Loving parent can think of nothing more important than protecting their shy children, but excessively protecting your child and taking over doesn’t allow them to learn through experience.
Encouraging positive associations with school, good temperament and keeping communication open between parents, children and teachers can help your child (and you) be more ready for this transition.
Children feel worried or nervous in a new situation if they think something bad might happen or if they feel they won’t be able to handle the situation.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
Teachers – get to really know your kids, their families, their community and its history, and what’s going on at home. While school policies are important, relationships are the real keys to success.
Children who stutter may be less popular among classmates, appear shy and quiet, and often avoid speaking in class so that they don't draw attention to their speech disorder.
There are lots of ways teachers greatly influence children’s outcomes, including improving motivation and resilience.
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early morning school starts has been a topic of much debate. There's more to this issue than just laziness.
Researchers have found large achievement gaps in science in kindergarten. However, these can change significantly in subsequent years.
A body of evidence has debunked the concept of 'learning styles', but some teachers still cling to it.
Police in schools are being asked to deal with a range of issues, such as being a mental health counselor for a traumatized child. It is unfair to the police and can be harmful for children.
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
A large number of adult learners are going back to community colleges to acquire new skills. Are they acquiring the skills necessary for today's technology-rich job environments?
Three out of 10 students borrow the maximum amount available to them as loans. How well do students understand the long-term costs of borrowing?
Research shows that teachers either overlook bullying behaviors or even endorse them.
Students are going back to their campuses, and ought to be aware of the danger.
It takes a combination of people, places and activities to make school a happy environment for kids. Here's how teachers and parents can get involved.
Parent involvement with kids' homework can have both positive and negative effects. So, what should parents and educators do?
Students heading back to school face a wide variety of choices in housing. Multiple studies have shown how on-campus living can enhance learning.
The time of transitioning back to school is crucial for both parents and children. Here's what you can do.