Cognitive

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Children learn using ALL 5 of their senses! sight hearing smell touch taste EXAMPLES You OBSERVE:  Child repeatedly banging cup on  table. You THINK:  “Loud! Stop it already!” Behind the scenes, what is actually happening is that the CHILD is using her… SIGHT—-to  observe what happens to the cup; observe what happens to the table; […]

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Our children’s brains are growing so rapidly, it’s almost scary! Most parents these days are extremely concerned with high achievement. Why? Because most parents believe that high achievement means you’re really smart. And if you’re really smart, you’re going to get into a good college. And if you get into a good college, you’re going […]

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A large part of the this site is to help parents understand how everyday experiences impact their child’s brain. Everyday experiences: talking, walking, eating, playing, sleeping, arguing, singing, bathing–ad infinitum–directly grow specific dendrites in specific areas of the brain. And just as similarly, these drendrites fail to grow & parts of the brain fail to […]

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Family Security is a critical foundational block in your child’s life. TO FEEL SECURE  means TO FEEL: safe protected taken care of AND….. able to take each of these for granted. HOW do you achieve this feeling? By being there time after time after time after time after time….ad infinitum. ONLY money ONLY excellent daycare ONLY TIME can […]

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People send their children to preschool because they think it is the expected path and the only path. However, the following 10 reasons should be considered it you are thinking about sending your child to preschool. 10 Reasons to Send Your Child To Preschool: 1.  You want them to have a continually runny nose. 2.  You want […]

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