Best strategies for parent-child communication and how to get your teens to open up
TAMPA, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --- Do your teens tell you everything, from where they’re going to who they’re dating? Getting teens to open up is an age-old struggle, but there is science behind parent-child communication and the best strategies for getting your teen to talk. And 82 percent were open communicators, meaning teens offered parents information without being asked and had the most positive parent-teen interactions. In the families where both parents were studied, the developmental psychologists found that teens used a lot more avoidance with their fathers. Among the father-teen pairs who used covert strategies, both fathers and teens reported more teen problem behavior.
It is never too early to expose kids to two languages
SEATTLE, Wash. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --- A study out of the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences says it’s never too early to expose kids to two languages. Researchers measured brain waves and found that by eleven months of age, infants recognize and process sounds from Spanish and English. She measured brain waves from eleven-month-olds and found they’re already learning the language or languages they’ve been hearing. Bilingual babies showed strong responses to both languages and had stronger brain responses in areas that are responsible for executive function. Ferjan Ramirez says the infant brain is capable of learning two languages simultaneously.
Children are more likely to be generous when parents are more compassionate, empathetic, study says
The study showed that children with highly compassionate mothers are more likely to be generous than their peers. Researchers also found that compassionate moms developed emotionally close relationships with their children, which made their kids more willing to give back to others. The study also revealed that being more generous has many significant biological benefits for kids, including feeling less anxious and stressed. Experts say this is because children feel calm after sharing, which reinforces their generous behavior. “Being in a calmer state after sharing could reinforce the generous behavior that produced that good feeling,” Hastings said.