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Obesity in School Going Kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dorothy Hastings Mar 5. 1 Reply

Obesity has become a common problem today, event among kids. A new study published in New England Journal of Medicine states that children that deemed obese in eighth grade were obese before even…Continue

Tags: obese, child, care, overweight, health

How can you make your child succeed in their studies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Morgan Nov 26, 2013. 2 Replies

While we, as parents, understand how valuable an education is, it is an abstract concept to a child. Because of this, it becomes very difficult to induce the interest of education in them. What have…Continue

Tags: activities, curriculum, preschool, development, care

At what age the kids can start a preschool education?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynda Way Sep 10, 2013. 2 Replies

It there any age binding for preschool admission procedure? Is it essential that a child must have had his/her second birthday in order to start preschool?Continue

Tags: preschool, activities, development, daycare, care

What are the most common parenting challenges on raising a Child?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sergey Semenyuk Nov 4, 2013. 5 Replies

Being a parent is an extremely rewarding experience and is considered to be one of the greatest accomplishments a person can achieve, but it can also be a challenging task. What was the parenting…Continue

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Jessica Owens replied to Dorothy Hastings's discussion Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Your Kids in the group Elementary Educators K-8
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Know the Secrets to Make Your Child a Singing Pro

Have you ever wished your child could sing as flawlessly as your favorite singer? It's possible for almost anyone with a voice to learn how to sing professionally. All you need to do is follow a step by step process while encouraging practicing as much as possible. If you seek to unlock your little one’s…See More
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6 Incredible Ways to Raise Confident Kids

Confidence is a critical aspect of leading a healthy, productive life. It is a key to boost your kid's confidence from childhood itself. Insult and injury are inevitable in life. However, children with high self confidence levels are more resilient and come through tougher times in life stronger than ever. The following details six simple ways that parents can build self confidence in kids.Practice what you preachTeach good mannersOffer positive feedbackSet them up for successProvide…See More
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7 Extracurricular Activities to Discover Your Kids’ Potential

Extracurricular activities are a great way for young kids to develop social skills, learn more about something that they love and stay active. From gymnastics to art classes to sports, you are sure to find something will interest your little one.Gymnastics.DanceSports.Swimming.Martial arts.Educational classes.Music and creative artsClick here to read full blog post.See More
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Preschool Children: Know Their Needs and Characteristics

Preschoolers are curious about everything that they see and hear. This is a great time for caregivers, both parents and teachers, to mold the children’s minds and encourage them to use their creativity and imagination. This is also an important time for adults to teach social skills to help them adapt to a new environment filled with other kids. The world is widening for preschool kids and it is important for parents and teachers to give them the encouragement and opportunity to explore their…See More
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Merry Kids: Fun Ways to Celebrate Bonza Bottler Day

Bonza Bottler Day is celebrated every month on the day when the number of the month matches the number of the day (i.e. January 1, March 3, June 5 and so on).The idea to celebrate this occurrence came from the mind of Elaine Fremont who established the first Bonza Bottler Day in 1985. Elaine Fremont established this day because she…See More
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Dorothy Hastings commented on Oscar Marin's blog post Designing an Intelligible Curriculum Growth Program for Toddlers
"The preschool curriculum is one of the important features that you should care about when choosing a daycare or preschool for your little one. Finding a loving, caring place for your exploring toddler may take sometime so be sure to start early…"
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Dorothy Hastings commented on Michele Baker's blog post 5 Ways Preschoolers Benefit From Music
"Creating music stimulates creative thinking in children. As they learn to work with others to create interesting or beautiful tunes their brains come alive with their own ideas. Making music requires a lot of coordination of different body…"
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Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Your Kids

Here are given some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids - Celebrating St. Patrick's Day With KidsSee More
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"Here are given some simple yet fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids: http://j.mp/1kHOfIj"
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Dorothy Hastings commented on John Marsh's blog post How To Improve Your Math Grades In 10 Steps
"You can learn math like anything else, provided you approach it in the right way. A positive mental attitude does make a huge difference to your grades. Remind yourself that math is all about solving problems. And you've solved plenty…"
Mar 17
Dorothy Hastings replied to David Chiles's discussion What is a good netiquette time frame for email responses?
"It is always better to respond as soon as you get the mail, but may be for some reason you get busy, then find out which mail is imporatant. Respond those quickly. Some mails can be waited to get a reply. There is another way too. If you have…"
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Know the Secrets to Make Your Child a Singing Pro

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Have you ever wished your child could sing as flawlessly as your favorite singer? It's possible for almost anyone with a voice to learn how to sing professionally. All you need to do is follow a step by step process while encouraging practicing as much as possible. If…

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6 Incredible Ways to Raise Confident Kids

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 7:40am 0 Comments



Confidence is a critical aspect of leading a healthy, productive life. It is a key to boost your kid's confidence from childhood itself. Insult and injury are inevitable in life. However, children with high self confidence levels are more resilient and come through tougher times in life stronger than ever. The following details six simple ways that parents can build self confidence in kids.

  1. Practice what you…
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7 Extracurricular Activities to Discover Your Kids’ Potential

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Extracurricular activities are a great way for young kids to develop social skills, learn more about something that they love and stay active. From gymnastics to art classes to sports, you are sure to find something will interest your little one.



  1. Gymnastics.
  2. Dance
  3. Sports.
  4. Swimming.
  5. Martial arts.
  6. Educational classes.
  7. Music and creative arts…


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Preschool Children: Know Their Needs and Characteristics

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:18am 0 Comments

Preschoolers are curious about everything that they see and hear. This is a great time for caregivers, both parents and teachers, to mold the children’s minds and encourage them to use their creativity and imagination. This is also an important time for adults to teach social skills to help them adapt to a new environment filled with other kids. The world is widening for preschool kids and it is important for parents and teachers…

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At 2:01am on April 17, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

Shocking video of a preschool caregiver who was endangering kids by putting sleeping pills into sippy cups of kids under 2.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/california-teacher-accused-of-putting-sleeping-pills-into-toddlers-sippy-cups/

At 1:34am on April 8, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

Kids who were till not so long ago, considered to be hyperactive,and distracted, are today termed as ADHD affected and are given medication dosages carefully measured and also monitored. But they are not disordered and just need careful nurturing..

http://completewellbeing.com/article/hyperactive-kids-nurture-them-gently/

At 11:16pm on April 1, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

While some kids eagerly look forward to going back to school and meet their friends again, some see it as traumatic and scary. One in eight kids suffer from a traumatic disorder, according to a study. Advice from experts on how to help your kids manage stress.

http://www.today.com/id/48752623#.UVpMVzfOz3E

At 10:46pm on March 20, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

After NYC more and more cities are embracing the use of social media in schools. Public schools in Chicago have put together videos, documents, and links to other sites for principals and staff to use social media to connect with their school communities.

http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.in/2013/01/embracing-social-media-use-in-schools.html

 
 
 

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This morning I read a post from a higher education educator about the negative effects of Tech in lectures. The author was perplexed when he realized a great many students in his lecture hall were paying attention to Facebook, or attending to email during the course of a two-hour lecture. His school chose to ban tech devices from the lecture hall. Additionally, students were required to use nametags, so that the lecturer could address individual students with questions during the lecture. This…See More
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