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Psychologists have long stated that families of higher income and education levels talk more with their children and speak to them in complex sentences. But the study is one of the first to focus on whether gestures, too, have an influence on vocabulary and school preparedness.


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He said: "Your goal is to make sure she does most of the talking so then you can't mess up."


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The remains of a five-year-old Australian boy have been found in the stomach of a crocodile, police say. ... The victim's parents have reportedly asked authorities not to kill the crocodile.


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A 12-year-old boy has been found guilty in the United States of murdering his mother following a row over his household chores.


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Parents are being banned from playing with their children in council recreation areas because they have not been vetted by police. Mothers and fathers are being forced to watch their children from outside perimeter fences because of fears they could be paedophiles.


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A study published Monday in The Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry has concluded that an estimated 98 percent of children under the age of 10 are remorseless sociopaths with little regard for anything other than their own egocentric interests and pleasures.


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Children should be allowed to get dirty, according to scientists who have found being too clean can impair the skin's ability to heal.


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According to Keith Hudson, polymath extraordinaire, one of the greatest meta-discoveries in the last 10 years is that "each of us grows millions of new neurons during our lifetime."


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Frances Inglis has been given a life sentence after being found guilty of killing her 22-year-old son Thomas. What drove a mother to inject her own child with a fatal dose of heroin when she was already on bail for a previous attempt at taking his life?


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Haitian police have arrested 10 US nationals on suspicion of trying to illegally take 33 children abroad.


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Children who regularly use the abbreviated language of text messages are actually improving their ability to spell correctly, research suggests.


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Although 4-year-olds’ concept of time often seems to consist solely of what they want right now, the passage of time still moves them. By that age, kids already mark time by referring to physical distances.


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People accused me of sorcery and my mother believed them. Look, here on my stomach. She tried to kill me with a knife. It really hurt and I cannot understand why my mother did it.


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