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    Kids love to dress up, and a new study is showing that parents might want to encourage it even more! It could be Halloween or a regular old Monday; kids love dressing up. While dress up may look like child's play, it actually has substantial benefits when it comes to child development. In...
  2. Baby
    Parenting doesn't come with an instructional manual. However, the new documentary film BRAINIOUS might be the next best thing! No matter how many books you read, pieces of advice that you welcome, and websites you browse, parenthood is still full of unanticipated surprises. Despite all the...
  3. Toddler & Child
    New research reaffirms the effect that a child's early environment has on learning success, supporting the idea that providing children with engaging books and toys leads to future school success. It seems almost common sense - surround your little one with an environment rich in learning...
  4. Toddler & Child
    The University of Granada recently published research that reaffirms the belief that poverty impacts growing brains, and this is especially significant in young children. Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) conducted a study that measured the brain responses of 88 16-month-old...
  5. Family Life
    Every father-to-be dreams of the wonderful things he'll do with his son - play catch on a warm summer night, teach him to ride a bike, and eventually teach him to drive a car. When Ben Harrison's son, Jonas, was born, he was diagnosed with a rare eye condition, forcing Ben to reevaluate his...
  6. Family Life
    In the U.S. school choice is the ability to choose among charter schools, private school vouchers and local public schools. It's a controversial issue in a year chock-full of controversial issues, and it's only February. School choice certainly sounds like a good idea. Shouldn't we be able to...
  7. Family Life
    If your child is angling for a pet, the results of a new study are going to work in his or her favor. It turns out that kids have more satisfying relationships with their animals than with their siblings. The research, published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, shows that...
  8. Toddler & Child
    There is mounting research showing the detrimental effects of spanking our children, yet many parents still resort to this discipline technique. What's the alternative? Positive Discipline. Although it may seem counter-intuitive at first, positive discipline methods really do work. They set...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Children who are depressed often exhibit distraction and impaired concentration, so it’s important to get them in a soothing environment. Pocket full of feelings teaches how to adapt the ]child's behavior in a positive way.
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hello all I am new to this space although I have been reading Mothering for a very long time. I am living in Logan, UT and am looking to connect with other like minded Mamas out there.
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