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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 #270: The Belief in Inborn Math Ability…

       

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Is Altruism the Result of Nature or Nurture?

- It is a long debated subject in psychology if altruism is the result of nature or nurture. According to a research conducted by Stanford scientists, Rodolfo Cortes Barragan and Carol Dweck, children are not “born nice,” and experience and environment play a determining role in this domain.  – A …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #269: The Idea That Math Ability Is Mostly Genetic…

       

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Do You Believe in the “Learning Styles” Myth?

- In the field of education, there is  an old but persistent myth about “learning styles.” According to this  assumption, people learn best when receiving information in accordance with their innate abilities. This idea was popularized through a good amount of books published by pseudo specialized businesses trying to sell teaching methods and programs related to this lucrative …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #268: People’s Belief That Math Ability Can’t Change…

       

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Do You Want to Raise Smart Kids?

- Poor performance doesn’t come from a lack of ability but from a lack of motivation. According to Carol S. Dweck, a renowned professor from Stanford University, it is not a good idea to tell your kids they are smart. Instead, you should congratulate them for their hard work. Decades of …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #267: Math Fundamental Concepts…

       

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Parents Should Better Explain the Advantages of Studying Science and Technology to their Kids

- About three quarters of Canadian children believe that science and technology are fun, and that studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines would be an advantage for their future professional career. So, why are there so few students ready to embrace fields that would help them on any …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #266: Slow Starters in Math…

       

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A Baby’s Experience During the First Year Is Key

- A long-lasting study about children from low-income families started in Philadelphia in the late 1980s was finally published in 2010. This research was among the first ones to demonstrate the profound impact of early childhood experience on the development of the brain, as well as the critical importance of …
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