Positive Parenting

  • Positive Parenting: Protecting kids from lead poisoning

    Positive Parenting: Protecting kids from lead poisoning

    Lead is a toxic element that is harmful to children. Great strides have been made over the past several decades with government regulations to reduce lead exposure, but it still can be found in older homes.

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  • Positive Parenting: Big Vocabulary equals kindergarten readiness?

    Positive Parenting: Big Vocabulary equals kindergarten readiness?

    Marianne Hillemeier and her colleagues looked at a nationwide sample of 8,700 children, whose vocabularies were measured at two years of age. Those who used more words at two had better math and reading skills and fewer behavioral problems when starting kindergarten.

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  • Positive Parenting: Generalizations can affect child's performance

    Positive Parenting: Generalizations can affect child's performance

    Generic statements, like birds fly or fish swim, make up about 4 percent of what young children hear everyday.

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  • Positive Parenting: Building resilience

    Positive Parenting: Building resilience

    Heartache, adversity and failure can happen to anybody, at any age. But why do some people bounce back while others struggle? Scientists say the ability to adapt to challenges, or resilience, can be learned. And as Jessica Sanchez shows us in today's "positive parenting".

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  • Positive Parenting: Can blocks build a math whiz

    Positive Parenting: Can blocks build a math whiz

    It’s an age-old question from parents to kids: what do you want to be when you grow up? Mother Amy Spencer told Ivanhoe, “Especially with the girls, I find myself saying, are you going to be an astronaut? Are you going to be president?” Who knew that what’s learned in the playroom could help...

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  • Positive Parenting: Your child's brain on books

    Positive Parenting: Your child's brain on books

    National reading programs foster language development in young children by encouraging parents to read out loud to them. Now, researchers are using high-tech imaging to study what happens to children’s brains when they are actively engaged in reading. You could call it your child’s brain on books!

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  • Positive Parenting: Why breast is best

    Positive Parenting: Why breast is best

    You’ve probably heard the phrase “Breast is Best” when it comes to feeding a baby and studies have shown breastfeeding does in fact offer health benefits, including a lower risk for obesity. But now, research offers a new clue as to why this link exists.

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  • Positive Parenting: Opening doors for Latino kids

    Positive Parenting: Opening doors for Latino kids

    Today, one in four children in the U.S. is of Hispanic descent. By 2050, Latinos are expected to represent 36 percent of the population under 17; about the same as white children. Research shows Latino kids from low-income homes enter elementary school at a disadvantage. Now a new program is...

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  • Positive Parenting: Grocery store chats

    Positive Parenting: Grocery store chats

    Nearly one in every four children in the U.S. is living in poverty. Developmental psychologists say many of these kids lag behind their peers when it comes to language development. One study found at-risk children heard 30 million fewer words by age three than other kids. But now research is...

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  • Positive Parenting: Music movement and preschool readiness

    Positive Parenting: Music movement and preschool readiness

    If you’ve ever watched toddlers hop, skip, jump and run then you know how much joy those simple activities bring. Developmental psychologists say when you add music and organized movement to that mix you could be working toward pre-school success by helping kids develop critical behavioral...

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  • Positive Parenting: Choosing a quality preschool

    Positive Parenting: Choosing a quality preschool

    Education researchers are finding more evidence that children ages three to five who attend preschool increase their chances of success in school and beyond. However, it isn’t enough that parents are putting their kids in any preschool program. Here are details on what parents should be looking...

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