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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.

5 Examples of Common Parenting Tips You Should Ignore

- All over the world a lot of people – young parents, older parents, grand-parents, as well as non-parents! – like to see themselves as parenting experts. Because healthy humans are able to give birth, most of them believe they know how to raise a child, and are eager to help you …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #237: The Driver of Social Mobility…

       

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Neuroscience and Epigenetics Increasingly Support Nurture over Nature

- A big recurrent question in the field of education is to know which has the greater effect on a child’s brain development: nature or nurture? Research in neuroscience and genetics has an increasing inclination to nurture over nature. A growing number of studies underline the importance of quality bonding time of children with other human beings from …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #236: Early Stimulation…

       

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Early Education Has More Importance Than Was Assumed in the Last Century

- There is a growing consensus among scientists and educators that early childhood education is much more important than people used to believe not too long ago. Until the later half of the last century, the best day care centers still used to be essentially about keeping young children clean, fed, and well-behaved. Today, even …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #235: Bringing Up the Next Generation…

       

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High School Classes Should Start Later in the Morning for Better Academic Performance

- According to recent biological research, a change in the level of the hormone melatonin in the brain of teenagers results in a shift of their circadian rhythm, pushing them to go to bed later at night and get up later into the morning. For this reason, the later high …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #234: Parental Attention…

       

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Why You Should Never Tell your Kids They Are Smart

- The brain is like a muscle and intelligence is not static: the more you use them, the stronger they become. When mistakes are made in processing a difficult task, for example, some neural connections are created while others are reinforced. So a good way to develop the brain is to …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #233: If your Parents Don’t Care Enough…

       

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