Parent Magazine St. Johns November 2018 - Page 16

DISTINGUISH BET WEEN EVIDENCE & INTERPRETATIONS OF EVIDENCE (FACTS VS. OPINIONS) In this day of information overload and cries of “fake news” all around, children must know how to recognize facts from the opinions of others. Facts are always true. Opinions are beliefs held by an individual and can vary from person to person. Help your child learn the difference between fact and opinion. Watch the You Tube video on Fact and Opinion by BrainPop or visit: www.pbskids.org/arthur/games/factsopinions Critical thinking is a skill that grows over time. Ask your children to answer questions in their own words and clarify what they mean. Point out that some problems have more than one correct answer or more than one way of arriving at that answer. Help them see how emotions and motives can affect thinking. Encourage them to write out their answers to questions to build skill in coming up with clear and concise answers to problems. Kids benefit when they have opportunities to practice problem solving using critical thinking skills. And don’t forget that old-fashioned conversation around the dinner table is a great time to pose questions that require clear, logical thinking. RESOURCES: Teaching Critical Thinking: An Evidence-based Guide by Gwen Dewar, Ph.D. Mind in the Making, Problem Solving, by Ellen Galinsky. www.readingrockets.org / / www.pbskids.org How will you Jan Pierce, M.Ed., is a retired teacher and freelance writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Find her at www.janpierce.net. ? ReShape I’m ha p p ie r, he al th ie r, an d liv in g your story Jump start your weight loss with the ReShape ® Procedure, the only dual balloon that’s proven to help you lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Robert Marema is one of the wÀst surgeons in the state of Florida to offer this innovative procedure and is excited to offer it right here in St. Augustine. The ReShape program includes: Be for e st Mariam lo 62 pounds e th with ReShape * Procedure Dual balloon technology 1 year of comprehensive coaching Call 904-819-5861 or visit www.FlaglerHospital.org/Reshape to get started today! The ReShape® 30–40kg/m The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System is indicated for weight reduction when used in conjunction with diet and exercise, in obese patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30–40 and one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use in adult patients who have failed weight reduction with diet and exercise alone. Potential risks include acute pancreatitis, ulceration, perforation, bleeding, gastric outlet obstruction, aspiration pneumonia, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain or discomfort. Discuss these risks and others with your doctor. CAUTION: Rx only. *Results and patient experience may vary. 04-0230 Rev. A 14 | S T . J O H N S parent MAGAZINE Proven weight loss without surgery