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Encouraging preschoolers’ early writing efforts

Encouraging preschoolers’ early writing efforts If there’s one object common to pre-schools and child care centers the world over, it’s pieces of paper covered with looping scribbles made by small hands learning to hold a pencil or crayon. The next

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The Power of Talking to Your Baby

The Power of Talking to Your Baby By the time a poor child is 1 year old, she has most likely already fallen behind middle-class children in her ability to talk, understand and learn. The gap between poor children and

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Self-Esteem – Finding the right level.

Finding the Just-Right Level of Self-Esteem for a Child A wave of recent research has pointed to the risks of overpraising a child. But for parents, drawing the line between too little praise and too much has become a high-pressure

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Book: Nurture Shock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools

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Move Over, Barbie – You’re Obsolete (video)

Move Over, Barbie – You’re Obsolete Debbie, a female in the male-dominated world of engineering, was bothered by the lack of women in her field. So she decided to do something so wonderful for little girls everywhere, it brought tears

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More to Children’s Block Play Than Just Play

There’s More to Children’s Block Play Than Meets the Eye Here’s the scene. Five of the child care children and I are on the floor in the block area. It’s a carpeted area with lots of wooden blocks that are

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Sleep for Better Behavior

Eye-opening facts about babies, children, and sleep — and advice on how to get everyone snoozing soundly. As a parent, you’ve probably been craving sleep since the minute your first child was born. But did you ever stop to wonder

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