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Want your kids to tell you about their day? Instead of asking questions, try this- Washington Post

Are you getting answers like “Nothing” or “I don’t know” when you ask, “What did you do at school today?” Read this article to try an approach that can get them talking.

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The Milestones that Matter Most- Huffington Post
An interesting article on how cultural perspectives on what important developmental milestones are vary from country to country. For example, research shows that American parents focus on cognitive stimulation, enrichment and development more than parents in many other cultures, such as the Dutch or the Italians, who prioritize different things like routines or even-temperedness.

Babies from parts of Africa, the Caribbean or India whose bodies are constantly jostled and vigorously handled by their mothers reach motor milestones earlier than babies in Western cultures, who spend a lot of time on their backs. Babies in some indigenous cultures who are rarely put down skip the crawling stage entirely.

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