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Child Behavior

Be Present – Mindfulness for the Whole Family

Mindfulness is defined in the psychology world as: “a technique in which one focuses one's full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them.” (Dictionary.com) The benefits of mindfulness include greater peace and contentment, lower levels of negative stress, and greater enjoyment of activities.

Never Too Young to Read

Studies have shown that children who are exposed to reading books at home have stronger activation in the parts of their brain associated with language processing, comprehension, and imagination. These children also enter school with better language and literacy skills and tend to have stronger parent-child bonds when compared to children who are not read to on a routine basis.