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Concerted cultivation

This is one of the first posts I’ll make about concerted cultivation, a form of parenting in which parents place an emphasis on organized activities in their kids’ lives  In addition, parents practicing concerted cultivation encourage their children to think … Continue reading

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New research out of MIT demonstrates that 1-year-olds are capable of complex reasoning.  This work, by the team of Josh Tenenbaum, a cognitive scientist MIT, demonstrates that babies have a complex physical model of the world. LiveScience reports on the … Continue reading

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Goat brains may be okay, after all, as food for kids

Informante had an article today about a singular brain food for kids in Namibia.  So if you’re a kid wanting to eat goat brains, it sounds like it might be okay after all! A myth given to Oshiwambo-speaking children is … Continue reading

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Stress in the womb and baby IQ

A 2009 study from researchers at Imperial College London shows that mothers under higher levels of stress put their babies at risk for developmental issues, including a lower level of cognitive development, or “baby IQ”, at 18 months.  From the … Continue reading

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Birth order, cognitive development, and intelligence

Does birth order affect intelligence?  If so, how? Not surprisingly, these are debated among researchers.  Research from the early 1970’s found that early-born children tend to be more intelligent (this was in contrast to very early research); but the general … Continue reading

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