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5 Love Languages for Kids

How Do Your Kids Like Their Love?

Dr. Gary Chapman
September-October 2020 • Vol 3, No 111

WORDS OF AFFIRMATION: Compliment them • express appreciation • send them a card or text • tell them you love them • actively listen to them • slip them a note • notice their efforts • acknowledge them in front of others

ACTS OF SERVICE: Help clean their room • make them a meal • help with homework • bring them a drink • help them get out the door on time • tuck them in at night • help them get dressed

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2020-09-01T08:02:58-06:00Zany & Fun!|

The Health Benefits of Play Time!

Everyone Benefits from Play Time

Dr. Joseph Mercola
January-February 2020 • Vol 3, No 108

Humans, like most other animals, have a natural play instinct, and this instinct has important benefits. It allows us to fine-tune our motor skills, develop social skills and emotional resilience, and learn our limitations. It is essential for normal, healthy brain development.

The brains of play-deprived rats are underdeveloped in the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for impulse control and decision-making. They also have disorganized neuronal growth and irregular neuronal cells. The replacement of physical play with technological gadgetry has many experts worried, as research shows that interactive, vigorous playing makes people smarter, braver and kinder.

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2020-01-01T07:11:07-07:00Zany & Fun!|