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Teachers Work in One of The Most Stressful Jobs. Join the #KidsThrive Tweetchat to Learn More!

October 26, 2016
Teachers are vital to our society. They teach and care for our children, oftentimes spending more hours with our littles then we do. Their role in our children's lives shapes their education and their social and emotional development. Today, teaching is considered one of the most stressful jobs in...
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Treat Your Kids This Halloween With Social Emotional Skills

October 26, 2016
Halloween is almost here! Your kids will be transforming into witches and warlocks and getting lots of tasty treats. Yet this spooky holiday is more than dressing up and eating handfuls of candy corn--your children will be interacting with their peers and others in your community. As the NBC...
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Tell Congress: Make childcare more affordable!

October 25, 2016
Candidates are talking about it. The media are talking about it. And, of course, we are (and have been!) talking about it! Childcare now costs more than college. Yikes! The struggles most parents in America have finding quality, affordable childcare for their little ones is getting a lot of...
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Paid Family and Medical Leave is everywhere in #NH

October 24, 2016
Things are certainly changing different this election season. While there is a lot that is deeply disturbing, and a lot I will not want to remember after 2016 is said and done, but one thing that is worth acknowledging is that the discussion moved forward for families, and that Paid Family and...
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Five Ways to Help Your Children Succeed in School and Life During the Fall and Holiday Season!

October 20, 2016
Welcome to our second installment of #MomsReading! In this series, we discuss book suggestions and activities that parents and care providers can use to build a child’s social and emotional intelligence.You can check out our first blog post in the series : The fall and start of winter can be an...
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Courageous Conversations: The 2016 Election

October 20, 2016
As we prepare to elect a new leader of our country, the vitriolic stump speeches and debates can tend to consume all of our time and attention. Children are also watching and listening, trying to make sense and meaning of the words, images, and feelings swirling around them and us. Children as...
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Quack Quack! Can you back up California's Littlest Learners?

October 18, 2016
Can I get a Roar! A Neigh! A Woof! A Meow! Say Whaaaaat? You heard that right! Animal noises and early learning- a match made in heaven, and two weeks ago, close to 75 of California’s littlest learners roared, whinnied, meowed and neighed in support of high-quality, affordable early learning,...
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The High Cost of Being Poor in Your State

October 18, 2016
Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
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Why do we need mindfulness at school?

October 11, 2016
Both adults and children can benefit from mindfulness training, especially in the sometimes-challenging public school environment. Mindfulness is simply the practice of training our brain to be aware of our feelings, our bodies, and our environment in the present moment. Although it is an ancient...
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Growing Pains in the Teenage Brain

October 11, 2016
Why are teenagers so much more impulsive and more emotional, than adults? “It’s all about the brain,” said Chandler Todd, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, to an audience of parents at the Albuquerque Academy preparatory school in New Mexico, Oct. 5, 2016. Teens...
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