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The Tough Questions: How to Rebuild Trust Amid National Violence Helping children feel safe returning to the classroom

  The United States has seen an inflation in gun violence, with active shooter incidents becoming alarmingly more common in recent years. They increased from just three in 2000 to 40 in 2020, according to FBI data. Heartbreakingly, Americans are seemingly inundated with mass shooting scares and alerts, even in …

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Activities to Keep Your Child’s Party Going How to entertain from the time the doorbell rings until the last guest departs

You’ve sent invitations, bought decorations, made a list (and checked it twice) … now you’re ready to throw your child the best birthday party of the season. But the biggest task has yet to begin: hosting the party. Don’t let all your preparation go to waste. Find out how you …

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Learning New Ways of Parenting, ‘Ready or Not’ New York Times bestselling author Dr. Madeline Levine shares takeaways from her book

  When psychologist Dr. Madeline Levine’s latest book “Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World” (Harper, 2020) published at the end of February 2020, unbeknownst to her, the book’s material was about to get even more relevant. Levine, a New York Times …

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How Early Diagnosis Makes a Difference for Children on the Autism Spectrum Can early diagnosis of ASD and access to care help kids on the spectrum achieve their potential?

  During Maya’s* first birthday celebration, her mother knew something was different. “We were singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and she had such a blank stare. In that moment, I knew something was off,” recalls Elizabeth Chaillou, who perhaps had special insight into typical childhood milestones given that Maya is the youngest …

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Spotlight: The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts Perspectives on arts education from CETA

  “Numerous studies point to the value of arts education in improving student outcomes, yet teachers may not have the resources, access or experience to implement arts integration across the curriculum. “Partnering with educators is fundamental to arts-based learning. The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program empowers …

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