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New Research Says Your Social Network Can Reveal More About Your Health Than Your Fitness Tracker Does
Sure, your fitness tracker offers helpful data about your physical health. But for an accurate measure of your overall wellness, science says the size and connectivity of your social network are an even better indicator.
Yes, it’s inspiring to hang with other women at the top of their game. But science says it actually may boost your own chances for success, too. (So schedule that lunch date already!)
Inspiring, lady-led audio shows abound, whether you’re in need of a career spark, family care pointers, kitchen inspiration, or just some serious belly laughs.
Pompons sind viel mehr als der obligatorische Bommel auf der Mütze (auch wenn der jeder Mütze das gewisse Extra verleiht). Mit Pompons aus Wolle lassen sich Kleidungsstücke aufpeppen, Ketten anfertigen oder Anhänger zaubern. Papier-Pompons schmücken jede Party, und solche aus Stoff sind eine Zierde für daheim. 25 pom(pon)pöse Projekte versetzen jeden ins Pompon-Fieber! 96 pp. Deutsch
Este é um livro para todos os fãs de pompons, desde aqueles com mais prática aos iniciados na confeção destas bolas fofas e intemporais. Seja qual for a experiência, vão ficar na certa impressionados com as 25 propostas deste livro. Desde projetos de decoração a acessórios de roupa, um mundo de pompons está ao dispor de todos.
Whether they’re perking up your clothes, brightening your home decor, or bringing a rainbow of color to your next party, pom-poms are perfect wherever they pop up.
Each project in this book has oh-so-simple instructions and photographs that’ll have you whipping up homemade tufts in all kinds of eye-catching patterns, from speckles to stripes to polka-dots. And don’t worry about running out of yarn. You’ll learn how to put a new spin on poms with a host of fun materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, and cupcake wrappers.
Twice-exceptional (or “2E”) kids have learning or attention issues AND are gifted. In this last episode of Season 1, Lexi and Amanda speak with guests Penny Williams, a parenting trainer and coach, and Debbie Reber, author and creator of TiLT Parenting, about the unique challenges of meeting the needs of 2E children. For these moms, their kids' giftedness doesn't make things easier—it adds a layer of complexity.
When does being “bad at math” mean something more? For Lily, a Missouri teen with dyscalculia, math struggles go a lot further than math class. On this episode, we go inside Lily’s world and experience the unexpected challenges that pop up because of her math learning disability. Amanda and Lexi talk with expert Daniel Ansari about why dyscalculia is underdiagnosed. And they hear from parents who called in to share what math challenges are like in their family.
Who do you tell? When? Telling people your child has ADHD, dyslexia or other learning issues is a big, complicated decision. Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright talk with families whose experiences range from triumphant to cautionary. Gimlet Media’s Wilson Standish shares why he’s still cautious about disclosing. And expert Manju Banerjee explains how to pass the disclosure torch to your young adult child.
It’s scary—in the moment and even recalling it years later. Reading out loud in front of a group when you have dyslexia can be legitimately awful. Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright dig into this fear with a mom whose son stumbled over reading his own name in front of his class. They hear from other parents, too, and hockey champion Brent Sopel. Expert Bob Cunningham also weighs in with insight on whether kids really do need to read out loud, and how to make the experience better for kids who struggle with reading.
It’s a dreaded (and hurtful) question that families get asked too often: “Is ADHD even real?” Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright hear from parents of kids with ADHD who’ve muddled through explaining their child’s attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity issues to family and friends. And they hear from expert Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, about the brain science behind ADHD.
Meet hosts Lexi Walters Wright and Amanda Morin of Understood for Parents, and listen to families with kids struggling with reading, math, attention, and focus.
On this first episode of In It, hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright dig into why emotions tend to run high IEP meetings. They talk with comedian Dena Blizzard about her (very) public reaction to a disappointing IEP meeting. They hear from other parents who gotten emotional when discussing the needs of their kids struggling in school. And they also connect with expert Mark Griffin, Ph.D., about what’s at stake during these meetings.
Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright talk with families of kids with learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, sensory processing issues and dyscalculia—as well as struggles with reading, math, focus, executive functioning, motor and social skills. We also speak with experts who offer support and practical advice.
Parenting children with learning and attention issues can be an emotional and frustrating adventure. But, as we’ll remind listeners on each episode, you’re in good company along the way. SEE ALL EPISODES: U.org/podcast
So we asked families in our Understood Facebook and on-site communities to answer this question: “What do you wish teachers knew before your parent-teacher conference?” Read on for caregivers’ candid responses and their hopes for these meetings.