For some parents, home schooling helps to focus on a child’s individual needs, rather than just on grades.
Home-schooled children appear to do neither worse nor better than those who attend regular school, so why is there an increasing number of parents who are opting for their child to be educated at home?
Picking over the government's claims that missing class to go on holiday impacts on attainment.
What kind of parent are you?
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Is being a pushy parent good? It is helpful to protect your child in ways that mean they don't fail? Here's what the research says.
Children who attend preschool are more likely to be ready to learn when they start school.
Government funding of childcare is seen as something that helps get mums back into work, instead of setting children up for learning before they start school.
Boys are more likely to start school later.
With more parents opting for their child to start school later, it is now possible to have four and a half year olds learning alongside six year olds.
When are tests too hard?
Good tests may build in failure, but that doesn't mean they're an efficient way of measuring a child's ability.
Could a robot raise a child without the need for a mother?
In the future some humans may be born without either a mother or father as we now know them, and with no other humans around to bring them up.
The current model for “good” parenting comes entirely from a Western perspective.
Some aspects of good parenting are universal, but others look very different from country to country. There needs to be a better understanding of parenting in different contexts.
Research shows that teachers are one of the main factors influencing a student’s learning outcomes.
There is no straightforward answer, but research shows there are some key things to consider when choosing a school which might help determine where to send your child.
Schools: pushed into becoming academies.
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An academic, and parent at a Manchester school that has chosen to become an academy, says surely there is a better way.
Parents: not just for helping with homework.
The government has gravely misunderstood what parents contribute to school governance.
Children who are raised as vegetarians grow and develop at the same rate as meat-eaters.
Many children are born into families which are vegetarian for cultural, religious, health, ethical or economical reasons. But are they getting the nutrients they need for growth and development?
Reading with your child at home helps to improve their literacy skills.
Parents who provide learning support at home can improve their child's literacy and emotional development, regardless of their class or educational background.
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Parents need to know when to step back from helping with homework.
Helping your teenager with their homework can make them feel incompetent and can hinder their own skills development.
What else is there for her to do?
A new study shows how concerned parents of young children are about e-books.
Shy teens are more likely to be included in group activities.
The start of a new school year is the time when shy teenagers are least likely to be excluded from new friendship groups.
A headteacher asked parents not to do the school run in pyjamas – but it says more about those in power than parental morals.
Nutritional lunches can be achieved with simple core foods such as bread, fruit, vegetables, dairy and meat, fish or egg.
Basic foods can fulfil a child’s nutritional needs at school and keep them energetic and alert.
Parents often don’t realise their child has a right to be enrolled and to receive an equal standard of education in a private school.
Parents need to be pushier and demand private school places for their children.