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12 Myths of the Science of ACEs

The two biggest myths about ACEs science are: MYTH #1 — That it’s just about the 10 ACEs in the ACE Study — the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study . It’s about sooooo much more than that. MYTH #2 — And that it’s just about ACEs…adverse childhood experiences. These two myths are intertwined. The ACE Study issued the first of its 70+ publications in 1998, and for many people it was the lightning bolt, the grand “aha” moment, the unexpected doorway into a blazing new...

Parenting Déjà vu: Raising Your Grandchildren

"You probably have many memories of raising your own children. You may remember special milestones such as their first words, the first visit from the tooth fairy, the way they clutched your hand when the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz swooped out of the sky. And now, decades later, you may be reliving those moments again. Except this time, the child in your home is your grandchild. Millions children live in households headed by grandparents. These are often called “grandfamilies” or...

The Power of Meditation

"Worry, anxiety, and stress can be more than distractions. Constantly replaying in your mind daily problems and fears can affect your mental and physical health. Controlling your attention as you meditate can help you feel more relaxed and at peace. And this peacefulness often lasts far beyond the meditation itself. So when stress appears hours later, you have the means to redirect it. Meditation lets you become more awake and more purposeful about your actions. It teaches you how to...

Add Some Play to Your Child’s Day

"Allowing kids time to play may be more important to their development than many people realize. This is according to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which looked at the latest research regarding children, play, and learning." Learn more, here: http://healthlibrary.franciscanhealth.org/YourFamily/Children/Newsletters/88,p10980

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