Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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The Economist:New research on how to close the achievement gap

The Economist:New research on how to close the achievement gap | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character. By Paul Tough. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 256 pages; $27. Random House; £12.99. Buy from...

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This is examining the issues the early therapeutic (emotional growth) boarding schools were based on in the 1980s, many of which are still operating.  -Lon

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Paul Tough, a journalist and former editor at the New York Times Magazine, aims to answer these thorny questions in “How Children Succeed”, an ambitious and elegantly written new book, now out in Britain. The problem, he writes, is that academic success is believed to be a product of cognitive skills—the kind of intelligence that gets measured in IQ tests. This view has spawned a vibrant market for brain-building baby toys, and an education-reform movement that sweats over test scores. But new research from a spate of economists, psychologists, neuroscientists and educators has found that the skills that see a student through college and beyond have less to do with smarts than with more ordinary personality traits, like an ability to stay focused and control impulses. The KIPP students who graduated from college were not the academic stars but the workhorses, the ones who plugged away at problems and resolved to do better.

So non-cognitive skills like persistence and curiosity are highly predictive of future success. But where do these traits come from? And how can they be developed? In search of answers, Mr Tough first looks at the problem on a neurological level. Apparently medical reasons explain why children who grow up in abusive or dysfunctional environments generally find it harder to concentrate, sit still and rebound from disappointments. The part of the brain most affected by early stress is the prefrontal cortex, which is critical for regulating thoughts and mediating behaviour. When this region is damaged—a common condition for children living amid the pressures of poverty—it is tougher to suppress unproductive instincts.

 
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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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Bullying And Its Flipside: Parenting The Bully

Bullying And Its Flipside: Parenting The Bully | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
All too often we read about tragic victims of bullying like Daniel Fitzpatrick. What you don't hear about is how to parent a bully. This is that article.
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In a sense a bully is a victim also, and without proper and an  supportive intervention, they will increase their behavior and be even worse off in the future. -Lon

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In a sense a bully is a victim also, and without proper and an  supportive intervention, they will increase their behavior and be even worse off in the future. -Lon

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What is Wilderness Therapy & Can it Help My Troubled Teen?

What is Wilderness Therapy & Can it Help My Troubled Teen? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Wilderness therapy is a type of residential therapeutic intervention that takes place in a natural setting. Call OutbackTherapeutic Expeditions today!
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One of the early pioneers in wilderness therapy told me that the healing comes 80% from the wilderness, and 20% from the therapy. -Lon

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Teen males in therapeutic boarding school adopt feminine qualities to reassert dominance

Teen males in therapeutic boarding school adopt feminine qualities to reassert dominance | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Adolescent males attending therapeutic boarding school for troubled young men often adopted feminine qualities, displaying a type of “hybrid masculinity,” according to research presented at the 2016 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.However, researcher Jessica A. Pfaffendorf, a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona School of Sociology, noted that the teenaged men
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Part of the conclusion of the researcher's is the reason that males in therapeutic boarding schools adopt some traits considered feminine is for them to reassert their dominance.  Anyone agree, or have a different perspective? -Lon 

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What Women with Eating Disorders Really Fear

What Women with Eating Disorders Really Fear | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Our eating disorder treatment program is designed for females dealing with anorexia, bulimia, emotional trauma, or eating disorder issues.
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Newport Academy -CT Martial Arts Therapy Fights Through Mental Challenges

Newport Academy -CT Martial Arts Therapy Fights Through Mental Challenges | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Martial arts can be a powerful body-based tool for helping young people work through mental challenges. At Newport Academy, adolescents recovering from depression, mood or eating disorders, substance use, o
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Martial Arts Therapy goes far beyond the concept of fighting. -Lon

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Expecting Husband To Be Breadwinner Can Harm Men’s Health | Psych Central News

Expecting Husband To Be Breadwinner Can Harm Men’s Health | Psych Central News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New research finds that gender expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men. The study, by University of Connecticut
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This research turns traditional sex roles on bread-winning in marriage just the reverse of traditional concepts. -Lon

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Finding an Outlet for your Negative Energy | The Psychology of Wellbeing

Finding an Outlet for your Negative Energy | The Psychology of Wellbeing | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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This makes the case for the value of hobbies and recreation in general. -Lon

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More to Pokémon Go than Meets the Eye

More to Pokémon Go than Meets the Eye | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

I recently attended a birthday party for the children of my dear friends, Tim and Pam, at their home. I’ve known Tim and Pam for many years and presided over their wedding. As the party was winding down, the couple’s 16-year-old daughter Elly asked permission to go out and play Pokémon Go. I had heard about the game and asked Elly to explain how it works. As she spoke, I realized that many of the skills and attitudes required for success at this game were similar to what Jesus taught His disciples about prayer....

