Οι λέξεις που λέμε στα παιδιά μας, επηρεασμένοι από το θυμό ή την κούρασή μας, μπορούν να τα πληγώσουν πολύ. Νομίζουμε πολλές φορές, ότι τα παιδιά, επειδή είναι ακόμη μικρά και ανέμελα, δεν μας καταλαβαίνουν ή ξεχνούν γρήγορα. Περισσότερα

Ο ρόλος του γονέα είναι πολύ σύνθετος και υπό μία έννοια πολύ δύσκολος:  Από τη μία πρέπει να δείξουμε αγάπη και ασφάλεια στα παιδιά μας και από την άλλη πρέπει να τους δώσουμε ελευθερίες για να γίνουν ανεξάρτητα… Περισσότερα

On a recent afternoon, the Gazette sat down with Ronald Ferguson, an MIT-trained economist who has been teaching public policy for more than three decades at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), to talk about the new book he and journalist Tatsha Robertson have written on how parenting styles shape children’s success.More

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Photograph: Brett Sayles

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across – three million times the size of the Earth – and has been described by scientists as «a monster». The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world.More

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Smosh, Jenna Marbles, Markiplier — the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. These funny YouTube hosts, with their off-the-cuff commentary, silly antics and bewildering (to adults) subject matter, are some of the most influential personalities on young teens, garnering millions (and, in the case of disgraced Swedish gamer PewDiePie, billions) of views. More

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Paying kids for chores has long been a debate in family households. Some caretakers prefer demonstrating that hard work means earning money. Others are in the camp of making sure kids know chores mean being an active member of the family, not a pay day.More

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Photograph: Sotiris Barbarousis/Mandoulides Schools

As an elementary school science teacher, I find this not easy to admit, but some of my students’ most rewarding and meaningful classes over the years have happened when I have taken a back seat and let my students “tinker.”More

Photograph: Sotiris Barbarousis/Mandoulides Schools