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6 Negative Effects for Children Playing Video Games

When a child plays video games, overstimulating messages are sent to the nervous system and enable the body's flight or fight response, creating a hyperarousal state. When the child isn't playing video games, the brain experiences sensory deprivation, which can lead to irritability. This can cause children to experience seizures, tics and migraines. Find out how you can manage video game play in a healthy way.

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An Interview With James Gardiner at Signature Theatre

Founded in 1989, Signature Theatre is a Tony Award-winning, non-profit professional regional theater company that attracts some of the best and brightest talent from the Washington D.C. metro area and New York and entertains more than 100,000 people a year in the D.C. area. To learn more, we interviewed James Gardiner, who is an integral part of the theater.

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Dispelling Common Pregnancy Myths

"I'm pregnant!" Those are words that for many women are very exciting, but are also words that can instill fear and anxiety. Those words are often followed by thoughts of limitations and that life will be drastically different over the next nine monts. In most cases, these limitations are not necessary. Find out what the most common myths are to limitations.

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Ear Molding for Newborn Babies With Ear Deformities

Studies have shown up to 53 percent of children are born with abnormalities of the external ear, and only 30 percent of these anomalies self-correct without treatment. Unfortunately, parents may not know if the ear abnormality will self correct until the infant is outside of the treatment window for ear molding. Learn about ear molding and steps you can take.

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Everyday Ways to Improve Children's Math Skills

Find out how you can help your children become better mathematicians.

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How to Help Your Anxious Child

It's normal and even helpful to worry on occasion, but what should parents do when anxiety becomes more frequent and troubling? Psychologist Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D. has explored this question and reveals how parents can help their child manage anxiety.

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How to Recognize and Treat OCD in Children

Though most of us think of childhood as a carefree time of life, children do experience worry and self-doubt from time to time. For some young people, these feelings can be severe enough to be debilitating. Find out how to recognize OCD and help your child manage it.

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Inspiring a Love of Reading Books in Dyslexic Children

Many children with learning difficulties view reading as a chore. How can they be motivated to persevere? Find out here how they can learn to love reading.

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Questions You Must Ask at Parent-Teacher Conferences

Of all the back-to-school traditions students go through each year, there is one tradition that is especially for parents - the annual parent-teacher conferences. This one-on-one time between teachers and parents gives the adults a chance to discuss a child's progress, as well as his or her potential for growth. Find out what questions you should be asking your child's teacher.

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make

While Mom and Dad are busy preparing for the Thanksgiving feast, you can get ready for holiday entertaining with these crafts and activities.

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