The meta-analysis of research suggests that faster relocation to higher class helps high-ability students…

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especially with academic achievement.

The Effects of Acceleration on High-Ability Learners: A Meta-Analysis, Saiying Steenbergen-HuSidney M.Moon, Gifted Child Quarterly, Vol 55, Issue 1, pp. 39 – 53, First published date: October-20-2010, 10.1177/0016986210383155


Children who are touched and hugged by their mothers are more relaxed and have calmer minds.

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The research has some serious limitations. The possible unknown factors are driving differences in amounts of touch and in the children’s brain development like genes.

Bigelow, A. E., Power, M., MacLellan-Peters, J., Alex, M., & McDonald, C. (2012). Effect of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact on postpartum depression and maternal physiological stress.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41, 369-382.


An experiment confirmed the assumption by a psychologist that children learn aggression from adults.

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One group of children watched an adult model physical and verbal aggressive behavior. The second group watched a “peaceful” model. And a third group didn’t watch anybody. The study found that children in the “aggressive” group often imitated aggressiveness when they played with a doll, more so than the other groups.

The aggressive behavior of an adult had a greater impact on boys than girls.

Bandura, A., Ross, D., & Ross, S. A. (1961). Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575-582.


Children born to women who are forty years old are smarter.

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Research between 1958 and 1970 showed that children born to mothers aged 25-29 years received the best results on tests.

Another large study in 2001 showed that the results had turned.

According to scientists, today’s women over 40 years old are more resourceful than young mothers. They are better educated and normally they know what they want.


Working mum does not harm the development of their children in the age 0-5.

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The study involved 1,053 families.

The researchers found that the 580 working moms spent less time with their children than the non-working moms. But the difference wasn’t far less than we expect.

Working mothers compensated it by sacrificing other activities. They spent less time on housework or socializing than non-working mothers. They also spent more time with their children at weekends.

Moreover, the quality of interaction working mothers had with their child tended to be superior. Working mother often played talked and hold their infants.

on the picture: mom and infant who are reading my website

Huston, A.C. & Aronson, S.R. (2005). Mothers’ time with infant and time in employment as predictors of mother-child relationships and children’s early development. Child Development, 76, 467-482.


Children who ate healthy had an IQ up to two points higher by age eight.

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The study watched at the relation between the eating habits of children at six months, 15 months and two years, and their IQ at eight years of age.
The study compared more than 7000 kids.
Children who were breastfed at six months and ate healthy had an IQ up to two points higher by age eight.
Healthy diet included legumes, fruit and vegetables at 15 and 24 months.
Children who ate biscuits, chocolate, lollies, soft drinks and chips in the first two years of life had IQs up to two points lower by age eight.
Smithers, L.G., Golley, R.K., Mittinty, M.N. et al. Eur J Epidemiol (2012) 27: 525. doi:10.1007/s10654-012-9715-5

“The SMPY data supported the idea of accelerating fast learners by allowing them to skip school grades.

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In a comparison of children who bypassed a grade with a control group of similarly smart children who didn’t, the grade-skippers were 60% more likely to earn doctorates or patents and more than twice as likely to get a PhD in a STEM field.”

The Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) is a prospective longitudinal survey study of persons (mostly in the United States) identified by scores of 700 or higher on a section of the SAT Reasoning Test before age 13 years. It is one of the longest-running longitudinal studies of gifted youth in world history. Study scholars have used survey data from study participants to advance hypotheses about talent development and occupational preferences. (wikipedia)

Park, G., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2013).  When less is more: Effects of grade skipping on adult STEM accomplishments among mathematically precocious youth.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 105, 176-198.


In 76 percent of situations, a toddler’s  act out of aggression without being provoked

By |2017-02-03T02:04:04+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

Although, these unprovoked violent outburst decreased in the second year of life.

What’s more, the aggressive infant did not show any signs of obvious distress.

What is also interesting, researchers scored the violent toddlers as higher in their tendency to show pleasure. It suggests that they use force as a form of fun interaction, not as a way to vent their anger. Also, provoked and unprovoked aggression showed different developmental trajectories.

Dahl, A. (2015). “Infants’ unprovoked acts of force toward others Developmental”, Science, Volume 19, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages 1049–1057


Even Young Children Have Some Knowledge of the Scientific View of the Earth

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Most of us think that kids draw the Earth flat based on their observations. However, they might draw a flat Earth because it’s easier.

Researchers asked 62 children between the ages of 5 and 10 to put pictures of the Earth in order of how much it looked like the actual Earth.

All of the children consistently ranked the spherical depiction of the Earth as the most realistic.
Nobes, G., Martin, A.E. & Panagiotaki, G. (2005). The development of scientific knowledge of the Earth. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23, 47-66