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9 Squishy, Bouncy, Noisy and Tasty Sensory Play Activities for Young Kids

By Jackie Nunes: Tantrums. Meltdowns. Aversions. Oversensitivity. Clumsiness. Moodiness. Destructiveness. All of those manifestations can be mistaken as children’s misbehavior or defiance. Often, though, they are actually symptoms of sensory integration issues. Children who have difficulty processing what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch can find the world a …

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Why We Should Roughhouse with Our Kids

By Fredrica Syren: My two boys are getting into wrestling and can play for hours. I’m not too surprised since they enjoy rough play with both their dad and me. In my kids’ minds, the louder and wilder, the better. Roughhousing is not always looked upon as a good thing. …

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The Very Real Fear of Dogs

By Fredrica Syren: My family are an outdoors loving pod who spend as much time hiking, biking and just hanging outside as possible. There is a fly in the ointment, however, and it’s that our older son, 6-year- old Noah, who has a great fear of dogs. This is problematic …

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Tips for Nurturing Compassion in Your Kids

By Aradhana Pandey: We are all born with a blank slate — no preconceived notions, no feelings of hate or jealousy, no judgment of right or wrong — nothing but a mind willing to learn and a heart capable of giving. As we grow, gradually the blank slate gets inscribed …

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More Experience and Less Stuff Makes Happy Kids

By Fredrica Syren: We all have heard it — things and money do not make us happy — right? According to a study, the same goes for kids. If you want happier kids, give them experiences instead of stuff. A recent study conducted by Cindy Chan, assistant professor at University …

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How to Raise an Environmentalist

By Fredrica Syren: The other day my 3-year-old Liam home came with a box of plastic toys from Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and told me we need to recycle them because plastic is bad for planet. I think many people assume that my husband and I are drilling our kids …

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How To Encourage a Good Sibling Relationship

By Fredrica Syren: Lately there has been a lot of fighting between my 4-year-old Noah and his sister, 8-year-old Bella. All afternoon long I find myself mediating between them. It’s not one’s fault more than the other. Bella likes doing things she knows will make her brother sad, and he …

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Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde

By Fredrica Syren When you have kids, there always seems to be phases that we kind of look forward to their getting past. First, it’s the infant and no sleep stage; then, the terrible twos. Now, we’re at a defiant 6-year-old stage that I can’t wait to survive — with …

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