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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 #180: The First 2,000 Days of Life…

       

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Preschoolers Are Able to Do Elementary Algebra

- According to Melissa Kibbe, a psychologist from Johns Hopkins University, our approximate number system makes it possible for us to learn early how to count and then do math, including algebra and trigonometry. Humans, like the majority of animals, have the innate capacity to estimate the number of objects in their …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #179: The First Five Years of Life…

           

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5 Great Parenting Rules

- Most people, especially children, don’t like rules. However, in parenting, setting and respecting a few basic rules can be really useful. Daniel Wong, a learning and personal development expert, recommends the 5 following rules to parents who wants to avoid a dysfunctional relationship with their children, and raise happy, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #178: Your Environment Is Your Destiny…

       

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Why Do So Many Smart Kids Hate Math? What Can Smart Parents Do About It?

The number of smart kids who dislike math is worrying. A huge contributing factor is that many parents – even smart parents – steer clear of mathematics. With the focus schools and employers have nowadays on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) courses and skills, it is crucially important for …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #177: The Sooner a Child Begins Learning…

       

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What Makes Breastfed Babies Smarter

- A Brigham Young University study indicates that cognitive development is accelerated by reading to infants and by heeding to their emotional cues – things breastfeeding mothers often do. – The study discovered that paying mind to a child’s emotional cues and reading to a child daily creates a 2-3 …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #176: Praise the Child’s Effort…

       

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The Incredible Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Kids

- Many children are given unnecessary stimulant drugs due to the overdiagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some children, specifically boys, are just more active than others and most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than developmental difference. – The statistics show an outrageous account: …
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