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Want to Boost Your Baby’s Intelligence? Talk to Them – A Lot

Talk to your baby, lots. Thanks for posting Zero to Three! Frequently talking to your toddler can give their developing intelligence a big boost.

Providing a Foundation for Academic Success in Preschool Friendly Ways

Preschool Friendly Ways to Provide a Solid Academic Foundation I am firmly in the learning through play camp when it comes to preschoolers and early academics. Done in a good way, this doesn’t mean just let them play and they’ll be ready. It means …

Parenting by Dr. Rene ~ Parenting Playgroups

Summer Parenting Workshop Schedule

1-Day Positive Discipline - This Saturday
Sat. May 11 9:00am - 3:00pm

Raising a Shy Child
Tues. May 14 7:00 - 9:00pm

Parenting as a Couple
Tues. May 21 7:00 - 9:00pm

Raising an Only Child
Wed. Jun. 19 7:00 - 9:00pm

Child's Personal Safety
Wed. Jun. 26 7:00 - 9:00pm

1-Day Positive Discipline
Sat. Jun. 29 9:00am - 3:00pm

Overindulgence & Overscheduling
Wed. Jul. 10 7:00 - 9:00pm

Setting Clear Boundaries & Power Struggles
Sat. Jul. 13 9:00 - 11:00am

Wed. Jul. 17 7:00 - 9:00pm

Calm Parenting
Sat. Jul. 20 9:00am - 12:00noon

Separation Anxiety & Starting the School Year
Wed. Jul. 24 7:00 - 9:00pm

Children's Anxiety, Fears & Perfectionism
Sat. Aug. 3 9:00 - 11:00am

1-Day Positive Discipline
Sat. Aug. 10 9:00am - 3:00pm Our name reflects our passion and our expertise! We are dedicated to helping parents raise happy, successful children from birth through 10 years of age, and to help make their families stronger. Founded and created by Dr. Rene Hackney, a leading parenting and child development specialist, Parenting...

Five teens who changed the world - BBC Three

5 teens who are changing the world Teenagers, including Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Emma Gonzalez and Jack Andraka, who have had a global impact

More Teens Are Attempting Suicide By Self-Poisoning. Here's What Parents Should Know

Is Measles Here To Stay? Vaccination eliminated measles from the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. But with this year's record-setting outbreaks, are we close to measles to making a sustained comeback?

You aren't at the mercy of your emotions— your brain creates them

About controling your emotions. Thanks TED ED!

Ideas for a Weekend on a Budget in Virginia's Blue Ridge A guide with sample itineraries for spending a weekend on a budget in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

Picture Books That Teach Kids How to Stop and Think, Handle Emotions, and Be Mindful

Helpful book list for kids managing big emotions and impulsivity. Thanks for posting Nurture and Thrive! One of my favorite ways to talk about regulation with my son and to give him insight into new self-regulation skills is to read books. Books are such a powerful tool for parents -- they are a way to connect, a way to calm down, and a way to teach life lessons. I've listed some of our favorites below...

Perspective | Many students don’t know how to study. Here’s how parents can help.

Helpful article - what are the more and less effective ways for students to study. Thanks Washington Post and Challenge Success! Stick to a routine, don't cram at the last minute, and other techniques that allow kids to better understand and retain material.

You aren't at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them

Interesting. Thanks TED. Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions and scanned brains to understand what emotions really are.

11 must-watch TED Talks for parents Raising another human being can be tough, yet ultimately rewarding. These talks highlight the struggles and successes unique to parenting.

CBS Sunday Morning

Thirteen-year-old Gavin Mabes, of South Brunswick, New Jersey, was with some middle school friends at a skatepark when they encountered Carter Bruynell, who was there with his mother celebrating his fifth birthday. Big groups of older kids might spell trouble for Bruynell, who is on the autism spectrum, but what Mabes and his friends did initiated a most unexpected friendship. Steve Hartman reports.

Column: I’m a veteran who respects the Second Amendment and I oppose arming teachers. As a U.S. Navy veteran who has fought to protect and defend freedom, including the right to bear arms, I oppose legislation that puts guns into teachers’ hands.

Nice wheels! High school robotics team helps toddler move

Happy news! Thanks TODAY Parents. Thanks to his modified Power Wheel, Cillian Jackson is exploring more — and chasing after his dogs.

Interesting talk this Sunday from CHADD.

CHADD NoVA/DC’s Parent Support Group in DC is hosting a special lecture this Sunday, April 7th. Sarah Wayland of Guiding Exceptional Parents in Maryland will discuss "Understanding Emotions, Stress and the Brain: Self Regulation Strategies to Help You and Your Family". FREE and open the public - see flyer below for additional information!

[03/28/19]   Worthwhile organization in Arlington - collecting gently used and new clothes to distribute to low income households with school age children. Please follow.

CBS Sunday Morning

This Sunday

Teen suicide is now at a 40-year high for young women, and is the second-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds of both sexes. Jim Axelrod talks with the parents of high school junior Alexandra Valoras, who ended her life before her 18th birthday.

