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Spanking? Never a Good Parenting Method!

- A US national survey done in 2012 showed that over 50% of women and 75% of men think that kids occasionally need a “good hard spanking” to behave. Researchers though beg to differ, stating that corporal punishment alters the brain – not only in the way of trauma, but also in …
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Environmental Factors Like Family Life and School Have as Much Impact as Genetics in the Intellectual Development of a Child

- Many of the genes that influence how well children can read also affect their math skills. Recent research suggests that 50% of the genes that shape the literacy skills of 12 year-old children are related to their mathematics abilities. Although genes are fundamental elements in brain development, environmental factors like family life and …
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Young Kids Don’t Care about the Past and the Future

- Unlike adults, who often dwell on the past and worry about the future, children live in the present. They don’t care about the future and rarely think about the past. The concept of past and future is difficult to understand during the first years of life. Young children have limited experience and …
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This Summer, You Can Teach Your Tot to Count to 10! FOR FREE!

In 5 days, on Wednesday, July 2, we’ll show you on the ChildUp Google+ page how to teach your toddler to count from 0 to 10. You’ll get awesome tools to help you, FOR FREE!     Join the +40,000 Followers of the ChildUp Google+ Page!     Image: ChildUp.com      

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Reading Practice May Be The Best Way to Heal Dyslexia

- One big issue encountered by children with dyslexia (and by their parents and teachers) is the fear that their reading difficulties are genetically set and hopeless. A recent study offers some relief by suggesting that reading practice has a determining influence on the development of the disorder; normal and dyslexic brains may not be as much different as was previously …
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Why Common Core Math Is So Important

- G. Michael Guy, a professor of mathematics at the City University of New York (CUNY), says that high school graduates need better knowledge in basic math concepts. He has personally observed how the public K-12 schools have failed to prepare students for college-level math, limiting their potential - a serious disadvantage to them and to the whole society. - Of …
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The “Tiger Mother” Effect: Why Asian Children Get Better Grades Than their White Classmates

- A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences disclosed that Asian schoolchildren get better academic results because they exert more effort and not because they are more intelligent. Researchers noted that when Asian-American children begin school they have no major academic advantage over their white classmates, but …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: The Major Importance of Math Literacy (Numeracy)

- Among the key school subjects, math causes the most strain and anxiety. Earlier studies have shown that math anxiety is linked with bad math performance, math avoidance and many other negative attitudes about this matter, the undesirable effects of a culture that considers mathematics as difficult or worthless. - As today’s economy becomes …
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ADHD Medication: A Cheap and Fast Fix for Toddlers?

- According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 15,000 American children 2-3 years old (a majority from low-income families) are being treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). On its side, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) regulations for ADHD recommends therapeutic alternatives - like training and behavioral interventions - as the …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: In Fact, Albert Einstein Was Not at All a Bad Student!

- Many people believe and repeat – wrongly – that Albert Einstein wasn’t good at math. Although it is true that he did not pass his college entrance exam – he actually did pass math and science (of course) but failed the other subjects – Einstein was not at all a …
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