Parenting Resources

Parenting Resources

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Nature vs. Nurture: Which Impacts Your Child’s Development More?

The Nature vs. Nurture argument is an age-old discussion that has occupied many scholars in the field of child development and beyond. Are we born with our intelligence, ability to learn, and personality traits pre-destined?  Or does our environment, the method in which we are raised and educated, have the ability to make drastic changes?  […] (read more)

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Early childhood learning: Internet Safety for Children

The internet has become an important part of all of our daily lives. Children now rely upon it for help with homework, and are moving into the realm of social media as well. It isn’t unusual to see young children with their own Facebook or MySpace page. It’s no wonder so much concern has been […] (read more)

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Dos and Don’ts of Watching TV for Kids

When it comes to TV and your kids, there is a lot of varying information out there that can often be contradictory. But it can all be narrowed down to a simple list of dos and don’ts that are supported by the research as well as by experts in the field. Follow these simple guidelines, […] (read more)

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Facts and Myths About TV for Young Kids

Many parents are understandably confused about the issue of television and young children. On one hand, they have heard that it’s bad for their children, and on the other hand they have heard good things about educational programs. What is true and what is simply a myth when it comes to children and TV? Here […] (read more)

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How Does Your Child’s Brain Develop?

In the first years of life, brain development is rapid and incredibly complex. This is the time when neural pathways are formed and strengthened through repetition. A baby’s brain is capable of forming a countless number of new connections in the brain, and every new experience creates new pathways. The brain starts to recognize actions […] (read more)

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Child Development: Is TV Bad For Your Child?

The issue of kids watching television has been a hot debate in recent years. Most experts agree that while TV isn’t inherently bad, it should be watched only in small doses. The AAP changed their policy a few years ago to recommend that children under the age of 2 watch no TV at all, and […] (read more)

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Child Development: Is Computer use bad for your kids Is Computer Use Bad for Your Kids?

In the modern age, computers are a natural part of everyday life. While previous generations may still struggle to understand them, to the generation of children being raised in the 21st Century they are as much a normal part of life as the telephone, the fridge, or other devices we now take for granted. There […] (read more)

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Books For Toddlers: What Type of Reading Material is Best for Toddlers?

Not sure which books to choose for your toddler from the wide variety of children's books overflowing the shelves? It can be hard to find books that are age appropriate as well as the best choice for your toddler’s development. Good books for toddlers are those that help develop language skills as well as other […] (read more)

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5 Reasons Why Reading Habits Are Important

Reading is one of the most fundamental skills a child needs to learn to succeed in life. Developing good reading habits is vital to your child’s future not just academically, but in everyday life as well. What can good reading habits do for your child’s development? Here are five reasons you should develop reading habits […] (read more)

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When Should You Start Reading to Your Child?

Many new parents wonder when the optimal time is to begin reading to their baby. With experts recommending reading to children as one of the top ways to encourage language development and cognitive skills, the most common answer to this question is the earlier the better. Reading to children from an early age has numerous […] (read more)

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