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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.
Why Our Schools Are Better Than China's
By Peter Gray
Our schools are better than China’s because ours don’t work as well as theirs.
Is Television the Key to Academic Success?
By Jacinta Francis Ph.D.
Watching TV may make your children smarter.
High School and "Senioritis"
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Slacking off senior year for social fun can be expected, and also prove costly
Back to School, Back to Anxiety
By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Child anxiety and how to recognize it
How to Think Like a Scientist
Jonathan Wai Ph.D.
Learn these techniques to make a scientific discovery
How to Survive Your Tween's Transition to Middle School
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
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
Patty O'Grady Ph.D.
The opposite of fear is curiosity
Over-Parenting Can Make Kids Helpless
Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
‘Good’ versus ‘good-enough’ parenting
10 Tips to Head Off ADHD
Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
Making Small Changes that work like Magic
Preparing Teens for College
An Alternative Approach
Where's the Best Education, the Smartest Kids?
Susan K Perry Ph.D.
U.S. parents and educators can learn from some surprising countries.
Getting to the Goal Line
Beverly D. Flaxington
Ten tips for staying on track
Born to Be Friends
Susan Newman Ph.D.
The childhood roots of friendship in and out of school.
When Parents Call Their Adolescent "Lazy"
Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
No good comes from parents calling their adolescent "lazy"
You're Here to Fulfill My Dreams
Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A cautionary note lest parents' dreams undermine their talented kids' lives.
One Mom's Trash Is Her Son's Treasure
The big pre-college clean-up uncovered some surprising emotions.
Packing up and saying Hello -- Coping with transition
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?
Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D.
How are teens answering their questions about sex?
Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids
Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.
Depression Can Be Contagious For College Roommates
Guy Winch Ph.D.
Negative thinking styles can be contagious among close friends
Motivating Your Child
Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Some tips for success
Getting Your Child’s Sleep Back On Track In Time For School
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)
J. Richard Gentry Ph.D.
Here's how to teach any child to sound out words.
Girls, Technology, and the Classroom
Girls face greater challenges balancing digital learning with social networking.
Twas the Night Before Courses
Mitchell M Handelsman Ph.D.
I have 5 fantasies about students, me, and the new school year.
Sleeping Around The Clock
Dennis Rosen M.D.
Another way of getting your teen’s sleep back on track for school
Sleep Health for the New School Year
Joseph A. Buckhalt Ph.D.
Some Ideas for ensuring adequate sleep when children go back to school
The Back Pain of Back to School
Mark Borigini M.D.
The child abuse of a locker-less school system.
Healthy Habits that Boost School Performance
Linda Wasmer Andrews
Do better in school by adopting six healthy habits.
A New Theory of Elite Performance
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
"Preference-for-solitude" is harder on young teens than on older kids.
Family-School Partnerships for the 21st Century
Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Grassroots learning contributes to school success
Letting Go For College: A Guide for Parents and Students
Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Helping students enjoy their independence while maintaining parental bonds
Five Back-to-School Tips for Teens
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann M.S., L.P.C.
Helping teens prepare for a successful school year.
Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing
Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations
The Trouble With Trust
A Designer Dog Maker Regrets His Creation
What’s the Key Imperative for Lasting Love?
15 Crazy Things About Vaginas
What Happens When a Psychopath Falls in Love