There's a dichotomy and inconsistency among many of today's American parents. Many parents aren't afraid to push their children really hard when it comes to athletics and emphasize the connection between hard work and athletic achievement.
Six out of ten children in the world are not achieving basic proficiency in reading and mathematics, a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) showed.
For most schoolchildren, misbehavior ends with some kind of punishment; the naughty step, detention, suspension or exclusion. However, in Hertfordshire a pioneering school for vulnerable young children is turning that approach on its head. Instead of dishing out punishments, Haywood Grove school in Hemel Hempstead is encouraging pupils to regulate their own behavior and sort out their own problems.