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2011

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.

Mothers Should Let Fathers Be More Involved in Boys’ Education

- According to parenting expert and former teacher Noël Janis-Norton, author of the new book “Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys”, mothers too possessive of their boys and who are reluctant to let men be strong father figures have a detrimental effect on their children’s upbringing. As role-models, fathers have a more …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #279: Math Skills Are Lagging As Early As…

       

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Early Math Education Is a Critical Piece of a Child’s Development

- The promotion of prekindergarten education was the main subject of discussion for more than 500 educators, scientists and business leaders who gathered for the Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference in Costa Mesa at the beginning of February. It was discussed that children who start learning …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #278: Math Struggles Start…

       

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Nine-Month-Old Babies Are the Most Amazing Creatures on Earth

- For Sir David Attenborough, nine-month-old babies are the most amazing creatures on earth. Tanith Carey explains why infants’ development is so incredible. Babies are experts at making you love themAccording to scientists, evolution designed infants to capture our hearts, a big advantage when you are so little and vulnerable. …
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The Target for England Is to Become the Best Country in Europe for Math and English by 2020

- Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced her intention “to launch a war on innumeracy and illiteracy.” All the children in England will be expected to “master the basics” at the end of primary school. The students will have to be able to recite their 12 times table off by heart, …
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Early Learning Quote #276: Children’s Understanding of Number Value…

       

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For Children, Math Is as Important as Reading, Maybe More!

- Many parents, being themselves not good at math, don’t expect their kids to be. A very detrimental attitude to the kids. While few people would recognize they are not good in literacy, a lot of them are not at all ashamed to concede that they don’t understand mathematics. This …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #275: You Become Good at What You Practice…

       

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Why Babies and Toddlers Should Be “Screen Time” Deprived

- Michigan State University Extension does agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics: It’s really important to minimize TV-viewing time for children under two years old. A recommendation not only valid for television, but for all screen-devices, like tablets or other hand-held devices. Advice unfortunately not followed in practice since …
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