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Discover the key milestones of physical, cognitive, linguistic and socio-affective child development and understand the science behind child development.

Discover the key milestones of physical, cognitive, linguistic and socio-affective child development and understand the science behind child development.

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What influences my child’s intelligence?

Genes and environment contribute 50% each to a child’s intellectual development. This gives parents some room to step in and boost their child’s…

mom tickling her son
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How to encourage my baby’s sense of humor

Key points: 1. Laughter and smiles are vital for child development. 2. Sense of humor nurtures self-esteem, empathy, and social skills. 3. Babies…

little girl laughing and playing with water
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How to raise a happy child

Key points: 1. Cultivate happiness in children through play, effort recognition, traditions, emotional expression, embracing failure, avoiding comparisons, and offer unconditional love. 2….

mom holding her baby on her lap
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What traits do children inherit before birth?

Key points: 1. Learning begins in the womb; babies recognize their mother’s voice, learn language patterns, and taste flavors from maternal diet. 2….

mom hugging smiling baby
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Your brain and motherhood

Key points: 1. Motherhood brings significant neurological changes, enhancing emotional bonding and sensory perception, particularly in smell and sound. 2. The brain adapts…

mother lifting her baby over her head
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What is conscious parenting?

Key points: 1. Conscious parenting involves introspection and mindfulness, recognizing how our reactions are linked to our own past experiences. 2. Parents shape…

Little bilingual boy speaking

What are the benefits of being bilingual?

Key points: 1. Learning multiple languages enhances social and cognitive development in children. 2. Children who are bilingual often excel in cognitive tasks…

curious baby on his tummy

How can I awaken my child’s curiosity?

Key points: 1. Learning begins in the womb, but babies continue to develop cognitive skills by exploring and adapting to novel stimuli. 2….

little girl with mask lifts imaginary weights
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What is grit and why is it important?

Key points: Grit, a trait defined by determination and perseverance, plays a crucial role in success. Grit can be taught and developed, even…

baby smiles when mom kissed him
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Why is love important?

Key points: 1. Love and stability during early childhood are crucial for managing stress and shaping a child’s future. 2. The frontal lobe,…

baby on his tummy staring at the camera

How do babies learn?

Key Points: MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab lead investigator, Laura Schulz, studies early childhood learning and how it fundamentally relates to human cognition….

little girl with closed eyes and open arms
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How can I raise emotionally intelligent children?

Key points: Children need to develop emotional intelligence to manage their emotions, just like adults. Young children who participate in social-emotional skills programs…