When it comes to young children, social and emotional learning and skill development is a better predictor of success than cognitive skills such as language and math.
There is, perhaps, no greater concern for a parent than their children’s education. The need for an early start on learning has become increasingly clear over the past few decades.
A child’s first words can be a magical moment for his or her parents. From the moment she hears her child repeat “Ba ba ba,” a mother encourages her baby to speak.
There is, perhaps, nothing more enigmatic than a newborn baby. Their thought processes and abilities can prove to be an impenetrable fortress for first-time parents. Can she see me? Does she recognize me? What is he thinking? Could he hear my voice in the womb?
If you ask the parents of young children, they are bound to name one defining characteristic of toddlers: the temper tantrum. Even those without children are familiar with the outbursts. They frequently occur in grocery stores, during play time, or whenever they are most inconvenient.