June 23, 2017

VIDEO: Infant twins talking to each other

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Infant twins Grayson and Griffin engage in a deep conversation…  

How to create a stronger math student before your child ever starts school

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By Julie Samrick I’ve shared how the years before kindergarten are optimal for playing games to create brighter students later on. And by specifically embracing numbers at an early age don’t be surprised when you’ve created a stronger math student too.    Sometimes when we wait to introduce concepts to kids, it takes them longer… Read more

Magic of 3

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By Julie Samrick So much gets easier once children turn three.  They’re beginning to really communicate; potty training is a thing of the past; less or no naps equal more freedom for all.  And though these little steps are undoubtedly great, I was most excited by going back to the movie theater once my youngest… Read more

Going Diaperless

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I’ve heard about it in other countries- babies being toilet trained at shockingly young ages- 5 months? How about 9 months? But now the practice of having babies go diaperless for environmental reasons or even more personal ones (aka  “elimination communication”) is happening right here at home. read more

Neglected Babies in the News

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Last weekend I read about an infant abandoned in his carseat with an open bottle of brandy tucked in with him.  Today it’s 2-year-old twins roaming the streets for at least 45 minutes clad only in diapers until they were rescued.  What is going on?

What’s In a Name?

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With 4 million babies born each year in the United States, coming up with a unique name special to each little darling gets many parents anxious.  I flip flopped between two names for my daughter, literally, until it was time to fill out the birth certificate in the hospital.  This article explains how much weight… Read more

OB Says 11/11/11 Will Break Global Birth Records

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Many parents-to-be see this date as a mystical sign, and – much like 7/7/07 – are planning their cesarean sections and inductions accordingly.  Read more 

World Population Reaches 7 Million

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Demographers say it took until 1804 for the world to reach its first billion people, and a century more until it hit 2 billion in 1927. The twentieth century, though, saw things begin to cascade: 3 billion in 1959; 4 billion in 1974; 5 billion in 1987; 6 billion in 1998. While celebrations are being… Read more

What Bilingual Babies Really Understand

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In a fascinating article in today’s New York Times, a study just out of the University of Washington on babies and bilingualism is sorted out. Researchers used measures of electrical brain responses to compare the cognition of infants being raised with one language at home to infants exposed to two languages.  The study goes even further-… Read more

For 40 Years Newborns Were Routinely Abducted in Spain

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The mystery for hundreds of Spanish families is finally unraveling as it’s finally confirmed many newborns were abducted under Francisco Franco’s rule. Read the story at the NY Times