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Children’s creativity as a manifestation and predictor of their wisdom

Wisdom is typically associated with the post-formal period of human development and as the result of vast amounts of human knowledge, life and professional experience. Thus, people are surprised by such questions as ‘Can one learn wisdom?’, or ‘What signs … Continue reading

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Young Children’s Development of Fairness Preference

Fairness is one of the most important foundations of morality and may have played a key role in the evolution of cooperation in humans beings. As an important type of fairness concern, inequity aversion is the preference for fairness and … Continue reading

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Children’s Expectations and Understanding of Kinship as a Social Category

In order to navigate the social world, children need to understand and make predictions about how people will interact with one another. Throughout most of human history, social groups have been prominently marked by kinship relations, but few experiments have … Continue reading

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La crisis del patriarcado – el hombre está más perdido que la mujer

Una conversación   con el psicólogo Francisco Peñarrubia sobre la relación entre padres e hijos, las figuras de autoridad (o su ausencia) y la siempre difícil búsqueda de la felicidad. El modelo patriarcal ha hecho muy infelices tanto a hombres … Continue reading

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Mothers more influential than fathers when it comes to children’s weight

Overweight and obesity often continue for generations in families. The links can be genetic, but are also related to family relationships and lifestyle habits. “Parents have a major impact on their children’s health and lifestyle. Behaviors that lead to obesity are … Continue reading

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Children’s learning – Imitation as a mechanism in cognitive development

Children learn about the social and physical world by observing other people’s acts. This experiment tests both Chinese and American children’s learning of a rule. For theoretical reasons, we chose the rule of categorizing objects by the weight. Children, age … Continue reading

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How Working Parents Can Manage the Demands of Kids

For working parents with school-age children, this time of year is especially chaotic. The season brings end-of-the-school-year projects, state testing, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, the transition to 10 long weeks of child care arrangements, the awkwardness of explaining to colleagues … Continue reading

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How We Deprive Children of the Physical Activity They Need

Monitoring, structuring, and protecting reduce children’s activity and health. Most of my writing about children’s free play has been about the mental health benefits (e.g. here), but in this essay, I’m concerned with the physical health benefits. Children are designed, … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement

About 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty learning to read, and educators have devised a variety of interventions to try to help them. Not every program helps every student, however, in part because the origins of … Continue reading

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Children Separated From Parents

What consequences would a parent face if they forced their own child to live in a cage? Their actions would be considered child abuse and neglect, and such conduct is condemned by our institutions! Child Endangerment refers to an act … Continue reading

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