After decades of research, two top anthropologists say parents have far less influence than we think Parents these days are bombarded with advice on what they should and shouldn’t do to raise healthy and well-adjusted children. One wrong step, parents worry, could mean a beloved child turning into a
Is there a right time to break up if you are a parent? Here, children of divorcees describe their experiences – both good and bad There are countless books on the shelves advising couples on divorce, but until now we’ve rarely heard what it’s really like from the children’s
Having a new baby is one of the most wonderful experiences in many people’s lives, but if that baby is born prematurely and spends its first few weeks inside an incubator fighting for its life the stress and trauma can be overwhelming for mums and dads.
No fighting, no lying. Break the rules and it’s the isolation room. The free-school head Katharine Birbalsingh is convinced that children thrive on tough love, but does it work? Sian Griffiths went to Brent to find out
A primary school has stopped setting homework after parents and pupils voted to drop it in a move that it is hoped will encourage children to read for pleasure instead.
Parents are posting an average of 1,500 images of their children on social media by the time their child starts primary school, a study has found.
Children whose parents help them to do homework are likely to do worse at school, according to a study. The finding surprised researchers as almost every other form of parental engagement with their child’s education, such as reading at home or attending parents’ evenings, is associated with higher achievement.
Children’s screen time has crept up relentlessly over the past ten years. It’s time for parents to act, says one expert. Not just from a health and wellbeing angle, but from a productive angle by looking at how you can keep your family secure when they are online so
More than four-fifths of all primary school teachers who retired last year had not reached the official retirement age. As the annual cost of paying pensions to retired teaching staff rose by more than €30 million in 2015, to €739 million, figures published by the Department of Education showed
Ireland has one of the highest gender imbalances among teachers in primary and secondary schools in western Europe, according to new EU figures.