Self-control is a critical skill for kids!

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — As parents, we feed our kids and make sure they get exercise to keep their bodies strong. We expose them to new experiences, so their minds grow. Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

Many of the teens in the Allegheny Youth Development judo class signed up to practice basic self-defense.

“You move like this. Then you pin them to the mat,” explained Cymiar Woods.

Beyond training their bodies, these boys and girls are learning principles of self-control that give them a mental and emotional edge.

“When I get mad, I can calm down more,” shared Caeden Basking.

“When he has to focus and follow instructions, it helps him in school, too,” said Jackie Woods, Cymiar and Caeden’s grandmother.

Jamie Hanson, PhD, psychologist at University of Pittsburgh,

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Why self-control is a critical skill for kids to learn

As parents, we feed our kids and make sure they get exercise to keep their bodies strong. We expose them to new experiences so their minds grow.

Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

Many of the teens in the Allegheny Youth Development judo class signed up to practice basic self-defense.

“You move like this. Then you pin them to the mat,” explained Cymiar Woods.

Beyond training their bodies, these boys and girls are learning principles of self-control that give them a mental and emotional edge.

“When I get mad, I can calm down more,” shared Caeden Basking.

“When he has to focus and follow instructions, it helps him in school, too,” said Jackie Woods, Cymiar and Caeden’s grandmother.

Jamie Hanson, a psychologist at the University of Pittsburgh, studies the brain to

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COVID-19 Exposes The Critical Need For Financial Education

COVID-19 began in February 2020 as a health crisis, but as time goes on and more Americans lose their income, savings and businesses, it has extended beyond just health into an economic crisis as well. Similar to other catastrophes, such as Katrina and 9/11, when America faces a crisis our financial vulnerabilities are exposed and the need for financial education is obvious. According to a new Charles Schwab Financial Literacy Survey, half of all Americans (50%) would experience financial hardship if they

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Self-control is a critical skill for kids

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Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

As parents we feed our kids and make sure they get exercise to keep their bodies strong. We expose them to new experiences so their minds grow. Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

Many of the teens in the Allegheny Youth Development judo class signed up to practice basic self-defense.

“You move like this. Then you pin them to the mat,” explained Cymiar Woods.

Beyond training their bodies, these boys and girls are learning principles of self-control that give them a mental and emotional edge.

“When I get mad, I can calm down more,” said Caeden

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Developers need holistic computer science learning that includes creative and critical thinking

Quality programming requires complex intellectual skill sets to best get the job done. Learn some tips from an industry expert on how to establish a true developer mindset.

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I’ve worked with developers for years in my capacity as a system administrator and I’ve known some truly unique and brilliant personalities. Frankly, I’ve found myself envious of people working in a discipline often committed to “single tasking” rather than the constant multi-tasking my duties entail, even though the single task may be incredibly complex.

SEE: Top 5 programming languages for systems admins to learn (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Learning to write quality code isn’t about doing the same thing all day, and while there are some shortcuts like reusable code samples and code development collaboration on sites like Github, developing the right mindset as a developer goes beyond just typing away on a keyboard or

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Positive Parenting: Self-control: Critical skill for kids | Positive Parenting

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — As parents we feed our kids and make sure they get exercise to keep their bodies strong. We expose them to new experiences so their minds grow. Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

Many of the teens in the Allegheny Youth Development judo class signed up to practice basic self-defense.

“You move like this. Then you pin them to the mat,” explained Cymiar Woods.

Beyond training their bodies, these boys and girls are learning principles of self-control that give them a mental and emotional edge.

“When I get mad, I can calm down more,” shared Caeden Basking.

“When he has to focus and follow instructions, it helps him in school, too,” said Jackie Woods, Cymiar and Caeden’s grandmother.

Jamie Hanson, PhD, psychologist at University of Pittsburgh,

Read More

Self-Control: Critical skill for kids

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — As parents we feed our kids and make sure they get exercise to keep their bodies strong. We expose them to new experiences so their minds grow. Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

Many of the teens in the Allegheny Youth Development judo class signed up to practice basic self-defense.

“You move like this. Then you pin them to the mat,” explained Cymiar Woods.

Beyond training their bodies, these boys and girls are learning principles of self-control that give them a mental and emotional edge.

“When I get mad, I can calm down more,” shared Caeden Basking.

“When he has to focus and follow instructions, it helps him in school, too,” said Jackie Woods, Cymiar and Caeden’s grandmother.

Jamie Hanson, PhD, psychologist at University of Pittsburgh,

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Opinion: School funding more critical than ever


We are living through yet another unimaginable crisis; I say yet another because, for me and so many of my neighbors, stress and crisis are more of a norm as we work to survive. My name is Bria Lindsay, and I am a single mother of three girls, a school bus driver and a Bridgeport resident.

During my high school years, I was allowed to pass a class or classes when I shouldn’t have; I strongly believe there were classes that I should have retaken, not because I was incapable, but because I barely did the work. Becoming a mother made me realize that allowing

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