Look, we're not sure what the deal is. We didn't grow up directly under power lines, only ate paint chips occasionally and were only briefly involved in the whole huffing scene (Ed note: huffing is bad kids!)  Are we a little ‘off’? Hey, you know what? Maybe. At the end of the day, who isn't? Frankly, we blame the internet. 

Maybe that's why we wanted to explore these wild facts about child development. Did we figure out why we're the way we are? No. We did, however, come away with some very convenient justifications for our own shortcomings.

The fact is, children are the future. And our personal past. Child development helps to explain how we became the adults we are. 

For example, did you know that educational videos actually work? Studies have demonstrated that children as young as two years old can learn very effectively from video.

Here are 14 quick facts to consider before you mess up your own kids. 

Educational Videos Work Studies have shown that babies under two performed just as well learning from videos as babies who were taught by their parents. CRACKED.COM

Source: EurekAlert!

Sibling Protection Research shows that fighting parents can have a negative effect on children, but this effect can be negated by having strong sibling bonds. CRACKED.COM

Source: EurekAlert!

Single Mothers By Choice Research shows that children in families dojustast ey-choice as well as those in two-parent families. Single mothers tend to have greater social support networks. CRACKED.COM

Source: EurekAlert!

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