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This is a great way to end the day.

'When the mind is engaged in a world constructed by words, tension evaporates and the body relaxes, paving the way for sleep.'
http://uk.businessinsider.com/the-surprising-benefits-of-re…

Even six minutes can help.
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I had no idea that the right and left sides of the brain developed differently. Strong evidence to wait with academics until age 7, like Scandinavian countries.

Did you know that the right brain develops first? It does so by the time children are four years of age. The left brain, on the other hand, doesn't fully come online until children are approximately seven years old; hence the first seven years being recognized as such a critical period in child deve...
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Very interesting and relevant article on reading comprehension.

Comprehension depends on what you already know. Let’s start there.
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Which do you do? I do both! 😊

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I agree with many of these. Do you? http://time.com/100-best-young-adult-books/

We rank lasting favorites for young readers, from "Little Women" to "Harry Potter"
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I have to say I still take notes by hand. And I have been called “old school”. But, it looks like that is a good thing!

A growing body of research points to improved cognitive understanding and memory.
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Have a happy weekend!

“Yep, the biggest predictor of your happiness and fulfilment overall in life is, basically, love.”

“Accepting and loving yourself as you naturally are is critical to find your happiness and joy in life.“ - Alanna Powell

Have you ever heard of the Harvard study that ran for 75 years to assess what makes us happy? It’s a revolutionary study in psychology. It followed the lives of two groups of men for over 75 yea
thepowerofideas.ideapod.com|By Lachlan Brown

Very true

I really enjoyed participating in this The New York Times article. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Volunteering is linked to health benefits including lower blood pressure and decreased mortality rates.
nytimes.com

Emotional intelligence will become even more important as robotics and AI become more integrated in the workplace. Good article.
http://www.businessinsider.com/emotional-intelligence-in-th…

Much has been written about the relationship between a happy workplace and workforce. But the definition of happiness can be misunderstood.
businessinsider.com

Very interesting! Finland is cutting edge in education so the results will be watched closely, no doubt.

The huge changes will involve the removal of school subjects from the curriculum. A revolution is coming for schools in Finland in the form of a destruction of all formal school subjects. The head of the Department of Education in Helsinki, Marjo Kyllonen, has announced that he believes that t
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Most of us have done or are doing these things, but I see many moms and dads these days on their phones when they could be engaging their child. A gentle reminder perhaps...
http://www.pbs.org/…/reading…/how-to-create-a-literate-home/

What exactly is a "literate home?" It is an environment that encourages children to learn to read and write and become lifelong readers and writers. Transforming your home into a literate home is s...
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More research on the benefits of reading to your children even after they can read

Research suggests we should not stop reading with our children just because they have learned to read independently.
weforum.org

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
--Nelson Mandela

This article is a good read about parenting and forgiveness. Brene Brown is one of my favorite speakers and writers, specializing in courage and vulnerability. I am reading her new book, Braving the Wilderness. Have a read... http://www.businessinsider.com/parenting-tip-brene-brown-ra…

Bestselling author and researcher Brene Brown says your goal as a parent shouldn't be perfection. Instead, try to teach your kids that it's OK to ask for help.
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I always knew this...😉

Reading fiction isn't merely escapism, it can improve your emotional intelligence and lead to having a happier and healthier life.
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If you have enjoyed Peter the Panda is Sad and Other Stories, I would really appreciate a review on Amazon.

The Fearless Fifteen Series includes interesting and helpful stories for early readers. Young readers will learn ways to handle their fears and worries while working on reading fluency and building…
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Talk to your children about their fears. It helps them better understand how to deal with their fears and lets them know they can come to you for support.

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