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Why First-Born Children Are Smarter, According to Science

New research points to how parents change over the years.<p>There's a lot of research out there surrounding the order in which children are born. Studies indicate that firstborns hold certain advantages; for example, firstborns tend to have a higher I.Q. than their siblings and generally earn more …

How do you teach a child to code? Don't tell them they're coding

Learning to code can be challenging, but Fab Lab wants to showcase technology that can get kids involved. For almost three years, it has been running …

Why free play matters and how to encourage it

Parents may feel the need to protect and schedule, but experts say our kids learn more when we get out of the way as they play.<p>Like many parents of a …

A school's "no homework" policy led to kids getting better grades and it's a super inspiring story

In grade school, homework was the bane of our existence. It wasn’t uncommon to glance around to see a classmate working on assignments for other …

Teaching

4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

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Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy wars"? That's a whole different story.<p>While many of the the essential principles of raising a …

Parenting

The Pros And Cons Of Raising Kids In A Small Town

For the first 13 years of our parenting journey, we raised our kids in large cities — Phoenix and Chicago, to be exact.<p>When our oldest was almost 14 …

10 kitchen hacks that you need in your life right now!

From melting frozen butter in a jiffy, to skimming that layer of unhealthy oil off of your curry, we tell you how to be a pro in the kitchen.

Another School Starts No Homework Policy Because Yes, Parents Can Change Things

Brooklyn school moves to play-based learning and adopts no homework policy<p>Parents and teachers at P.S. 118 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have made the …

Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …

Genetics