Category Archives: Education

Calculate Odds of Surviving Your Child’s Last Few Weeks of School

Calculate the chances you will reach summer vacation with your sanity intact. Continue reading

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Math Anxiety…And What to Do About It

Without aggressive intervention, the real danger exists that you or someone you love could end up majoring in art history. Continue reading

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Study Shows Creativity and Madness are the Same Genetic Disease

A study in Nature Neuroscience shows that creativity and madness may share the same genetic underpinnings. Continue reading

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Rewarding a Child’s Good Behavior Can Lead to… Bad Behavior

Study shows that our intuition about positive reinforcement can be exactly wrong: Rewarding a child’s sharing resulted in the child choosing to share less. Continue reading

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How To Stop the Flow of Trickle-Down Unfairness

When someone treats you unfairly, should you do something proactive about it or should you breathe deeply and try to move on? Continue reading

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Study Shows Surprising Skill That Underlies Math and Reading

Kids tend to excel or struggle in math and reading together. That’s because one skill underlies both. Hint: It’s not just general intelligence. Continue reading

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Persistence and Flexibility: A Dual Path to Creativity

If you think broadly enough, you will inevitably happen upon good ideas even among the bad ones. If you think deeply enough, you will eventually dig through mundane ideas and into original ones below. Continue reading

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When is Stressful Competition Too Much for Kids?

Climbing favors kids with extreme emotional resilience. But when is the stress of competition too much? Continue reading

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Online Games Show (and may Change) Personality

New research shows you bring some of your personality into online games…and soon the game may put a bit of itself into your personality. Continue reading

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Is Intrinsic Motivation Essential to School Success?

Big-data study smashes assumptions, shows that kids who are intrinsically motivated by math don’t score any higher than less intrinsically motivated peers. (But that kids who score high on assessments are likely to become intrinsically motivated…) Continue reading

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