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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.

Spanking? Never a Good Parenting Method!

- A US national survey done in 2012 showed that over 50% of women and 75% of men think that kids occasionally need a “good hard spanking” to behave. Researchers though beg to differ, stating that corporal punishment alters the brain – not only in the way of trauma, but also in …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #228: Success in Education, Work and Life…

       

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34-Week-Old Fetuses Can Recognize Mom’s Voice and Nursery Rhymes

- A baby’s capacity to learn should not be underestimated, even while still in the womb. University of Florida’s College of Nursing researchers have discovered that after only 34 weeks into a pregnancy fetuses can already recognize mom’s voice and nursery rhymes. – A growing number of pregnant women give their unborn …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #227: Babies Lacking High-Quality Care…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #226: The Key to Academic Success…

       

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Baby Talk Is Good for your… Baby

- Researchers from the University of Washington – using a Magnetoencephalography machine – looked into what happens in the brains of 7 to 12 month-old infants when people are talking to them. Until then, it was believed that only the parts of the brain involved in “listening” to speech would …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #225: Spatial Training…

       

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Up to 50% of 5-Years-Old Kids Have Basic Developmental Problems

- Sally Goddard Blythe, director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester and early education expert, states that developmental problems can have a major impact on later academic performance and that there is an obvious connection between poor physical dexterity in primary school and performance in literacy and numeracy tests taken …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #224: Persistent Criticism Is Destructive…

       

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Even the Best Children Need to Be Challenged

- In order to boost the numbers of potential great achievers, especially in the field of science and technology, educators can do better at discovering, supporting and stimulating the most skilled pupils. In the USA, K-12 education programs do not sufficiently back the students with evident capacities and/or showing interest in those areas.  – …
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