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Maria  Sibireva
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Maria Sibireva

Child development Saint Petersburg, Russia
am a PhD in Sociology, senior lecturer at the North-West Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. I am the member of International Sociological Association (Research Commitee 53 "Sociology of Childhood") and I am also the member of European Sociological Association (Research Network 4 "Sociology of Children and Childhood"). I conduct sociological researches with children who are 4-7 years old and I try to do everything to make adults hear the "voice of children". I use special methods (quantitative and qualitative) and now I have more than 300 small respondents.

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Senior lecturer
Qualifications:
  • Quantitative research
  • qualitative research
  • "mosaic" approach of work with children
  • consulting
  • writing articles
  • website. www.zoneofdetstvo.com

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  • Questions 4
  • Answers 15
  • Followers 13
  • Follows 27
  • Votes given 20
  • Votes received 7
Questions Answers Comments Votes
06Feb
Can the toys your children play affect their career choices?

The question is very interesting. Some people take a great interest in certain kinds of activity since their childhood, they play corresponding toys ...

06Feb
Can the toys your children play affect their career choices?

The question is very interesting. Some people take a great interest in certain kinds of activity since their childhood, they play corresponding toys ...

12Dec

What is our real choice: to go for a walk with the child or let him or her to play computer games or to watch TV in our free time?

29Nov
How soon should you introduce your baby to painting?

The best mean of the development of the imagination of the child is the piece of white paper and tools for the drawing. To introduce the baby to the ...

14Nov

I recently received a press release from a department store that listed the top 10 toys of all time. Apart from setting my nostalgia into overdrive, ...

12Nov
What does Minecraft teach kids about society?

I also notice two moments concerning Minecraft during the play of children in the playground. Firstly, they chat with each other concerning ...

12Nov

I agree with the other answers here, but last evening I had a delightful interaction in a Seattle coffee shop that reminded me that computer games ...

11Nov

It is a much repeated joke within the [toy industry](http://quib.ly/topics/group-1/toys-and-gadgets) that kids would often rather play with the ...

06Nov

I guess it's due to peer pressure. It's one of the dangers of social environments, and even teens can cause peer pressure on each other. Maybe, kids ...

04Nov
Can apps encourage children to play outside?

To answer this question I would like to share some results of my study. One of the most popular fears between children who are 4 - 8 years old is the ...

01Nov
Can technology get kids to play outdoors?

To answer this question I would like to share some results of my study. One of the most popular fears between children who are 4 - 8 years old is the ...

30Oct

I'm not sure why you'd ever try and control this behaviour. Isn't that just was kids do? Heck, isn't it what we _all _do? Certain films and TV shows ...

30Oct
How to deal with a 5 year old boy who doesn't like going away from his friends?

Children who are 4-6 years old (especially boys) have a need in the society of peers, children of the same age. Toys, adults and even elder (or ...

29Oct

We are blessed to live by a number of parks in Vancouver, and take our son walking there regularly. Often we will stop at the playground and take him ...

26Oct

There is no real evidence as yet to say that technology is having any real negative impact on our toddlers development (physically they may get bad ...

26Oct
How can we improve reading habits in children?

I have one technic to improve the reading habits of my nephew. He is also 9 years old. I begin to read book by myself. He is sitting near me and ...

25Oct

What is the reason of the refusal of children to visit sport sections (outside schools and kindergartens)?

24Oct

This is a great question, and one I grappled with myself with my youngest (there were no iPads when my eldest children were toddlers). This answer is ...

Q: Can the toys your children play affect their career choices?

A: The question is very interesting. Some people take a great interest in certain kinds of activity since their childhood, they play corresponding toys ...

3 years ago

Q: How soon should you introduce your baby to painting?

A: The best mean of the development of the imagination of the child is the piece of white paper and tools for the drawing. To introduce the baby to the ...

3 years ago

Q: What does Minecraft teach kids about society?

A: I also notice two moments concerning Minecraft during the play of children in the playground. Firstly, they chat with each other concerning ...

3 years ago

Q: Can apps encourage children to play outside?

A: To answer this question I would like to share some results of my study. One of the most popular fears between children who are 4 - 8 years old is the ...

3 years ago

Q: Can technology get kids to play outdoors?

A: To answer this question I would like to share some results of my study. One of the most popular fears between children who are 4 - 8 years old is the ...

3 years ago

Q: How to deal with a 5 year old boy who doesn't like going away from his friends?

A: Children who are 4-6 years old (especially boys) have a need in the society of peers, children of the same age. Toys, adults and even elder (or ...

3 years ago

Q: How can we improve reading habits in children?

A: I have one technic to improve the reading habits of my nephew. He is also 9 years old. I begin to read book by myself. He is sitting near me and ...

3 years ago

Q: How much impact does preschool have on the rest of a child's education?

A: I also agree that preschool age is one of the most important in the development of educational and social skills. I just want to add that we must pay ...

3 years ago

Q: Has the digital age created a generation of 'cotton wool kids' that can't cope with life's ups and downs?

A: Certainly it is a requirement of the modern time to know how to use gadgets and machines. If You can not deal with computers and etc., Your future ...

3 years ago

Q: What do You think does hypertrusteeship of parents influence on the socialization of the child?

A: You are welcome. I am also interested in Your opinions about hypertrusteeship of parents.

3 years ago

Q: Is it healthier for kids to play videogames together, or solo games?

A: Certainly we live in modern world and children have to know how to use technologies and computer and video games can help them to learn it. I suggest ...

3 years ago

Q: What are your favourite fun activities to connect with your kids?

A: Children need to have joint activity with their parents. Children feel very sharply the lack of communication with parents. According to my studies, ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I allow my son to play with toy guns?

A: Using toy guns is a part of a 'good risk'. This concept deals with the opinion, that children need to feel some kind of fear, to overcome fear, to ...

3 years ago

Q: Why is gaming more popular (and addictive) among boys than girls?

A: I would like to share the results of my research. As for young children (4-7 years old), "alive" play has great value for children of such age, ...

3 years ago

Q: Does gender classification of toys really affect kids?

A: According to my study (more than 100 children who are 4 - 7 years old took part in this research), such toys as dolls, soft toys, cubes and so on ...

3 years ago

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