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Pedagogy - 02.05.2019
Stressed parents rely on junk food for kids
Stressed-out people make bad food decisions, eating higher-calorie foods and eating more often. Stressed-out parents may be making those unhealthy choices for the children who depend on their judgment, new research finds. "Stress makes us choose more energy-dense foods, more comfort food," says University of Wisconsin-Madison nursing professor Myoungock Jang.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 25.03.2019
Is time-out damaging your child?
Is time-out damaging your child?
Time-out as a method of discipline for toddlers and young children is a hot topic among parents and educators. Is it harmful? Does it damage the attachment bond between parent and child? New research says no. It is still one of the most effective discipline strategies. Research from the University of Sydney has found that the correct use of 'time-out' as a form of discipline does not harm a child's mental health, but rather increases well-being and happiness.

Pedagogy - 14.03.2019
Report examines origins and nature of 'maths anxiety'
Report examines origins and nature of ’maths anxiety’
A report out today examines the factors that influence 'maths anxiety' among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child's development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys. While every child's maths anxiety may be different, with unique origins and triggers, we found several common issues among both the primary and secondary school students Denes Szucs The report was funded by the Nuffield Foundation, with additional support from the James S McDonnell Foundation.

Pedagogy - Innovation - 12.03.2019
Mobile devices don’t reduce shared family time
The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less - but not in shared activities such as watching TV and eating. The increase is in what is called 'alone-together' time, when children are at home with their parents but say they are alone.

Pedagogy - 07.03.2019
Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation
Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research shows. A team at the University of Birmingham carried out a study to explore the potential of species' cultural heritage for inspiring the conservationists of the future.

Pedagogy - 06.03.2019
"Where’s dad?" - University of Birmingham study explores why so few eligible parents are taking Shared Parental Leave
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found out how poor policy communication and societal expectations of parents' roles are contributing to low take-up of shared parental leave (SPL) which is available for fathers. Research completed by Dr Holly Birkett and Dr Sarah Forbes (Co-leads of the Equal Parenting project ) at the University of Birmingham is the most comprehensive academic research ever undertaken to examine why eligible parents do not to use their statutory entitlement to SPL in the first year after the birth or adoption of their child.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 28.02.2019
New Stanford-led study identifies factors that could promote resilience in children facing extreme adversity
Research led by Jelena Obradovi? singles out characteristics associated with stronger executive function skills in highly disadvantaged preschoolers. Preschoolers' ability to regulate their attention, behavior and emotions has been linked with their capacity to cope with difficult situations and thrive in the classroom.

Pedagogy - 13.02.2019
Parents don't pick favorites, at least if you're a Magellanic penguin
Parents don’t pick favorites, at least if you’re a Magellanic penguin
Parenthood can be a struggle, particularly for families with multiple children in need of care, nurturing, protection and attention. But a weary mom or dad may find solace in the reassurance that all parents with several offspring face a similar challenge - even the non-human variety. Researchers at the University of Washington wanted to know how Magellanic penguin parents in South America balance the dietary demands of multiple chicks.

Pedagogy - 08.02.2019
Proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care
A scheme supporting parents who have had children taken into care has been praised by Cardiff University academics in charge of its first independent evaluation. Dr Louise Roberts, from the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE), led the assessment of one of the first Reflect schemes, which has been run by Barnado's Cymru in Gwent since 2016.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 08.02.2019
Thinking positively during pregnancy? You could be helping your child’s ability in maths and science
Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child's ability in maths and science, according to a new study published by Frontiers in Psychology today. Using data from Bristol's Children of the 90s study the research is one of a series from the University of Bristol , that examines a parental personality attribute known as the ‘locus of control'.

Pedagogy - 28.01.2019
Screen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep
Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep, a new study reveals. The risk is comparatively lower for children who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime. Pre-sleep device use The study by researchers from Imperial College London, the University of Lincoln, Birkbeck University and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Swit

Pedagogy - Health - 10.08.2018
Men take care of their spouses just as well as women
Men respond to their spouse's illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. Men respond to their spouse's illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.

Pedagogy - Health - 31.07.2018
Young people don't understand the impact of age when planning a family
Young people don’t understand the impact of age when planning a family
Most students underestimate how much age affects the chance of having a baby, according to new research published today. The study, involving 1215 University of Melbourne students, found less than half correctly identified 35-39 years as the age at which female fertility declines significantly and less than one in five correctly identified 45-49 years as the age when male fertility declines.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 20.07.2018
Young people who frequently argue with their parents are better citizens, research finds
Teenagers who regularly clash with their parents are more likely to have given time to a charity or humanitarian cause, a study has shown. The survey of 13 and 14 year-olds carried out by academics at Cardiff University, showed those who argued “a lot? with their mother and father, compared to those who “never? argued, were also more likely to have been involved with a human rights organisation in the past 12 months and to have contacted a politician or signed a petition.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 15.06.2018
Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study
Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found. Fewer opportunities for unhealthy snacking and less pressure for academic achievement, leading to more active play, also contribute to migrant children's lower obesity rates.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 14.06.2018
'Teachers are brain engineers': UW study shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers
’Teachers are brain engineers’: UW study shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers
The early years are when the brain develops the most, forming neural connections that pave the way for how a child - and the eventual adult - will express feelings, embark on a task, and learn new skills and concepts. Scientists have even theorized that the anatomical structure of neural connections forms the basis for how children identify letters and recognize words.

Continuing Education - Pedagogy - 13.06.2018
Where boys and girls do better in math, English
A review of test scores from 10,000 school district finds that gender gaps in math and English vary with community wealth and racial diversity. When Stanford Professor Sean Reardon and his research team set out to take an unprecedented look at how elementary school girls and boys compare in academic achievement, they expected to find similar stereotype-driven patterns across all 10,000 U.S. school districts: boys consistently outperforming girls in math and girls steadily surpassing boys in reading and writing by a wide margin.

Pedagogy - Health - 12.06.2018
Mother's attitude towards baby during pregnancy may have implications for child's development
Mother’s attitude towards baby during pregnancy may have implications for child’s development
Mothers who 'connect' with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born, according to a study carried out at the University of Cambridge. Interaction is important for helping infants learn and develop. Although we found a relationship between a mother's attitude towards her baby during pregnancy and her later interactions, this link was only modest.

Pedagogy - Economics / Business - 05.06.2018
Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare
Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare
Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds, a new UCL study has found.  However, the research by the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), shows the same universal childcare, only has a modest impact on the school readiness of children from advantaged backgrounds.  The study, which looked at German school entry exam data, also shows that immigrant children and children from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to attend childcare at age three.

Religions - Pedagogy - 17.04.2018
Religiously engaged adolescents demonstrate habits that help them get better grades
Study suggests that being religious helps adolescents get better grades because they are rewarded for being conscientious and cooperative. Adolescents who practice religion on a regular basis do better in school than those who are religiously disengaged, according to new research from Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE).

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