It's often said that encouragement goes a long way but a new study suggests that lavishing praise on pupils is unlikely to help them improve in the classroom. In stead there is a risk it can leave youngsters feeling that their teacher had low expectations of them in the first place.
So we want to know what you think. Are pupils praised to much? Do you think that parents should be careful of praising too much?
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With Halloween just around the corner there's no better time to grab a duvet, get the popcorn out, and hide behind your pillows on the sofa in front of a really scary film.
But which frighting flick to choose? We ask our presenters for their recommendations - watch if you dare!
Calls for clear and concise calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks have revealed the overwhelming number of people who do not know how much they are really drinking.
Calories in alcohol:
The Royal Society for Public Health found drinkers consumed an average 400 less calories on a visit to a pub when the calorie content of drinks were visible.
Clear calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks could help reduce the UK's growing obesity problem, health experts have claimed.
Some 80% of adults were not aware of just how many calories were in a glass of wine, and 60% did not know many were in a pint of beer, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
The health experts warned one glass of wine had the same amount of calories in it as a glass of wine. Now the RSPH wants drinks manufacturers to put calorie labels on products like wine, beer, alcopops and sprits.
Two men are in hospital and one remains unaccounted for after an explosion at a fireworks factory in Stafford. One man had been hospitalised with severe burns, the other had suffered from smoke inhalation and a back injury.
Staffordshire Fire Service said the fire was now under control and they would resume efforts to find the one person still missing in the morning. Local residents were urged to stay indoors.
What do you really think of Halloween... Do you find it a shock or a scream? Do you like getting involved with celebrations or is it just a big waste of money?