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Is There Such a Thing as a "Bad Seed?"

Dr. Richard Friedman, a professor of psychiatry, recently wrote an article published in the New York Times that I found to be both thought-provoking and somewhat disturbing. In the article he discussed the idea that sometimes even the most well-meaning and caring parents produce children…See More
Jul 19, 2010
Tracey Laezzo left a comment for Amy Webb
"Hello, I wanted to let you know that I am following you from MBC, "Under a 100 Followers" group. I am hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back at http://www.britneysbeautyblog.com and http://www.britneysbeautymark.com. Also, I…"
May 24, 2010
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Encouraging Lifelong Learning, Even During Summertime

With the school year winding down and summer just around the corner, many kids may think it’s time to turn off their brain. Parents, you know that there is a certain amount of “brain drain” that tends to happen during the summer when kids are not in school everyday. To help prevent this, summer is a great time to focus on learning skills and knowledge “outside the box” of the usual worksheets and homework. We all know that lifelong learning is important for everyone, even adults. Much research…See More
May 20, 2010
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May 20, 2010
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Why Child Development and Parenting Research is Important

In response to some posts in the past, some readers have made comments along the lines of, "Duh, why do we need research to figure that out." I personally do not take offense at such comments because I'm not the one doing the research, I'm just reporting it. Besides that, I have at times felt the same way about some of the research I've read. These comments, however, did cause me to think and really consider why it is important that we, as parents, take the time to even glance at child…See More
Apr 1, 2010
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Yes, the Little Things Matter: Parents' Role in Helping Kids Become Socially Competent

Parents out there you know how it goes: you play the same game over and over again with your toddler or you help them put together a puzzle. This is the daily "stuff" of parenting and you may feel it doesn't make a difference. Well, turns out, it does make a difference! A recent study from the University of Montreal and the University of Minnesota shows that how parents interact with young…See More
Mar 15, 2010
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More on Attachment Theory

In the last post, I discussed the origins of Attachment Theory and how researchers first began to conceptualize infant-parent attachment. Psychologist Mary Ainsworth first began studying and testing her theory of attachment in Uganda in the mid-1950s. She intensely observed mothers and infants in their homes in Uganda several hours a day for up to nine months. Upon returning to the U.S., she continued a similar type of study in Baltimore with a sample of American mothers and infants. Ultimately…See More
Feb 10, 2010
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Attachment Theory: What's it Really All About

The word "attachment" is used a lot in parenting magazines and often comes up in discussions among parents. Of course, all of us have some notion of what the parent-child attachment is all about, but in child psychology theory and research "attachment" has a very specific meaning. In fact, a whole line of research has developed focused solely on attachment theory. So I thought I'd offer a little background on what psychologist mean when they discuss attachment.The academic understanding of…See More
Feb 3, 2010
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Yet Another Reason Not to Fight in Front of the Kids

We all know that parents arguing is not a great thing, especially if it happens in front of their children. New research from the University of Rochester, Syracuse University and University of Notre Dame, however, is showing that parental conflict may also affect how children perform in school. One recent study followed 216 6-year-olds over a period of three years. The children's teachers were asked about the kids' behavior at school such as interaction with peers, participation in classroom…See More
Jan 7, 2010
Amy Webb left a comment for Kevin Ann Planchet
"Thanks for the comment. I don't know of any research specifically on the "Your Baby Can Read" system but most similar research indicates that young children can't learn language from videos; kids need live interaction with…"
Jan 6, 2010
Kevin Ann Planchet left a comment for Amy Webb
"I'd like some information of the "Your Baby Can Read' program. All parents get a charge out of the fact that their child is reading before their peers, but doesn't research also show that with intervention or not, most children…"
Jan 6, 2010
Amy Webb posted a blog post

Are Those "Educational" Videos Really So Educational?

