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The Case for Therapy Dogs at Schools
PUBLISHED: Friday, July 13, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Therapy dogs have often been brought into schools following tragedies or traumatizing events as vehicles to help students cope with intense emotions and stress. The effects of these interventions have been overwhelmingly positive, increasing student confidence, security, and even school attendance. This presents a case for more therapy dogs at schools and universities, especially in times of high stress.  read more...
Tips for Raising a Culturally Competent Child
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
In recent years, the push toward tolerance and diversity has become a part of everyday life. This is, in part, because America is becoming more and more diverse. This means that social justice and cultural awareness are important 21st-century skills for today’s learners, and this learning can start at home. Teaching social justice to children goes beyond “tolerating” other cultures, sexualities, and races, or choosing TV shows and books that have only a few minor representations of cultures and backgrounds different from your own. As a parent, here are some tips and resources for raising culturally competent children: read more...
9 Books Every Kid Should Read
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Reading is a great way to pass the time, engage the mind, and discover new worlds and possibilities. Sometimes it’s hard to think of what to read, and nobody wants to waste time on a book he or she doesn’t enjoy. It’s even harder to suggest books for kids who may not have the same interests as everyone else. There are certain books, however, that every child should try to read before he or she grows up, including: read more...
Get Outside!: Great Summer Activities for Kids and Adults
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Most kids love spending time outdoors, whether they’re swimming, playing games with friends, or just hanging out. The summer is a great time to encourage kids to soak up some sun, because the physical and mental benefits of getting outside have been proven time and time again. Sometimes, staying inside to watch three seasons of a TV show in one day sounds more appealing than getting hot and sweaty outside. But even just an hour a day of natural sunlight and fresh air can do wonders for people of all ages and abilities. For example, spending time outdoors can relieve stress, improve immunity, and even improve vision! read more...
4 Reasons to Allow Kids to Play Video Games This Summer
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Video games are fun, exciting ways to explore new realities and narratives, and when played in moderation, can actually improve many cognitive skills in developing young minds. Parents often worry about their kids becoming too absorbed in these artificial worlds or getting negatively influenced by the violent aspects of the games, which are valid concerns. Social isolation and violent tendencies as the result of video games have been discussed in depth, with strong arguments and evidence from both sides of the debate. But there are many positives to playing video games that are less commonly discussed: read more...
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