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Over the last few decades, the differences in educational success between high- and lower-income students have grown substantially.
By Sean F. Reardon, The New York Times Online
By Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times
A growing body of research suggests that playing certain kinds of childhood games may be the best way to increase a child’s ability to do well in school.
Chart provided by Susan Stone, M.A., M.F.T.
Here’s a nice overview of sleeping norms for children, from 1 week to 8 years old.
By Dr. Sears
As with eating and sleeping, you can’t and shouldn’t force a baby to be dry or clean, but you can set the conditions that help baby train himself.
By Alfie Kohn, Young Children
The bad news is that the use of positive reinforcement really isn’t so positive. The good news is that you don’t have to evaluate in order to encourage.
By Alison Gopnik, Slate.com
New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire.
By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
The skill helps improve multitasking and prioritizing, and helps ward off early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, experts say.
By Jerome Groopman, New Yorker Magazine, Medical Dispatch
Could the conventional wisdom on children and food allergies be wrong?