Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

The researchers found that more mindfulness correlates with better academic performance, fewer suspensions from school, and less stress. The researchers also showed, for the first time, that mindfulness can alter fear and other negative emotions.

Meditation enhances social-emotional learning in students

Middle school students practicing meditation as part of a school Quiet Time program had significant improvements in social-emotional competencies and psychological distress, according to a new U.S. study.

Snowplow parents prevent their children from ever growing up

First came the helicopter parenting of the 1980s, the intensive parenting of the 1990s, the 2000s brought the lawnmower parents and now we have snowplow parents of the 2010s that clear everything out of their child's way.

14-Year-Old Kid Is The Youngest Person to Achieve Nuclear Fusion

U.S. teenager Jackson Oswalt is not your average 14-year-old. The budding nuclear engineer has been working on this project since he was 12, and on 19 January 2018 he reportedly achieved his mission.

Children glued to screens show alarming developmental delays

In an open-access study of over 2,400 children, researchers found that the more time young children spend glued to screens, the worse their score on tests of cognitive and emotional development.

Connection of children to nature brings less behavioural problems

Children in a closer connection with nature have less distress, less hyperactivity, fewer behavioural and emotional difficulties, and improved pro-social behaviour, a new study found.

The future of education - Elon Musk's Ad Astra School

In 2014, Elon Musk pulled all his five children out from their private school and created a little school according to their needs for the future. By doing this, he gave the first step in changing the future of education.

Nature can teach your kid resilience

Spending time outside teaches kids to cope with challenging situations, both emotional and physical. It allows for scenarios in which a certain degree of character-building hardship is experienced without being cruel or unfair to the child.

Teachers in US use meditation apps in class to rewire kids’ brains

Teachers around US are using popular apps Calm and Headspace to introduce meditation to their lesson plans to help curb anxiety and improve performance in the classroom.

Doctors warn of alarming C-section ′epidemic′

Global rates of cesarean section use almost doubled between 2000 and 2015, a study has found. However overuse of the surgery can lead to considerable short and long-term effects and health-care costs.

Video games do make kids violent, study says

Violent video game play by adolescents is associated with increases in physical aggression over time, according to a new meta-analysis.

Phone ban rings in new French school year

Texting under the table should be a thing of the past after French children returned to class Monday following a nationwide ban on mobile phones in schools.

Finally, parents are putting the fun back into playgrounds

From India to Taiwan to Canada to the UK, groups of parents are fighting back against their municipalities' obsession with 'safety at all costs' and insisting that kids have the right to interesting play spaces.

Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions

The study compared how adults and children respond to an identical task when in the presence of both their peers and humanoid robots. Children were more likely to give the same responses as the robots.

Student-built Hyperloop pod smashes speed record

A group of students from the Technical University of Munich taking part in the third SpaceX run Hyperloop Pod Competition have set a new speed record.