Category Archives: IQ and cognitive skills

Should you tell your child s/he is gifted?

Earlier I’d posted a few resources for parents of gifted children.  When your child is about to be enrolled in a “gifted” / “accelerated” / “honors” / “academically talented” program, should you tell your child s/he is gifted?  The Chicago … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding *linked* to fewer behavioral problems

A recent study has found that breastfeeding is linked to fewer behavioral problems in children.  I stress linked because there’s no causative finding. The findings suggest that, at least in term children, longer duration of breast feeding is associated with … Continue reading

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Evaluating public schools

How should you evaluate public schools?  The Berkeley Parents Network has a thread about this.  Note in particular the recommendation of greatschools.net, which provides schools reviews and, importantly, test scores. (I have no affiliation with this site, but it looks … Continue reading

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FTC complaints for “Your Baby Can Read”

The consumer watchdog group Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood filed a complaint with the FTC about the the popular reading program “Your Baby Can Read”, according to a recent article on MSNBC.  This is the same group that helped … Continue reading

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Smart babies and music

For the past couple of decades, popular culture supposes that hearing classical music can make babies smarter.  Simply put, this is a myth, and I’ll warn parents to spend their money on more important things for their baby. (Note that … Continue reading

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