Category: Parenting & Education

A Growing Number of Parents Opt for Co-Sleeping with their Babies

- An increasing number of parents are bringing their babies to bed with them, regardless of some negative advice and cautionary tales. “Attachment parenting”, which encourages co-sleeping alongside breastfeeding, skin-to-skin, and infant-mother bonding, has increased in popularity. The American National Infant Sleep Position study found that bed sharing doubled between …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #216: A Typical Worker with a Bachelor’s Degree…

       

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Are Parenting Websites Too “Mumsy”?

- UpAllHours.com is a new parenting platform that connects, entertains and supports parents. The website is not only for mothers, but also for fathers. Sam Sims, “Up All Hours” founder, discussed why most of men visit sites like Mumsnet – the UK’s largest network for parents – only when they’ve made a …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #215: Poor 5-Year-Olds…

         

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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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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #214: The Gap in Math Abilities…

       

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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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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #213: The Gap Is There Before Kindergarten…

       

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Keeping your Children Too Clean Deprive Them of Beneficial Bacteria

- Researchers from Cambridge University and University College London warn that keeping your kids too clean can destroy beneficial bacteria which keep their immune system strong. Parents who intend to keep their families healthy should for example suck their infants’ pacifiers to clean them, let their toddlers eat food off the floor, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #212: We Should Be Talking to our Children…

       

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