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A Sense of Place For Toddlers

When we talk about good childcare and preschool, we often focus on curricula, adult-child ratios, and training for caregivers. David Kennedy, a child and family studies scholar, argues that another important element is the physical design of childcare spaces. Kennedy points out that young children are different from adults in ways …

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New way to combat childhood anxiety: treat the parents

Yale researchers have developed an innovative way to address an epidemic of anxiety disorders afflicting the nation’s children: treat the parents. A new program developed at Yale that counsels parents is as effective in treating common anxiety disorders as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child, according to a randomized trial …

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Early Childhood Calendars Boost Lansing Area Learning

Every parent wants their child to learn how to read.  It’s a skill that takes patience, practice and a lot of time.  But when time slips from a parent’s grasp, the daily reading session can easily slip their mind.   Now, educators in Ingham County have developed a new way …

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Gauging How Family, Community Impact Children’s Mental Health

More than half the adolescents nationwide have suffered at least one traumatic experience in childhood, a situation that made them more likely to be anxious or depressed, according to a new Rutgers University-Camden study. But the researchers, based in New York City and New Jersey, also found that healthy family …

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