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Ignoring talking about race doesn't make kids colorblind, and can actually encourage them to segregate themselves socially.
Feb 01, 2011 09:47AM
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Language acquisition is not innate and videos like Baby Einstein actually stifle a child's vocabulary. The best way to get kids talking earlier is to respond to the sounds they make as they make them. This was probably one of the more fascinating chapters so far.
Feb 14, 2011 03:00PM
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Educational television will help tone down physical aggressiveness but may make the the kid even more relationally aggressive. Also, it's important that children see their parents resolve their arguments.
Feb 14, 2011 09:42AM
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Brandon is on page 178 of 336
Self-discipline is even more important than intelligence or "smarts;" fortunately, the latter can be taught at a young age and is not something determined beforehand.
Feb 11, 2011 03:16PM
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Teen rebellion is not the norm: they view fighting with their parents as a productive way of articulating the arguments from both sides. It's parents who feel that arguing is destructive.
Feb 07, 2011 11:56AM
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Brandon is on page 133 of 336
Siblings fight not for their parent's affections but because they know that their brothers and/or sisters will always be there. Friendship interactions speak more to how siblings will eventually interact.
Feb 07, 2011 10:49AM
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Brandon is on page 117 of 336
Testing kids at an early age makes "long-term structural decisions over kids' lives at a point when their brains haven't even begun the radical transformations that will determine their true intelligence."
Feb 07, 2011 09:22AM
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Lying at an early age shows intelligence, but it's cognitively difficult for kids to understand the impact of their lie.
Feb 02, 2011 09:32AM
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Brandon
Brandon is on page 73 of 336
Also, the book itself ends on page 242, and the rest is comprised of notes on the research and a lengthy index, so I always feel like I'm getting shafted on the percentage read.
Feb 01, 2011 09:51AM
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Brandon
Brandon is on page 47 of 336
Kids get less sleep, and, as a result, they perform worse academically and get fatter.
Jan 31, 2011 09:10AM
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Brandon is on page 29 of 336
Praise effort instead of intelligence.
Jan 30, 2011 10:29AM
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