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Summer Reading for Parents: Six Books That Build Stronger Connections

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Parents, you’ve got some summer reading to do. How can we keep our kids engaged and continue healthy brain development when school is out? Through reading! Summer reading isn’t just for students. Our summer reading list for parents gives you the opportunity to cultivate a stronger connection with your child. As well as improving emotional regulation and confidence for your child and within yourself.   » Read more..

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Why It’s So Important to Balance Your Child’s Brain This Summer

Balance Your Child's Brain This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to balance your child’s brain. Research shows that so many children struggle when they head back to class in the fall due to poor diets, lack of brain boosting activities and more time indoors. Avoid the summer’s ‘brain drain’ and help your child develop optimal brain chemistry before the first day of school.

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Talking to Children About Terrorism and Tragedy

Terrorism and tragedy in the news impact your child in more ways than you may think. Learn how to prevent anxiety and trauma with these tips.

Terrorism and tragedy are all over the news and impossible to ignore. It can be hard to talk to your child about the scary things we see and hear on the news. Many of us pretend our children don’t hear about this at school, with friends or see the images that we see, but they do. The sad reality is, horrific acts have become more common in the world we live in. This impacts their brain chemistry and mood tremendously. » Read more..

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How to Manage End of School Stress

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This time of year brings school stress that can impact brain health and behaviors in children and teens alike. It’s not uncommon for them to experience anxiety or discomfort around the end of a school year as they anticipate a change from routine and feel the stress of making the grades.  The anticipatory anxiety around the transition to a new routine and the fear of failing makes the end of the school year a particularly difficult time for many students. » Read more..

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Last Day to Save on Our Summer Test Kit Special

Avoid the summer’s ‘brain drain.’ Before school starts back up this fall, why not get the little ones’ brain back into balance? Now through July 29th, take advantage of our Children’s Program Summer Special.

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9 Summer Activities to Boost Brain Power

Summer Activities to Boost Brain Power

Many parents struggle to find summer activities that are both engaging and educational. Summer ‘brain drain‘ is real and accounts for many of the academic and behavioral challenges that occur when the school year begins. Don’t let your child fall behind, here are some of our favorite summer activities that boost brain power, increase cognition and focus, while regulating your child’s nervous system. » Read more..

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Feeling Rushed? Grab These Healthy Snacks to Keep You Fueled and Focused

Healthy snacks are vital for fueling your brain and body, but it can be hard to get the nutrients you need when you’re feeling rushed. Don’t let lack of time keep you from caring for your body and mind. These healthy snacks are ready to eat, are non perishable and can keep you and your kids feeling fueled even on the busiest of days.  » Read more..

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Join the Children’s Health Revolution: Our Therapist and 27 Experts Online Now

Join us online May 2nd to 9th for the Third Biannual Children & Teen’s Health Summit. The Lotus Health Project brings you a week of empowerment for you and your children. Learn to have balanced, healthy lives with 27 amazing speaks, giveaways, and more. It’s free and every parent, educator and practitioner can learn a lot from these amazing presenters!

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Help Your Child Combat Stress With Mindfulness and Relaxation Resources

Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax the central nervous system. There is a lot of research that shows how mindfulness can be helpful to children and many adults too. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help your child get calm and focused. The children and teens I’ve worked with who practice mindfulness have more control over their actions and behaviors.

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What You Need to Know About L-theanine

L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid used to treat anxiety, promote relaxation and improve focus and concentration. For many, it can help their mental and physical health in a profound way. Here is what you need to know about L-theanine before trying it.

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