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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.

Study: Women Who Give Birth Later Live Longer

- According to a recent study, a woman who has her last child at age 33 has twice the odds of living longer than a woman who has her last child at 29. Women who give birth between the ages of 33 and 37 have an even bigger chance of “exceptional longevity” …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #218: A More Academic Focus in Kindergarten…

       

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US Pediatricians Are Invited to Promote Daily Reading – from Birth – to their Patients

- A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians explain to parents - particularly those from low-income families – the high value of books and the benefits of daily reading to their babies, until at least kindergarten age.  – The authors of the report advise doctors to take …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #217: Early Education Is an Essential Piece…

       

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A Growing Number of Parents Opt for Co-Sleeping with their Babies

- An increasing number of parents are bringing their babies to bed with them, regardless of some negative advice and cautionary tales. “Attachment parenting”, which encourages co-sleeping alongside breastfeeding, skin-to-skin, and infant-mother bonding, has increased in popularity. The American National Infant Sleep Position study found that bed sharing doubled between …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #216: A Typical Worker with a Bachelor’s Degree…

       

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Are Parenting Websites Too “Mumsy”?

- UpAllHours.com is a new parenting platform that connects, entertains and supports parents. The website is not only for mothers, but also for fathers. Sam Sims, “Up All Hours” founder, discussed why most of men visit sites like Mumsnet – the UK’s largest network for parents – only when they’ve made a …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #215: Poor 5-Year-Olds…

         

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Is Maternal Instinct Innate or Socially Constructed?

- In the scientific community, there is a growing consensus that fathers do make good mothers and that maternal instinct is not inborn but rather a social construction. Two recent studies stated that men, like women, are biologically ready for caring children and that men’s brains adjust to parenting just as well as …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #214: The Gap in Math Abilities…

       

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