Category: Parenting & Education

Math Is Not Just About Numbers and Equations; It’s About Learning and Understanding

– Ignorance and disgust of math is a widespread problem in today’s society. This is one of the main reasons why people are prone to question scientific facts rather than support them. Mathematical ignorance and scientific illiteracy are profoundly embedded in many cultures in the world. It’s rare to find people joking …
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Why Parents Must Read at Home with their Young Children

– Early literacy builds many crucial skills. In a new study, parents were asked to evaluate their children’s abilities to set goals, pay attention, control impulses and regulate activity. The results showed that kids who read and write at home with their parents develop better academic, learning and life skills. …
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Common Myths About our Brain: Learning Styles, Reading Styles, the Mozart Effect and More

– Several pernicious myths about our brain are as widespread as persistent. Not so long ago, children were supposed to have their learning skills boosted by listening to Mozart and watching stimulating images of the then-famous Baby Einstein video series. Many people believed that classical music has a beneficial effect …
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How to Raise “Genius” and “Gifted” Kids

– Since 1971, the “Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth” (SMPY) – one of the longest study about “gifted” children in history – has tracked 5,000 of the top students in America. The following of these high achievers for 45 years revealed some interesting things. For example, that even pupils with high IQs need teachers …
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Your Math Aversion Is Highly Contagious for your Child

– Research has shown that seemingly benign statements about math such as “I never liked it” rub off on your children, doing them serious and lasting harm. According to a 2015 study, elementary students who were helped by math-anxious parents learned this matter less well that than their peers whose parents …
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Don’t Label Your Child. She Was Not Born Sassy. Nor Bad. Neither Stupid.

– Don’t blame your daughter (or son) for her sassiness. Nurture, not nature is at work here. Attitudes like talking back or eye-rolling are not appropriate demeanor for young people. Even if we can see it in kids of any age, frequent sass and snark should not be tolerated and …
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Many Parents Underestimate How Much and How Fast their Children’s Brain Change

– Nowadays, practically everybody knows that human brain development continues until adulthood, but a lot of parents still underestimate how much and how fast childrens’ brain change from year to year, with a decisive impact on their behavior. Even if several scientific studies have shown that young brains are capable …
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Kindergarten-Ready Kids Are Ready… for Life

– According to Dan Gartrell, director of the Child Development Training Program and professor of early childhood and elementary education at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota, brain research helps us to better understand what school-readiness is. It doesn’t only concern academic basics, but also children’s attitude and confidence in the learning …
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Children’s Early Learning Environment Is a Good Predictor of their Academic Skills in 5th Grade

– According to ​a new research by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, children who use learning materials such as books and toys and are engaged in learning activities and conversations during their early years are more likely to develop cognitive abilities that will lead them to …
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How Much Affection You Should Give to your Children (from 0 to 15 years old)

– Sometimes, it’s really difficult to know which and how many marks of affection to provide to your child. According to parenting expert and top-selling author Sue Atkins, the more hugs parents provide the better, but the type of love needed changes as the kid grow up. Read below Atkin’s advice about which different …
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