The recent Facebook whistleblower scandal in 2021 revealed that Facebook had tons of research that social media platforms like Instagram are toxic to the mental health of kids and teens. The whistleblower documents discussed how photo sharing apps like Instagram can negatively impact teens’ body image and self-esteem. Recently, the U.S.
What’s in a name? A lot if you ask an expecting or new parent. When a woman is going to have a baby, she puts a lot of time and energy into deciding what she’s going to name her baby. So, it should come as no surprise that many parents are eager to have their baby recognize their own name when it’s said. For many parents, it can't come soon enough!
Understanding your child’s education and learning style has never been more important than in the year 2020. With so many adjustments from remote learning to in-person adaptations and changes, there are likely a lot of students getting lost in the shuffle while the focus remains on keeping them safe and healthy.
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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As a new mother, I remember feeling so anxious about how we were going to teach our son everything he needed to know to succeed in life. Having been raised by a mother who thought of her children as empty vessels who needed to be filled up by adults,
I imagined the exhaustion of years of trying to pack everything into his head.
The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and a... read more
Communicating with teens can be tough, but these three magic words --what's your plan -- may fix your relationship for good. Teenagers are old enough to know what they have to do and they may be together enough to have some idea of how to tackle it. And if they don't, well, asking them about their plan is a good reminder to formulate one!
Kindergarten Prep: I Am An Engineer
Engineering may sound like a big word for early learning, but the planning, constructing, reconstructing, dismantling, and testing of how shapes and objects fit together or work together is something young children automatically do every day.
What Your Child Should Know
Your child should know:
Anxiety Disorders 9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever, now that most states give several standardized tests in elementary school. Learn some tips and techni... read more
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Parents just don't understand
Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's SchoolworkIf you have a school-aged child currently learning under the Common Core Standards, you might have noticed that the curriculum your child is learning is vastly different from what you remember from your own school days. Does your third grader's homework seem impossible to you? Does your second grader mention terms you've never heard before?
Report Cards A+ Parenting: 9 Tips to Boost Bad Grades
Improving test scores and grades can be a tough task for a child of any age. Use these tips to find constructive ways to discuss grades and make a pla... read more
Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers
In a fascinating study in the early 1990s, Ellen Moss and her colleagues compared the way that mothers of exceptionally gifted preschoolers talked to them during problem-solving tasks with conversations between a control group of mothers and children with only average scores on a standard IQ test.
Fostering Your Child's Good Character
Your child needs to develop good character traits in order to gain respect and trust from those around him. When he has gained trust and respect from other people, including you, he will gain a sense of pride in his abilities that will boost his self-confidence.
Boys and Their Friends
Boys, like girls, crave connection and belonging. Like all of us, boys need friends, suffer when they don't believe they have any, and agonize over the ups and downs of relationships. Many adults believe that somehow boys need friends less than girls do; the myth of the stoic male has intruded even into childhood.
Note-Taking Test Your Note-Taking Know-How
Do you know what it means to be a good note-taker? Test your knowledge with our quiz! read more
Math Standards Math: It's Elementary
Get a glimpse into the new state standardized tests. Take our elementary math quiz and find out what your little ones need to know. read more
Math and Science Do Matter for Girls
Throughout the past decades, society has expected boys to excel in the "harder" classes (science and math) and girls in the "easier" ones (language and social studies). The fact is all areas of study can be hard or easy, depending on the individual child and her attitude. Another fact is that when it comes to the job market, college graduates with a math or science background can usually find better-paying jobs in more abundance.
Matching Games Printables Matching Activity: Explorers and Their Discoveries
Test your knowledge of famous explorers. Match the name of each explorer to his biggest discovery. read more
Matching Games Printables Matching Activity: Artists and Their Works
Test your knowledge of famous artists. Match the name of each artist to his famous work of art. read more
Pop Goes the Quiz
- Pen and paper
Does your child aspire to be a teacher? If so, he or she will undoubtedly enjoy practicing one of the most important skills of the trade—administering pop quizzes!
"My Kid's Smoking? You've Got to Be Kidding!"
Ninety-one percent of six-year-olds know who Joe Camel is and what he sells, according to studies conducted by the FDA.
Who isn't aware of the numerous health problems caused by smoking? And what addicted adult wouldn't do it over if he were given the chance never to have started?
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Homework Tips for Teens
At this point, your teen has probably established his favorite place to do homework, so your main role at this point is to stop nagging. If you were to visit households of some “grade A” high school students, chances are you'd catch one doing homework with MTV blaring in the background; another talking on the phone while completing a history paper; another working in the kitchen with his feet on the table; and yet another sprawled across the family room floor keeping up her A average.
How Did Kids Get So Out of Shape?
Just how out of shape are they? One study comparing national fitness test scores of 6- to 14-year-olds from 1980 to 1994 found today's children have significantly less endurance than their counterparts 15 years ago. For example, the number of boys ages 10 to 14 who can't perform a single push-up has risen 64 percent.