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Four Ways to Help Your College Student Grow Up. Some parents start right at the top.

Four Ways to Help Your College Student Grow Up

After one anxious dad contacted the college president’s office to voice concerns that his daughter wasn’t registered for the “right classes,” I followed up with the student directly. Big-Ideas-for-Curious-Minds-Extract. What You Might Want to Tell Your Child About Homework. One of the inevitable duties of parenthood is having to induct our beloved child into the reality – and horrors – of existence.

What You Might Want to Tell Your Child About Homework

Starting with homework. It’s been a difficult evening; your ten year old was screaming that she wasn’t going to do maths and your gentle encouragement didn’t do any good. She kept asking ‘why do I have to do it?’ And now, as you say good night, you try to give her a proper answer. I know you’re rather not do it, and it’s true – to be honest – that you’ll probably never need to work out 6,397 divided by 82. Your child has drifted off to sleep but you keep talking, very quietly The truth is, it will be like this again and again.

How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood. Now, many of the students she works with are immigrants or first-generation college students. “As I read about the scandal, I feel for those parents, I do,” she said. But “first-generation students coming through here are figuring out how to navigate an educational system that hasn’t always been built for them,” she said. “It is changing the course of their lives and the lives of their families.” Cathy Tran, 22, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is the daughter of people who immigrated from Vietnam who did not attend college. Beyond Discipline for Preteens. "What kind of discipline works for preteens?

Beyond Discipline for Preteens

What I was doing before (consequences) certainly doesn't work any more. It seems to make him more defiant and rude, and we all end up yelling. He doesn't do his homework. All he wants to do is skateboard with his friends or play computer. " This Is How To Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 5 Secrets From Research. How Successful Valedictorians Are After High School. What becomes of high school valedictorians?

How Successful Valedictorians Are After High School

A Helpful Guide to Overcoming Envy. 'Class-passing': how do you learn the rules of being rich? On an October night in 2003, a flat tire changed Muhammad Faridi’s life forever.

'Class-passing': how do you learn the rules of being rich?

Faridi was 20. An immigrant who’d moved from a small village in Pakistan to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn when he was 12, he split his time studying at City University of New York during the day, and driving his dad’s cab at night to make money. Ebook: How-to-Raise-Success Kids. Quit Doing These 8 Things for Your Teen This Year if You Want to Raise an Adu... Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid. Poor, but Privileged. When Tony Jack started his freshman year at Amherst College in 2003, something seemed off.

Poor, but Privileged

He looked around and saw a diverse group of students, but unlike him, none seemed poor. They talked about study abroad programs and boarding schools like Andover and Groton. Back at home, in Miami, summer was just a season. At Amherst, he quickly learned, it was also a verb. “I kept asking myself, am I really the only poor black person here?” The answer was no. Some of his classmates had grown up the way he did — barely making ends meet, the first in their families to go to college — but they had taken part in programs like Prep for Prep and A Better Chance that pluck promising, low-income kids from struggling urban schools and give them funding to attend private high schools.

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents - WSJ. The teenage years can be mystifying for parents.

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents - WSJ

Sensible children turn scatter-brained or start having wild mood swings. Formerly level-headed adolescents ride in cars with dangerous drivers or take other foolish risks. A flood of new research offers explanations for some of these mysteries. Brain imaging adds another kind of data that can help test hypotheses and corroborate teens’ own accounts of their behavior and emotions. Dozens of recent multiyear studies have traced adolescent development through time, rather than comparing sets of adolescents at a single point. The new longitudinal research is changing scientists’ views on the role parents play in helping children navigate a volatile decade. Ages 11 to 12 As puberty takes center stage, tweens can actually slip backward in some basic skills.

Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance. Recently a mum of 15-year-old boy came up and asked me a frequently asked question: “how do I know if my son’s gaming habits are too much or harmful?”

Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance

On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate. Jane Andraka has raised two remarkable sons.

