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The Transforming Power of Parent’s Touch

– Humans are born eager for social bonding. Children need to be held and touched by dad or mom from the very first minutes and days. According to a new study published by researchers in Germany, beyond improving bonds, a parent’s touch can literally change a baby’s brain. “We explored …
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Why Boys Lag Behind Girls in Literacy from the Start

– Based on research by experts from the University of Bristol, the charity Save the Children reports that boys are almost twice as likely as girls to fall behind in basic language skills by the time they start school. Preschool boys and girls do the same amount of literacy based activities, such …
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Math Skills Improve by Doing Math Every Day

– Math skills improve by doing math every day – just like reading skills improve by reading every day. According to Michael Priyev, founder of New York City’s Eureka Math Tutors, “Math has the power to strike fear into the hearts of children and adults alike.” On her part, Mallory …
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Babies Are Incredible Learning Machines

– Babies are not empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge. Over the last three decades, scientists have discovered that, during their first months and years, children are much more influenced by their environment than previously assumed. This is what the filmmaker Estela Renner discovered in speaking with early-childhood …
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What Fathers Have to Know About Parenting

– According to a new report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, fathers are very important for their children’s development, health and well-being. Dads are much more than just back-ups for moms. An analysis of several studies found that children who grow up close to their fathers are less …
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Many Parents Miss What Happens During their Baby’s First Years

– According to a survey sponsored by “Zero to Three” and the “Bezos Family Foundation,” new parents underestimate how strongly the first years can influence their children’s destiny and are confused about what happens during this so critical period. The study also showed that many parents worry about discipline. Half …
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How to Boost Preschoolers’ Vocabulary and Science Knowledge

– According to a study led by New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, teaching preschoolers about insects and plants by reading them informational science books helps the development of both their vocabulary and science knowledge. This research showed that the kind of text children read …
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Dads Are Very Important

– A father’s devotion may be different but is not less important than a mother’s devotion. In media and advertising (even on Father’s Day!), dads are often portrayed as poor bunglers unable to seriously take care of their children. In many sitcoms, dads are shown as incompetent, oblivious of the …
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Your Parenting Style Can Have a Lasting Impact on your Child’s Development

– Your parenting style can have a big and long-lasting impact on your child’s development and their ability to face future challenges. This has been the subject of many books and authors’ compete in inventing a new trending definition of parenting style. So far, some of the most famous strategies …
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Better Math Skills Can Make You Wealthier

– According to a new study that tracked 1,000 Dutch adults ​for a period of 5 years and screen​ed​ for differences in education, risk tolerance and financial knowledge, people with ​better​ ​math​ skills​ tend to become wealthier over time. Understanding of financial numbers like discounts, fees and interest rates ​are …
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