Weekly Round-up - August 25, 2017 2017-08-25
A curated mix of recent articles, news, announcements and events.
Study shows that summer students are disadvantaged in getting into elite higher education
Two studies reveal the odds are stacked against summer-born children getting elite higher education. On average, September-born children were 2.1% more likely to go to college, 3.3% more likely to graduate from college and 7.2% more likely to graduate from a selective or competitive college than August-born children. They were also 15.4% less likely to be jailed for juvenile crime before. The authors note that ‘being relatively young at school entry has some lasting implications’, adding that ‘the age at school entry may still impact children through their lifetime via their educational opportunities.’ Click here to read more.
How to handle the dilemma around when to push a child into an activity or when to pull back
All parents experience the dilemma of deciding when to push children into activities or to perform at higher levels and when to stand back and let them find their own path. Pushing children beyond their level of comfort is important for their growth. It teaches them how to tolerate discomfort and become more flexible in unfamiliar conditions. These are good life skills for children to learn and leads them to become more resilient. Read more here.
Kids’ only fitness centre opens on Dubai
A new facility has opened its doors to the public in Dubai in an effort to combat childhood obesity and have fun at the same time. The 'Little Gladiators" facility - which is located at Golden Mile Galleria Mall on the Palm Jumeirah - offers a wide range of options for little ones, ranging from swimming and cardio lessons to wall climbing, kickboxing, and even kid's yoga. You can learn more about Little Gladiators by clicking here.