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Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research suggests

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research suggests | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research.

 



Via Gina Stepp
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is not "one"  study. It's a body of research by many scientists across several different fields of research.

More of the story can be found in these two clusters of articles:

 

Born to Connect:
http://www.mom-psych.com/Articles/Attachment-Theory/index.html 


Core Competencies for Positive Youth Development
http://www.mom-psych.com/Articles/Family-Relationships/Child-Development/Competencies-Overview-GS1008.html  

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:40 AM

This is not "one"  study. It's a body of research by many scientists across several different fields of research.

More of the story can be found in these two clusters of articles:

 

Born to Connect:
http://www.mom-psych.com/Articles/Attachment-Theory/index.html ;


Core Competencies for Positive Youth Development
http://www.mom-psych.com/Articles/Family-Relationships/Child-Development/Competencies-Overview-GS1008.html  ;

Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Woodbury Reports Places For Struggling Teens - News and Views

Woodbury Reports Places For Struggling Teens - News and Views | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

This is a supplemental publication of Woodbury Reports' Places for Struggling Teens, www.strugglingteens.com.  We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.

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Nelson New Zealand teacher plans adventure therapy programme

Nelson New Zealand teacher plans adventure therapy programme | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A Nelson teacher has won a grant to explore adventure therapy programmes in the United States for young people in New Zealand.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

A New Zealand teacher planning adventure therapy programmes back home shows that interest in the US wilderness therapy programs approach to helping struggling teens is expanding. -Lon

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Are We Destroying Creativity by Overmedicating Kids?

Are We Destroying Creativity by Overmedicating Kids? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
And could that be a cause of the decline of America's problem-solving skills gap?
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is a good question. -Lon

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Why Do Schools Stifle Kids' Movement?

Why Do Schools Stifle Kids' Movement? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Children acquire knowledge by acting and then reflecting on their experiences, but such opportunities are increasingly rare in school.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Good question.  Kids need movement, and more and more studies are finding that academics with movement (experiential learning) results in better school accomplishment. -Lon

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Parents ride roller-coaster diagnosing mental illness

Parents ride roller-coaster diagnosing mental illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
They knew something was wrong and sought help. Some fought years for a correct diagnosis. These parents share their triumphs and trials in dealing with their kids' mental illness.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Getting a proper assessment of what a struggling child is dealing with in his/her head is still iffy at best.  We have a long way to go to get realistic assessments that helps inform what proper intervention is. -Lon

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The secret to raising great teenagers

The secret to raising great teenagers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 'rules' for raising successful, functional teens.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

A lot of helpful common sense suggestions here. -Lon

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Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common

Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There isn't a set recipe for raising successful kids, but psychology research points to a handful of factors that could help.
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Hollie Brassington's curator insight, May 16, 6:52 PM

Lots to think about for me as a parent of a 1 and 3 year old and as a teachers..... brings together a lot of a subject on Supportive Learning Environments I have been studying...

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Daughter of a Psychiatrist - Mad In America Webzine

Daughter of a Psychiatrist - Mad In America Webzine | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Here I was, 15 years old and already in a long-term treatment facility. I was, on paper: crazy!
Lon Woodbury's insight:

It's always good to give consideration to the critics of an established institution such as psychiatry.  Sometimes they are making a vital point that is being overlooked. -Lon

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A day in the digital life of teenagers - Always connected via TheConversation

A day in the digital life of teenagers - Always connected via TheConversation | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
We should fret less about what teenagers do with their phones, and spend more time talking to them about what the digital, connected future holds for them.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Lon Woodbury's insight:

"I found what teenagers wish for most is control over how they spend their time and with whom – not just to use digital media for its own sake."

 

Fancy that, teens want more control over their lives and freer from adult scrutiny and control!  Sounds like a page from "free range parenting." -Lon

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Chantal M. Simonelli's curator insight, May 15, 11:55 AM
I agree with many points such as take more time to talk with your teens...not so much about them.
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Know What to Expect at Rehab for Addiction

Know What to Expect at Rehab for Addiction | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Going to rehab for addiction is a big step and it can be a scary one. Be prepared by learning what to expect before and after addiction treatment.
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The impact on Young Adults when they had received trophies for just showing up - Interview

The impact on Young Adults when they had received trophies for just showing up - Interview | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Young adults with Inflated Self-esteem and are unmotivated are often partly the result of activities where every child received a trophy for just showing up explained Dustin Tibbits, President of InnerChange and Jessica Breton, Ex. Dir. Of Optimum Performance Institute (OPI) to Lon April 15, 2016. 

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Success through effort and learning to overcome obstacles is sabatoged by schools and youth programs giving trophies to every child that shows up can help create young adults without motivation but an inflated self-esteem. -Lon

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U.S. Suicide Rate Increases, Highest Among Young Girls

U.S. Suicide Rate Increases, Highest Among Young Girls | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Social media, mental illness, and contagious nature of suicides may explain threefold increase in suicides among young girls.
Via ESCAP Online
Lon Woodbury's insight:

One more fact that tells us something is happening to society that can be dangerous.  A major transition?  This seems reflected in our political season here in the states. -Lon

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Five-minute wisdom for parenting troubled children and teens

Five-minute wisdom for parenting troubled children and teens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Here is some quick wisdom and advice for parenting a troubled child or teen--a bite-sized list of skills that work, and focus on their strengths and gifts.
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Good insight here. -Lon

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3 Mistakes Parents Make by NOT Considering Boarding School

3 Mistakes Parents Make by NOT Considering Boarding School | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When your kid's in danger, you may have to take drastic steps. Boarding school can be a new beginning.
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4 Blasphemies From John Stuart Mill on Public Education

