Attention control theory holds that heightened anxiety impairs the efficiency of mental processes. For instance, stressing about something can make us lose focus on the task at hand.
While giftedness is a strength for children, being twice exceptional creates a vulnerability.
New research shows that though we are good at making healthy choices for those we care for, we are often subsequently less good at taking care of ourselves.
Freedom of speech is a human right. But it comes with limitations, such as using the right to incite violence. Conversations around these concepts are a part of democratic education.
A recent study explored fathers’ perceptions of sexuality and relationship education topics. It found most fathers considered their children’s safety a top concern.
New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children about their online lives, and encourage positive habits.
Doing a ‘just in case’ wee too often, making a lifetime habit of it, can kick off a vicious cycle. You can end up training your bladder to ‘think’ it needs to go when it’s only slightly full.
If you and the kids are stumped for things to do these holidays, and looking for ways to reconnect after a really trying school term, here are some ideas to try.
Let your children embrace boredom, don’t try too hard to create the perfect lockdown holiday and warn your employer your attention might be even more divided than usual over the next few weeks.
Judges have described New Zealand’s surrogacy parentage laws as ‘creaky’ and ‘inadequate’. The Law Commission has finally proposed significant reform.
Parents and caregivers are central to promoting child safety. Improving their ability to prevent injury to children is key.
Studies on homework are frequently quite general, and don’t consider specific types of homework tasks. So it isn’t easy to measure how effective homework can be. But here’s what we do know.
One of the best things you can do to encourage your kids to mask up is to model wearing one. There are other things you can try too.
Suspensions don’t just harm Black children – they also harm their parents’ employment, a school discipline expert argues in a forthcoming book.
With a bit of preparation, role play and modelling the type of behaviour you’d like to see in your child, the process can be plain sailing.
Go back to 17th- and 18th-century England and France and you’ll see the same sort of handwringing over birthrates that we’re seeing today.
It’s no surprise kids are feeling a lot of anxiety after a year and a half of a global pandemic. Here’s what signs parents can look out for, and what to do if their child is feeling overwhelmed.
Teachers and students are likely to use a lot more online learning tools than they did pre-pandemic even after in-person classes resume.
Although some parents may be reluctant to let their children explore their surroundings alone, allowing kids to wander can help build their sense of direction.
A fatherhood researcher argues that US work policies, income inequality, gender attitudes and health care all make it harder for dads to be highly engaged at home.