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Every parent wants the best for their child, but most of them aren’t experts and rely on their family, friends and (increasingly) the web for advice. Some of this advice, especially online, is irrelevant, biased or simply incorrect; and parents who are already strapped for time, find it challenging to access reliable, trustworthy resources.

Inceptive aims to solves this issue by curating authentic data from the web, so you don’t have too! 

October 29, 2018

In this Q&A Joan Luby, M.D talks about the common signs of depression in young children, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options.

Dr. Luby is the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry and Director of the Early Emotional Development Program at the Washington University in St. Louis.

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October 26, 2018

A recent study by MIT researchers shows that piano lessons can help develop children’s language skills by improving their ability to differentiate between different pitches.  

Author: Anne Trafton
Source: MIT News Office 
Estimated time to read: 05:00

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October 25, 2018

According to a study conducted by the researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Washington, babies are more likely to learn from on-screen instruction when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone.

Author: Kristen Cole
Source: University of Connecticut
Estimated time to read: 02:39

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October 24, 2018

Halloween is an exciting time of the year for kids, and to help them have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 

Author: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Source: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Estimated time to read: 04:21
Time to watch: 01:54

October 23, 2018

Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) are tools for measuring vocabulary size and growth. This checklist of words is a tool for assessing the development of receptive and productive vocabulary through parental report and is typically used with children aged from about 11 to 26 months.

Author: Hamilton, A., Plunkett, K., & Schafer, G
Source: Oxford University BabyLab
Estimated time to read: N/A

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October 22, 2018

Children are hardwired to look at faces of their parents and caregivers thousands of times each day. It gives them information about who they are, what they are worth, if they are loved, if they are a priority. This connection — eye contact and responsiveness create brains that are primed for security, confidence and optimism. 

October 19, 2018

Biting is very common in early childhood. Babies and toddlers bite for several reasons like teething or exploring a new toy or object with their mouth. It also can be a way for young children to get attention or express how they’re feeling. Trying to understand the underlying cause of the biting will help parents develop an effective response.

Author: ZERO to THREE
Source: ZERO to THREE 
Estimated time to read: 10:00

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October 18, 2018

In this talk Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, parent, and researcher, discusses his research on optimal media exposure for children.

Presenter: Dimitri Christakis
Source: TEDxRainier
Time to watch: 16:11

October 17, 2018

What is it like growing up with two languages, and how does it affect development? In this article linguists address some common misunderstandings and provide the facts about bilingualism. 

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October 16, 2018

According a recent study published in the British Journal of Education Psychology, children living in greener neighborhoods may have better spatial working memory.

Spatial working memory is an important cognitive ability that is strongly related with academic achievement in children, particularly mathematics performance.

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