Parentese’ helps parents, babies make ‘conversation’ and boosts language development

Mother talking to baby (stock image).Credit: © Jacob Lund / Adobe Stock Used in virtually all of the world’s languages, parentese is a speaking style that draws baby’s attention. Parents adopt its simple grammar and words, plus its exaggerated sounds, almost without thinking about it.advertisement But if parents knew the way they speak could help baby […]

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Schools less important than parents in determining higher education aspirations

A new study shows that the elementary school a child attends has almost no influence on their desire to progress to higher education — as factors including parental aspirations, academic support from their mother and having a desk to work on are much more important.advertisement Published in the journal Educational Studies, the findings of the research […]

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Children told lies by parents subsequently lie more as adults, face adjustment difficulty

Parent scolding child concept (stock image).Credit: © Africa Studio / Adobe Stock “If you don’t behave, I’ll call the police,” is a lie that parents might use to get their young children to behave. Parents’ lies elicit compliance in the short term, but a new psychology study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) suggests […]

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