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Updated: April 21, 2021

When Do Babies Recognize Their Name?

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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!

Updated: April 28, 2022

Is Intelligence Inherited? A Genetic Explanation

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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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by: Ruth Anne Hammond

10 Ways You Can Help Your Baby Learn

10 ways to help your baby learn

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.

Kindergarten Prep: I Am An Engineer

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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:

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by: Lindsay Hutton

Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork

common core confusion: a guide to understanding your child's schoolwork

Parents just don't understand

Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork

If 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?
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Gifted Kids or Gifted Mothers

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.

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Fostering Your Child's Good Character

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.

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Boys and Their Friends

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.

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Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

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.

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"My Kid's Smoking? You've Got to Be Kidding!"

"My Kid's Smoking? You've Got to Be Kidding!"

Info Flash

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

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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.

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How Did Kids Get So Out of Shape?

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.

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