Interesting: babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention

There has been a lot of debate about the benefits of being raised bilingual, this new study shows a possible positive effect on attention as this new study shows that infants who are exposed to more than one language show better attentional control than infants who are exposed to only one language. From the press release:… Read More Interesting: babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention

How do children draw themselves? Well, it depends on who’s looking (study)

Past week Andreas Schleicher (OECD) referred to children’s drawings of the future in one of the talks related to the new Trends Shaping Education report. Thinking and using children’s drawings is nothing new, e.g. in a therapeutic setting. A new study does shed an interesting light on what happens when children are asked to draw themselves: children… Read More How do children draw themselves? Well, it depends on who’s looking (study)

New study shows a sad connection between report cards and child abuse

Today 2 of my sons received their report cards while one is still waiting. He’s a bit nervous, but luckily not afraid of how we will react. A new American study shows that this often a different case, reporting based on an analysis that included 1,943 cases of verified child physical abuse, calls into a… Read More New study shows a sad connection between report cards and child abuse

Sad thing we still have to discuss this: spanking does more harm than good

It seems so obvious, but a new study confirms that spanking children is a bad idea and even harmful for children on a more global scale than previously known. From the press release: Most research on how spanking affects children has involved studying families in high-income countries, such as the United States and Canada, but… Read More Sad thing we still have to discuss this: spanking does more harm than good