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August, 2018

  • 14 August

    Global ‘goo-goo’: What baby talk sounds like around the world

    The answer seems to be yes and no. “Some cultures talk more or less to babies, some not at all,” said Mark VanDam, assistant professor of speech and hearing sciences in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. “Overall, however, the impulse and act of infant-directed …

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  • 14 August

    When kids get their first cell phones around the world

    About six years ago, when Sophia was just a toddler, Zaske and her husband moved the family from Oregon to Berlin. By the time Sophia was in third grade in Berlin, almost no one in her class owned a cell phone, let alone a smartphone, Zaske said, and Sophia hardly …

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  • 14 August

    How parents tackle bedtime around the world

    Yet the places where children sleep, the time they lay down at night and even how they prepare for shut-eye vary across cultures. While photographing the series, “I met many families who sleep together in one room or children who sleep in a space of convenience, rather than a place …

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  • 14 August

    How many kids still believe in Santa?

    The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where are you on the curve? In interviews, 85% of 4-year-olds said that they believed in Santa, 65% of 6-year-olds said that they believed, and 25% of 8-year-olds said that they believed. Those numbers …

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  • 14 August

    Would you let your child play football?

    The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where are you on the curve? In 2016, an estimated 982,000 US children ages 6 to 12 were core participants in tackle football, according to a Sports and Fitness Industry Association survey conducted on …

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  • 14 August

    How does your child’s screen time measure up?

    Story highlights Report: Kids up to age 8 spend spend an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes every day on screen media For kids 8 to 12, it’s 4 hours and 36 minutes every day The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions …

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  • 14 August

    Why did you become a parent? The answer could help you be a better one

    Those who wrestled with the decision or struggled to conceive a child have probably thought about it a good deal. And some have always known the answer, maybe since they were kids themselves. But for many parents and would-be parents, the question may seem odd or elementary — which makes …

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  • 14 August

    Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

    Habits — actions performed with little conscious thought and often unwittingly triggered by external cues — are powerful influences on behavior and can be our greatest allies for positive change. But because they are so difficult to break, habits are also frequent saboteurs of personal progress. “Habit is a good …

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  • 14 August

    The meaning(s) of (your) life

    It’s one of those enormous questions that’s so important — philosophically and practically in terms of how we live our lives — and yet we never stop to really think about the answer. Given that you might be able to formulate your response in less than a minute, the wisdom-to-effort …

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  • 14 August

    When is it really time for couples therapy?

    But rather than communicate about it, that partner may open up a metaphorical window with someone else and begin an affair. By the time the couple comes to therapy, the affair itself becomes the main topic, and its underlying causes are often ignored. The same scenario rings true for other …

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