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School bullying linked to lower academic achievement, research finds

A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and low confidence by students in their own academic abilities, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.   While pop culture often [...]

Parents aiming too high can harm child’s academic performance

When parents have high hopes for their children’s academic achievement, the children tend to do better in school, unless those hopes are unrealistic, in which case the children may not perform well in school, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.   “Our research revealed both positive and negative aspects of parents’ aspiration [...]

Reducing academic pressure may help children succeed

Children may perform better in school and feel more confident about themselves if they are told that failure is a normal part of learning, rather than being pressured to succeed at all costs, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.   "We focused on a widespread cultural belief that equates academic success [...]

Physical activity boosts kids’ brain power, academic prowess

A consensus statement which includes a University of Exeter researcher says exercise boosts kids' and young people's brain power and academic prowess.   Time taken away from lessons for physical activity is time well spent and does not come at the cost of getting good grades, say the 24 signatories to the statement on physical [...]