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Promoting resilience in times of trouble

Hello everyone, I shall be interrupting our Back to basics series, in order to say a few words about how to handle and promote emotional resilience during these times of trouble – the most current world crisis – The Coronavirus Pandemic. Every major life threatening crisis, has a common, most challenging feature – the interruption…

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Promoting Social Skills Development

During the early years, children learn essential social skill sets that will help them communicate and interact with others, understand and respect social rules and expectations, and establish and maintain healthy relationships. The process of learning these skills is known as socialization. The most important agents of socialization are family, school, religion, peers, and media.…

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The Advantages of the Educational Apps for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by difficulties in social interactions and behavior, communication, play, and restricted interests and activities. As a result, children with ASD lack verbal and nonverbal communication skills which causes difficulties in social interaction and emotional expression. Additionally, kids with ASD usually struggle with executive skills such as attention, focus, memory,…

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The Importance of Parent-Child Play

Play is the most important activity a child can engage in. Free play helps kids develop all their skills, explore the world around them, gain and expand knowledge, and have fun. The best learning environment is one that allows children to feel safe and encouraged to follow their interests. Play teaches children how to interact…

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The Importance of Parental Guidance During Kids’ Screen Time

Digital technologies have become an inseparable part of our kids’ lives. Children and teenagers are growing up surrounded by screens and technology today. So, managing your children’s screen time may be very challenging. Many parents are unsure how much screen time is too much? Should you place the limits on your kids’ screen time or…

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The Nature of Your Screen Time Matters

Our children are growing up in a world of modern technologies, with screen time as an inseparable part of their lives. Since the earliest age, children are exposed to technology, devices, and almost unlimited Internet access. A report by UNICEF states that kids and teenagers under the age of 18 are the most connected generations…

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Why Do Kids Need Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is described as the consciousness that arises by intentionally directing your attention to the present moment, with an attitude of complete acceptance and without judgment. The benefits of mindfulness are nearly countless. By bringing mindfulness to our actual experience in the present moment, we can stay focused and achieve more conscious control over our…