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Families plan to stay healthy during closures

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Although schools are doing what they can to keep students learning and healthy during the coronavirus outbreak, that duty now shifts to parents.

Lie to kids? They’re likely to lie more as adults

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Research out of Singapore, Canada, & the Univ. of Calif. suggests kids who are lied to more tend to lie more when they become adults.

One reason urban murder & drug rates stay high

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School & community problems often come down to life in American families and how different school experiences are.

#MeToo doesn’t have to be a political movement

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A hashtag can be a powerful thing, a student from Bloomington, Ind., explains, esp. when it comes to sparking a social revolution.

College students slightly less narcissistic today

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A new Univ. of IL study suggests college students of the 2010s are actually less, not more, narcissistic than those of the 1990s.

Warmth builds self-esteem more than praise

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A series of literature reviews now published in Child Development examines how children make judgments about their place in the world.

Kids praised for being smart more likely to cheat

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As opposed to praising kids for "doing a good job," praising them for "being smart" can backfire and increase their tendency to cheat.

Folic acid during conception reduces risk of autism

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If you live near farms, avoiding pesticides may not be possible, but that increases the risk your children will develop autism. Try folic acid.

Park City supt. reflects on student overdose deaths

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When 2 middle schoolers in your district die of a drug overdose within 2 days of each other, you need to strategize and build relationships.

Books for infants can lead to 5th-grade success

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If parents provide learning materials, like books, to infants and toddlers, there's a good chance it will help them academically in 5th grade.