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A boy meets a man carrying a load of cow manure and asks him what he is going to do with it all. The man tells the little boy: “I’m taking it home to put on my strawberries.” The boy looks up at the man and says: “I don’t...
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If I had to choose the most annoying thing my kids whine about, it would be when they think something isn’t fair. These people who get free food and board every single day, and who get the best education their parents’ limited budget can buy, and who have shelves...
baby-sleeping-peacefully
Often parents feel guilty about the need to want their babies or children to sleep. “Why can’t I wake up so many times for my baby if they need that?” While the fact remains that inevitably there is a time during the newborn phase where you will have to get...
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Psychologists first became interested in imaginary friends in the early 19th century because they feared they could be a sign of emotional unstability or psychological problems in children. But as scientists have learned more about these invisible playmates over the last two decades, it has become increasingly clear that...
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Very few people can resist smiling at a newborn baby – signalling positive emotions, such as joy and interest. Of course, this is especially true for new parents. One study found that new mothers looked at their 16-hour-old babies 80% of the time and smiled at them 34% of...
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When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tip toes, which is known as toe walking. Commonly this is to get into things they aren’t meant to, but as they perfect their walking, they walk more with their whole foot on the ground. The...
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Choosing which languages to teach children in a multilingual family is a tough question. Chz_mhOng/Shutterstock Ozge Ozturk, University of Cambridge and Katie Howard, University of Cambridge Diagnosed with autism and delayed language development, five-year-old Jose lives with his bilingual English-Spanish family in the UK. In addition to all the important decisions that...
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Most parents today would remember these from their childhood – wooden blocks, Lego or other forms of toy blocks. Preschools kept a variety of them, neatly stacked on shelves in the classroom. Not much has changed decades later as we are actively encouraged, in this technological age, to expose...
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The bedtime crew. DHX Media Sarah Rose, Staffordshire University Bedtime can often be a trying experience for young children – and their parents. But evidence suggests that regular bedtimes are very important for children’s wellbeing and development. One regular element of the routine for many families is the children’s TV show In the...
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