Parenting, Home and Family

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Aug'17

Quotes on Parenthood

Your first breath took ours away... Pardon the mess, my children are making memories... There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved... The best things in life are not things...

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24

May'17

Video Goes Viral: “A Normal Day”

Vlogger Esther Anderson created “A Normal Day,” a video that shows a mom’s exhausting day with her two young children from both her perspective and her daughter’s perspective. While the mom is worn out trying to keep it together with a crying infant and messy toddler, her daughter’s memories show something really special.

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13

May'17

Bilingual Babies Learn Languages Faster than Monolingual Babies

Some parents may worry whether teaching their babies two languages concurrently will overburden their babies' minds, while some may wonder if babies get confused learning two very different languages from birth. These concerns are unfounded, according to the latest findings by psychologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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29

Apr'17

Bilingual Baby Brains Show Increased Activity in Executive Function Regions

Many brain studies show that bilingual adults have more activity in areas associated with executive function, a set of mental abilities that includes problem-solving, shifting attention and other desirable cognitive traits. Now new findings reveal that this bilingualism-related difference in brain activity is evident as early as 11 months of age...

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27

Apr'17

How To Fit In When You Stand Out: Don’t Try So Hard

When in Rome you do as the Romans do, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to fitting in with foreign cultures, "just be yourself" might be the more appropriate mantra, according to Brigham Young University professor Stephen Moody.

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25

Apr'17

Why Children Struggle to Cross Busy Streets Safely

For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side to the other without being hit. Yet it's anything but simple for a child. New research from the University of Iowa shows children under certain ages lack the perceptual judgement and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger.

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18

Apr'17

Video: Tips on How to Read with Your Child

Reading aloud with your child is an important part of their education. It teaches them how to speak fluently and listen carefully in the journey to eventually read by themselves. Here are a few tips to help parents to make reading time as effective as possible.

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05

Mar'17

Dramatic Turn-around in Cognitive Abilities of Children Born to Older Mothers

In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers, reveals new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR).

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25

Feb'17

Learners More Likely to Succeed if Teachers Have Positive Perceptions of Parents

Parental involvement is commonly viewed as vital to learner academic success by most education experts and researchers; however, the quality of research on how to measure and improve parental involvement is lacking. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child's academic career can accurately predict the child's academic and social success.

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23

Feb'17

Video: Three Tips to Boost Your Teenager’s Self-confidence

When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” So what is confidence, really? Where does it come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your teenager's self-confidence.

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