Dina El Odessy

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Picture of the Day: This Star Cluster is 12 Billion Years Old

THIS STAR CLUSTER IS<br>12 BILLION YEARS OLD<p>Photograph by NASA/ESA<p>[<b>NASA/ESA</b>] – This cluster of stars is known as <i>Messier 15</i>, and is located some 35 000 …

ADHD Affects 11 Percent of U.S. Kids, CDC Reports

New research by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reports that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 11 percent of American children, spiking a staggering 43 percent since 2003 and growing by 2 million children since 2007. Researchers, far from being alarmed, are …

How Can I Change My Daughter's Negative Thinking?

<i>I have a 12-year-old daughter whose negative thinking makes her feel bad most of the time. For instance, she says she is sure her classmates think she is stupid when she makes mistakes in math class. I read in your book that parents should try to teach their children not to believe every upsetting</i> …

5 Ways to Help Kids Live Lives of Gratitude

As we approach Thanksgiving, and images of roasted turkeys and heaping bowls of sweet potatoes fill our minds, we have an opportunity to create and launch a teachable time with our children around the meaning of gratitude.<p>At the Thanksgiving table, ask everyone to take a quiet moment of reflection …

What Your Kids Are Thankful For

Ask any parent for their gratitude list this time of year, and almost always their children will be at the top.<p>But it is always interesting to know what the kids are thankful for. After all, it <i>is</i> our job to teach them to be grateful -- to find awe and beauty in their world and to appreciate what …

Inspirational Parenting Quotes

Sometimes, little words of wisdom can go a long way. Here are some of our favorite quotes about overcoming the challenges of parenting.<p>2 of 24<p>2 of 24<p>4 of 24<p>What Kids Love<p>4 of 24<p>5 of 24<p>5 of 24<p>7 of 24<p>7 of 24<p>8 of 24<p>8 of 24<p>9 of 24<p>9 of 24<p>11 of 24<p>11 of 24<p>12 of 24<p>12 of 24<p>13 of 24<p>13 of 24<p>14 of 24<p>14 of 24<p>15 …

The ABCs of Gratitude: An A to Z Guide to Giving Thanks

Along with friends and family, be thankful for everything from best friends to popcorn to wishes. Guide your child through our A to Z list and find other ordinary and extraordinary things to give thanks for this year!<p>Inspire your kids to be creative when sharing what they're grateful for this …

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.<p>Toddlers will love …

One Great Way to Connect With Your Child

A child psychologist shares one of his most successful strategies.<p>Young children are wide-eyed in their curiosity about the lives of their parents.<p>As a child psychologist, I've advised parents to talk with their children about their own experiences, especially when kids are feeling worried, …

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are

Education is necessary if democracy is to flourish. What good is the free flow of information if people can't make sense of it? How can you vote your own interests if you don't understand the consequences of policy choices? How can you know what's best for you or your community?<p>A recent study by …

Beyond tests: How to foster imagination in students

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>The emphasis on using standardized tests are the chief metric of student progress (not to mention teacher effectiveness) is leaving behind one of the key purposes of education: to stimulate the imagination. Here’s a post on the subject from Marion Brady, a veteran …