Weekend Reading | Feb. 13

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

Instead, he decided to extend the school day by 30 minutes for meditation time, which resulted in better academic performance and a 75 percent decrease in suspensions. And students say they’re more conscious of their actions, calmer and less angry.

When The Hammer Falls – 5 Lessons From Parenting in Crisis

In the center of a crisis moment, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture of parenting and give way to our deepest fears, hurts and our own self pity. I know, I’ve done it on too many occasions. It doesn’t work. Losing control of ourselves in the midst of crisis is not only unhelpful, it’s damaging to your relationship with your child. If we aren’t careful, out of our own anger and hurt, we can push our children toward even worse situations and away from us – their place of safety.

Fetal exposure to excessive stress hormones in the womb linked to adult mood disorders

Exposure of the developing fetus to excessive levels of stress hormones in the womb can cause mood disorders in later life and now, for the first time, researchers have found a mechanism that may underpin this process.

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