4 Blasphemies From John Stuart Mill on Public Education | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Public school educators aren't going to like hearing these.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

John Stuart Mill is known as a great enlightenment philosopher strongly influencing the form of government we adopted, but we obviously haven't followed his advice on our education system. -Lon

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3 Popular Myths About Porn Addiction That Couldn’t Be More Wrong

3 Popular Myths About Porn Addiction That Couldn’t Be More Wrong | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In the scientific community, the issue of pornography being labeled as a certified addiction is still being proven. The reason being that it is very difficult, even for scientists and therapists, to define what addiction is and what behavior falls under that category. Also, as the first generation dealing with the worldwide epidemic of internet porn, we have […]
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Study: Mental Illness Is As Much Of A Global Threat As Infectious Diseases

Study: Mental Illness Is As Much Of A Global Threat As Infectious Diseases | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Research shows that depression and anxiety cost the world economy $1 trillion every year. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Shekhar Saxena of the World Health Organization about efforts to improve treatment.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Interesting - they measure mental health efforts by number of psychiatrists.  Is this valid? -Lon

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Bullying: Zero-tolerance policies don't work

Bullying: Zero-tolerance policies don't work | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Washington • Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group said in urging schools to take a more preventive approach that includes teaching tolerance to address this “serious public health problem.
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My take on the conclusions from this research is that current policies such as zero-tolerance only address the symptoms, and ignore the causes. -Lon

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Why implementation of Social learning is important for the current education system?

Why implementation of Social learning is important for the current education system? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but the trend of learners educating themselves is on a continuous upward movement. The reasons may include freedom to choose, no fear of questions being asked, learning at one's own pace and place, absorbing at one's own capacity and much more. The self-learning trend has been empowered by cutting edge educational technology innovation."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
Lon Woodbury's insight:

One thing this article seems to be saying is that the growth of technology in education makes more possible the old goal of emotional growth along with mental growth, especially in the learner taking more responsibility for their education. -Lon

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Ashleigh Latter's curator insight, May 19, 8:33 AM
I have mixed opinions... On one hand I think Social Learning is positive, engaging, and informative while being a good platform for the next generation to access and absorb information, however I feel for a formative educational sense there are a lot of unknowns we can open the door to. For example, the article mentions that learners can go at their own pace - however most schools and institutes run by specific timelines and to allow slower learners to just be even slower may mean they don't even expose themselves to some of the content that may appear on an assessment piece and they end up far behind the rest of their cohort. If the majority of social media had positive views and encouragement for education with limited distractions, then it would be highly likely that we could see a generation of avid, elf-motivated learners - but does social media really encourage education and learning as much as we would like it to?
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 10:49 AM
Interesting Points:
1.) "in 1971, an influential Austrian philosopher named Ivan Illich published a hugely influential book called, ' Deschooling Society ', in which he envisioned "learning webs" as a model for people to network the learning they needed."
2.) And a workable definition of asynchronous learning, "Asynchronous learning uses technologies such as email, blogs, wikis, and discussion boards, as well as web-supported textbooks, audio-video courses, and social networking using web 2.0 (Web 2.0 describes websites that emphasize user-generated content, usability, and interoperability)."
3.) new media became an extension of the traditional media on the cyberspace, allowing to the public access information in a wide range of digital devices. In other words, it is a cultural virtualization of human reality as a result of the migration from physical to virtual space (mediated by the ICTs), ruled by codes, signs, and particular social relationships, inside and outside the classroom.
4.) "New technologies also help to “connect” people from different cultures outside the virtual space, which was unthinkable fifty years ago."
5.) "The National School Boards Association found that 96% of students with online access have used social networking technologies, and more than 50% talk online about schoolwork."

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New Study Finds Healthiest Weight Might be Overweight

New Study Finds Healthiest Weight Might be Overweight | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What these results are suggesting is that we might need to rethink our definition of what the term "overweight" actually means.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

So what might this do to our campaign/fear of the "obesity epidemic" we have been hearing about.  -Lon

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.
Via Zachary Dunbar
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Maybe the reason we hated penmanship so much was because it was doing the uncomfortable job of forcing our brain to organize itself. -Lon

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What if young people designed their own learning?

What if young people designed their own learning? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Our education system fails to amplify students' creativity and interest in learning. To continue along the current path is increasingly unscientific, unjustifiable and plain dull.

Via Adrian Bertolini
Lon Woodbury's insight:

There are a number of schools in the US with this kind of focus, and many are thriving. -Lon

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, May 11, 8:13 PM
This is pretty much what Templestowe College already does! The authors should talk to Peter Hutton!
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Why Are Mental Health Diagnoses Scary?-Interview With Counselor Lukas Stevens

Why Are Mental Health Diagnoses Scary?-Interview With Counselor Lukas Stevens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Frequently, when a person receives a mental health diagnosis, it is a shock. Lukas Stevens explains why this is so.
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A mental health diagnoses can be a description, a label or an excuse. -Lon

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'Sextortion' is a growing online problem worldwide �

'Sextortion' is a growing online problem worldwide � | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Just last month, the Justice Department declared in a new report that "sextortion is by far the most significantly growing threat to children, with more than 60 per cent of survey respondents indicating this type of online enticement of minors was increasing."

Via Peter Mellow
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It seems like in the digital age (something brand new for we adults) everyday brings some news of abuse of the fantastic opportunities it brings. -Lon

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All Behavior is Communication: What Are The Children Trying to Tell Us?

All Behavior is Communication: What Are The Children Trying to Tell Us? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What are the children unable to tell us with words? When they cannot tell us, their behavior changes.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This goes back to the old saying: "Actions speak louder than words."  Even when they can't verbalize what is going on with them, they will tell you a lot if you can really listen, and listening includes watching carefully. -Lon

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