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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.

Kids do better if teachers like the parents

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If parents are more involved, as in coming to more parent-teacher conferences, etc., the kids tend to perform better in school, new research suggests.

Parents don’t promote healthy eating habits

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Although parents know about healthy diets, many of them don't promote healthy eating in their kids, according to a new survey from U.Mich.

When parents know about STEM, kids do too

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If parents know more about the importance of STEM, their kids tend to make STEM-related choices and hone STEM-related abilities more.

Fathers should communicate warmth, acceptance

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A father who shows interest in a son's or daughter's school life can have a positive influence on how well that child does in school.

Bedtime (math) stories can bolster student gains

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Adding math talk to story time at home is a winning equation for children's math achievement, even for math-anxious parents.

When you're in high school & a new baby comes

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Having a new baby brother or sister when you're in high school or middle school can present challenges for teenagers and parents.