Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain
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Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain

by Lyn Waldeck Recently I ran across a study from 2006 that presented what was labeled as “new” and exciting findings. Let me start by explaining why I placed the word “new” in quotations. I began as a parent on program and quickly moved into being a volunteer and then on to being a staff…

The Most Important Meal of the Day is Not Breakfast, It’s the Meal(s) the Family Has Together
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The Most Important Meal of the Day is Not Breakfast, It’s the Meal(s) the Family Has Together

by Bob Doman “All great change in America starts at the dinner table.”  — Ronald Reagan   If your children are infants, toddlers, of school age, or adults, or somewhere in between, family meals can be incredibly important. Whether our motivation is teaching a skill (such as eating or participating in meal preparation) or fostering…

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 5
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Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 5

Parent Power or Powerless Parents by Bob Doman   My son won’t do what I tell him to do. Mom said, “Stop it!” for the ten-thousandth time. Why should I? The kids are out of control. You’re not the boss of me. Susie won’t sit at the table and finish her meal. I can’t get…

Chores: An Integral Part of Your Child’s Development & Education
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Chores: An Integral Part of Your Child’s Development & Education

Toddler Issues a Chore Challenge August 2017 Ogden, Utah Twelve-month-old Arielle is challenging other children to raise the bar and get to work. Today’s children are doing fewer chores than ever before, and as a result we should not be shocked to realize that many teens and young adults have missed some very important lessons….