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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 #246: When Children Begin Kindergarten…

       

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Why Kids Should Learn Foreign Languages as Young as Three

- According to an outdated assumption, teaching foreign languages to toddlers was a waste of time. On the contrary, recent research by Harvard University found that learning additional languages at a very young age brings amazing intellectual benefits in strengthening fundamental skills like critical thinking, creativity and mental agility. – The Harvard research demonstrates …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #245: Caring Parents and Early Stimulation…

       

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Neurobiologist Michael Meaney Won Major Prize for his Pioneering Research on Child’s Development

- In October, 2014, McGill University and Douglas Mental Health University Institute neurobiologist Michael Meaney, a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, won the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize (CA$1.16 million) awarded by the Zurich-based Jacobs Foundation, an international organization dedicated to the contribution of productive …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #244: High-Quality Early Childhood Programs…

       

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Fun Ways to Boost your Child’s Brain Development – from Michigan State University

- In the earliest years, the human brain grows at an explosive rate. Young children are continuously interacting with their environment and the people around them. Pushed by their indefatigable curiosity, preschoolers are ready to try everything, always testing limits and asking a lot of questions. This period is key for the proper development of social …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #243: The Family into Which a Child Is Born…

       

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The Benefits of a Male Parenting Style

- As a new mom, blogger Erin Stewart was often horrified by the very masculine way her husband parented their kids. But, after a few years, not only did she tolerate this manly parenting style, but even appreciated all what it taught her. Like the following: – Quality parenting moments don’t have to be complicated …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #242: The Opportunity for Education…

       

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Nature vs Nurture: The Paradigm Shift in Early Childhood Development

- We are on the verge of a paradigm shift in matters of children’s education. Scientific research is continuously bringing up more evidence that the human brain is shaped by both our genes and the interactions we have with our environment; and that the early years are really crucial for a child’s development. This critical time sets …
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