Tag Archive: children

Dec 23

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

It’s not unusual for children to be afraid of the dark. Parents try to soothe those fears, making a big show of looking under beds and in closets and announcing that there are no monsters hiding, and then leaving a nightlight on either in the room or just outside the doorway to ease suspicious minds. …

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Aug 03

Life Changing Childhood Moment

A human interest story I heard recently on public radio prompted me to reflect on my childhood. This isn’t a memory exercise I engage in often; not because my childhood wasn’t pleasant but simply because I am not one to dwell much on the past. But the radio program immediately caused me to identify what …

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Jan 05

Why All Children Need Music

The evidence appears perfectly clear: all children need music, and the benefits can last a lifetime. Scores of studies have sung the advantages of exposure to music for children, even before they can talk or walk. There is truly something magical about music. The findings of a new study from the University of Vermont College …

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Jun 16

4 Things To Know about Chewing Gum

The oldest piece of chewing gum is believed to be about 9,000 years old. It was composed of tree resin and not the gum base (rubber) and added softeners, flavorings, and sweeteners in today’s varieties. Knowing this trivia tidbit may be useful for game shows and board games. However, there are some other things to …

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Jun 02

Probiotics for Children with Autism

Use of probiotics for children with autism may improve behavior and provide other benefits for those affected by this neurodevelopmental disorder. Findings from several studies point to promising results and offer parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) a natural treatment option. Probiotics, also known as beneficial or good bacteria, are frequently taken by …

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