It's Time to Talk About The Parenting Crisis Behind the College Fraud Scandal

Thank you for sharing WISE Families! This massive college fraud scandal is a lesson about what all of us—ordinary, well-meaning parents—are doing to our kids in our quest for their success.

World Bank

#Finland’s education system is one of the best in the world - this is how it works.

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Parents, stop trying to raise happy kids Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety?

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward.

Short Film ‘Just Breathe’ Helps Kids Deal with Emotions

Thanks for sharing Happy You Happy Family! We all live, first and foremost, on the inside of our human bodies. But that doesn’t mean that rich inner life we all have doesn’t project itself outward into the everyday world. Quite the opposite…

CBS Sunday Morning

The world needs more of this. Thanks CBS Sunday Morning!

On Islington Road in Newton, Mass., lives two-year-old Samantha Savitz, who is deaf, but boy, does she love to talk to anyone who knows sign language. And if someone doesn't, that makes Sam just a little sad. Which led her neighbors to undertake what can only be described as a most generous community project: hiring an instructor, and fully immersing themselves in an American Sign Language class. Steve Hartman reports.

Seven Lessons from Mister Rogers That Can Help Americans Be Neighbors Again - Mindful

Wonderful life lessons. Thank you for posting VAIS! The host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood taught kids critical emotional and social skills that are still relevant to adults today.

Providing Children a Sense of Community I am aging myself here, I was a child in the 1970s. We knocked on doors to ask friends to play, rode bikes unsupervised and stayed out until the street lights came on. Starting in Kindergarten I wa…

February Workshops - registration link in comments
Evening Discipline Series starts Tues. 2/5
Bedtime & Sleep Issues Sat. 2/9
Honesty & Respect Wed. 2/13
Sibling Relationships Wed. 2/27

Thanks for posting CHADD of Northern Virginia and DC!

9 Questions to Ask When You Suspect Your Preschooler May Have ADHD

Helpful article to consider/differentiate ADHD from other concerns in children. These are helpful things to consider even as children move through elementary school. Thanks for sharing CHADD of Northern Virginia and DC! How can parents tell if their preschooler's behavior is “typical” or if there is an underlying neurodevelopmental issue like ADHD? Answer these 9 questions.

Mike Rowe offering scholarship for people who want to go to trade school

Scholarships for students who want to go to trade school. Thanks Mike Rowe! If you or someone you know is interested in a job in the trades — such as plumbing, electrical work or welding — former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe is offering a scholarship program through his charitable foundation that will offer money for skilled jobs training. This is the fifth year in a...

21 Books to Empower Kids in Anxious Times

Helpful book list for kids dealing with anxiety. Thanks A Mighty Girl! The top books on helping kids overcome anxiety and worry for children, teens, and parents.

Half Of Parents Whose Teens Consider Suicide Have No Idea

Striking statistic. Thanks for posting HuffPost Life! “We were so stunned — and so unaware.” The biggest study of its kind reveals how often parents miss the signs.

Calm Parenting workshop This Saturday
Positive Discipline workshop Next Saturday
Join me!
Registration link in comments below.

You Think You're Taking Great Notes With Your Laptop, But You're Not

Again, encourage your students to take hand-written notes.

Roanoke County sends letter to parents encouraging gun, drug lockup Roanoke County students return to class Thursday after the holiday break and school staff is hoping parents took time to make their homes safer.

Seven Lessons from Mister Rogers That Can Help Americans Be Neighbors Again - Mindful

Won't you be my neighbor? The host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood taught kids critical emotional and social skills that are still relevant to adults today.

[12/29/18]   "Shame is not a helpful teaching tool." - S. Nosrat

Where to Go & What to Do Around DC During Winter Break 2018

Great list - Thanks for sharing KidFriendly DC! If you’re going to be in town over the Winter Break from school, you’ll likely be looking for activities to keep the whole gang happy (and that includes parents)! Hence, I’m bring…

Sleepless No More In Seattle – Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

Teens + enough sleep = better outcomes
Thanks NPR American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.

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Managing Tantrums 1: The Basics

Ways to Manage Tantrums
5 videos on YouTube

In part 1 of 5 Dr. Rene Hackney discusses a few helpful things for parents to know about tantrums. Join our parenting chats on facebook Tuesdays at 10:00pm. ...

LEGO, 'Sesame Street' team up on a $100M program to teach refugee kids

Thank you to the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Street Workshop for teaming up to support the early education of refugee children. Thanks CNN for posting. Look for the helpers!

Guns kill more U.S. kids than cancer. This emergency physician aims to change that

Helpful article on the limits on gun safety research. Thanks for posting News from Science! After her own violent childhood, Rebecca Cunningham is directing a landmark NIH project to jump-start research aimed at curbing childhood gun injuries

How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs

How Iceland cut its high rated of teen delinquency and drug use. Seems an easy and proactive approach. Love this - Thanks for posting The Atlantic!

Verdict Is In: Food Stamps Put Poor Kids on Path to Success Long-term evidence starting in the 1960s now shows that government support in childhood reduces the need for welfare in adulthood.

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