Parents learn, babies talk: How coaching moms and dads improves infants’ language skills

When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese”—talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels and intonation—appears to improve infant language development. A new study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & […]

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9 Working-Mom Skills That Transfer From the Baby Nursery to the Boardroom

Think of an image of a working mom in the office. What words come to mind? Frazzled? Distracted? Less devoted? One of my pet peeves about the average workplace mindset is the perception that women somehow automatically “give up” focus, skills, dedication and the ability to succeed simply by having children. It seems like the world forgets that we — […]

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Watch This Dad Comfort His Daughter While Escaping the California Wildfires

The 2018 California wildfires have been devastating, and one of the most recent fires, the Camp Fire, has already had horrific effects. Much of the city of Paradise, California, has been destroyed, 76 people have lost their lives and, according to the Los Angeles Times, hundreds remain missing (not to mention some 50,000 residents have been displaced). But in these dark […]

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How to pick the right home tutor for your child

Home tuition, complemented by a right edtech tool, can be a great option, provided the home tutor invests in creating a personalised education. By Vivek Varshney As parents, it is our most important responsibility to get the right kind of after-school support for our child, especially for students crossing to class 9 to 11. We can feel the pressure of […]

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Pro-breastfeeding communities empower new moms

Social media can positively influence breastfeeding related attitudes, knowledge and behavior, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Breastfeeding support groups on social media create a sense of community for new moms to share experiences and support each other in the breastfeeding practice and could be considered pillars of support for new moms. “We have […]

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Rep-Elect Lucy McBath Ran — & Won — After Her Son Was Murdered

Newly elected Congressperson Lucy McBath has one message for the United States: "Absolutely nothing — no politician & no special interest — is more powerful than a mother on a mission," she posted to Twitter on Thursday.  McBath, a Democrat who defeated Republican incumbent candidate Karen Handel in a race to represent Georgia’s 6th District, was officially announced the winner […]

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Reasons Why Every Parent of a Toddler Should Own an Amazon Echo

Technology often gets a bad rap when it comes to kids. Sure, parents should be invested in how their kids are using it and monitor accordingly, but tech can be educational, fun and useful for kids. Take the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. Your child won’t be able to get enough of the fun games and stories that comes with […]

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