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Childhood Development

WATCH: The Secret To Raising A Happy And Healthy Child

Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents

The key to raising successful kids? Depends on how you define "success," says author and leading development psychologist, Dr. Susan Engel. At the ...

The First Thousand Days of a Baby's Life

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Madeleine M. Kunin

The first thousand days of a baby's life are likely to determine the rest of her life -- whether she grows up to be healthy or not, both physically and emotionally. That's both good news and bad news.

Unshakable Humanity: Altruism and Disaster

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.17.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Will the precocious altruism of childhood survive severe tribulation, or will kids revert back to their earlier self-centeredness? The Sichuan earthquake provided a natural "stress test" to examine the strength of youthful generosity.

'Creating Innovators'

Tony Wagner | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Tony Wagner

In more than one hundred and fifty interviews for this book -- lengthy conversations with scores of innovators and their parents, teachers, and mentors -- passion was the most frequently recurring word.

Architecture Classes for Children? Why Is It a Good Idea?

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts
Alla Kazovsky

No one will argue that children are naturally creative. But it is our responsibility as parents and educators to nurture their inherent abilities. For the opportunity to knock, you have to build the door.

College Admissions and the Adolescent Brain

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 08.21.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

In other words, helping a teenager apply to college is not only an admissions issue -- it's also a developmental issue. As such, there's much room for teaching.

$320K for Kindergarten Teachers: Let's Change the Calculus for the Stewards of the Next Generation

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Isn't it time to start changing the calculus for early childhood teachers? They're the ones charged with producing the innovative, critical thinkers of the future.

Nature as a Play and Learning Ground

Rachel Grob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rachel Grob

Nature offers children not just physical room to play, but mental and emotional room as well.

HOPE for the Children: God's Gift to Parents

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

Our children are craving role models today and if there is to be hope for our children in the future, it has to begin with the parents and the adults.

Parenting Advice: Screen Time, Our Kids and Child Care

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Different studies point to the same result: for every hour of TV watched, kids run an increased risk of developing ADD, obesity or falling behind in class. Screen time is especially affects young children.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Are We Born With 'Innate' Ideas?

Dr. Seth Pollak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Seth Pollak

Rather than lots of fancy features, it is likely that what humans enter the world with is a general ability to learn. We have an amazing ability to be able to pick up on various things and group them together.

Pop Warner Football And Head Injuries

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Sports can be such a key component to a child's development. We're big supporters of that. But as parents, we're also concerned about the safety of both our boys.

Why Nursery School Might Be Bad For Young Boys

Times Online | Sue Palmer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

To provide the best start in life for a boy, his parents have to provide the personal care he needs in a way that fits with a 21st-century lifestyle. ...