On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate

Luke, age 20, is studying electrical engineering at Virginia Tech. “He was always tinkering and taking things apart — wondering how they worked, wondering how they could be made better. He had ideas coming out of his brain like a firehose,” she says. Meanwhile, Jack, age 18, is a teen innovator and scientist who gained international attention when, three years ago, he created a promising method of early cancer detection. In a talk at TED2013 that’s been viewed nearly 4 million times, Jack Andraka shared the story behind the four-cent strip of paper that appears to be 400 times more sensitive in detecting pancreatic cancer than the previous standard — and that could work for ovarian and lung cancer too. Tools to Do The Work. Six Ways To Help Your Teenager Get A Job. Whether it’s a few hours after school or a steady gig for the summer, a part-time job can teach your teen enormous lessons about responsibility, different personality types, and workplace skills—not to mention the extra cash in their pockets.

Six Ways To Help Your Teenager Get A Job

And the benefits may extend beyond job readiness and economics. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management found that low-income students who participated in the New York City Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides training and summer jobs for young people ages 14 to 21, were more engaged and successful in school. Learn Self-Control Through Science. 92% of Americans routinely fail their New Year's resolutions. It’s a large rate of failure, and much of it is due to a lack of effective self-control strategies. “The most important scientific discovery about self-control is that it can be taught.” - Walter Mischel, psychologist The rest of this article explains 5 science-backed strategies for self-control.

They are listed in order of effectiveness, so aim to employ the earlier strategies over the latter. Want to Raise Successful Kids? A Former Stanford Dean Says Please Stop Doing ... (Author's Note: This article is one of three in a series. If you find it interesting, the others are about Mark Zuckerberg's father's advice on raising entrepreneurial kids, and a Navy SEAL's advice on raising kids to be resilient.)

If there's one thing many parents want more than to lead happy, successful lives, it's to make sure their kids lead happy, successful lives. Why People Skills are Important. People skills are important from a very young age and become increasingly necessary as you get older. Every aspect of life—including making friends, finding a job and enjoying a successful relationship—depends greatly upon your ability to get along with others and present a positive image of yourself. Relationships with friends, significant others, bosses and employees are built upon social skills. Children begin to develop social skills at a young age from observing and interacting with their parents, siblings and peers.

Failure to assimilate to social situations on a basic level by age 6 can indicate that a child will have difficulty through adulthood, according to studies summarized by AtHealth.com. Social problems early in life can make it difficult for children to make friends, which can then lead to deepening exclusion throughout school. Essentiallifeskillsforsuccess.com. Without Janitors, Students Are In Charge Of Keeping School Shipshape : NPR Ed. Back in 2011, Newt Gingrich was running for president, and he proposed a radical idea to help schools cut costs: Fire the janitors and pay students to do the cleaning. 15 Classrooms Around the World.

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Growth Mindset and Resilience. ADHD. Books for Kids. Best Commencement Speeches. How to Talk to Kids - including Tragedies and Fake News. Raising Leaders. The 8 Secrets of Dutch Kids, the Happiest Kids in the World - Finding Dutchland. According to Unicef’s most recent Child Well Being in Rich Countries survey, Dutch kids ranked as the happiest kids in the world. Talks from inspiring teachers. The Trouble With Bright Girls. Raising a Moral Child. Photo. 10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)  When I became a mom, I got lots of advice on how to love my child.

The Rules. Dog ETA: 3 Quick Ways to Assess Friendliness. Walking in a local park yesterday with a client and her sweet pup, a dog came toward us.The two dogs met and had a happy, mutual exchange. How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science. How cultures around the world think about parenting. The crisis of American parenting, as anyone who has looked at the parenting section of a bookstore can attest, is that nobody knows what the hell they’re doing.

Yet despite this lack of confidence and apparent absence of knowledge, many American parents zealously believe that their choices carve out their children’s futures. Cebu kid inspires netizens. (UPDATED) Under the lights of a nearby fast food restaurant, the young boy diligently works on his homework. EarBeater - Ear Training for Musicians. The One Conversation That Could Save Your Teen’s Life (and Your Own) Last week I told my therapist that even though I’m too busy, I continue to say yes to new responsibilities. In my head, I mean nope – but I say okay, because I feel on the spot. I panic. Cal lecturer's email to students goes viral: "Why I am not canceling class tomorrow" Age-Appropriate Chores for Children. Don't Call My Daughter 'Shy' Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence. My Rules for My Kids: Eat Your Vegetables; Don't Blame the Teacher.