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Parents Play Crucial Role In Preventing Substance Use By Kids
2012-12-05 07:21:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Brigham Young University, North Carolina State University, and Pennsylvania State University recently discovered that parents play a crucial role in terms of helping to prevent and limit alcohol or marijuana use by their children. In particular, the team of investigators found that parents have more of an impact than a child´s school environment. “Parents play an important role in shaping the...

2012-10-10 13:06:32

New research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California, Irvine finds that parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child´s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself. “Our study shows that parents need to be aware of how important they are, and invest time in their children — checking homework, attending school events and letting  kids know school is important,” says Dr. Toby...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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