Education



Children will form opinions about alcohol based on the attitudes their parents have to drinking. Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found, unsurprisingly, that parents are role models for their kids — whether they accept that or not — and their actions speak volumes to a child’s development, Made […]

Alcohol and children: how should parents model responsible drinking?


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It’s the age old problem. You really want to help your child with their homework (without giving them all the answers, of course) but you realise your own skills aren’t necessarily up to scratch. “It’s all changed so much since my day,” you mutter as you try to get your […]

Parents seek homework help, new site offers professional advice



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There have always been bullies in schools and colleges, but the methods they use have evolved along with technology. Cyber-bullying — using technology such as computers and mobile phones to inflict some kind of hurt or embarrassment to a victim — is a fairly new phenomenon but one that’s set […]

“Sexting’ teens should be reeducated not criminalised, says NY lawmakers



Lumley: Kids have slack morals The children of modern Britain have morals that are on the rocks, according to Joanna Lumley. Championing ‘old fashioned’ morality, she has spoken out against a perceived decline in standards, manners, and a respect for law and society. “We are very slack with our moral […]

Joanna Lumley bemoans modern children’s ‘slack’ morals




Hundreds of toddlers across the UK are participating in a new programme created especially for them, ‘TinyTalk Toddlers’. Developed by the team behind the successful TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes, TinyTalk Toddlers focuses on children who are starting to walk and talk with a more physical, interactive experience. With new themes […]

Help your toddler to talk with new national classes from ...




One of the big responsibilities of any parent is how much to talk to their children about serious, complicated and potentially worrying issues. On one hand, most parents want to allow children to maintain some degree of innocence, and to be shielded from the worst the world has to offer. […]

Should you talk to your children about the economy?



A study of schools in North Carolina by, among others, Duke University economist Charles Clotfelter, suggests that the long-term use of substitute teachers to plug the gaps left by absentee full-time teachers may be having a detrimental effect on children’s education. Though the statistics aren’t readily to hand in the […]

Long-term substitute teachers can lead to poorer educational results, study ...