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Study: Your child’s drawings can determine future I.Q.

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Before you toss those stick figure drawings your child did at preschool, you might want to take a close look. Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London conducted a study revealing that children’s drawings might offer a clu… [Read More]

See it: Two-month-old baby says ‘I love you’

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As the mother of an 11-month-old baby who can only say “uh-oh,” “da da” and “ma ma,” I know that the latest viral baby video to take the Internet by storm is quite remarkable. In the clip a father teaches his two-month old baby to say “I … [Read More]

Is it appropriate for little boys to urinate outdoors?

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An Oklahoma toddler was prancing around his grandmother’s front lawn when he suddenly had to go pee. And so the newly potty-trained 3-year-old dropped his drawers and took a leak. Turns out a police officer was passing through the pastoral town of Pi… [Read More]

This parenting style makes kids grow up into right-wingers

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What leads a child to grow up and vote for a Republican candidate like Mitt Romney or a Democrat such as Barack Obama? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that parenting style and childhood temperament plays a key role i… [Read More]
Categories: Behavior, Politics

Study: Freaking out at your kids isn’t a good thing

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You’re at the dinner table and your 3-year-old knocks over his glass. A lake of milk spreads across the table, some of it trickling down into your lap. What do you do? Scream and scold! It has been a long day and you’re tired. Your fit of r… [Read More]