School Daze

School Daze

Don't sweat September. Here are some insights on the next step of your (or your child's) academic journey, and the smartest—and most surprising—means to success.

How to Think Like a Scientist

By Jonathan Wai Ph.D.
Learn these techniques to make a scientific discovery

How to Survive Your Tween's Transition to Middle School

By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D.
10 top tips to ensure middle school goes smoothly for you & your tween

Back-to-school: Parenting strategies to avoid burn out

By Kate Roberts Ph.D.
Parents and students need to pace their energy to last for the long school year.

What Happy Children and Teens Do Differently

By Patty O'Grady Ph.D.
The opposite of fear is curiosity

Over-Parenting Can Make Kids Helpless

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
‘Good’ versus ‘good-enough’ parenting

10 Tips to Head Off ADHD

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
Making Small Changes that work like Magic

Preparing Teens for College

By Steve Baskin
An Alternative Approach

Where's the Best Education, the Smartest Kids?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
U.S. parents and educators can learn from some surprising countries.

Getting to the Goal Line

By Beverly D. Flaxington
Ten tips for staying on track

Born to Be Friends

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
The childhood roots of friendship in and out of school.

When Parents Call Their Adolescent "Lazy"

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
No good comes from parents calling their adolescent "lazy"

You're Here to Fulfill My Dreams

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A cautionary note lest parents' dreams undermine their talented kids' lives.

One Mom's Trash Is Her Son's Treasure

By Jennifer Haupt
The big pre-college clean-up uncovered some surprising emotions.

Packing up and saying Hello -- Coping with transition

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Transitions can be surprisingly hard – here are suggestions for coping.

Sex Ed: Schools don’t teach it, so where do kids learn it?

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D.
How are teens answering their questions about sex?

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.

Depression Can Be Contagious For College Roommates

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Negative thinking styles can be contagious among close friends

Motivating Your Child

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Some tips for success

Getting Your Child’s Sleep Back On Track In Time For School

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Seven things you can do to improve your child’s sleep before school starts

Help Children Crack the Reading Code (Part 1 of 2)

By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D.
Here's how to teach any child to sound out words.

Girls, Technology, and the Classroom

By Ana Homayoun
Girls face greater challenges balancing digital learning with social networking.

Twas the Night Before Courses

By Mitchell M Handelsman Ph.D.
I have 5 fantasies about students, me, and the new school year.

Sleeping Around The Clock

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Another way of getting your teen’s sleep back on track for school

Sleep Health for the New School Year

By Joseph A. Buckhalt Ph.D.
Some Ideas for ensuring adequate sleep when children go back to school

The Back Pain of Back to School

By Mark Borigini M.D.
The child abuse of a locker-less school system.

Healthy Habits that Boost School Performance

By Linda Wasmer Andrews
Do better in school by adopting six healthy habits.

A New Theory of Elite Performance

By Christine L Carter Ph.D.
As the kids head back to school, I'm thinking about what really leads to success

Introversion and the Teen Years

By Sophia Dembling
"Preference-for-solitude" is harder on young teens than on older kids.

Family-School Partnerships for the 21st Century

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Grassroots learning contributes to school success

Letting Go For College: A Guide for Parents and Students

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Helping students enjoy their independence while maintaining parental bonds

Five Back-to-School Tips for Teens

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC
Helping teens prepare for a successful school year.

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations