Category: Child Brain Development

Is Maternal Instinct Innate or Socially Constructed?

- In the scientific community, there is a growing consensus that fathers do make good mothers and that maternal instinct is not inborn but rather a social construction. Two recent studies stated that men, like women, are biologically ready for caring children and that men’s brains adjust to parenting just as well as …
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Do Children Still Need to Learn Handwriting?

- Some educators regard technology as the panacea while the others worry over the threat of giving up true fundamental human experiences in favor of digital superficiality. A recent article by Maria Konnikova was published in the New York Times, therein – with the support of several studies – she  argued for the importance of teaching handwriting to our children. – …
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Autism May Be Linked to Hormones Levels in the Womb

- A study led by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom, has shown that male children who develop autism were exposed to higher levels of specific hormones in utero than those not affected by the disorder. – The researchers discovered that the 128 boys of the …
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Why Screen Devices and Digital Media Are Not Recommended for your Toddlers

- The pervasive use of screen devices brings up complex issues in the matter of education. The majority of previous studies analyzing the effects of screens used by children were mainly focused on television, but recent studies are now raising the same kind of questions about the time spent on other devices, …
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What Are the Benefits of Handwriting?

- “How” we write matters probably as much as “what” we write. According to psychologists and neuroscientists, cursive writing should not be considered an obsolete and useless skill. Recent research indicates that there is a connection between handwriting and broader educational development. In learning to write by hand, not only do children learn to …
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The Male Brain Can Develop Maternal Instinct Through Parenting

- It seems that women are not the only humans hardwired to develop a so-called maternal instinct, but that it can happen to anyone who chooses to become a parent. A recent study conducted by Ruth Feldman, a psychologist and neuroscientist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, revealed that caring for children stimulates …
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Don’t Teach your Child to Be a Liar

- Children generally begin to lie by the age of 30 to 36 months, most of the time to hide wrongdoing and avoid punishment. Lying is not an indication that children are on the path to misbehavior, but rather a sign that they are developing higher psychological skills. The ability to spin a tale is at the core …
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Three Key Messages to UNICEF about Child’s Brain Development

- A prominent gathering was held last April at UNICEF New York. Sixteen scientists – representing highly specialized fields as various as biology, chemistry, neuroscience, epigenetics, psychiatry, nutrition, and early childhood development – deliberated the weight of early experience on brain development and function. The experts discussed about the impact of early childhood development …
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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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The Need to Close the Vocabulary Gap Before Kindergarten

- Many children are already behind before they even enter kindergarten. A recent Stanford University research confirmed that children who are lagging in language development at 18 months will know about half as many words as their peers when they reach the age of 4. -A child’s vocabulary by age 4 is a good gauge …
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