Parenting, Home and Family



Create a Garden Reading Nook in Your Child’s Room

Literacy is necessary to do well in life. Children need to read every day in order to hone their literacy skills. Teach your child the love of books by creating a garden reading nook in the corner of their room.

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How to Start a Book Club

Book clubs are a great way to get a group of like-minded friends together and discuss a new book you have just read. Reading a story is one thing, but being able to discuss the story and get some conversation going, is even better.

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What’s the Difference Between these Two Brains?

What's the difference between these two brains? They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has dramatic implications.

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Building a Good Foundation – Four Ways to Educate Your Baby

Babyhood is a time of incredible mental and physical development, but some infants will learn much more than others during this phenomenal year. So much depends on the willingness and ability of parents to teach their little ones. Here are some ways to help your child get ahead on his educational journey.

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Violent Video Games Alter Brain Function

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have been studying the effects of media violence for more than a decade. Now, for the first time, they are showing that violent video games directly alter brain activity — not after years of play, but after one week.

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Secret Of Newborn’s First Words Revealed

A new study could explain why "daddy" and "mommy" are often a baby's first words — the human brain may be hard-wired to recognise certain repetition patterns.

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Television Exposure Associated with Attention Problems in Children

Early television exposure in children ages 1-3 is associated with attention problems at age seven, according to a study from Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle published in Pediatrics. The study revealed that each hour of television watched per day at ages 1-3 increases the risk of attention problems, such as ADHD, by almost 10 percent at age seven.

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Talk Your Child Clever

There is little doubt that language acquisition is one of the key milestones in early childhood development. Much of a child's future social and intellectual development hinges on this milestone. A language delay can lead to isolation and withdrawal, and to learning difficulties and poor academic performance.

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