In the February 2013 Parenting Magazine article “Mind Reader: Your Child’s Blossoming Brain, Age by Age,” Dr. Rubin provides her expertise regarding children’s cognitive development in an age-by-age guide.
Excerpt from article:
“While babies imitate your facial expressions from birth, around the first birthday they start to “imitate with intent.” They use objects around them to copycat,’ says Laura Rubin, Ph.D., a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center in Portsmouth, NH…[At eleven years of age], while it may drive you bonkers to be handed a bullet-point list ticking off why she needs an i-Pad 4, it’s something to be proud of. ‘An eleven-year-old brain is amping up its judgment and decision-making ability,’ says Rubin. This spurt allows your kiddo to generate ideas outside of personal experience, which is a first. ‘She can think more abstractly, looking at things from different angles. And that makes for a pretty spirited debate partner.'”