No one likes to think of their children as cheaters, but the truth is, cheating in school is more common than ever. Why? Kids feel pressured - by parents, by teachers, and by the world at large - to succeed, to get into good schools, to make their families proud. And cheating is easier and more accessible than ever, now that technology's made it possible to pass info (a pop quiz answer?) to friends in class without using actual paper...and to find great (already published!) reports and essays online. Watch this segment from New Day Northwest for more info, details, and tips about what to do if you think your child's cheating.
By Linda Morgan
Linda Morgan is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared in dozens of regional and national publications. The author of Beyond Smart: Boosting Your Child’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Potential, she has been an on-air parenting expert for TV and radio, and was former managing editor of ParentMap. Morgan lectures regularly on a variety of parenting topics.