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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 9:24am

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I haven't read it yet, but I would question how one could consider doing something dressed as Battan to be a boring task.

 
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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 - 8:17am

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/new-research-finds-that-kids-aged-4-6-perform-better-during-boring-tasks-when-dressed-as-batman?utm_content=buffer710c7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

New research finds that kids aged 4-6 perform better during boring tasks when dressed as Batman


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Posted: Nov 14, 2016 - 7:27am

Members of the AAP: 

Following the results of this week’s national election, AAP members in communities across the country have reached out to us. They’ve requested advice on how to speak to children and families about the results, how to help each other cope with disturbing rhetoric, and how to explain news reports of protests. They have sought reassurance that our mission remains steadfast to advance policies that protect all children. 

Even as we do everything we can as a national organization to represent children’s needs to our newly elected leaders, it is so important that all children feel safe and protected in their day-to-day lives. As pediatricians and pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, parents and grandparents, we can serve as a source of comfort and safety, reassuring children and supporting families.

Here are some ways you can encourage parents to help their children:

TAKE CARE

  • Take care of yourself first. Children depend on the adults around them to be and feel safe and secure. If you are anxious or angry, children are likely to be more affected by your emotional state than by your words. Find someone you trust to help with your personal concerns.

TALK

  • Explain—as simply and directly as possible—the results of the election and what they mean for who is in charge of the country. Start by asking what your child has already heard and what understanding he or she has reached. As your child explains, listen for misinformation, misconceptions, and underlying fears or concerns. The amount of information that will be helpful to a child depends on his or her age. For example, older children generally want and will benefit from more detailed information than younger children. Because every child is different, take cues from your own child as to how much information to provide.
  • Pay attention to what your children are viewing on television, the internet and social media, especially younger children. When children watch news on television, try to watch with them and use the opportunity to discuss what is being seen and how it makes you and your child feel.
  • Consider sharing your feelings about the election with your child. This is an opportunity for you to model how to react to the news, especially if you talked openly about the potential results as a family in the weeks leading up to the election. Be sure that you are able to express a positive or hopeful approach about the future and be reassuring.
  • Share with your child your own values and beliefs, including how you as a family treat others who are different or who may disagree with you. Kindness is important. Teach your child that if you disagree with someone, you can talk with them kindly about the way you feel.

LISTEN

  • Encourage your child to ask questions, and answer them directly. Question-and-answer exchanges help to ensure ongoing support as your child begins to understand the response to current events. Don’t force the issue with your child. Instead, extend multiple invitations for discussion and then provide an increased physical and emotional presence as you wait for him or her to be ready to accept those invitations.
  • If your child has seen or experienced discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, either from other children or adults, encourage your child to discuss what he or she has experienced. Observing someone we care about being discriminated against, or experiencing discrimination ourselves, is scary, and reminds us that now more than ever it is important to reassure children that they deserve to feel and be safe in their schools, homes, and communities. 
  • Allow your child to express what he or she is feeling, including fear, anxiety, or anger. Listen as your child talks about it, again and again if necessary. Reassure your child of the steps that are being taken to keep him or her safe. Children should be encouraged to tell a trusted adult, such as a parent or a teacher, if they are bullied or feel threatened.

ACT

  • Engage in activities with your children that demonstrate your values. Volunteer together at an organization whose mission is dedicated to a cause you care about, give your child ideas about individual actions he or she can take every day to help fight prejudice, and take care to discuss issues of shared concern as a family.

As we turn to our newly elected leaders, the Academy will continue to advocate for and promote healthy children, support secure families, build strong communities and ensure that the United States is a leading nation for children. We will remain constant in our pursuit of health and well-being for all children. We will be steadfast in our approach of using evidence, policy and our passion for children in our dialogue and discussion.

Thank you for all you to do to care for children in your community, and thank you for your partnership as we work together to represent their needs to our new government.

In gratitude,

Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP
Executive Vice President/CEO, American Academy of Pediatrics


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Posted: Jul 13, 2016 - 10:33am

future
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Posted: Dec 19, 2015 - 11:33am


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Posted: Jun 26, 2014 - 1:00am

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Memories of your youth?
 
From an imagined past future.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2014 - 11:25pm

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Memories of your youth?
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Posted: Jun 25, 2014 - 10:56pm


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Posted: Aug 10, 2013 - 5:57am

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in open revolt

 
you're soaking in it
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Posted: Aug 10, 2013 - 5:22am

in open revolt


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Posted: Aug 9, 2013 - 9:15am

Not seeing a problem.{#Meditate}


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Posted: Aug 9, 2013 - 9:08am

Randy: I tried to make it smaller to fit and couldnt sorry about that. Luckily this thread isnt used much.
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Posted: Aug 9, 2013 - 9:08am

Randy: I tried to make it smaller to fit and couldnt sorry about that. Luckily this thread isnt used much.
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Posted: Aug 9, 2013 - 8:54am

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the restrictions on play which have developed over recent decades
and separate themselves from the impediments to said free play for all children, we must declare the causes that limit children’s opportunities to play and
endeavor to overcome these impediments. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all children are created equal, that they are endowed by their society
with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of physical, creative, and imaginative Play. To secure these rights,
we come together to declare the importance of play
  • to demonstrate that play facilitates learning
  • to illustrate that play is essential for neurological, biological, and psychosocial development
  • to recognize that play is a joyful experience
To these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish the conditions which have removed play from our children’s lives, and to institute new
societal priorities and school policies. Moreover, it is our goal to influence parental choices to pursue play opportunities for their children. In doing so
we are laying the foundation to improve our children’s health and happiness.

http://www.declarationofplay.org/sign-the-declaration/




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Posted: Mar 19, 2013 - 6:07pm

Sorry...thought it said "chickens and the future". Leaving now.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2013 - 2:25pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Listen to his new album here. (today should be the last day it's available)

 
thanks, i just put it on.  it sounds nice.....  like a breath of fresh air.  i haven't heard music like this in a while.  feels good. 
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Posted: Mar 19, 2013 - 2:21pm

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really!  i missed that!  billy bragg!  loved him.

 
Listen to his new album here. (today should be the last day it's available)
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Posted: Mar 19, 2013 - 2:19pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It's a good article, and by the way the photos by Irina Werning include this one of Billy Bragg's pub rock band "Riff Raff" ca 1976 and again in 2011:
 
 

 
really!  i missed that!  billy bragg!  loved him.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2013 - 2:14pm

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Why You Truly Never Leave High School


http://nymag.com/news/features/high-school-2013-1/index1.html

this is a great article.  it should be a new forum.

 
It's a good article, and by the way the photos by Irina Werning include this one of Billy Bragg's pub rock band "Riff Raff" ca 1976 and again in 2011:
 
 
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Posted: Mar 19, 2013 - 12:41pm

Why You Truly Never Leave High School


http://nymag.com/news/features/high-school-2013-1/index1.html

this is a great article.  it should be a new forum.
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