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How Drawing Can Help Your Child Learn to Write

As children grow and explore the world they'll seek creative outlets for their experiences. By drawing, kids learn how to express themselves and their feelings at a young age. But did you know that drawing can lead to great writing skills? In child development, drawing and writing work together.

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How Your Child can Use the Internet Productively

Your child will need computer literacy in order to compete in the future job market. So how do you make sure your child is using the computer in a way that won't hurt their development? Learning computer coding is great, but simply knowing ways to use the computer to learn makes a huge difference.

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Creativity and Coding: Why Artistic Students Should Learn to Code

Often in child development, your child will gravitate to a more creative or more logical way of thinking. Children who enjoy art, reading and music are assumed to have no interest in computers and programing. But creative children that learn computers are opening their mind to a new way of thinking.

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From Helicopter to Lawnmower Parents

There's a new parenting trend that's harmful to child development. Lawnmower parents are parents that remove any obstacles before their child has a chance to face them. This builds toxic parent-child relationships where the child won't become self-reliant. Instead here are better parenting tips.

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Raising a Leader: What Every Parent Should Know

Leadership skills are very important in child social and mental development. Children with strong leadership skills are less likely to give in to peer pressure or fall behind in class. This skill is crucial for child development. Follow these parenting tips to raise a leader in your child.

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Math Genie's Guide to Brain Development in Toddlers with Naptime

Why are naps important? Many parents know that naps are crucial part of an infant and toddler's day. But naps have a great significance in child development beyond toddler years. Some of the benefits of naps include intellectual growth and keeping a healthy weight. Learn more about naps here.

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Is Your First Grade Reader on Track? Important Cues to Look For

What are the reading comprehension benchmarks for first grade? There's a difference in being able to sound out words and sentences and being able to understand and retain knowledge from reading a passage. It is crucial in your child's development to understand reading comprehension at this stage.

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How Do You Know if Your Child is Falling Behind?

Every parent worries if their child is falling behind at school. If it's not caught early your child can be at a terrible disadvantage throughout their lives. What are the warning signs of a child falling behind in school? Find out what to look out for if you think your child is falling behind here.

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Is Your Child Under Too Much Pressure?

Kids today are under a lot of pressure. Between school grades, sports practice, responsibilities at home and recreational time with friends it's impossible to avoid pressure entirely. Sometimes pressure is good. Sometimes it is too much and overwhelming. How can you help your child handle pressure?

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How To Help Your Child Deal With Change

Change is hard for everyone. Whether it's moving to a new school are a new state. Sometimes the change is small and sometimes it's big. Change is apart of life and dealing with change is apart of growing up. How can you help your child deal with the big and little changes in their life?

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