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Understanding The Concept of Early Childhood Education

Understanding The Concept of Early Childhood Education

The concept of early childhood education typically applies to the pre-elementary school years when parents are interested in putting their children in a kindergarten or preschool program. Many parents currently believe that the earlier a child’s education gets started, the more successful they are going to be later on in life. Today, parents are fortunate to have a number of options at their disposal besides public preschool including the Head Start, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf programs.

Public preschool

The public preschool form of early childhood education has gained in popularity in recent …

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What to Be When You GROW UP

What to Be When You GROW UP

Just a little thought for the day. Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents or teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grow up? You would respond a fireman, a police man, a doctor, astronaut, and a variety of other careers that we dreamed of.

That’s what made us special, we dreamed, we had no limits, no boundaries, and we could set the bar as high as we wanted. Somewhere in our aging process we lost our childhood dreams. Why? We have been told “That’s Crazy!” …

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Dealing With Childhood Conditions – Tips For First Time Teachers

Dealing With Childhood Conditions – Tips For First Time Teachers

When you enter your school your entering a battleground of all sorts of germs and potential diseases. It’s such a communal area that viruses of all kinds can spread around easily. It’s good to know the symptoms for the most common ailments you’ll see kids have, so you can help prevent their outbreak:

Head lice – If you see a child that is itching their scalp non-stop you’ll want to send them to the nurses office. Lice live on the hair and feed on blood. They can’t jump and can’t …

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Our Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Our Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Childhood obesity is often referred to as a medical condition which occurs when a child is well above a normal weight based on age and height. Though obesity itself is not necessarily problematic, it can lead to a number of other health compromising issues. Children who are obese are much more likely to suffer from heart disease later in life and obesity has also been linked to a number of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years, bringing the numbers to an all-time high. In …

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Emotional Intelligence – The New Measure of Masculinity

Emotional Intelligence – The New Measure of Masculinity

The world is in constant change and so are societal values. Equality between sexes, same sax relationships and religious tolerance are only few of the hot topics which are now no longer taboos. These actual changes are continuously affecting the way in which we raise our children. Stereotypes are crushed and new theories about the proper way of raising a child are formulated. In this light, the old “don’t be a sissy” saying, which was repeated to boys when they were crying, is now outdated and fiercely condemned. Furthermore, parents are now …

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How to Deal With Your Children’s Anger Issues

How to Deal With Your Children’s Anger Issues

When you say anger issues, specifically childhood anger issues, what do you mean? Well actually, contrary to other psychological problems or difficulties some kids have, anger reactions or issues are separate and different. Anger issues and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) could take place simultaneously, yet may be apart from each other as well. It could also take place when the child experiences learning disabilities. And in these circumstances, the kid’s antagonism is fast to fly into a rage and can be very extreme. For example, if a parent instructed the child …

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5 Reasons to Sign your Child for the Open Dance Lakewood Classes

Having a child is a blessing. Having more of them is even a greater one. Seeing how they grow up into amazing human beings is something that every parent dreams about.

During the growing up process, all children show signs of attention to some things. Some kids love painting, others do great in sports, while some like to dance. If your child seems to love dancing, it’s time to take them to dance classes. See more about it here

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9 Factors Affecting Healing From Childhood Sexual Abuse

9 Factors Affecting Healing From Childhood Sexual Abuse

The damaging effects from sexual abuse can be life-long if assistance is not received to work through the issues. The sooner the treatment, the less likely are the long-term negative results. Unfortunately, most people sexually abused do not receive treatment until years or decades later, if ever. Following are 9 factors that influence the damage from sexual abuse.

1. The age the abuse began. There are the experts who believe that the earlier the abuse, the more damage occurs. This is because the younger the child, the fewer emotional resources s/he has …

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The Facts and Statistics of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

The Facts and Statistics of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Childhood obesity has become a worldwide epidemic. Did you know that 1 in 5 children are obese and 1 and 4 are considered overweight. Minority children suffer even higher rates of obesity. All of these statistics are very alarming and there are several contributing factors that have led to this epidemic. You should understand that childhood obesity affects children exactly like obesity affects adults. Both obese children and adults have a higher chance of developing hypertension, high cholesterol, low self-esteem, asthma, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes and even some forms of …

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Simple Steps to Ease Childhood Obesity Problems

Simple Steps to Ease Childhood Obesity Problems

In my previous article, I talked about the growing danger of childhood obesity in wealthy and developed nations, especially the United States. This problem is partly caused by the lifestyle changes that are going on in those countries. One of the major foundations of the lifestyle changes is the rapid advancements of technology. It is undeniable that technology has helped in making our life easier, but you have to remember that technology can also become a double-edged sword. With advanced technology, we do not need to do as much labor intensive work as …

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