When it comes to parenting teens, according to Jim Fay, parents have a harder time dealing with the challenges of their child’s adolescence. Eighty-seven percent of American adults believe children and teens are influenced as much or more by their peers than a generation ago, according to research from the Love and Logic Institute. Jim Fay from the Love and Logic …Read More >
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Standardized test season in K-12 classrooms has been dominated in some states by widespread technical problems or by parents allowing their children to opt out. But testing officials say the rollout this spring of new standardized tests taken by computer in many U.S. public schools has been without major problems in much of the country. The next step? Seeing how …Read More >
This is a brief article about women in the legal profession. Does having a female attorney versus a male one matter when looking for legal help? Do female lawyers generally become promoted based on their own talent? Can female lawyers wear whatever they want in court? Are women lawyers quitting the legal profession all together? Does it make sense to choose a lawyer …Read More >
Parents often do not become believers in temperament until after the birth of their second child. Before this time, their child's behavior may be seen as a simple and direct outcome of their upbringing, "a tribute to" or "the fault of" the parents. With the second child, management strategies that worked well with the first child may no longer be effective. Problems …Read More >
Immigrant persons compose a large share of the United States labor force. In the 1990’s one out of every two new workers was an immigrant. Many, however, did not speak English or have strong academic credentials and skills (Capps, 1). In this article you will read about the immigrant persons’ skills position in America, what their occupational choices are, and a …Read More >
Employment opportunities for teens and early twenties have plummeted in recent years, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. Just 26% of teens ages 16 to 19 had a job in 2011, down from 45% in 2000. That's the lowest rate on record in the post-World War II era. The Brookings study tracked youth employment among the 100 largest metro areas using …Read More >