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04/25/2017 at 14:09. Facebook
"...we tend to believe with math that you either have the ability or you don’t, rather than assuming that your skills and abilities are the result of study and practice."
we tend to believe with math that you either have the ability

Fending Off Math Anxiety

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Candice Wansor
Darci Adams
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PBS Parents
04/24/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
Yes, as parents we should set rules about video game content and the amount of time our children spend in front of a screen. But when we only think about video games as something we need to restrict or monitor, we miss an important opportunity: If your child is into video games, join them! It sends the message that what your child likes to do is important and interesting to you. And playing...
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Yes as parents we should set rules about video game content and

Connecting with Your Child Through Video Games

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Jacqulyn Stewart
Mallory Welborn
Liz Clingman Michel
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04/20/2017 at 17:34. Facebook
Here are four steps we can take to help our children make the most of the good (and overcome the bad) found online.
Here are four steps we can take to help our children make

Raising Internet-Savvy Kids

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The ABCs of Everything
Liz Clingman Michel
Research provides evidence that TV can be both good and bad for kids. Some content is helpful. Some content, not so much. And even if kids don’t watch TV, they’ll be exposed to the messages at school, at friends’ houses, etc. Here are four specific things you can do to help your child make the most of TV time, even using it to connect as a family along the way:
Research provides evidence that TV can be both good and bad for

Making the Most Out of Family TV Time

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Kids Toys
Kidssongs Club
Few skills will serve our children better than the ability to solve problems creatively.
Few skills will serve our children better than the ability to solve problems creatively

"I Figured It Out!": Helping Kids Become Tenacious Problem Solvers

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Understanding more about insects, spiders, and other bugs can go a long way toward helping them seem less scary to children (and adults!). Here are a few ideas:
Understanding more about insects spiders and other bugs can go a long

Helping Children Overcome a Fear of Bugs

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Emily Spoelstra
Charles Cortez
Erick Church
Pinky Tejwani
D Martin Barnes
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The orange-haired, twinkly-eyed Julia sometimes does things differently, and that’s OK.
The orangehaired twinklyeyed Julia sometimes does things differently and that’s OK

Sesame Street’s New Character with Autism Helps Kids Learn About Acceptance

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Artem Artem
You’re not alone if public meltdowns make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Unfortunately, feeling judged is pretty common among parents. And these out-of-control moments naturally throw parents for a loop, leaving you feeling upset or angry at your child. Here are some things to keep in mind during these stressful situations:
Youre not alone if public meltdowns make you feel embarrassed or selfconscious

Public Meltdowns: Managing Your Child's Emotions -- And Yours

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Cie Smith
Child Recorder
Erika Oh
There's a big, important difference between thinking we "can't" and thinking we "can't yet."
There's a big important difference between thinking we "can't" and thinking we "can't yet"

Perspective | Teaching our kids, and ourselves, that ‘if you think you can’t, you’ll be right’

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Ruth Walden
Juliette LaBelle
There's nothing wrong with a movie marathon on a sick day. But what if that sick day turns into two, or three, or four? Here are some restful ideas you can use when even TV time gets boring:
Theres nothing wrong with a movie marathon on a sick day But

Perspective | Screen-free alternatives for sick days

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Cole Young
Whether we intend to or not, adults teach children how to act and react to their world from a very early age. Kids may absorb our mannerisms, our fear of snakes or our annoying habit of slurping cereal, but one of the most significant skills children learn from us is emotional regulation -- the ability to manage their emotions.
Whether we intend to or not adults teach children how to act

Perspective | Teaching children self-compassion by modeling it ourselves

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“We fall into this trap that if kids are at their desks with their heads down and are silent and writing, we think they are learning. But what we have found is that the active time used to energize your brain makes all those still moments better."
We fall into this trap that if kids are at their desks

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

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Vickie Rogers
Lauren Helbig Williams
Adam Bosma
This week, we're celebrating the life of Fred Rogers by sharing your stories. Tell us how Fred impacted your life in the comments. #BeMyNeighbor #ILovePBS
Jill Zielinski Bojarski
Sarah Pierson Myers
Siu Chan-Rodriguez
The character Julia makes her television debut April 10 on Sesame Street on various platforms where the show's programs can be found, including PBS KIDS, HBO and YouTube.
The character Julia makes her television debut April 10 on Sesame Street

Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast Of 'Sesame Street'

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Angela Moore
Dianne McCrystal
Molly McLarty
"... Sesame Street taught me to read, and Mister Rogers taught me to hope.”
" Sesame Street taught me to read and Mister Rogers taught me to hope”

The Timeless Teachings of Mister Rogers

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Matthew Echevarria
Katie Paterson
Faith Turner
Research shows that kids who watched PEG + CAT and Odd Squad significantly improved performance on critical early math skills.
Research shows that kids who watched PEG CAT and Odd Squad significantly

Learning Critical Math Skills With Your Child's Favorite Shows

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Heather Fedrick Pascarelli
Jill Zdunczyk
Carrie Kelley
Fred Rogers impacted so many of our lives. As we approach his birthday on March 20th, we want to celebrate his life by sharing your stories. What did he teach you? What did he mean to you? Tell us how he was your neighbor in the comments below. #BeMyNeighbor #ILovePBS
Michaél Davey Alegria
Heather Gerber
Laura Bell Munn
For the past 20 years, Arthur has offered kids (and parents!) advice and comfort, along with laughs and adventure.
For the past 20 years Arthur has offered kids and parents advice

How Media Can Build Empathy in Young Children

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Valerie Fox McNamara
Sue Richman
Sue Richman