Archive for the ‘Achievement’ Category

“Praise the Way” to Your Child’s Success

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Our Discover article “Praise the Guide to Praise” talks about how the right sort of praise is incredibly important to supporting your child’s development. Young children learn through positive feedback, and praise contributes to making your child feel important and noticed. Importantly, praise works best when we “praise the journey”, i.e. praising efforts rather than just the results. A new study now confirms […]

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Music to my ears….

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I came across this on a rainy afternoon, and it really cheered me up!  It turns out that all those hours at the piano as a child have paid off, even if it didn’t make me a famous piano player. There has been a lot of research in the last few years around music and […]

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Your Noble Toddler

Monday, July 9th, 2012

We often talk about toddlers being “selfish’, or perhaps a better word is self-centred, as they can find it hard to look beyond their own immediate feelings, wants and needs.  It has indeed been found that under the age of 6 brain immaturity means children often are at the mercy of their impulses, making it […]

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Babies Learn Goldilocks Style

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

How babies learn is always a fascinating topic, and research continues to reveal secrets behind their incredible developmental journey.The latest research shows that Goldilocks doesn’t just exist in fairytales; it turns out that when babies learn they choose to focus on information that is “just right”- not too simple and not too complex. This is their […]

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Attention Please…

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Listen up! Apparently, early baby training to improve concentration skills can mean improvements in other areas too, perhaps even positively affecting later school success. Studies have shown that young children who have better “attentional control” tend to later demonstrate better learning at school. The explanation is that a child who is able to concentrate on […]

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