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Friday, 21 Feb 2020
Author: editor-nrk

Time for an end to parental tough love

Picture this: you’re standing in a long, slow-moving queue. People around you are disgruntled and complaining. You turn to talk with the person behind you and someone else jumps the queue in front of you. Is it okay to slap him or her – not to hurt them – just to give a clear message […]

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Sharing a bed with your baby – realities vs recommendations

Most parents will tell you that as soon as they announced their pregnancy, the advice started rolling in. Much of it might have been sensible and evidence-based, but it’s difficult to sort the myths from realities. Given so much of a new parent’s life is spent settling infants and working out their rapidly evolving sleep patterns, questions […]

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5 Things We Know for Sure About Raising Great Kids

All of us want to raise children who become self-disciplined — and happy — adults. The only question is how best to do that. Luckily, we know a lot of the answers. Research studies have been following children from babyhood to adulthood for decades, so we actually know much of what works to raise great […]

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Enforcing limits when your child ignores you

Most parents have some version of this question: how to “enforce limits” without punishment. So let’s dig deep on this. When you set a limit and your child doesn’t accept it, there’s a reason. He’s showing you as well as he can that something is so wrong inside him that he can’t cooperate with you, […]

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How Does the Brain Learn to Link Things Together?

HOW DOES THE BRAIN LINK RELATED OBJECTS? The purpose of our study was to understand how the brain links different things together. Imagine your friend gets a new dog. Your brain quickly learns this new link between your friend and the dog. Every time you see this dog, you know it belongs to your friend. […]

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Blood Vessels Under the Microscope

WHAT ARE BLOOD VESSELS AND WHY DO WE NEED THEM? Blood vessels (BVs) transport blood around the entire body. Blood is made up of red blood cells (carrying oxygen and nutrients to feed the body), water, hormones, proteins, salts, platelets, and white blood cells (to defend against germs and disease). Early doctors and scientists knew […]

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