Category Archives: Parenting

Childhood Friendships are Crucial in Learning to Value Others

Companionship and learning about others begins in infancy through early interactions with parents, other primary caregivers and family members. As a child grows and explores the world outside the home and interacts with peers, he or she begins to understand social mores. By interacting with their peers, children begin to learn about perspective-taking, where they…

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Nurture your child’s nature

Is your behavior more influenced by genetics or environmental influences? Is your personality the result of traits you inherited or has it been shaped by your life experiences? The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest issues in psychology and child development. Thanks to latest research, we have a much better understanding of…

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Bath-time Tips

We found some great tips that will make bath-time super easy at Parenting.com Don’t get in the habit of skipping baths to avoid a confrontation. Instead, tweak the timing so it doesn’t interrupt the same activity each day. If you tend to give your child a bath right before bed, for instance, the two may…

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4 Tips on Raising a Reader

How do parents turn their children from novice or even struggling readers into kids who will consistently turn to reading as a source of pleasure? There are several rules of thumb that the experts agree are building blocks to raising enthusiastic readers. 1. It all starts with reading aloud. And reading aloud should start from…

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When Children Are Afraid of the Dark

Is your child afraid of darkness? We hope you find the following information and tips useful: Babies seem unfazed by darkness; if their mommy is holding them, it doesn’t matter much whether it’s night or day. “By the time the toddler years arrive, though, nighttime can start to seem spooky, and the dark can be…

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Making Math Fun for your Child

We just found another interesting and useful article about teaching your child math at Parenting.com. Can your first-grader convert fractions to equivalent terms? Calculate percentages? Divide? If your child says, “No way,” she’s not alone. Studies show that children believe they don’t use math outside of school and homework. But in fact, your kids already have…

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15 Inspiring Quotes about Fathers

Happy Father’s Day from Learning Time! Some beautiful and inspiring quotes about fathers… 1. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” 2. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” 3. “Fathers are angels…

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10 Beautiful Quotes About Moms

1. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln 2. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning 3. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” —George Eliot 4. “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” —Jodi Picoult 5….

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Babbling to Babies Can Boost Their Brains

From the print edition of The Economist, Feb. 2014: THE more parents talk to their children, the faster those children’s vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops. That might seem blindingly obvious, but it took until 1995 for science to show just how early in life the difference begins to matter. In that year…

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The smart preschoolers

  A repost from CBS News titled Preschoolers beat college students at figuring out gadgets written by HealthDay. How smart our preschoolers actually are? When faced with a strange new gizmo, preschoolers figured out how it worked more quickly than college students did, a new study shows. The likely reason, according to the researchers, is…

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