Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by Understanding The Emotional Needs for Each Age Group

For several weeks, we’ve posted about emotional safety and how supportive adults can strengthen the emotional safety net for their children. Today, we want to share an article that contains information identifying each age group’s emotional needs so that parents, caregivers, and other supportive adults can become aware what they are and understand what children…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE about Our Amazing Brain

Looking for a reading or science activity for your kiddos this week? Why not something to help them learn to cherish their amazing brain? Check out this resource: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/your-amazing-brain/ Extra Credit: Talk about how using alcohol and other drugs can damage the brain, which isn’t finished developing until around age 25! Effects of Alcohol on…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE with Social & Emotional Learning Resources for Distance-Learning

“When physical distancing is deemed necessary, social and emotional connectedness is even more critical.” Karen Niemi, President & CEO of CASEL We could not agree more with Karen’s statement so today, we will be sharing some distance-learning resources for families to address SEL with their children at home. Please bookmark these pages and check back…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE on Daily Chats about Parenting During COVID-19

The Child Mind Institute is offering daily Facebook chats with a clinical psychologist in order to discuss parenting concerns families may have during this time. Chats take place: Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Central Time (10:00 and 4:30 Eastern Time) https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/ See their page for more information and scroll down for resources on a…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding the effects of opioids on the brain

Prescription opioids can be effective for managing sever pain after an injury and surgery. However, prescription opioids can be dangerous and can have long lasting health effects. When opioids attach themselves to the receptors in many areas of the brain, they block signals of pain sent from the brain to the body and large amounts…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding trauma’s impact to the brain

After one of our schools experience a very traumatic event, we believe parents, teachers, and other caring adults should know the effects of trauma and its impact on the brain. Trauma that is left untreated can have a major, long lasting effects on mental and physical health, which could also lead to more serious health…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding the power of parents’ disapproval of underage drinking

Did you know that older teens are less likely to drive impaired as young adults when they know their parents disapprove of underage drinking? In a recent study by the Yale Developmental Neurocognitive Driving Simulation Research Center in New Haven, Connecticut, parents’ disapproval of their kids drinking alcohol could reduce their teen’s future risk of…

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