How kids can benefit from boredom
Teresa Belton | Sep 26 2016 | comment  
TV, the internet and smartphone can stifle imagination

Here’s how homeschooling is evolving in America
Kyle Greenwalt | Sep 13 2016 | comment  
More than 1.5 million children have opted out of formal schooling in the US.

Are your kids learning to think critically?
Thomas Lickona | Nov 16 2015 | comment  
Odds are they are not learning this at school.

The red and blue of family stability
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 16 2015 | comment  
New US research shows that traditional family values are an important source of stability for kids.

Stop the war on boys in classrooms
Michael Cook | Jul 7 2014 | comment  
Education scholar Christina Hoff Sommers says that boys are not defective girls.

Your child is not your own
Dick Cleary | Apr 11 2013 | comment  
An insight into liberal views on the family.

Educating kids for starting up, and starting again
Carolyn Moynihan | May 8 2012 | comment  
The EU Commissioner in charge of education, culture, multilingualism and youth is calling for European schools to turn out students who are more entrepreneurial and with a positive attitude to risk-taking.

Unstable homes lead to “lost gains” in education
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 27 2012 | comment  
There are some social disadvantages that undermine even the best educational efforts.

Are we free to speak about parenting research?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 17 2012 | comment  
It’s difficult today to say anything in favour of the intact, married family without putting somebody’s nose out of joint.

Marriages in US lasting longer, but why?
Mariette Ulrich | Jun 14 2011 | comment  
A Census Bureau report shows that three in four couples who married after 1990 celebrated a 10-year anniversary. Is this the result of a new "marriage bargain"?

If only Anthony Weiner had read this advice…
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 10 2011 | comment  
"Inappropriate internet behaviors are a reflection of reality. The key is not simply to think before you post, but think before you do anything at all, before you even take that picture.”

Tech savvy kids use social networks more carefully
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 18 2011 | comment  
Young people who use social networking websites habitually are more likely to use them critically, according to research conducted in Spain. Parents may have more to worry about when their children aimlessly browse social networks.

Does the school board need to know Johnny’s sexual orientation?
Mariette Ulrich | Nov 15 2010 | comment  
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (Ontario, Canada) plans to issue a survey which asks, among other things, for children to disclose their gender (four choices) and sexual orientation (nine choices).

To combat poverty, strengthen marriage
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 22 2010 | comment  
For some years, now, I have been intrigued by the term “child poverty”, which seems to have arisen over the past 15-20 years. It seems to me that all children are poor, in that they (usually) have no income of their own but rely on their parents for what they need. Would it not make more sense to talk about family poverty?

New era of school choice for British parents
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 13 2010 | comment  
Fulfilling an election promise, the UK’s new Conservative-led government has announced approval for the first 16 free schools to be created by parents, teachers and charities. Almost half of them will have a religious ethos.

20-somethings: emerging adults or just seriously delayed?
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 1 2010 | comment  
More young people are reaching the end of their twenties without settling into careers and marriage. Is this because of passing social mores and economic conditions, or because we now have a new stage of human development called “emerging adulthood”?

Digital divide—or parental?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 12 2010 | comment  
The computer can be a wonderful research and communication device, but just how disadvantaged are children whose families are too poor to provide one at home? Some economists have been studying the question and their findings may surprise you. Then again, they may not.

Healthcare jobs going begging?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 9 2010 | comment  
Youth unemployment is a worldwide phenomenon and yet there is a field wide open for tomorrow’s young workforce: healthcare and related science.

More US women 40 and childless
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 29 2010 | comment  
Nearly one in five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one in ten in the 1970s, the Pew Research Centre reports. Practically the only group of women less likely to be childless now compared with about two decades ago are those with advanced degrees.

Delayed marriage and the lengthening path to adulthood
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 16 2010 | comment  
It’s not exactly news, but a report from Princeton University and the Brookings Institution highlights the well-established trend of “delayed adulthood” as people in their twenties prolong their education and fail to reach the milestones of marriage and parenthood.

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