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Linguist and curse-word expert Timothy Jay says by the time children head to school, they have a well-developed palate of bad words.

NPR Article: Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners Kids Suck Up Swear Words - power of language, profanity

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How to raise a self reliant child. Someone once told me "Never do for a child what they can do for themselves." Although this is aimed at parents, I think similar principles apply for teachers.

"I still see a fat woman wearing a black dress bathing suit to try to hide her weight issue.  I also see an adventurous mom who loves her children something fierce."

Who took this hideous picture of me? Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears. Just as I am about to hit delete, my boy walks in the room.

The truth hurts, but the truth heals … and brings me closer to the person and parent I want to be.

"The Bully too close to home." "It’s hard to love yourself with a bully breathing down your neck.It’s hard to love yourself when the one person who’s supposed love you unconditionally, doesn't.

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone by Patti Neighmond A very well written and convicting article! when we choose any activity that distracts us from face to face time with those we love, the message we send is loud and clear. Read the children's responses at the end. :(

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling. (From NPR)

Although social skills include understanding and using social conventions, it also includes the ability to understand the "Hidden Curriculum," the ways in which peers communicate and interact, reciprocity and the ability to build interpersonal relationships.

How Social Skills Can Lead to Academic Success

Parental ethnotheories and how parents in America differ from parents everywhere else

American Parents Are Obsessed With Enrichment. Dutch Parents Think That’s Crazy. Why?

Cultural perceptions on child development and intelligence.

"A perfect balance of free play and care times", by Anna on 2/8/13. Janet Lansbury, "Mamas in the Making, thank you for articulating this perfect summary of the Pikler and Gerber approach!"                                      Lisa Sunbury, "Brilliant! Mamas in the Making answers the question, "But how will our children ever learn anything if we don't play with them?""

Catch me if you can! ~ Making diaper changing easier with a mobile infant or toddler.

The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes. – Bright Box

Best iPad apps for toddlers. Looking to entertain a baby for a few minutes? There's an app for that. Here are 10 iPad apps perfectly suited to the 2 and under s

An Open Letter to My Teenage Son About Drinking

Steve Wiens: 10 Words The Describe Infertility Very well written and true.