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Parents should be involved in their children’s use of electronic devices. Parent and child with tablet via

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children's use of electronic devices.
‘Baby talk’ has shorter sentences, simpler words and more repetition. Shutterstock

Why ‘baby talk’ is good for your baby

People often tell new parents to avoid 'baby talk' because it will slow down the child's language development. But evidence shows it does the opposite.
Explain this to me again. Mark Janus/Shutterstock

How kids can benefit from boredom

Learning how to overcome boredom can boost a child's creativity and independence. So why are parents scared of it?
It takes a while, but most children develop empathy easily. Zurijeta/Shutterstock

How do children learn empathy?

A child mainly learns empathy through imitating adults – yet another reason to treat others well.

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