Free, unstructured play is essential for a child’s development and learning. Through play, kids explore the world around them, gain knowledge about their environment, interact with others, express their thoughts and feelings, and learn how to resolve conflicts. Play helps children explore language, build the vocabulary and fluency, express ideas, search for and provide information,…

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of people around the world to self-quarantine at home. As limiting face-to-face social interaction is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus, working and studying from home have become commonplace in recent months globally. Psychologists and relationship experts believe that the COVID-19 lockdown will lead to…

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New trends in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be described as well-known, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”  The ongoing pandemic has forced us to drastically change the way we work, learn, connect with others, or spend our free time. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools and universities to bring their courses…

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Teenage years are marked by significant physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. Your teen’s emotional life becomes more complex, as well as their interests and interpersonal relationships.  Adolescents start establishing their individuality and independence. However, teenagers can begin following new trends that you might not approve of under peer and media pressure and start to struggle…

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As we are currently living through the global pandemic, it is evident that we’ll remember 2020 mostly as the year of the corona. It is undeniable that we are experiencing a significant historical event.  The latest months have brought almost incredible moments, both odd and tragic. From the daily death count updates and the inability…

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Measures of social distancing and isolation have been put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In response to the pandemic, states and countries around the world have limited or banned unessential travel and activities, asking people to stay home.  In previous months, we have experienced severe lifestyle changes. Schools, universities, and businesses…

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Smartphones and other devices are inseparable parts of our daily lives. In our tech-absorbed culture, we cannot imagine a day without smartphones. When we accidentally leave a smartphone at home or lose Internet access, panic arises.  However, research shows that non-stop connectivity may cause anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and profound feelings of isolation and loneliness.…

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The term special needs describe a range of conditions that may be medical, psychological, or mental. Some of these conditions can be very mild while others may be profound and last for life. Special needs cover a variety of medical conditions, developmental delays, and genetic conditions that require assistance and support so children can reach…

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Try to imagine (or to remember, if you’re a parent), 15-20 years ago, the world existed without smartphones. For young kids, it seems that smartphones have been around since forever. They don’t know life without digital technology.  However, only 15 years ago, we lived without limitless access to information and resources our kids have today. …

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