Category: Parenting & Education

Why Parents Should Discuss Math with their Preschoolers at Mealtime

– According to a recent study by researchers at Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University and at the University of Michigan, children whose parents discuss simple arithmetic with them at the dinner table become better at math. This research is part of a broader experience aimed at giving to early numeracy the …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #297: An Anti-Math Culture…

           

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The Father Who Quit his Well-Paid Job to Spend Time with his Daughter

– Arnand Iyer, a San Francisco tech guru, “felt terrible” when he came back home too many nights only to find his 2-year-old daughter Ava already asleep. A painful experience and feeling that many working parents know too well. “I wasn’t spending any time with her in the evening,” said Iyer, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #296: Poor Mathematics Skills…

       

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5 Phrases Parents Should Avoid Saying to their Children

– A lot of parents try to teach their children how to behave well in social situations, in the hope that this good behavior will become a natural habit. However, many parents give – unintentionally – only “parrot” responses to their children. There are five common counter-productive phrases that parents …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #295: Children’s Development Is at its Greatest…

       

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Study: Children’s Brain Size Can Be Molded by Experience

– According to a study led by Kimberly Noble, a professor of pediatrics at both Teachers College, Columbia University and at the university’s medical school, with Elizabeth Sowell, a researcher at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as senior author: the development of children’s and teenagers’ brains seems to be linked to family income. …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #294: Kindergarten Students Learn More…

       

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What Do Parents of Successful Children Have in Common?

Most parents want their children to succeed at school and later in their professional career. So far, even if nobody has discovered the perfect parenting recipes, psychologists have determined seven factors that can significantly help parents to raise great achievers. Discover here what parents of the most successful children have in …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #293: Many Children in Kindergarten…

       

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