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New Children’s Book, Written By a Vet, Explains PTSD to Kids

New Children’s Book, Written By a Vet, Explains PTSD to Kids

Retired Army 1st Sergeant Seth Kastle served 16 years in Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He’s been back home with his wife and kids in Kansas for the past ten years, dealing with PTSD from his time in the field. “I struggle with anger,” Kastle told NBC news. “There’s mornings that you go into the bathroom and you look at the cup that holds your toothbrushes, and you just stare at it because you don’t know which one is yours.” Read more

30 Books Every Parent Should Read To Their Kids

30 Books Every Parent Should Read To Their Kids

The comfort and nurturing one-on-one attention from parents while reading together encourages children to form a positive association with reading and books. Books have always played an important role in my son’s life, even before he was born. I read all sorts of marketing and self-improvement books, as well as fashion and computer magazines to the baby in my tummy, hoping it would help him (or her) grow familiar with my voice and the different sounds of the words being read. Read more

Encourage Child to Read

10 Ways for Parents to Encourage Their Child to Read

Encouraging children to read has been a challenge as long as there have been kids and books. Reading is essential not only in education, but in the modern business world where so much communication takes place digitally, over email and text-based messaging systems. Because of this, the ability to read for comprehension and to communicate effectively is vital, and needs to be taught at a young age. Beyond that, reading for pleasure provides a wealth of benefits for kids as they go through school and into adulthood. A study of more than 17,000 people, recording their reading habits and academic success as children, found that those students who read for pleasure not only did better with their vocabulary and spelling, but also in math. The connection was four times as strong as that of students whose parents had graduate level degrees. Read more