Oct 24

Teaching your child a second language can be something that helps him or her get very far in life. Not only will it help them succeed professionally and personally, but it can help them better understand their own language, as well as stimulate intellectual growth. Luckily, there are ways to help teach languages at home that do not require sitting in a classroom or listening to a boring CD. Check out PBS’s Learning Spanish Through Every Day Activities.


Oct 7

Obviously, there are differences between boys and girls, but does that mean each gender’s brain is different? You betcha! From language to behavior, there are just some things that are result of each gender being wired differently.  David Walsh, Ph.D. explains those differences in Boys’ and Girls’ Brain: What’s the Difference?


Sep 20

Every parent loves the idea of teaching their children a foreign language, and in today’s growing world, it can be quite a useful tool to have when they grow up. But what’s the best way to do that without overwhelming your child? PBS Parents takes a look at ways to introduce your kids to foreign languages.


Sep 17

Reading to your baby may seem like a waste of time; surely they can’t understand what’s going on, right?  Not so! Reading to babies during the first year teaches everything from communication to memory skills and can help shape a lifetime of learning, language and a love of reading.


Aug 9

Studies have found that stress, gender and environmental factors can affect the future for a child who stutters, but what really causes stuttering and how do you know if it’s a phase or something your child will have a life-long problem with?  The blog Breezy Mama talks to the former President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association about everything you need to know about stuttering.


Jul 11

If you think children are using curse words more these days than they did when you were a kid, you’re not alone.  86% of your fellow parents agree.  According to a survey from Care.com, over half of the parents that took part said their child (ages 2 to 12) has used foul language in front of them.  If you can relate to this study and would like to stop your child from uttering four-letter words, take a look at Six Ways to Keep Your Child From Cursing.


Jul 5

It’s something every parent worries about when it happens to them: your child is almost two years old and hasn’t started talking yet.  If this sounds familiar and you’ve begun worrying about a lifetime of problems, stop.  According to a new study from the University of Western Australia, late-talking toddlers usually don’t have lifelong developmental problems.  As a matter of fact, it’s more common than you think.


May 18

You spend your life trying not to say “um” when you’re speaking, but a new study finds that those words may actually help toddlers and young children learn how to speak more effectively.  So, what else can you do to encourage your child to talk?  From singing nursery rhymes to reading, here are 10 ways to encourage language development.


Apr 13

They say kids learn languages much easier than adults do, and with the world becoming more and more multicultural, learning a new language seems like a logical thing to do.  Not convinced?  From traveling with ease to an increase in employment opportunities when they grow up, Earnest Parenting has come up with five good reasons why your child should learn Spanish now.


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