Great expectations: Believing in your child’s academic success can boost results

New research shows that parents optimistic about their child's maths and reading ability can encourage academic success, write Philip D. Parker, Jake Anders, Rhiannon Parker and Taren Sanders.


Tips for kids to help them study

With many students facing end-of-year assessments, John Munro has some good ideas to help kids study and deal with distractions, part of The Conversation's Curious Kids series for children.


Best of the Web: Males drinking during adolescence linked to riskier drinking later, a heart-warming dad and daughter tweet, and more

A new study finds a link between teen males drinking before the legal age of 18 and later problems, a moving dad and daughter tribute goes viral, and letting students study the way that works for them.


Andrew Fuller: How to survive and thrive in tests and exams

Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller provides strategies for students to cope with exam anxiety and perform at their best, in one of his most popular articles on The Parents Website.


Testing Times: Are we Making Kids Afraid of Exams?

We may be teaching children to be afraid of exams, rather than encouraging them to see exams as a positive challenge, writes Mandie Shean.


Andrew Fuller’s Tips on How to Study and Increase Your Marks

With the exam season approaching, here's some great advice on how to get the most out of your study time, in this repost of Andrew Fuller's popular article.


Best of the Web: Why Children aren’t Behaving, John Marsden in Conversation, and Helicopter Parenting

Instilling a sense of self-discipline in children, John Marsden's story, and the damage caused by helicopter parents.