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Should Children with Reading Difficulties Be Given the Label of “Dyslexia”?

- According to Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko, authors of the book “The Dyslexia Debate”, ”dyslexia” is an imprecise label that does nothing to assist the children to whom it is applied. The authors are not denying that there is indeed a well known issue for children with reading difficulties and that it …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #182: First Grade Math Skills…

       

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Authoritarian Parenting Linked to Children’s Obesity

- At a meeting at the American Heart Association, McGill University researchers showed new scientific evidence that children are more likely to develop obesity if they are raised under the authoritarian style of parenting, which is often worsened by a genuine lack of love and affection. – “Parents should at least be …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #181: Thinking of IQ as Being Genetically Given…

       

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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #180: The First 2,000 Days of Life…

       

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Preschoolers Are Able to Do Elementary Algebra

- According to Melissa Kibbe, a psychologist from Johns Hopkins University, our approximate number system makes it possible for us to learn early how to count and then do math, including algebra and trigonometry. Humans, like the majority of animals, have the innate capacity to estimate the number of objects in their …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #179: The First Five Years of Life…

           

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5 Great Parenting Rules

- Most people, especially children, don’t like rules. However, in parenting, setting and respecting a few basic rules can be really useful. Daniel Wong, a learning and personal development expert, recommends the 5 following rules to parents who wants to avoid a dysfunctional relationship with their children, and raise happy, …
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ChildUp Early Learning Quote #178: Your Environment Is Your Destiny…

       

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Why Do So Many Smart Kids Hate Math? What Can Smart Parents Do About It?

The number of smart kids who dislike math is worrying. A huge contributing factor is that many parents – even smart parents – steer clear of mathematics. With the focus schools and employers have nowadays on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) courses and skills, it is crucially important for …
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