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A Parent’s Guide to Parallel Play

A Parent's Guide to Parallel Play

Are you concerned about the way your toddler plays? They sit next to other kids with their blocks or trucks, but you don’t see them making much effort to interact. If so, you can relax. This is a natural and important stage of development called parallel play. In fact, it’s one of six stages of play that occur as a child moves from solitary play to cooperative play with coordinated activities, communication, and rules. Each child is […]

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5 Simple Strategies to Introduce Mindfulness to Your College Kid

5 Simple Strategies to Introduce Mindfulness to Your College Kid

Mindfulness might be more popular among the middle-aged population, but scientific evidence shows that it’s extremely beneficial for teens and young adults too. Regular practice of meditation can significantly increase levels of empathy, focus, impulse-control, and non-judgmental awareness – all of which are crucial for a young adult to navigate through college successfully. As parents, we have the privilege and the duty to teach mindfulness to our college kids! Consider these strategies: 1. Take them for a […]

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