(BPT) - Inspiring kids' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) now could help prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that occupations related to STEM are projected to grow 13 percent by 2022 - faster than projections for all other occupations over the same time.
(BPT) - It's the way your baby gazes into your eyes as if pondering the meaning of life. It's how your infant grabs onto your shirt to play with the buttons and collar. It's your toddler stacking and sorting, as if addressing a problem that only he can solve. These are all examples of curiosity at work, and it's something all kids have in common.
Getting ready for a new school year can be exciting for children, parents and caregivers. It may also be a major cause of anxiety or stress. Whether kids are heading off to elementary school, high school or college, leaving the safety and familiarity of home can prompt feelings of fear.
(BPT) - As your child is wrapping up their high school career and making plans for college, there is often a mix of emotions for everyone involved. On one side, you and your student may be feeling a sense of pride and excitement for the ambitious plans ahead. However, as with any transition, graduation may come with some anxiety because of the unknown.
The start of a new school year can be overwhelming for children and teens, between the stressors of making new friends to getting good grades and even performing well in sports. Strong feelings of stress, confusion, fear and doubt can often influence problem-solving and decision-making skills. And for some, suicide may seem like an idea.
(BPT) - Today's college students are just as likely to be moms and dads themselves, full-time and part-time employees or members of the U.S. armed forces. Many students juggle work and family, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which found that 62 percent of students work full- or part-time, and 29 percent have at least one dependent.
Tests can cause anxiety in a lot of students. One way to ease the stress is to properly prepare. Take a look at some tips on how to study for tests. Be prepared: Make sure you are aware of when your test is taking place as soon as possible. Start by getting as much information about the test as you can, including what material it will cover, what format the test will be in, and how many points it's worth.
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 9 and worried about going to school this fall because she was picked on by some of her classmates last year. Should I talk to her teachers about this or wait to see how it goes? I am trying to avoid being overprotective but don't want her to worry about being bullied. What do you recommend?
(BPT) - A new school year is quickly approaching, and while you probably have supply lists and bus schedules in hand, there are a few other things parents should tackle to get a head start on the back-to-school season. Prepare kids for the best school year yet by handling these important tasks that sometimes are overlooked during the hectic summer. Routines