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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.

Parents Have to Teach Math and Reading to their Children

– When they start school, children of all backgrounds must be prepared with fundamental math and language skills. But in reality, a lot of students are counting and reading lower than their grade level. Since almost all children start and end the day at home, this is the place where …
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5 Pernicious Myths About Early Math

– A lot of people are anxious about math. Millions of adults lack confidence in their math abilities, a problem often taking root in bad early childhood experiences. This math anxiety can have long-lasting negative consequences, such as recurrent frustration in everyday life and missed career opportunities. And in an …
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The Bad Effect of Computer Games and TV on Math and Reading Skills

– The more children spend time on computer games and watching TV, the worse are  their math and reading skills. According to a study by the Educational Research Centre (ERC) of 8,000 Irish primary students, the pupils who have a TV set in their bedrooms and those who have a mobile …
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Basic Math Skills Are a Must to Thrive

– ​​As another school year begins in Canada, fuzzy-math supporters are back across the country​. While some of them don’t hesitate to call it ​the “new way” of teaching math​, the concept of “fuzzy math,” as well as ​the so-called​ “discovery learning,” dates back 100 years to the early progressive …
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We’re 25 Years Behind in Early Math Education

– Reading bedtime stories became a parent’s daily duty as common as encouraging their kids to teeth-brushing. The next very important step is to take the same kind of good habit with early math. According to researchers of DREME (Development and Research in Early Math Education), it’s time for Dad …
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Most Boys Leave Primary School with Poor Math and Literacy Skills

– According to the UK government, a majority of boys leave primary school lacking basic standards in literacy and numeracy. Already at a young age, girls have better results than their male peers as they tend to be more eager to please and because of the smaller number of male …
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The “Sugar High” Concept: Another Parenting Myth

– According to popular wisdom, if you give give candy or cookies to young children they will turn into rabid monsters until their metabolism returns to a normal level. Nonetheless, the “sugar high” concept is just another parenting myth, an urban legend. Much scientific research has shown that giving children …
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Why Preschool Math Skills Are So Important

– A good level of math skills in preschool helps children succeed later on. According to a recent study, preschoolers are more likely to be good at math at kindergarten entry if they understand early the two following basic concepts: word association with numbers and the quantities numbers represent. Young …
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Why Public Schools Must Focus on Early Learning

– Leaning begins much earlier than age 5, a good reason why public school must focus on the very first years. Science has shown that the optimal period of human brain development is between zero to five. A better coordination is needed between preschool and elementary school programs in order …
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The Many Great Benefits of Reading with your Children

– Fortunately, it has now become common practice for many parents to spend a lot of time reading to their children. And they are very right. According to science, the advantages of reading from a young age with your kids are numerous, with a powerful and lasting impact on their …
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