Mind Reader: Your Child’s Blossoming Brain, Age by Age

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.'”


Full article:http://www.parenting.com/article/brain-development-children