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Parenting, Home and Family

17

Jul'19

6 Facts About How Emojis Are Changing the Way We Communicate

17 July is World Emoji Day, an unofficial holiday deemed as a "global celebration of the emoji,” which are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Here are a few interesting facts to mark this occasion.

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23

May'19

Study: Time Parents Spend with Children Key to Academic Success

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. Researchers analysed data on children in Israel who lost a parent through death or divorce.

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23

May'19

Does Story Time With an E-Book Change How Parents and Toddlers Interact?

Picking what book to read isn't the only choice families now make at story time -- they must also decide between the print or electronic version. But traditional print books may have an edge over e-books when it comes to quality time shared between parents and their children, a new study suggests.

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07

Apr'19

Five Ways to Help Your Child’s Language Development

Language development is essential for reading and communication skills later in life. Parents are the main influencers of language in early childhood. This article shares five ways for parents to boost their child’s language development every day.

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22

Jul'18

Study: Helicopter Parenting May Negatively Affect Children’s Emotional Well-being, Behaviour

According to new research overcontrolling parenting can negatively affect a child's ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour.

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07

Jul'18

The Benefits of Collecting Things

South African parents have had their fair share of collection crazes over the last couple of years. Although many of these collectibles may now be forgotten at the bottom of their children’s toy chests, the phenomenon poses the question – does it benefit a child to build a collection of some sort?

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17

May'18

Can Screen Time Replace Reading?

It’s a fair question for parents to think about: will it influence my child negatively to allow screen time if they prefer it over reading? Edublox investigates and shares a few tips on how to get your child excited about reading books.

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14

Oct'17

When Bad Behaviour Indicates A Need For Intervention

If a five-year-old child misbehaves and blames an imaginary friend, parents don’t usually become alarmed. They correct the child and move on. But what about an eight-year-old who hears voices and feels threatened by something she can’t explain?

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14

Oct'17

Learning and Staying in Shape Key to Longer Lifespan, Study Finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. This major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

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24

Sep'17

Good Parenting Requires Accountability

How do parents instill a sense of accountability and personal responsibility in their children without coming across like prison wardens? The first step is to develop standards of behaviour that are clearly defined and age appropriate. A three-year-old may not be able to understand....

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