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At what age do children begin to tell lies?

Most kids begin telling lies between the ages of 2 and 4, as they develop better "mind-reading" skills and self-control. But understanding the morality of lying? That comes later. The post At what age do children begin to tell lies? appeared first on PARENTING SCIENCE.

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Super Foods for Kids and How to Serve Them

When you hear the words “super foods,” many people assume that kids won’t like whatever the super food is. We tend to think of super … Super Foods for Kids and How to Serve Them Read More » The post Super Foods for Kids and How to Serve Them appeared first on Child...

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How do babies respond to music in the womb?

In the last trimester, fetuses can hear music in the womb. And if they hear the same tune many times, they may learn to recognize it. The post How do babies respond to music in the womb? appeared first on PARENTING SCIENCE.

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How do children respond to a mother’s voice?

© 2021 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved A mother’s voice has special power. It can provide comfort — and improve outcomes — for babies hospitalized in the NICU. It can shape the way infants process language in the brain. And it can help children cope with pain...

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Protecting kids from eviction: They need us to take action

© 2021 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Everybody says it. Politicians, corporations, lobbyists, investors, major media outlets, policymakers. They say they care about children. They say we must make sure that our children are thriving. They say we must provide...

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Treating postpartum depression benefits babies

© 2021 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Treating postpartum depression is crucial for the well-being of mothers, but studies suggest that it benefits babies, too — improving an infant’s ability to regulate emotions. Imagine you’re a baby. You are sitting on your...

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What to Know When Your Child Has Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep and alertness. Without proper treatment, it can hinder your child’s school, social, and personal life. Learn more about how to support your child though their condition.

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Evidence that spanking alters the brain

© 2021 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved As disciplinary tactics go, spanking is ineffective, and it may be harmful, too. A new study suggests that spanking alters the brain, making kids more reactive to potential threats, and more at risk for developing behavior...

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How to communicate with your teenager: Key signals to send

Families are better off when teenagers communicate openly with their parents. But how do we inspire better communication? An experimental study shows the way: We need to provide kids with crucial signals of active, supportive listening. Not only does it make kids feel...

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Outsmart Your Toddler With This Genius Sunscreen Hack

Putting sunscreen on a toddler is an art form that many attempt but few have mastered. It requires a certain combination of patience, artistry, and quick reflexes. If your toddler isn't the biggest fan of sitting still while you coat them with sun-protecting goop,...

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