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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.

ChildUp Early Learning Quote #282: 50 Percent of Parents Believe…

       

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How Many Parents Do Read to their Children Before Bedtime?

- A recent research reveals that, while three-quarters of parents believe that reading to their kids every night is of prime importance, only one fifth of them find the time to do it, over-busy mothers being the first to see this task as a burden. Many parents consider bedtime storytelling …
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Early Learning Quote #281: When You Put Three Cans of Soup in the Grocery Cart…

       

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(Black) Girls Are Strongly Penalized by Teachers’ Gender Stereotypes

- According to two recent studies, girls are significantly penalized by teachers’ biases. The first study demonstrates that girls’ math grades are negatively influenced while boys’ math grades are positively influenced by hidden gender stereotypes. The second research shows that young black girls are particularly disadvantaged for being assertive in the classroom. …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #280: When You Walk Upstairs with a Young Child…

       

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Mothers Should Let Fathers Be More Involved in Boys’ Education

- According to parenting expert and former teacher Noël Janis-Norton, author of the new book “Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys”, mothers too possessive of their boys and who are reluctant to let men be strong father figures have a detrimental effect on their children’s upbringing. As role-models, fathers have a more …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #279: Math Skills Are Lagging As Early As…

       

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Early Math Education Is a Critical Piece of a Child’s Development

- The promotion of prekindergarten education was the main subject of discussion for more than 500 educators, scientists and business leaders who gathered for the Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference in Costa Mesa at the beginning of February. It was discussed that children who start learning …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #278: Math Struggles Start…

       

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Nine-Month-Old Babies Are the Most Amazing Creatures on Earth

- For Sir David Attenborough, nine-month-old babies are the most amazing creatures on earth. Tanith Carey explains why infants’ development is so incredible. Babies are experts at making you love themAccording to scientists, evolution designed infants to capture our hearts, a big advantage when you are so little and vulnerable. …
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