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Giftedness

Posted by rosanne on Jan 1, 2013 in Developmental Milestones, Educational, Technology

I was a “gifted” child. My mother says I could read at three and I was learning German at school by age six to stave off the boredom.

I’m pretty sure my daughter is too, although I don’t want to give her any IQ tests unless it becomes obvious that someone along the line isn’t going to help her get what she needs without it. Read more…

 
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It’s the little things…

Posted by paula on Jul 6, 2009 in Health, Sustainable Parenting, Technology

Parenting for the Future (the focus of this blog) is no easy thing.  It’s a challenge, a personal transformation and ultimately a lifestyle.  It requires the ability to remain positive in the face of a torrent of overwhelming information, and to go on, making small steps in the right direction. For your baby, for yourself, for the planet. Read more…

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Screen time

Posted by rosanne on Jun 2, 2009 in Technology

Dr Dimitri Christakis has just released a study that shows TV watching inhibits the acquisition of language in infants. It ties in well to the guideline from the American Academy of Pediatricsthat kids under 2 shouldn’t watch television.

The finding that struck me was that for every hour the TV was on, the child heard 700 fewer words from an adult. Read more…

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