How To Raise A Human: The Perils Of Pushing Too Hard

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From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried. NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Kids' TV, Then And Now

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Meet the woman in charge of PBS Kids.

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Yay Moms! SD Children in Nature

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May Game Fish & Parks

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What 'A Nation At Risk' Got Wrong, And Right, About U.S. Schools

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Thirty-five years after the landmark report warned of a "rising tide of mediocrity" in U.S. education, the statistics have been questioned, but the concerns still feel urgent.

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Students Give Couplets A Try (And You Should Too!)

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Scores of students submitted their poems about teamwork to an NPR callout. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Growing Egg Carton Seeds

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Encourage your kids to get their hands dirty for once! Growing seedlings in egg cartons is a simple activity that connects young children to nature and is a great way to inspire a lifelong interest in gardening and plants.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

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With care, services and support, children with autism and other developmental disabilities can overcome many challenges and thrive! This Autism Awareness Month, take a moment to read some simple steps that parents of young children can take to be sure autism is identified early, giving all children the chance for success.

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Books for Young Poets

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Celebrate National Poetry Month this April with a lyrical selection of readings for kids ages 0 to 9. You’ll find classic Mother Goose, alphabet poems in both Spanish and English, an ode to Harlem — and even a rhyming dog.

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Simple Ways to Protect the Earth

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What's not to love about spring? The sun warms and brightens our days for a few extra hours, and kids get to explore outside a little longer each day, too. And on Sunday, April 22, Earth Day will help to mark the season of showers and flowers! Here are some great ways to encourage your child to respect our planet and help protect it.

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Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists

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A study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

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Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices

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We asked transgender educators around the country to share a selfie, and tell us what they wish others knew about them. Many say they play vital roles in creating safe spaces for the next generation.

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Advice For Student Activists: It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint

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Youth activism in America has a long and complicated history. As students flood streets around the country, two activists offer advice to those marching.

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Classroom Skeleton: Whose Bones Are These?

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Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your classroom? In some schools, those were actual human remains. We used science to figure out the story behind one of them.

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Teachers And Those Magical OK Go Videos: A Match Made In Science?

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If you're a rock band, and thousands of teachers and students are using your hugely popular music videos in the classroom, why not help them out?

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Poll: Most U.S. Teachers Want Gun Control, Not Guns To Carry

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A Gallup poll finds teachers support measures like background checks for gun buyers, but little enthusiasm for bearing arms.

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