What’s the reason for your child’s math anxiety?
US Department of Education
Children as young as six can show math anxiety. What's the link between parents’ math anxiety and their children’s math anxiety?
Not too soon.
People who were born preterm earn less and are more likely to be unemployed, research shows.
Does homework help with academic success?
Parent involvement with kids' homework can have both positive and negative effects. So, what should parents and educators do?
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK.
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Not the right building blocks for a childcare policy.
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Plans to double free childcare will only be available for 'working parents'.
Everbody should get a go.
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We shouldn't just be blaming the middle classes for snapping up all the free childcare spots.
Trouble on the way.
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By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
Racing to keep up.
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Schools can learn from strategies used to help ethnic minority children to close gap for white working-class pupils.
Take an interest – it matters.
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Why parents must show interest in what their children learn at school.
Look, here’s mummy!
Whether you are over-protective or more laissez-faire, the chances are that someone, somewhere will be criticising your parenting style.
Benefits in later life.
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Discussion about longer hours of childcare has focused on cost and adult productivity – but there are health benefits for children.
Teens need help not only with school work, but with their emotions as well.
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There is lot on the minds of teens other than school, grades and friends. Research shows being asked "prying" questions could make a real difference to their mental health.
Helping kids learn patterns can develop math skills.
Poughkeepsie Day School
Patterns are simple sequences that repeat over and over again in a certain order. Supporting children's ability to recognize patterns can improve mathematical skills.
Are loans guaranteed by parents adding unnecessary risk to the market?
First home buyers looking to break into the housing market are turning to their parents, but it's not a risk-free proposition for either party.
The school preferred by Cameron and Gove for their daughters has come under scrutiny for its admissions procedure.
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The admissions procedure of the school chosen by the Camerons and Goves for their daughters has come under fire.
Please mum! Just half an hour more?
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Learning from TV programmes is rooted in repetition and interaction.
A Russian school bus. Going in the right direction?
A new survey has found many Russians want reforms to schools and better quality control of education.
He’s been reading for months already.
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While the reading wars in education have raged for decades, most people agree that literacy is crucial for children and that the path to strong reading and writing skills begins in the home. But focusing…
We need to talk.
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One in three people in Britain describe themselves as being very or a little racially prejudiced, according to a recent British Social Attitudes Survey. How are middle-class black families coping with…
Would sex ed have changed anything?
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Proposals to force all schools to teach a compulsory sex education curriculum from primary level up and to restrict the right of parents to opt-out their children are back on the parliamentary agenda…