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Every known culture on Earth has special words for kids to call their parents. XiXinXing via Getty Images

Why do kids call their parents ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’?

One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
Despite our differences, when it comes to babies, we communicate the same way all over the world. Chiến Phạm/Unsplash

Baby talk is similar all over the world

Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.

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