You may have heard the recent uproar about Baby Einstein's parent company, Disney, offering refunds on many of their DVDs after research has emerged that "educational" videos for infants and toddlers do live up to their claims. This comes after a growing number of research studies have shown little or no correlation between children's viewing of such videos and advances in language development. In fact, some research has shown delays in children's language development associated with viewing…See More
Dec 4, 2009
Amy Webb commented on Alexandra's group 'First Time Moms'
"The biggest surprise with the arrival of our son (now 4 months old) is how much the lack of sleep has affected by mood and motivation to do anything. I knew it would be hard but it really made me feel unlike myself (especially for the first couple…"
Nov 1, 2009
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Nov 1, 2009
Galit Lazar commented on Amy Webb's blog post 'Child Psychology Classics: The Mirror Test'
"I think my daughter has developped a concept of self at 1 year old. My daughter loved the mirror very early and since than she is inseperable. :) I find the part about the animals developping a sense of self intresting. Who knows maybe they do…"
Oct 3, 2009
Amy Webb posted a blog post

Child Psychology Classics: The Mirror Test

At some point or another many parents have placed their infant in front of a mirror and wondered if their child could understand that it was their own reflection they were seeing. Based on the infant's reaction, most parents realize pretty quickly that their baby doesn't really understand that it is themselves in the mirror. This raises the question of when do babies and young children begin to develop a sense of self? Child psychologists have used this mirror test in a creative way to help…See More
Oct 2, 2009

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Is There Such a Thing as a "Bad Seed?"

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

Dr. Richard Friedman, a professor of psychiatry, recently wrote an article… Continue

Encouraging Lifelong Learning, Even During Summertime

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 10:10am 0 Comments

With the school year winding down and summer just around the corner, many kids may think it’s time to turn off their brain. Parents, you know that there is a certain amount of “brain drain” that tends to happen during the summer when kids are not in school everyday. To help prevent this, summer is a great time to focus on learning skills and knowledge “outside the box” of the usual worksheets and homework. We all know…

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Why Child Development and Parenting Research is Important

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 11:40am 0 Comments

In response to some posts in the past, some readers have made comments along the lines of, "Duh, why do we need research to figure that out." I personally do not take offense at such comments because I'm not the one doing the research, I'm just reporting it. Besides that, I have at times felt… Continue

Yes, the Little Things Matter: Parents' Role in Helping Kids Become Socially Competent

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 10:18pm 0 Comments

Parents out there you know how it goes: you play the same game over and over again with your toddler or you help them put together a puzzle. This is the daily "stuff" of parenting and you may feel it doesn't make a difference. Well, turns out, it does make a difference! A recent… Continue

More on Attachment Theory

Posted on February 10, 2010 at 9:44am 0 Comments

In the last post, I discussed the origins of Attachment Theory and how researchers first began to conceptualize infant-parent attachment. Psychologist Mary Ainsworth first began studying and testing her theory of attachment in Uganda in the mid-1950s. She intensely observed mothers and infants in their… Continue

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At 12:35am on July 10, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 8:21pm on August 15, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 3:41pm on May 24, 2010, Tracey Laezzo said…
Hello,

I wanted to let you know that I am following you from MBC, "Under a 100 Followers" group. I am hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back at http://www.britneysbeautyblog.com and http://www.britneysbeautymark.com. Also, I wanted to know if you would be interested in doing a link exchange with my sites and yours. Please let me know. Also, it has been nice meeting you via the web.

Thanks, Tracey
At 6:44pm on January 6, 2010, Kevin Ann Planchet said…
I'd like some information of the "Your Baby Can Read' program. All parents get a charge out of the fact that their child is reading before their peers, but doesn't research also show that with intervention or not, most children are at the same level by the time they reach the second grade. My girls are all "advanced', but they all learned to read in kindergarten at magnet schools.
At 11:00am on April 18, 2009, Mommy-momo said…
Thanks :) It totally can be done. Dont give in...hehe. Enjoy your lil one, by enjoying the things you love as well. They're resilient they will adapt to you. Good luck girl! Also, I started a workout club. Plan is to have great workout tips and healthy recipes. check it out.
At 8:05pm on April 17, 2009, Annette Piper said…
G'day Amy and welcome aboard :)
At 7:12pm on April 17, 2009, Mommy-momo said…
Welcome to the club! If you have any questions lets us know!
At 4:47pm on April 17, 2009, Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting said…
Welcome to MBC! :)
At 2:58pm on April 17, 2009, Angie @5VinezMonkeys said…
Welcome aboard! So glad you've joined us. Please don't hesitate to ask if I can be of any help.
 
 
 

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