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Updated: April 28, 2022

Is Intelligence Inherited? A Genetic Explanation

Hereditary Intelligence_Featured

Do you ever wonder if your child's cognitive ability was inherited or if it's based on environmental factors? In fact, human intelligence is a fairly equal mix of genetics and environmental influences. Genetic differences in cognition are more likely to be passed on from mother to child than from father to child (so for all the moms reading this, you were right all along).

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Answering Questions About Your Adoption

Answering Questions About Your Adoption

After you've adopted your child and introduced him or her to your family, friends, and acquaintances, be prepared for an onslaught of questions—some of them quite rude. For instance, don't be surprised if someone asks you whether the child's birthmother used drugs or was an alcohol abuser, or how much the child cost. Of course, if the child had been born to you, no one would dare ask you those questions. You are under no obligation to answer them.

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Rubber Egg: How Cavities Form

Rubber Egg: How Cavities Form


Chemical reactions occur inside our bodies all the time. If your child has trouble remembering to brush his teeth, this activity is a great way to show him how cavities form.

Materials

  • Egg
  • Small container
  • Vinegar
  • Chicken bone

Directions

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Make a Fossil

Make a Fossil


Most fossils form this way: A living thing decays and leaves a mold in its own shape behind in the earth. Then rock forms inside the mold, creating a copy of the living thing. This activity will help your child understand how fossils form.

Materials

  • 4 cups plaster of Paris
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • Disposable container
  • Old or disposable small baking pan
  • Petroleum jelly

Directions

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How to Deal with the "Evil" Ex

How to Deal with the "Evil" Ex

The ideal working relationship is not always easily achieved. You may find yourselves frequently fighting about the ex(es). It may be that you and your partner have moved further along emotionally than the ex (and on some issues the ex may have something to teach you).

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Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane Science Activity for Kids

Paper Airplane

Materials

  • Sheets of plain paper (recycled preferably)
  • Stopwatch or watch with a second hand
Directions

The object of this activity is to make a paper airplane and to see how long it can stay in the air. Try several shapes and designs and test them in an open space. Time the flight from the moment it leaves your hand until the moment it touches the floor or another object. What flight pattern tends to keep the airplane aloft? What tail design is most efficient?

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Advancing Money to Your Child

Advancing Money to Your Child

When a child gets $5 or $10 a week, it may not go as far as she likes. She may have to put some money into savings that you don't let her touch, and she may be required to pay for some things on her own. This doesn't leave too much extra for miscellaneous things.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Why Music Matters

Why Music Matters

There's method in that music

If you're tired of listening to Eliza play "Three Blind Mice" on her recorder for the hundredth time, think about this: amazing links are being uncovered between music education and other areas of learning.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Tree Planting Activity

Tree Planting Activity

An Imagination Station Activity

Age: Preschool and up
Time: 5 minutes or your life time
Type of Activity: Backyard science

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Logical-Mathematical: Possible Careers

Logical-Mathematical: Possible Careers

It's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early.

Instead, help your kids see the array of occupations that are related to each of their intelligence areas. The best way to do this is by having adults talk with your kids about their career choices and by going on lots of field trips. Then children can begin making their own decisions about what feels right.

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Grade Your Kid's Math Class

Grade Your Kid's Math Class

"What to Look for in a Math Classroom" is reprinted with permission from the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project.

A math class should teach practical experiences in mathematical skills that are a bridge to the real world of jobs and adult responsibilities. This means going beyond memorization into a world of reasoning and problem solving.

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Toys: Tools for Learning

Toys: Tools for Learning

What Toys Do

Through toys, children learn about their world, themselves, and others. Choosing toys that appeal to your children and foster their learning will help you make their early years count. Toys can teach children to:

1. Figure out how things work.
2. Pick up new ideas.
3. Build muscle control and strength.
4. Use their imagination.
5. Solve problems.
6. Learn to cooperate with others.

Choosing Toys

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling with a Disability

Homeschooling with a Disability

I used to think that education should be left to the educators. But 1.2 million children in the U.S. are being homeschooled these days. And contrary to what I once thought, not all homeschoolers are anti-establishment. Each has a reason for choosing homeschooling.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Common College Application Mistakes

Common College Application Mistakes

The college admission process can be a scary one, but it doesn't have to be. Armed with good information and a solid plan of action, you can eliminate mistakes that might stifle your options or kill your chances of admission.

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Updated: October 28, 2021

75 Moon Goddess Names for Your Little Girl

75 Goddess Names

Few things are more magical and mythical than the moon. The moon has inspired and awed humankind for as long as people have looked up to the sky. The full moon is a beautiful sight, and the personification of the moon has a deep-rooted history. With all its splendor, it is little wonder that ancient civilizations worshiped moon gods and moon goddesses.

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