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Four habits to help kids with social anxiety

We can help children confront their social fears and develop tools to deal with anxious feelings, writes Jamie Lynn Tatera.

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Best of the Web: Parental bias when it comes to maths abilities, and more

How gender stereotypes at home may hamper female students’ progression in the classroom, are we robbing our kids of music discovery, and the impact of sleep on teen mental health.

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How to talk to your kids about misogyny in school

It can be a challenging conversation, but parents must talk to their children about their experiences of sexism and misogyny in school, writes Dr Catherine Smith.

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Parenting a perfectionist? Here’s how you can respond

Children and adolescents may experience perfectionism in relation to school work, sport, performance in art or music, or their own body. Here researchers share how parents can tackle it.

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Five things teens wish you knew about them

To allow teens to become the best adults they can be, family researcher Ellen Galinsky says we must reframe the way we view the teenage years.

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Best of the Web: Should you ban your child from social media, and more

Why banning your child from social media might not be the best approach, the finalists in this year's Children's Book of the Year awards, and the need for compassion when it comes to school refusal.

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Children produce better pieces of writing by hand, but they need keyboard skills too

It is easy to assume students will be able to write easily and effectively using a keyboard. They are growing up surrounded by technology. But here, researchers explain that children write better by hand.

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Best of the Web: Little shops of horror, and more

When did the toy shop become so frightening, the case for more women coaches in sport, and what to do if your teen is sexting without consent.

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9 things students with disability and their families want teachers to know

Students with disabilities are experts in themselves and their needs. Here, researchers share how listening to students is the key to helping them at school.

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