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Structured Time vs. Free Time for Play – Why Not Both?

Structured Time vs. Free Time for Play – Why Not Both?

Could there possibly be any benefit in overscheduling a child’s life? Here’s how one mother defended it in a recent essay for the Washington Post: Of course, there is value in sitting in a corner reading, playing board games, climbing a tree or just daydreaming. But...

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Responding to 13 Reasons Why (Resources Included)

Responding to 13 Reasons Why (Resources Included)

By Lynea Gillen Across the US and Canada, schools have been warning parents about the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and its handling of teen suicide. If you’ve been following the controversy, you’re familiar with the concerns – that it glorifies suicide, that it...

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Science Meets Nature

Science Meets Nature

Each spring, when the flowers and leaves are coming out and nature is once again showing its beautiful resiliency, I have my RYT-200 students go on a Mindful Walk through our garden. It’s a nice break from learning yoga anatomy and yoga teaching techniques, and it...

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Helping a Child Through Grief & Loss

Helping a Child Through Grief & Loss

Emotional loss is part of the human condition and, though painful, is part of our growth into caring, compassionate adults. Grief is the process through which we heal. Many of us grow up without learning how to grieve in healthy ways, how to let go of the pain while...

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