Could Your Kid Be Cheating in School?
8 sneaky signs that your child may be cutting corners to make the grade
1. Your child is stressed out about doing well in school. By the time they reach high school, kids get that their grades can determine so much in their lives—where they go to college, what they do for a living, what size house they can afford—but some teens internalize this more ferociously than others. The stress can backfire on these students, making it harder for them to focus and more likely for them to cheat to keep their grades up. To know whether this is happening, "observe whether or not your child's preparing assignments at home. Kids who study don't need to cheat," says Eric Anderman, PhD, professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University in Columbus and author of Psychology of Academic Cheating. "Tell your child that school isn't just about grades; it's about learning. And it's better to know something well and get a B than cheat and get an A."
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