Podcast TWIPS: Episodes 13 and 14

Our guest on Podcast Beyond Belief last week was Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs.  If you’re interested in science-based parenting, but don’t know where to start, Galinsky’s book is an excellent introduction to the topic.

Here’s one of her videos with research featured in her book:

We also talked about…

SkeptiCamp

USA Science and Engineering Festival, October 23-24, 2010.

This Week in Parenting Science
* Parenting Magazine discusses why you don’t need to be scared of vaccines.
* Children who have better child care as preschoolers perform better as teenagers.
* Childhood psychological problems carry on later into life.

This week, we talked to Dr. Daniel Weissbluth on the effects of media on children. He writes a blog with his father, sleep-expert Dr. Marc Weissbluth, author of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.

We also discussed “This Week in Parenting Science”…

* No evidence that delaying vaccines helps children in cognitive development.
* Toddler lies are a developmental milestone
* 5th Grade Graduation Astronomy Awards!

One Response to Podcast TWIPS: Episodes 13 and 14

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t have access to the scientific journals, but the two articles suggesting that childhood issues carry on into teens seemed to me ripe for the question, Did they control for social class? It seems to me obvious that once a child is not getting a lot of support, there is not going to suddenly appear a lot of support later in their childhood, at least not normally. So no surprise that children getting a poor education as babies would continue to have fewer advantages as teens.

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