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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.

What Makes Breastfed Babies Smarter

- A Brigham Young University study indicates that cognitive development is accelerated by reading to infants and by heeding to their emotional cues – things breastfeeding mothers often do. – The study discovered that paying mind to a child’s emotional cues and reading to a child daily creates a 2-3 …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #176: Praise the Child’s Effort…

       

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The Incredible Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Kids

- Many children are given unnecessary stimulant drugs due to the overdiagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some children, specifically boys, are just more active than others and most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than developmental difference. – The statistics show an outrageous account: …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #175: What a 5-Year-Old Should Know…

       

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Very Few Men Work in the Early Education Sector in New Zealand

- New Zealands’s early childhood education system is one of the most sexist in the world – with male teachers comprising just 2% – and the government is in no rush to fix this disparity. – According to Dr. Farquhar, head of the nationwide network for early childhood education Childforum, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #174: Spending Time with your Child…

       

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Ready for the “Privacy Talk” with your Child About “Data Permanence”?

- Everything we do online today may be recorded and stored with no expiration date and no simple “erase” button either and there is nothing we can do about it, this is “Data Permanence”, the hallmark of the digital era. – It is because of data permanence that we are …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #173: The Achievement Gap…

       

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Early Proficiency in Math and Language Arts Is Crucial

- Canada is no longer in the global top 10 of math scores. Anne Hopkinson, a former elementary school teacher, says that the Canadian approach to math education makes no sense – the primary curriculum being too extensive and not focusing enough on the fundamental skills. Do really young children need …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #172: Babies as Young as a Year-and-a-Half…

       

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