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Guide Your Child's Intellectual Development, Part 2

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

In my previous blog post, I shared how children learn and the four basic units of knowledge that serve as the building blocks for understanding. Each...

Guide To Your Child's Intellectual Development, Part 1

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Your child’s understanding of the world changes and builds with age and experience. With intellectual development, just as with social and emotional...

The First 1,000 days

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Last Thursday the World Bank Group hosted a panel to discuss global efforts to combat early childhood malnutrition, the link to ending extreme poverty...

The X-Rated Three-Year-Old

Inga | Posted 07.12.2016 | Comedy
Inga

My younger son Henry recently reported that his two-year-old son, who is just developing language skills, has been diagnosed with hearing problems bro...

Nurture Your Child's Emotional Growth, Part 2

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As I discussed in my previous blog post, psychologists have determined that there are many different types of intelligence. Today, I will share tips o...

The Art of Motherhood

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Ursula Nwobu

While there are a number of things mothers deal with that leave them feeling really overwhelmed, they would always say that having a child is one of their biggest achievements. The job is never truly easy.

Why I Didn't Worry When My Baby Wouldn't Crawl (And You Shouldn't, Either)

Quora | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Quora

My daughter is 11 months old. She is not crawling or standing. I am worried. What do I do? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing networ...

Put Children - Especially Girls - High on the Global Agenda

Lindsay Stark | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Lindsay Stark

This year, one billion children around the world will experience a form of violence and around 200 million children will not meet their developmental ...

The Method Behind The Magic Of A Beloved Preschool Teacher

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Adrianne -- to borrow a line from "As Good As It Gets" -- makes my son want to be a better man. At least, she makes him want to be a better kid. My son is 5 years old, and Adrianne is his preschool teacher.

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?

Amanda Cremone | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science
Amanda Cremone

Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep ca...

Why Playing With Barbie Helps Girls Grow Into Smart Women

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Honestly, I didn't think Barbie's body was a realistic portrayal of women's bodies. I was only a child but I understood the difference between a toy and a person. I knew real men had penises, for example, despite the fact that Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not similarly endowed.

Violent Video Games and The US Supreme Court: The Legacy of Brown v EMA (2011)

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Christopher J. Ferguson

Our lives are littered with milestones that, looking back, remind us of how much time has passed and how quickly we are slipping toward the grave! Ma...

The ADHD Healthy Living Summer Challenge

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

A study out this week in the Journal of Attention Disorders suggests that an approach to ADHD emphasizing healthy living may significantly improve sym...

Are Proposed Links between Pornography and Labial Surgery More Than Just Wild, Unmitigated Speculation?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

The research on porn and labiaplasty appears to be like most other porn research: weak and, as far as results go, unconvincing. But, like other areas of porn research, that hasn't stopped some journalists, anti-porn activists, and scholars from making dramatic claims.

Global Moms' Health Must Improve So Kids' Brains Can Compete In Digital Future: World Bank

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries which fail to invest in young women's health will be left behind because the underdeveloped brains...

My Brain, My Shoes, and I

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

So consider mindfulness -- and on some level, a form of meditation -- to live deeply and within the moment. And if you don't buy into the critical benefits of such a practice, just ask my shoes.

New Evidence Links Spanking to Child Behavior Problems, but Perhaps The Evidence Isn't So Clear

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Christopher J. Ferguson

Social science research tends to overlap with a fair number of cultural debates, often weighing in on one side or another. This isn't surprising, giv...

Assessing Our Children to Death

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.16.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine a world where a poem was judged by the number of characters per line or the font in which it was published, or a violin concerto reviewed in terms of its precise conformance to metronomic beats or the posture of the violinist. This is what we are doing to education: Trying to measure beauty with a ruler.

When to Seek Out a Pediatric Social Worker - Q&A with an Expert

Shari Medini | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Liz Disterhoft & ask her a whole bunch of questions about the field of social work. Liz received her MSW ...

Spanking and the Refinement of American Civilization

Allison Alter | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

Periodically I notice a disturbing trend on my Facebook Newsfeed; the last during the emergence of the holiday season of giving that appears to bring ...

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

For years, I've taught a weekly psychology class to students ranging from 7 to 14-years-old. In this class, I encourage self-reflection, asking kids to identify and express what they think and feel and to consider the thoughts and feelings of others. The results are often surprising.

How Outdoor Playgrounds Affect Child Development

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Now that the warmer weather is here, it's time to take our kids outside more. What is a simple thing to do that encourages child development? Go to th...

7 surprising factors that could be the cause of your child's weird behaviour

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 03.02.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

You could be the parent in the supermarket battling embarrassment on your child's behaviour- or you could be the one judging the parent there. Or you ...

How Cultural Education Nurtures Imagination - and Why This Matters

Sarah Palferman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Sarah Palferman

In a recent article in the Times Education Supplement Sir Peter Bazalgette, the Chairman of Arts Council England, argues that a rich cultural educatio...

Why Do Children Ask, 'Why?'

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Children's innate curiosity plays a big part in their "why" questions. Their curiosity about the world around them helps to build concepts, skills, vocabulary, and understanding of the unknown. And you can help channel their curiosity and need to know why so that you help foster learning in a positive way.