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4 Ways You Can Help Your Child Deal With Stress

March 21, 2018

Adults often complain they are “stressed out.” Increasingly, statistics show, American children are stressed out as well, and the effects on their health, emotional state, and cognitive ability can be significant. It’s well-documented that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses. But many researchers believe that ongoing stress during childhood from poverty, parents fighting or substance abuse, bullying, violence or other adversity can harm kids’ brains and other body systems and possibly lead to major health issues when they’re adults.…

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Sleep Tips for Traveling with a Newborn, Infant or Toddler

March 7, 2018

Just when you have a great routine in place, it’s time to travel with baby! Many parents worry about keeping baby on a good sleep schedule when away from home, but our tips below will help keep baby -and the rest of the family- calm and comfortable. Practice at home! Many times babies are not used to sleeping in a travel bed or pack-n-play. Put baby in travel bed or pack-n-play for naptime at home in weeks leading up to the…

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Helping Children Build Confidence In Stem Skills Through Hands-On Play

March 1, 2018

Learning Resources® has a 30 year history of helping millions of children develop a love of learning while building educational skills to take on the world. And today, staying true to this mission means bringing the highest quality resources to classrooms and families that meet authentic criteria for building STEM skills at early ages. Learning Resources has  earned the STEM Approved Trustmark™ from™) on over 50 of its products.   Coding has become an integral part of STEM education.…

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5 Reasons Pre-School Years Are A Prime Time For Learning

February 26, 2018

Much of the discussion about education focuses on the K-12 years, but some early childhood education experts suggest serious learning can start even earlier and pay dividends for the child in years to come. “Young children have the capacity at a very young age to be academically challenged, and we need to educate them strongly during those years instead of waiting until they are older,” says Alise McGregor, founder of Little Newtons (, an early education center with locations in…

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Early Youth Specialization Over Training: What Every Parent Should Know

February 16, 2018

Kids around the country are playing organized sports more than ever today. In fact, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) reports that youth in the country participating in sports went from around 18 million in 1987 to 60 million in 2008. While that’s good news, because of the many benefits that can be gained from keeping them active, there is also a downside that health professionals are beginning to caution parents about – early specialization and overtraining, both of…

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Dr. Tanya Altmann’s Infant Nutrition Tips

April 24, 2017

Most adults are familiar with probiotics and the role they play in our overall health. But many people don’t realize probiotics are also important for babies and their growing bodies. A new study suggests that only 23% of parents currently incorporate probiotics into their young child’s diet. First introduced during breast feeding, probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that support your baby’s digestive health and immune system. As babies grow, gut health is important for good overall health. So, parents should be…

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4 Ways To Manage A Healthy Relationship With Your Children

April 4, 2017

As a parent you have to enforce guidelines and prepare your children so they’ll be able to survive on their own. At the same time, you want to form a bond with them that they’ll call you their (best) friend and still respect you as their parent. To ensure a positive outcome here are 4 ways to manage a healthy relationship with your children. Communication Never miss the opportunity to talk to them. The more you talk to them, the…

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Consumer Reports: How to Protect Children’s Online Privacy

March 13, 2017

The digital lives of many children are born shortly after they are, when their parents start posting baby pictures on social media. Over the years a child’s digital trail lengthens, as the child and parents share more information online. Safeguarding children’s online privacy should be a family priority, security experts say, but the challenge is becoming more complicated. One new wrinkle is the advent of connected toys. It was recently revealed that one toy company might have left information from…

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Duke Endowment Weighs in to Help NC Children in Crisis

March 2, 2017

Children’s Home Society will receive support from a long-term ally to help scale up proven programs to battle North Carolina’s foster care crisis. Among a growing list of concerned organizations and individuals, The Duke Endowment announced a 4-year, $3.7-million grant to expand foster care, early intervention, and prevention services across the state. “James B. Duke set a course for his philanthropy to enrich lives in a multitude of ways across North and South Carolina,” said Phil Redmond, Jr., Director of…

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