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Kids are ALWAYS on Their Best Behavior

Child Development, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | October 13, 2017

Surely a child yelling ‘I hate you’ or throwing shoes around the room is not their best behavior. At that moment, yes, it is. Infants will cry to let us know they are hungry or need our help to meet their needs.

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When Your Child is Happy at School, You’ll be Happy Too!

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | March 30, 2017

There is still time to find the right education. Caulbridge School answers the call of forward thinking families who want more for their children; parents who want a relevant education in a nurturing environment.

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Teaching Kids to Love What They Hate: Why it’s essential

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | January 10, 2017

You may have heard ‘I hate math’ or ‘I’m not good at reading’. Learning is a natural process for children, so when they resist learning they may be telling us something much more significant

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Coming of Age with Mindfulness

Child Development, Neuroscience, Self-Efficacy & Agency | January 26, 2016

Early adolescence (the 11-14 year old) is characterized by rapid physiological and psychological changes. Challenging children socially and physically helps to sort out the paradox between their inner life and their new-found need for sovereignty in their outer world.

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Childhood is a Distinct Time

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Featured, Neuroscience | September 17, 2014

Children are not miniature adults; they have a unique set of needs for healthy development. Only when children are engaged with relevant and developmentally appropriate activities can developmental milestones be reached and real learning occur.

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Learning is Physiological, and Begins in the Body

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Featured, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | July 6, 2014

Learning is physiological and begins in the body. Neural processes are not limited to the brain mass, but rather are distributed throughout the body in an extensive network of electrochemical activity.

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Self-Efficacy or Self-Esteem?

Child Development, Self-Efficacy & Agency | June 6, 2014

Self-efficacy is the belief that we can successfully impact our world. Unlike self-esteem, which is concerned with judgments of self-worth, self-efficacy is concerned with judgments of personal capability.

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Children who Fidget

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Neuroscience, Updates | May 6, 2014

Athletes know the importance of ‘warming up’ before any physical activity, both to prevent injury and to prepare for optimal performance. This warm up activity focuses the internal warmth and rising energy into the task at hand. The muscles, organs and brain become more alert, and working in sync with each other, are ready for learning.