Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Can Moving Often Affect a Child’s Development?

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Can Moving Often Affect a Child’s Development?
A new home means change, which can be hard on kids

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As your children eagerly pack up toys and prepare their stuffed animals for a new location for tea parties and wrestling matches, the excitement of moving is likely building. Moving affects everyone in the family in both positive and negative ways; however, parents often question whether moving frequently can affect a child’s development. Continue reading

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Gender Neutral Activities for Kids

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Gender Neutral Activities for Kids
Find a common ground: Fun ideas for boys and girls

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As a parent, you know that there are many differences between a boy and a girl in how they play. Your daughter may particularly like tea parties while your son wants to roughhouse with a football.

Gender-neutral activities offer benefits for both boys and girls. “They are suitable because they do not focus or push the child into a category that is pre-prescribed based on gender bias,” said Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn, an associate nursing professor at Sacramento State University who specializes in brain and gender studies. Continue reading

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

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Like Mother, Like Daughter
Fun things you can do to bond with your little girl

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If it feels like you and your daughter spend more time arguing over clothes and chores than laughing over a late-night movie, it might be time to break out of your typical routine and schedule some time for much-needed fun and bonding. Get ready for some girl time with these innovative activities, designed just for you and her. Continue reading

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