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The word ”play” gets batted around a lot in conversations about children’s learning and development needs, but sometimes different people are holding different notions of what the word ”play” actually means.  In this two-part blog post, I want to help clarify what I believe true child’s play actually is. In this first post, I want...
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On Wednesday, I spoke to 45 pediatricians from the Philippines who were in San Francisco on a trip sponsored by Wyeth Philippines, Inc.  The event was held at the famed Fairmont Hotel, on Nob Hill in San Francisco, which has played host to every U.S. president since Truman.   The talk took place in the...
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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with the teachers and parents of Somerset Pines Charter School, in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Somerset Pines Charter is just beginning to integrate multiple intelligences into all the other wonderful things they’re doing for kids at their school.  I did a five-hour workshop for about thirty teachers of K-8...
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A new report reveals that ADHD drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta, may cause significant heart difficulties in some children.  The study, which appeared in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, followed 714,000 children in Denmark, born from 1990 to 1999, for an average of 9.5 years. Of those, 8,300 were diagnosed with ADHD after...
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I’m in Singapore this week to do five presentations on multiple intelligences sponsored by Wyeth Nutrition.  On March 20, I spoke in the afternoon to 40 health care professionals at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore (click here for handouts) and in the evening to about 140 pediatricians, neonatologists, nurses, and other health care professionals...
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