Mitch Baltzell

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Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language

Children from the poorer strata of society begin life not only with material disadvantages but cognitive ones. Decades of research have confirmed …

Language Learning

How to get children to eat greens: Use more stick and less carrot, study finds

Parents should not reward their children for eating greens, researchers said after discovering that youngsters who are not praised for trying vegetables are more likely to eat them eventually.<p>The best way to get children to eat food they do not like is simply to give them repeated exposure to it, …

Healthy Eating

Evidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thought

A long-standing “rule” for women in labor has been challenged again.<p>During labor, the cervix – the narrow, lower part of the uterus – dilates, or …

Baby Fat Is Far More Than Cute

By Morgan K. Hoke | January 12, 2018 1:53 pm<p><i>(Credit: Shutterstock)</i><p>“Aw, you still have your baby fat!” This refrain plagued me throughout my …

Are you left-handed? Scientists have discovered the reason behind it

Past research suggests being right or left handed is connected to the human brain.<p>People have been wondering for a long time why only 10 percent of …

'Achtung Baby': Should we parent more like the Germans do?

America may be the land of the free, home of the brave, but it's Germany whose children display independence and whose parents have the courage to take a step back, Sara Zaske writes in <i>Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children</i> (Picador, 239 pp., ★★★ out of …

We Now Have Scientific Evidence For a Colic Treatment That Actually Works

This could mean so much to so many.<p>Each year, hundreds of thousands of babies and their concerned families suffer from colic - a condition diagnosed …