by Norbert Schady A study shows that more than 70% of Americans agree that sometimes, children need to be disciplined with a good, hard spanking. In practice, the acceptance of corporal punishment varies in terms of frequency, severity and culture. How frequent is the practice of corporal punishment of young children in Latin America and the Caribbean? … [Read more...] about The Fine Line in the Practice and Acceptance of Corporal Punishment
by Kate Anderson and Abbie Raikes The world celebrates one of the most important dates of the year in November, Universal Children’s Day. Fortunately, during the last UN General Assembly, global leaders agreed to give children (and adults) the best present: to champion early childhood development as a priority for all countries and as a goal for the post-2015 development … [Read more...] about Data: The Best Gift for Universal Children’s Day
by Norbert Schady The average height of adults born in a given year (cohort) is based on the disease environment that birth cohort faced in early childhood. In poor countries, it may also be an indication of insufficient availability or diversity of nutrients. How do you think this applies to Latin America? … [Read more...] about Latin America is Getting Taller
by Carina Lupica In Argentina, more than 900,000 women aged 14 to 24 are mothers, meaning that 24.2% of young women have children [link in Spanish]; however, not all of these young mothers are able to take care of their children. That task falls to different people in varied settings within the family or outside the home, where the government, private businesses and … [Read more...] about Who Takes Care of You While I’m at School and Work?
By Ángela Funez We’re all addicted to our smartphones to some degree, but few parents realize the intellectual and emotional damage that this dependence can cause in their children, especially the littlest ones. According to studies from the field of neuroscience, linguistic, emotional, social and motor skills develop rapidly in the brain during the first three years of … [Read more...] about Your Smartphone Addiction Could Be Harming Your Child’s Future