Parenting

A New Jersey mother shows up at her son’s class as a clown to get him to stop misbehaving in school. The boy’s principal posted a video of the visit online. Instagram of Sean Larry

Why shaming your children on social media may make things worse

As more parents turn to social media to post videos of themselves punishing their children, an educational psychologist warns that the practice may cause more harm than good.

More

Analysis and Comment

Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, in 2017. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Who are Yemen’s Houthis?

The Houthis belong to the Shiite branch of Islam. The Houthi insurgency began in the early 1990s, spurred in part by growing influence of different Sunni branches of Islam.

How big data has created a big crisis in science

Science is in a reproducibility crisis. This is driven in part by invalid statistical analyses that happen long after the data are collected – the opposite of how things are traditionally done.

More Analysis and Comment

Research and News

More Research and News

CRISPR babies

More

Happy holidays

More

Climate change

More

Leer en Español

More

Please help

Research and Expert Database

Analysis from academics around the world

Editors’ Picks

Most Read past week

  1. You may not even need a telescope to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen in the night sky this month
  2. Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass
  3. How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain
  4. The NRA’s financial weakness, explained
  5. Trump administration seeks to strip more people of citizenship

Pitch an idea

Got a news tip or article idea for The Conversation?

Tell us

Our Audience

The Conversation has a monthly audience of 10.7 million users, and reach of 38.2 million through Creative Commons republication.

Want to Write?

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 77,200 academics and researchers from 2,656 institutions.

Register now

Make a Donation

The Conversation relies on university, foundation and reader support. If you would like to help us have even better conversations, then you may like to make a one-off or on-going donation.

Donate