Why do children from wealthier and well-educated family backgrounds tend to do better at school? Verbal abilities seem to play a role.

This new study from the University of York found that children from families of higher socioeconomic status had better language abilities at nursery school age. This may not come as a surprise, but the study also shows that these verbal skills boosted their later academic performance throughout the school, although it won’t be the only… Read More Why do children from wealthier and well-educated family backgrounds tend to do better at school? Verbal abilities seem to play a role.

Adequate sleep can help teens navigate challenging social situations

Even when there is no coronavirus doing the rounds, life can be quite stressful for teens. What does he or she think about me? A new study suggests that sleep can help. From the press release: A new Michigan State University study found that a good night’s sleep does adolescents good – beyond helping them… Read More Adequate sleep can help teens navigate challenging social situations

What will be the effect of school closures for weeks or months?

In our country schools have already been suspended until April 3 – and then the Easter holidays will follow. It is still uncertain what will happen after the Easter holidays. Many countries are now in the same situation But what are the effects of such a period without a lesson? We are in unprecedented territory and I… Read More What will be the effect of school closures for weeks or months?