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For 10th Street, this is preaching to the choir 

For 10th Street, this is preaching to the choir  “The basis for the beginnings of literacy is that children have heard and listened … They have spoken and been spoken to, people have discussed [things] with them … They have asked questions and received answers” https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/the-new-preschool-is-crushing-kids/419139/

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Sleepy Planet comes to 10th Street!

Save 11/13/18  6pm – 8pm when Jennifer Waldburger from Sleepy Planet comes to talk with us about  Parenting with Awareness: Cultivating Presence, Balance,and Heartfulness In the meantime, read their 5 timely tips, perfect for the start of a new school year. Hi Moms and Dads!One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is helping kids move […]

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She is just what the doctor ordered.

My new friend Robin Berman is a very smart, very kind and very special woman who is exactly the kind of child psychiatrist that I have been hoping to find in our very own village. It only took 27 years to find her and she is just what the doctor ordered! I was honored when she asked to […]

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Spring Forward

From our Friends at Sleepy Planet.. Spring Ahead Without Falling Behind on Sleep , Daylight Savings this Sunday, March 11           Before bed, turn clocks ahead 1 hour.  If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning she will likely sleep till 7:30 AM.  Her entire schedule – naps and bedtime – will then […]

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“Clearly, I have seen and continue to see a decline in kids’ social, emotional, and academic functioning, as well as a sharp increase in learning disabilities and other diagnoses.”

http://deeprootsathome.com/kids-bored-entitled/ As an educator of 40+ years, and with each year that passes, I see this happening to children younger and younger. I remember when children used to say “Mommy, look at me, look at me, watch me, look at me”? Sadly, many have stopped asking. It doesn’t need to be this way.      

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Being a parent can be a lonely job.

“Families Today:” Community-Building Among Families From the NEW YORK TIMES COLUMN: FAMILIES TODAY: COMMUNITY-BUILDING AMONG FAMILIES By: T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., and Joshua Sparrow, M.D. (Note from Cindy..  It’s September! Start the new schoolyear and join us. We are here for you. Here are some of the ways you can feel a deeper sense of […]

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Running Free in Germany’s Outdoor Preschools. Without toys and largely unsupervised, children climb and cook and howl like wolves in the wilderness.

 Let me introduce you to the kindest and smartest man in the world, who is our consultant and friend Joshua Sparrow MD. Dr. S just sent this to me. He didn’t write it although he has co-authored almost every book with Dr. Berry Brazelton. He sent it to me and I pay attention to everything […]

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