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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.

Do You “Meritocratic Love” your Kids?

- There are two rising trends in child-rearing: some kids are lavishly praised in any situation and for any little feat, while they can be honed like never before. Parents’ desire to help their offspring access good schools and start good careers is understandable and welcome; this is indeed good …
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Is the Dumb Dad Finally an Endangered Species?

- For generations, fathers were kept away from household chores and child-rearing responsibilities because they were supposed to be radically and definitively bad at those jobs. It seems that this old stereotype is evolving and that the traditional dumb dad is becoming smart enough for laundry and cooking… and EVEN …
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Reading-Readiness: Why Parents Should Read to their Young Children

- According to a new study conducted by Dr. John S. Hutton of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, parents who read early to their kids help the young brains for “reading-readiness”. The functional magnetic resonance imaging scans done during the research showed different levels of brain activity between preschoolers …
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A Lot of Children Under Age One Are Exposed to Media Devices

- Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends to avoid exposing children under age two to devices like televisions, computers, tablets or smartphones, a new study reveals that more than one-third of infants are already playing with this kind of products. Amazingly, as many as one in seven 1-year-old toddlers …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #300: Science and Math Were Originally Discovered Together…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #299: Pronounced Math Anxiety…

       

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Early Childhood Education Begins Years Before Pre-Kindergarten

- The first three years of life – long before pre-K – are the most important for brain development. During this crucial time, children can learn through consistent experiences how to build effective relationships, solve problems and adapt to their environment. The economic advantages of a focus on this determining …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #298: Math Anxiety Is a Feeling of Tension…

       

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Why Parents Should Discuss Math with their Preschoolers at Mealtime

- According to a recent study by researchers at Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University and at the University of Michigan, children whose parents discuss simple arithmetic with them at the dinner table become better at math. This research is part of a broader experience aimed at giving to early numeracy the …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #297: An Anti-Math Culture…

           

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