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Yes, physically disciplining kids is an act of violence

Yes, physically disciplining kids is an act of violence | parenting | Scoop.it
Children endure many forms of violence, from slapping and pushing, to fatal assaults; almost one in five of the world’s homicide victims in 2012 were under 20. The recently released UNICEF report on violence…
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The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids - WebMD

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids - WebMD | parenting | Scoop.it
The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
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Parents, listen next time your baby babbles

Parents, listen next time your baby babbles | parenting | Scoop.it
Parents who try to understand their baby's babbling let their infants know they can communicate, which leads to children forming complex sounds and using language more quickly. The study's results showed infants whose mothers attended more closely to their babbling vocalized more complex sounds and develop language skills sooner.
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Michael Rosen: Why curiosity is the key to life

Michael Rosen: Why curiosity is the key to life | parenting | Scoop.it
Growing up, Michael Rosen’s mum and dad taught him to ask questions, to explore ideas and to learn about everything. He says parents can be their children’s best teachers – through the stuff of daily living, not lists of dry facts
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Why overscheduling kids is robbing them of a life worth living

Why overscheduling kids is robbing them of a life worth living | parenting | Scoop.it
It is time we stopped thinking of free time as ‘down time’ from life for our kids, and realised that free time is vital for the development of creativity and life success.
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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | parenting | Scoop.it
How we think when we are being creative and why the left-brain right-brain myth will probably never die. Recent findings on the Neuroscience of Creativity

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How to use our brains to be creative

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Study: Parents on Smartphones Often Ignore Kids

Study: Parents on Smartphones Often Ignore Kids | parenting | Scoop.it
During Mealtime, Mobile Device Use Leads To Negative Interactions
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Mindful Parenting:To Yell or Not to Yell?

Mindful Parenting:To Yell or Not to Yell? | parenting | Scoop.it
For me, muscling my children into behaving the way I want them to feels wrong. While I don't want to give them carte blanche to do whatever they want (Permissive Parenting), I also want to be able to give them the tools to navigate life without blowing up every time something doesn't go the way they want.

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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | parenting | Scoop.it


Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at recess engaging in games of tag, ball, using slides, swings, and physically exploring their environments. But physical play is not the only kind of play. We often use the terms pretend play or make-believe play (the acting out of stories which involve multiple perspectives and the playful manipulation of ideas and emotions), that reflect a critical feature of the child’s cognitive and social development.


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Child development - The Economist

Child development - The Economist | parenting | Scoop.it
Child development
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THE more parents talk to their children, the faster those children's vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops.
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Terrific Parenting: Toxic tactics – blame, shame and guilt - The Saratogian

Terrific Parenting: Toxic tactics – blame, shame and guilt - The Saratogian | parenting | Scoop.it
Terrific Parenting: Toxic tactics – blame, shame and guilt
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Many parenting responses used to change or control behavior involve various forms of emotional manipulation.

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When parenting is confused with controlling behaviour using different forms of emotional manipulation...

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Interview about Empathy and Child Development with Dr. Bruce Perry

Interview about Empathy and Child Development 
Bruce Perry co-author BORN FOR LOVE:Why Empathy Is Essential and Endangered" 


"One of the most important aspects of being a human being, is being able to be in a relationship. Being able to successfully form and maintain a relationship. And at the heart of that capability is the capacity to put yourself in somebody else's shoes, to see the world how they see it. That capacity is empathy"

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX 

http://ChildTrauma.org/


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How to Raise An Assertive Child by Dr Michele Borba | Michele Borba

How to Raise An Assertive Child by Dr Michele Borba | Michele Borba | parenting | Scoop.it
7 solutions to help kids develop self-confidence, buck peer pressure and speak up for themselves (RT @micheleborba: 7 Ways to Help Kids Develop Self-Confdence, Buck Peer Pressure & Speak Up for Themselves http://t.co/2YdPvqRI1G...
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The importance of the lost arts of play, doing nothing and just being

On recent more balmy summer days it has been a great pleasure watching children mucking around on beaches, doing what kids have always done at seasides, build sandcastles, play make-believe games, muse, have fun, go with the flow not knowing what is going to next trigger their imaginations. It has been equally nice to be one of the many adults mull...
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Time-In: [Sometimes] Helpful Guidance for Young Children

Time-In: [Sometimes] Helpful Guidance for Young Children | parenting | Scoop.it
When "time-out" doesn't work, "time-in" may.
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In pictures – Rosie Barnes' son Stanley and his world

In pictures – Rosie Barnes' son Stanley and his world | parenting | Scoop.it
Photographer Rosie Barnes took portraits of her son when he was younger to explore the way he perceived the world around him
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This Infographic Reveals How to Raise Happy and Healthy Kids

This Infographic Reveals How to Raise Happy and Healthy Kids | parenting | Scoop.it
We all want to raise happy and healthy kids, but sometimes it's harder than it sounds. This infographic takes a look at the studies behind what really affects kids' happiness and well-being.
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The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten

The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten | parenting | Scoop.it
One of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn. Nowhere is this misplaced emphasis mor...

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Are your kids getting enough sleep?

Are your kids getting enough sleep? | parenting | Scoop.it
Children and parents need a wake-up call about the importance of sleep, say medical experts who are visiting schools in Australia and New Zealand with their message. - New Zealand Herald

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Angie Mc's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:26 PM

The teen years are the toughest to ensure proper sleep, 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.

April Richards's curator insight, March 15, 2014 11:32 PM

Are your kids getting enough sleep?

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Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Curiosity and Interest

Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Curiosity and Interest | parenting | Scoop.it
Many of us may not, at first, think of interest as an emotion. Psychologists and neuroscientists, however, now regard interest as a fundamental emotion -- an emotion that motivates and guides our engagement in the world.

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Interest is an important, and perhaps, the first emotion that children have.

Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 16, 2013 4:07 PM

Interest is vital to emotional health in childhood and it remains vital, throughout life. Without interest, there is no curiosity, no exploration, and no real learning. 

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School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge

School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge | parenting | Scoop.it

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, January 2, 2014 10:47 AM
This is a brief review of the relevant research evidence which overwhelmingly supports a later start to formal education. This evidence relates to the contribution of playful experiences to children’s development as learners, and the consequences of starting formal learning at the age of four to five years of age - See more at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/school-starting-age-the-evidence#sthash.2OnTfsn4.dpuf
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Mobile Usage for Children Under 2 is On the Rise

Mobile Usage for Children Under 2 is On the Rise | parenting | Scoop.it

For all you parents out there, you may have already come across the ongoing debate on the usage of mobile devices for young children. Whether you are for or against mobile device, and subsequently internet use for young children, we can’t deny this increasing trend among the young and restless. So what can you do to protect your little ones?


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The Power of Talking to Your Baby

The Power of Talking to Your Baby | parenting | Scoop.it
The amount of language children hear in their first three years plays an important role in their future learning: the more talk from parents, the better.
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