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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Do These 9 Things

Here are some of the best bits of science-based advice on raising successful kids.<p>There comes a time in most parents' lives when their aspirations for their children exceed their aspirations for themselves.<p>Since I've become a parent myself, I've been on a mission to collect as much science-based …

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This toy company for girls is out to disrupt the "pink aisle" and create more female engineers

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>GoldieBlox<p>GoldieBlox isn't your average toy company for little girls, and it certainly hasn't had an average trajectory.<p>In 2014, the …

School's out, now what? 3 ways to keep kids learning during summer break

Sure, summer’s great with its carefree, longer days and sweet break from the routine of the classroom.<p>Here’s the bummer: Over break, kids can actually lose what they've learned over the previous school year. Researchers call it the "summer slide."<p>Summer break widens achievement gaps between kids …

How to Raise a Feminist Son

We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons.<p>Even as we’ve given girls more choices for the roles they play, boys’ worlds are still confined, social scientists say. …

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Seven reasons parents should care about kids and online privacy

Neglecting to protect your kid’s privacy can have serious consequences<p>If you don't want to have the bejesus scared out of you, don't talk to an expert on kids' online privacy. If you knew what was really out there — online predators, identity thieves, data miners — you'd lock up the internet and …

The 15 parenting lessons of muddling through

<b>(Getty/MHJ/Salon)</b><p>If there’s a secret to success when it comes to parenting, I don’t know it. I do know you have to learn as you go<p>Linda Kulman<p>May 29, 2017 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Sam, six weeks old, was inconsolable. I was on maternity leave, my mother, who had come to help when he was born, had gone home, …

Cool Toys That Will Inspire Kids To Devote Their Lives To STEM

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of NOW.</i><p>If we …

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All this emphasis on self-esteem could be setting our kids up for a fall

A couple of months ago my teenager auditioned for his first play, a musical. The night before the auditions, he practiced for hours while I showered him with praise and constructive criticism. When I dropped him off the next morning, I reminded him to be confident, and he eagerly jumped out of the …

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10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children

Leaders are made, they are not born.<p>Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, …

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Use This Dad's Genius Plan to Give Your Teen a Way Out of a Bad Situation

We all want to keep our children safe: The ability for your teen to send you a discreet message can make all the difference.<p>My daughter started high school this year. Ninth grade. And it was about a few weeks into September when she got invited to her first big party. I made sure the parents would …

This Song by Imogen Heap Is Scientifically Designed to Make Your Baby Smile

There’s a lot of bubbly, cheery music geared toward babies out there, but this melody was composed using the power of science.<p>The song, written and …

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

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How can I make my daughter enjoy learning?

<i>Q: I find it hard to make my 10-year-old daughter take pleasure in learning. She seems satisfied to follow a ­slow-paced learning and even living style. I would like her to be as interested in reading and writing as she is in other things unrelated to her education.</i><p><b>A:</b> What a great question! Your …

CalArts highlights female animators in a male-dominated industry

Women make up the majority of animation students at some of the top universities, including USC, UCLA, and CalArts. But when it comes to jobs, women …

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10 ways to cope with other parents

Don’t get involved in gossip, no matter how tempting, make sure your children are polite at their friends’ houses, and be selective about when you socialise<p><b>Be prepared.</b> Pregnancy can be a very vulnerable time and antenatal classes throw up the scary know-it-alls early on – smile politely and avoid. …

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Is Amazon Go a sign of the downfall of a retail workforce?

Any time a disruptive technology with industrial or productive applications comes into play, the question arises as to whether or not that technology will result in the loss of jobs. This issue has been tackled extensively in the manufacturing sector, but what about retail? Are robots and IoT …

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10 Simple Habits You Need to Adopt to Be Healthy

How are you feeling right now? Are you tired? Is your energy low? If you answered yes to these two questions, then it might be time to reconsider …

Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

The Tiny Routine Change That Improves Your Whole Working Day

A positive start to the morning can have a significant impact on your output for the whole of the day. Here's one tiny change you can make to help you get your day off to the right start.<p>I experiment with a lot of productivity tips and tricks. I'm borderline obsessed with finding ways to get more …

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This Meditation Exercise Builds Mental Muscle and Cures Procrastination

Imagine always having the strongest mind in the room.<p>That would mean being smart, sure.<p>But more importantly, you’d be grounded and unflappable. No …

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?<p>Research …

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests<p>It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?<p>Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as …

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Hayao Miyazaki: Japan's godfather of animation?

<b>As Oscar-winning film Spirited Away marks its 15th anniversary with a re-release in US cinemas, the BBC's Tessa Wong looks at the impact its director Hayao Miyazaki has had on the world of animation.</b><p>It would be no exaggeration to describe Hayao Miyazaki as the godfather of animation in Japan - some …

Why we need to give our kids the gift of accountability

With the holiday season upon us, we look for opportunities to be thankful for the people in our lives — not just our families, but those who make up our village. They are those who lend a hand in providing learning opportunities for our children and opportunities for ourselves to grow into better …

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Five ways to hard-wire children for a lifetime of giving

NEW YORK(Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)<p>As any parent knows, most children seem to be wired for one thing: Getting, getting, getting.<p>Then there are kids like Kai Martin.<p>The 9-year-old Arizonan is counting down to the holidays with a special kind …

Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

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Talking To Children About Death

Talking To Children About Death<p><b>Introduction</b><br>If you are concerned about discussing death with your children, you’re not alone. Many of us hesitate to …