The Indelible Twin Identity

When have I done enough for my twin? When do I take my turn? I hear these questions in one way or another every time I talk to a twin. And quite frankly I have always wondered and worried if I could have helped my twin more. Or, “Why didn’t she support me or rescue […]

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The Amazing Rise of Bilingualism in the United States

The number of bilinguals in the US has practically doubled since 1980. In an earlier post, I described the state of bilingualism in the United States (see here). The U.S. Census Bureau does not keep track of those who use two or more languages in their everyday lives, but since 1980 it does ask three language […]

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Keep Kids Healthy with Herbs

Herbs and spices should be a part of a child’s eating-life as much as adults. Baby food is so often bland because parents do not add these ingredients or shop bought versions leave them out. Hot spices may not be suitable for babies and some children but other herbs are excellent. They are a natural […]

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Different Contexts of Child Psychology

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This particular branch focuses on the mind and behavior of children from prenatal development through adolescence. Child psychology deals not only with how children grow physically, but with their mental, emotional, and social development as well. Historically, children […]

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New Amazing Theme Parks for Kids

Adrenaline-pumping thrill rides may get all the buzz in the theme park biz, but there’s also a lot of tamer fun to be had for families with little kids. The good news is that theme parks are launching a lot of fun new attractions for the younger set this summer, and often—but, alas, not always—lower […]

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Tackling Toddler Sleep Problems

Troubleshoot your tot’s nighttime woes so you can all get the rest you need in your own beds. Your 1-year-old cries so hard when you put him to bed that he actually throws up. Your 2-year-old still doesn’t sleep through the night. Your 2-and-a-half-year-old shares your bed, or perhaps your 3-year-old wakes in the middle of the […]

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Japanese Parenting

Are we missing something in this common struggle of parents called discipline? Children are fascinating but growing them right takes work, lots of hard labor and tough love. Yes, they are adorable creatures, but they can get headstrong and unpredictable. As you might have figured by now, they come into the world without an instruction […]

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Recognizing Early Signs of Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can look different in different people. It’s a developmental disability that affects the way people communicate, behave, or interact with others. There’s no single cause for it, and symptoms can be very mild or very severe. Some children who are on the spectrum start showing signs as young as a few months […]

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Learning to Read

Simple Steps to Teach Kids How to Read Although reading itself is a complex process, involving a number of different literacy skills, the steps taken in order to introduce those skills are relatively simple. In order to teach kids how to read, and how to enjoy the reading that they do, here are some simple […]

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Teaching Children Good Manners

Modeling behaviors is the best way to teach your child good manners Every parent dreams of the polite little child who says “please” and “thank you.” After all, your child’s behavior reflects on you. Manners come easily to some children while others struggle.   Understanding the basis of good manners will help you teach your child […]

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