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How Swimming Makes Kids Smarter

Kids learn better when movement and exercise are a part of their day. This guest post comes to us from Lizzy Bullock, writer and swim instructor for AquaGear. Children in a school setting are often told to “stop fidgeting,” to…

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Your Teen’s Brain Is Being Pruned – A Red Flag for Parents

I have a 15-year-old nephew. The last time I saw him he was doing what most kids his age are doing: sitting on a couch browsing his smart phone. At the time I was thinking that a lot of unused brain…

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Dr. Lynne Kenney’s Work Prepares Young Minds for Adolescent Brain Development

I’ve written extensively about the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) during adolescence. At puberty a child’s PFC undergoes a “second blooming,” which begins a roughly 12-year period of development. During this period (adolescence) unused brain connections are “pruned away”…

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How Parents Become Confident

This guest post comes from parent coach Fern Weis. After teaching middle school for 13 years, she trained as a life coach and founded her business, Your Family Matters, in 2008. Since then she’s been teaching and supporting parents on…