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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.

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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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #241: Cognitive and Character Skills…

       

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Confusing English Number Words Impair Math Learning

- In their efforts to increase numeracy (the mathematical equivalent of literacy) among young children, some psychologists and educators are focusing their attention on the “language” gap. Recent research has found a connection between the use of unclear English words and weaker arithmetic skills in English-speaking children. – The problem begins with number “eleven.” …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #240: Children Who Like to Read…

       

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Common Core Math Is Not Fuzzy. It’s Smart!

- Common Core math is considered by some parents and educators as “fuzzy math”, a method too different from what they know, and too challenging for the children that it can even hold back the best learners. In fact, Common Core math helps pupils to grasp mathematical concepts better and faster than the precedent education systems, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #239: Kids Don’t Need Pills…

       

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Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy as Kindergarten Model

- The Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy (FMELA) of Thorncliffe Park is the largest full-day kindergarten school in Canada. Outfitted with the latest design and technologies, FMELA is a kindergartener’s dream, with large rooms illuminated by natural light to inspire learning for as many as 680 kindergartners. There is even a play …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #238: Break Up Your Child’s Goals…

       

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