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Thursday, January 17th, 2013
When driving your kids, parents know how important car safety, especially car seat safety is for babies and for toddlers. 21st Century Auto Insurance recently created the visual Guide to to Child Car Safety below to offer parents important tips and facts on how to protect kids riding in a car.
The infographic was also created as a part of the 21st Century’s “Baby on Board” contest — parents can show their artistic sides by reimagining and recreating the typical yellow diamond sign. The grand prize winner receives $10,000 for a baby room makeover, and the deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013.
Plus, don’t forget that recent AAP guidelines urge parents to place their kids in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 2-years-old or have reached the maximum height and weight capacity of the current car seat. (You can also view this other Ages and Stages of Car Seat Safety infographic.)
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Monday, October 8th, 2012
This great infographic on your child’s social, physical, cognitive, and language development was put together by Rasmussen College. It was created “from a deep desire to advocate for young children, families, and early childhood professionals” with the goal to help parents “understand children’s development and apply that understanding to provide excellent education and care.”
More information on milestones and development:
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Ellen Seidman, who blogs over at To the Max, recently consulted an expert at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) to clear up misconceptions and confusion about learning disabilities. According to NCLD, 15-20% of the U.S. population has a learning disability, a general term for those who may have difficulty learning for any reason.
Recently, NCLD also released results for a survey they conducted — about 2,000 American adults were asked for their views on learning disabilities. NCLD found that a high number of adults lacked basic understanding of different types of learning disabilities beyond dyslexia. Instead, most adults associated learning disabilities like dysgraphia (difficulty with handwriting), dyscalculia (difficulty with math), and dyspraxia (difficulty with motor skill development) with an autism spectrum disorder, an inability to make emotional connections, and an anxiety disorder, respectively. Some surprising survey results included:
- Over 66% of parents want more information about learning disabilities than schools currently provide.
- 55% of Americans wrongly believe that corrective eyewear can treat certain learning disabilities.
- 22% incorrectly believe learning disabilities can be caused by too much screen time; 31% believe a cause is poor diet; 24% believe a cause is childhood vaccinations.
Learn more about the survey results from the infographic below. All information is provided by NCLD.org.
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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Parents partnered with The Center for the Next Generation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort that aims to help the country come together to create a stronger future for our children. As we gear up for our first presidential debate on October 3—which focuses on domestic policy—we want the candidates to know about parents’ biggest concerns. This infographic spells it out in no uncertain terms.
The big story, of course, is how the recession has impacted all of us. A full 90 percent believe that there aren’t enough jobs that pay enough to support a family. More than a quarter of parents have had to work longer hours (or their partner has) because of the economic downturn. It’s directly affected children, too: 36 percent of parents say that they haven’t been able to afford for their kids to participate in some of the activities their friends participate in.
And in one of the most eye-opening findings, nearly 20 percent of parents said that the recession contributed to their decision not to have another child.
This is surely why two-thirds of parents, when asked to choose between an extra $10,000 per year or an extra hour every day of quality time with their children, opted for the money. It makes you wonder: If you were given the choice, what would you pick?
Here’s hoping that when President Obama and Governor Romney meet in Denver next week, they address the issues that cause so much of the anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with post-recession parenthood.
Read more about Election 2012 on Parents.com:
Infographic designed by Frank Augugliaro
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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Is your child heading to school for the first time? Or heading back to new classrooms with new teachers? We polled our Facebook readers with the question, “What scares your child the most about going to school?” Not surprisingly, a majority of kids were worried about not being able to make friends.
Based on the answers, we created this fun infographic to show your children’s top 3 fears, plus tips on how to help them ease into school.
For more ideas for gear, clothes, and lunches, visit our Back to School page: parents.com/back-to-school
Also, check out our Back to School board on Pinterest to start pinning fun images (like this infographic!): pinterest.com/parentsmagazine/back-to-school/
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