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5 Phrases Parents Should Avoid Saying to their Children

- A lot of parents try to teach their children how to behave well in social situations, in the hope that this good behavior will become a natural habit. However, many parents give – unintentionally – only “parrot” responses to their children. There are five common counter-productive phrases that parents …
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What Do Parents of Successful Children Have in Common?

Most parents want their children to succeed at school and later in their professional career. So far, even if nobody has discovered the perfect¬†parenting recipes, psychologists have determined seven factors that can significantly help parents to raise great achievers. Discover here what parents of the most successful children have in …
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How to Develop a Growth Mindset in our Children

- The concept of “growth mindset” – opposed to “fixed mindset” – was discovered by famous Stanford Professor Carol Dweck. It is the belief that our intelligence and abilities in domains as diverse as math, language, creativity, relationship, leadership or sports are not fixed at birth, but can be developed …
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If Gender Gaps Are Not Due to Inborn Abilities, Why Do Girls Beat Boys Academically?

- According to the 2012 PISA study, one in seven male students didn’t reach base level proficiency in reading, math or science. Among more than 30 countries, 14% of boys and 9% of girls did not reach basic proficiency in any of those three core subjects. A recent report from …
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Gender Biases: Why Girls Are Unlikely to Pursue Careers in Math and Science

- According to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), parents, teachers and employers have strong gender biases in matters of maths and science. Across the 64 nations examined, girls suffer from a lack of confidence –¬†even when skilled in those areas. Overall, less than one …
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The “30-Million-Word Gap” That Makes All the Difference for Children’s Success in School

- According to a 1995 study, children from low-income environments will have heard thirty million words less than their better-off peers by age 4, a number that makes a determining difference when school begins. Pupils with a limited vocabulary have weaker reading skills and thereby higher probabilities of lagging academically …
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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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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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For Children, Math Is as Important as Reading, Maybe More!

- Many parents, being themselves not good at math, don’t expect their kids to be. A very detrimental attitude to the kids. While few people would recognize they are not good in literacy, a lot of them are not at all ashamed to concede that they don’t understand mathematics. This …
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For Children, Bedtime Math Is As Important As Bedtime Stories

- American students are regularly bested by other countries on international math tests. The way parents present math vs. reading to their kids is one of the main culprits. From the early years society already nourishes math anxiety, and many children meet math for the first time in kindergarten. Many …
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