Transition year can be of immense benefit to students’ growth and development. Photo: iStock

QUESTION: I’m from Canada where we always advised that gap years prior to college were a terrible idea. My daughter is now about to go into transition(...)

Encourage your child to engage fully in every transition year activity as, collectively, they awaken latent talents. Photograph: iStock

Question: My daughter (16) has just started transition year. Her grades have been very good so far but she has no idea what subject choices to make fo(...)

New technology can limit creative thinking in young people, but artistic pursuits like learning an instrument can counter the negative effects, a conference in Dublin has heard. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Engagement in the arts can act as a “counterweight” to the negative effects of new technology on risk-taking and creative thinking, a higher education(...)