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The thousands of parenting articles here, hand-picked since 2006 from around the world, highlight the importance of parents' involvement for the good development of bright and happy children.

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #293: Many Children in Kindergarten…

       

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5 Parenting Mistakes You Might Regret Later

- Raising children is one of the most exciting and rewarding adventures a woman or a man can experience, but also one of the most challenging. Parenting is a long-lasting journey that will affect our children for life. Along the way, we are fully aware we are doing some mistakes, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #292: Underestimating our Youngest Students…

       

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset in our Children

- The concept of “growth mindset” – opposed to “fixed mindset” – was discovered by famous Stanford Professor Carol Dweck. It is the belief that our intelligence and abilities in domains as diverse as math, language, creativity, relationship, leadership or sports are not fixed at birth, but can be developed …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #291: Talking and Interaction…

       

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The Flynn Effect: Why We Are Smarter Than our Grandparents

- The continual increase in the intelligence quotient (IQ) scores during the last century indicates that most people living nowadays in America are smarter than their grandparents. This is called the Flynn effect, named after James Flynn the psychologist who discovered this trend. – According to Flynn’s principle, if people …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #290: Parents Can Make Such a Difference…

       

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If Gender Gaps Are Not Due to Inborn Abilities, Why Do Girls Beat Boys Academically?

- According to the 2012 PISA study, one in seven male students didn’t reach base level proficiency in reading, math or science. Among more than 30 countries, 14% of boys and 9% of girls did not reach basic proficiency in any of those three core subjects. A recent report from …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #289: Children Learn From Conversations…

       

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Is a Stay-at-Home Parent a “Luxury”?

- “Well, you are lucky you have the luxury to stay at home,” told the guy to Allison Barrett Carter, a freelance writer and content marketing consultant in North Carolina. It was the eighth time she heard such a statement during the same week. “Staying at home isn’t a luxury,” told Barrett …
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