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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
Our schools are better than China’s because ours don’t work as well as theirs.
Is Television the Key to Academic Success?
Watching TV may make your children smarter.
High School and "Senioritis"
Slacking off senior year for social fun can be expected, and also prove costly
Back to School, Back to Anxiety
Child anxiety and how to recognize it
How to Think Like a Scientist
Learn these techniques to make a scientific discovery
How to Survive Your Tween's Transition to Middle School
10 top tips to ensure middle school goes smoothly for you & your tween
Back-to-school: Parenting strategies to avoid burn out
Parents and students need to pace their energy to last for the long school year.
What Happy Children and Teens Do Differently
The opposite of fear is curiosity
Over-Parenting Can Make Kids Helpless
‘Good’ versus ‘good-enough’ parenting
10 Tips to Head Off ADHD
Making Small Changes that work like Magic
Preparing Teens for College
An Alternative Approach
Where's the Best Education, the Smartest Kids?
U.S. parents and educators can learn from some surprising countries.
Getting to the Goal Line
Ten tips for staying on track
Born to Be Friends
The childhood roots of friendship in and out of school.
When Parents Call Their Adolescent "Lazy"
No good comes from parents calling their adolescent "lazy"
You're Here to Fulfill My Dreams
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
Transitions can be surprisingly hard – here are suggestions for coping.
Sex Ed: Schools don’t teach it, so where do kids learn it?
How are teens answering their questions about sex?
Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids
Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.
Depression Can Be Contagious For College Roommates
Negative thinking styles can be contagious among close friends
Motivating Your Child
Some tips for success
Getting Your Child’s Sleep Back On Track In Time For School
Seven things you can do to improve your child’s sleep before school starts
Help Children Crack the Reading Code (Part 1 of 2)
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
I have 5 fantasies about students, me, and the new school year.
Sleeping Around The Clock
Another way of getting your teen’s sleep back on track for school
Sleep Health for the New School Year
Some Ideas for ensuring adequate sleep when children go back to school
The Back Pain of Back to School
The child abuse of a locker-less school system.
Healthy Habits that Boost School Performance
Do better in school by adopting six healthy habits.
A New Theory of Elite Performance
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
Grassroots learning contributes to school success
Letting Go For College: A Guide for Parents and Students
Helping students enjoy their independence while maintaining parental bonds
Five Back-to-School Tips for Teens
Helping teens prepare for a successful school year.
Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations
The Neuroscience of Calming a Baby
Hate Small Talk? It’s a Skill Worth Learning
Lust and Loyalty: When Sex and Love Don’t Mix
Does Size Matter for Women?
How Well Do You Understand Your Emotions?