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Parenting Pearls

Thank you for visiting our site.  Below are some links and resources we have found inspirational along the way.  We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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COMMUNICATION/SELF-AWARENESS

EMPATHY

SCIENCE OF PARENTING

LEARNING BY DOING

NATURE

HEALTH

LINKS

 

 

COMMUNICATION & SELF-AWARENESS

The 10 principles of Aware Parenting by Aletha Solter

How to Talk So Kids Can Learn, Faber & Mazlish

7 STRATEGIES TO BETTER MODEL YOUR MESSAGE by Zoe Weil, IHE President

Are You Listening?

Seeing children Oct 2011 – “As people who are fascinated with how children see the world, we have been reflecting together about the notion of how children see us:”

 

EMPATHY

Echo Center for Parenting’s – Empathy Book Toolkit

Book topics can range from everyday activities and experience to larger things that happen to your child or in the child’s world. Books can be about things that are hard, scary or challenging and also about things that are exciting, joyful and fun. Keep the books where children can get them and read them on their own…they will often read them over and over again.

 

SCIENCE OF PARENTING

Tackling Distress Tantrums with Brain Research, An  excerpt from,The Science of Parenting: How today’s brain research can help you raise happy, emotionally balanced children by Margot Sunderland

 

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES/LEARNING BY DOING

Old Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills: Researchers say imaginative play allows children to make their own rules and practice self-control. Published on NPR by Alex Spiegel

Science Experiments You Can Do At Home: Here’s a list of great science experiments with instructions that you can do right at home or at school.

Freedom to Learn: How Children Learn Bravery in an Age of Overprotection, Psychology Today
Published on December 8, 2011 by Peter Gray

Dor Abramson on “Making Math Real”

CLICK HERE FOR THIS ARTICLE: Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences

 

CONNECTIONS WITH NATURE

The Green Hour, time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Visit the National Wildlife Federation’s online resource providing parents with inspiration and tools to make the outdoors a part of daily life.

HEALTH

Susan Johnson, M.D. is a Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrician in Colfax, California.  These tips are an article that appeared in Pathways To Family Wellness

  • support a child’s learning by serving healthy foods that are rich in protein, good quality fats (especially omega-3 fatty acids), and fresh fruits and vegetables
  • eliminate partially-hydrogenated oils and trans fats which occur when cooking or frying foods in corn oil
  • Adequate sleep will increase the percentage of rapid eye movement or REM sleep. A lack of sleep leads to less REM sleep and therefore, less consolidation of the previous day’s learning
  • Limiting screen time (television, videos, and computer games), and eliminating it altogether on school nights, will keep the mind free to do its own picturing and not stress it with violent images and rapid sequences of pictures that the brain cannot fully process
  • Regular rhythms and routines in eating and sleeping as well as daily activities will promote a more relaxed nervous system for learning.


LINKS

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UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING MEET-UP

Confessions of A Dr.Mom: Melissa Arca, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician, mom of two, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and member of the AAP Council on Communication and Media.  She blogs about her parenting experiences.

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