Category: Child Brain Development

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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The Most Vulnerable Children Need Help

- Javed Khan, chief executive of Barnardo’s - a charity with the aim to change the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children - recognises that the matter of birth is still by chance. Some kids are lucky to be born into families that can provide for their economic and psychological needs to prosper, …
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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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Study: Girls Always Got Better Grades than Boys

- A recent study conducted by Canadian researchers indicates that, for the past 100 years, girls have steadily performed better than boys in terms of school grades. Female students not only excel in language studies but they are also just as good or even better than boys in the so-called …
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Why the “Crying It Out” Method Is Not Recommended for your Baby

- “Ferberizing”, otherwise known as the “Cry It Out” method is a technique that was developed by Dr. Richard Ferber. The method focuses on training your baby to cry herself to sleep or to “self-soothe” and using the same practice when she wakes up at night or during a nap. …
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Parents and Educators Protest Against “New Age Math”

- In Alberta (Canada), parents, grandparents and educators are pushing for a change to the current math curriculum, the so-called “discovery method” which gives focus on the needs of students’ individual competencies and skills. Around 200 concerned people gathered in April at the Alberta Legislature for the cause. Among them, …
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Encouraging Parents to Disconnect from their Digital Gadgets

- All over the world, parents are becoming more and more reliant on digital gadgets and devices to pacify their children. The increase of parents practicing “digital nannying” to compensate for their lack of attention or absence towards their kids is worrisome. – In Malaysia, the Positive Parenting Programme launched …
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10 Wise Tips to Foster the Brain Development of Babies and Toddlers

- The first few years of a child’s life are critical for brain growth. At this age, the mind is a work in progress and the brain rapidly develops based on the kid’s experiences and environment. – Dr. James M. Perrin, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics says: ”Parents play …
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“Grit” Is a Good Gauge of your Child’s Future Success

- The new parenting buzzword is “grit.” Experts are saying that this is vital to a child’s success. They are using this word to portray determination, persistence, tenacity or stick-to-itiveness. – According to Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania credited for coining the term “grit”, it is the ability of being …
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