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Play Is Disappearing From Kindergarten, Hurting Kids.

In an increasing number of schools, teachers of very young students are pressured to pack every moment of the day with structured, academically rigorous tasks. One recent whitepaper linked the practice to preparing kids for the long road of schooling … Continue reading

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Letting Kids Taste Alcohol May Lead to Drinking Problems in Late Adolescence

Researchers report allowing children to taste alcohol may lead to an increased risk of developing drinking problems during late adolescence. Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for … Continue reading

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Many people assume that superior intelligence or ability is a key to success. But more than three decades of research shows that an overemphasis on intellect or talent—and the implication that such traits are innate and fixed—leaves people vulnerable to … Continue reading

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Why Do Little Kids Ask to Hear the Same Story Over and Over?

One way people learn new words is through reading books and stories. Little kids love hearing their favorite stories over and over and are also very good at learning new words. We wondered if reading the same stories could be … Continue reading

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