Take this 3-minute quiz to see if your parenting decisions are backed by research.

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* 1. The quality of parent-child interactions can physically shape the baby's brain.

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* 2. To avoid linguistic confusion, it is best for children to learn their native language before a second language is learned.

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* 3. While grade retention (repeating a grade) helps a child's learning, grade acceleration (jumping a grade) does not.

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* 4. Some people are "left-brained" and some are "right-brained" and this partly explains the differences in how we learn best.

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* 5. A common sign of dyslexia is seeing letters backwards.

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* 6. Some children are born naturally creative.

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* 7. Teens' circadian rhythms cause them to sleep and wake up later.

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* 8. If a child cannot sit still in a classroom by the third grade, then he/she has an undiagnosed learning disability.

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* 9. Children learn best through free play.

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* 10. It is not possible to train your brain with brain games and exercises.

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* 11. Sitting too closely to TV will NOT hurt a child's eyesight.

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* 12. Dropped food and pacifier are safe to put back into mouth as long as they are picked up within 5 seconds, because bacteria need longer time to transfer surfaces.

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* 13. Babies who talk earlier tend to be more intelligent than their peer group.

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* 14. Shaved hair grows back thicker than before.

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* 15. We only use 10% of our brain.

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* 16. The brains of boys and girls develop at different rates.

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* 17. Listening to classical music increases children's cognitive reasoning ability.

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* 18. Children learn best when information is presented in their preferred learning style (e.g. auditory, visual, kinesthetic).

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* 19. Girls typically develop faster than boys likely due in part to the influence of sex hormones and the timing of puberty.

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* 20. Academic achievement can be negatively impacted by skipping breakfast.

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* 21. I am a:

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