They can have a wide-spread – and painful – impact on children. Research shows that children with learning disabilities are especially likely to suffer from self-esteem issues. As parents, we all want to be able to do something to help when our child hurts.  The good news is that there are some very specific things that the adults in their lives can do to help develop a positive self-image.
Publish Date: 15.Oct.12
From the moment a child is born (or even before, some scientists have argued), he is absorbing information like a sponge absorbs water. The things that babies see, touch, taste and hear as they explore the big bright world around them build out the neural pathways in their brains.
Publish Date: 25.Oct.12
What is the one magic thing that really makes the difference between success and failure for most people?
Publish Date: 29.Oct.12
There are items in the every day diet that contribute to low attention spans, and an inability to focus. This makes it more difficult for parents and children alike to plunge into tasks that are more challenging. The three most problematic items include...
Publish Date: 01.Nov.12
Wouldn’t it be great to live a life in which no one ever made fun of you, pushed you around, spread nasty rumors about you, made insulting gestures, or excluded you from their group? You may be able to get your school to punish kids for bullying you, but that is not going to make anyone like you, respect you, or want to be your friend. In fact, it will make kids hate you and want to beat you up or get you in trouble.
Publish Date: 05.Dec.12

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