Jillian Walter

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There Are Benefits and Drawbacks To Delaying Kindergarten –

I am one of those “lucky” parents who had a baby that was born in September, right before the fall cutoff to go to kindergarten in our state. I knew …

6 Forgotten Leadership Lessons From Childhood

To be the best leader you can be, remember what your mom drilled into you.<p>You want to know the top lessons in leadership training? It turns out you already know them. They're more or less the same lessons you learned as kids.<p>The things that your parents and your primary school teachers drilled into …

What happens if you expose babies to 6 weeks of waltzes?

<i>In her research, Dr. Patricia Kuhl played "Blue Danube" and other waltzes for 9-month-olds over the course of six weeks.; Credit: VLADIMIR</i> …

The Brain

How parents can influence children's understanding of others' minds

New research published in the journal <i>Child Development</i> has found a link between parental mind-mindedness and children’s understanding of others’ …

Hong Kong

The Latest Privacy Nightmare For Parents: Data Leaks From Smart Toys

A week ago, the German government banned the Internet-connected My Friend Cayla doll over concerns that hackers could use it to spy on children. It turns out that connected toys don’t even need to be hacked to cause a privacy nightmare. All it takes is an improperly-configured database.<p>CloudPets …

The Scientific Reason You’re a Picky Eater

We all know a picky eater or two. Maybe you have that one friend who refuses to step foot in a sushi restaurant even though she’s never tried it. Or …

Siblings

The Worst Foods and Drinks for Kids' Teeth

We asked a dentist to weigh in on what foods and drinks are most likely to cause tooth decay in kids.<p>I confess: I've got a mouthful of cavities. I blame it on my lifelong sweet tooth, less-than-stellar dental habits as a kid, and bad luck in the genes department (my mom's got a mouthful of metal …

I nag, my tween complains — how do we end the struggle over chores?

<i>Q: Our 12-year-old son is a nice, smart kid who does well in school and has lots of friends. He is pretty much always in a good mood and is fun to be around. But I’m frustrated by how he does the minimum amount of work for nearly every task he’s asked to complete. We often give him specific</i> …

Tips For Mothers Continuing Their Education

There could be a chance that you might’ve left college or high school early in order to have your children. Many mothers go back to school in order …

How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

Self-Awareness and Language: Saying “Yes” to “No”

In our recent newsletters, we have focused on the transition from infant to toddler. We suggested that three important aspects of development occur …

Self-awareness

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with …

Kids

How Toys Can Influence the Character and Mind of Your Child

There are a lot of toys that help support a child’s development which is why choosing the appropriate toys for your child’s age and cognitive …

How to Help Your Kid Succeed in a Dual-Language Program

Parent involvement is an important element for success in a dual-language program. We have some tips on ways you can help your child.<p>When it came time to decide our child's educational future, the choices were overwhelming: Private school, charter school, public school, or homeschool (at least we …

22 Cozy Slow-Cooker Casseroles That Make Life Easy

Slow-cooker season is in full swing, and these cozy casserole recipes are here to warm your soul. You'll be glad you won't have to bother with the …

Helping kids build relationship with food is better than bribery

How can you get a fussy child to eat vegetables? It's a question that plagues many frustrated parents at countless mealtimes.<p>Some take to hiding morsels in more delicious parts of meals, while others adopt a stricter approach, refusing to let little ones leave the table until plates are clear.<p>One …

Uncovering the deeper secrets of every mother's breast milk

Elloise du Toit, <i>University of Cape Town</i><p>Investigating the make up and composition of breast milk has been a critical part of understanding how newborn babies build their immune systems and ward off disease later in life.<p>Initially it was thought that breast milk did not contain bacteria except when a …

Breast Feeding

There’s a key way to get kids to read more books—and enjoy it

It has become conventional thought that gamification—the application of game-style challenges and rewards to traditional tasks—is changing the way kids learn. If there’s something being taught, it’s almost certain there’s now a gamified way to learn it.<p>Making teaching methods more entertaining is …

Kids

Cheat's chicken paella - delicious. magazine

• 2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 4 chicken breasts with skin<br>• 1 onion, roughly chopped<br>• 2 garlic cloves, crushed<br>• 100g chorizo, cut into chunks<br>• 2 tsp smoked paprika<br>• 2 x 250g …

Recipes

ICON_SEARCH

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Oil a large roasting pan and set aside. In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar and oil to …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Apps

10 Ways to Reconnect With Your Family This Year

The new year brings resolutions to help improve oneself and the lives of those around you. It's the perfect time to plan positive, fun and healthy changes that they want to incorporate throughout the year together as a family. Looking for ways to reconnect with your children in the new year? The …

How to Include Your Kids in Your Workout Routine

For a busy parent, kids can be an obstacle to exercise: how can I distract or babysit them so I can get my workout in? But kids can join in a lot of …