Gimme 5: News That Parents Might Have Missed (But Shouldn’t)

This week, kids criticize bad behavior from presidential candidates, more special needs students find their way to college, the royal family practices a favored parenting technique, and more. Scroll down to read five important news items that parents should know about (but might have missed).

Kids Say Candidates Didn’t ‘play nice’ in Presidential Debate

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Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images
Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Royal Family Practices “Active Listening” Parenting Technique

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry and Kate Middleton, have been scolded by the queen for practicing “active listening.” Recently, Kate was seen squatting down to 3-year-old Prince George’s height in order to make eye contact while she spoke to him. Despite the Queen’s disapproval of squatting, active listening is a parenting technique favored by many child-development experts. (SheKnows)

Masses of Kids May Switch to Remote Learning

Last month, the New Zealand government presented a new policy that would allow any school-age students to enroll in an online learning program, as opposed to having to physically attend school. In the country’s attempt to allow opportunities for blended learning, some educators are insisting on the value of face-to-face education and impact that connection has on child development. (The Telegraph)


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