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Fascinating parallel to Pokemon Go with Christianity. -Lon

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The “War on Stigma” Misses the Point | The Fix

The “War on Stigma” Misses the Point | The Fix | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Once we declared a war on stigma, I knew we were screwed. Like poverty, racism, drugs, terror and obesity before it—fighting stigma ensures that we will likely make little progress.
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"Every provider, unless they are a cash-based private practice, is at the mercy of the paying organization."  This is just common sense, but this clinician gives here a very detailed view of the problems as he sees it from this principle in the mental health network. -lon

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Despite what you might think, humans actually evolved to be kind

Despite what you might think, humans actually evolved to be kind | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Maybe there's hope for humanity yet. As a species, studies have shown humans to be more willing to help strangers than other types of primates, and we exhibit less conflict within our groups compared with other animals too.



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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Interesting survey.  Seems "kindness" is the default of virtually all children, but could the all too frequent lack of it reflect unfeeling and self-centered actions by parents, peers, authorities, governments, etc.? -Lon

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How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking

How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The way some white professionals raise their children is exacerbating an alcohol problem on U.S. college campuses.

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Are we moving to extremes with our children?  More parents practicing extreme protectiveness, push toward extreme success for their children, extreme facilities....?  -Lon

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These 6 toxic chemicals hurt brain development, unprecedented alliance of experts agree

These 6 toxic chemicals hurt brain development, unprecedented alliance of experts agree | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A broad-based group of scientists and professionals agree there’s a link between toxic environmental chemicals and children's risks for neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Do chemicals used in our society cause neurological damage to developing brains?  This is an interesting argument for answering yes to that question. -Lon

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It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits — so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball.

She started letting John play different educational games on his iPad. Eventually, he discovered Minecraft, which the technology teacher assured her was “just like electronic Lego.” Remembering how much fun she had as a child building and playing with the interlocking plastic blocks, Susan let her son Minecraft his afternoons away.

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We now know that those iPads, smartphones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic — as much as sex.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

I've seen the blank stare of a kid with too much screen exposure.  Its a little scary. -Lon

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What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
longitudinal research
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The recent findings from a massive  longitudinal research study sheds a lot of insight into what teens are going through as the pass through the teen years. -Lon

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International Wise Traditions Conference to be held in Montgomery, Alabama

International Wise Traditions Conference to be held in Montgomery, Alabama | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Wise Traditions Conference heads to the south this year, the 2016 international nutrition education event will be held in Montgomery, Alabama.
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Margaret Mead and the Problem with Agenda-Driven Social Science

Margaret Mead and the Problem with Agenda-Driven Social Science | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Margaret Mead’s 'Coming of Age in Samoa' is a cautionary tale of the consequences of agenda-driven social science.
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How much research in the social sciences is more agenda driven than fact driven?  What do you think?  -Lon

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Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning

Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.
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The the conflict of strongly held values is fascinating.  In this article, the author asserts that the value of academic achievement is in conflict with the value of intellectual curiosity.  Do you agree with this claim?  -Lon

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Newport Academy-CT Martial Arts Therapy Fights Through Mental Challenges

Newport Academy-CT Martial Arts Therapy Fights Through Mental Challenges | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Martial arts can be a powerful body-based tool for helping young people work through mental challenges. At Newport Academy, adolescents recovering from depression, mood or eating disorders, substance use, o
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Its amazing how physical activity can help emotional problems. -Lon

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To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders
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In talking about obesity and overweight, it seems among professionals "diet" is becoming a dirty word. -Lon

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After their children died of overdoses, these families chose to tell the truth

After their children died of overdoses, these families chose to tell the truth | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Frank addiction obituaries provide a warning to others.
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Interesting trend.  Seems like openness, transparency and honesty is usually the best practice. -Lon

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EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community-IL Celebrates 5th Anniversary

EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community-IL Celebrates 5th Anniversary | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
On July 27th, EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community celebrated it's 5th anniversary. In attendance were alumni and their families, our original staff team, current staff and students and key supporters and dear friends of EDGE.
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MacConnell Promoted To Executive Director of Clinical Services-Red Oak Recovery-NC

MacConnell Promoted To Executive Director of Clinical Services-Red Oak Recovery-NC | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Red Oak Recovery Promotes Maureen MacConnell, MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN, MA Clinical Psych, to Executive Director of Clinical Services
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Shock Therapy: Who's getting rich and who's getting hurt?

Shock Therapy: Who's getting rich and who's getting hurt? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Why is this brain- and life-damaging treatment still being done? Money.
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Good question.  Why is Shock Therapy still in use?  -Lon

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Michael Phelps Recovery Creates Hope for Teen Addiction

Michael Phelps Recovery Creates Hope for Teen Addiction | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Michael Phelps helps create hope for teen addiction through his recovery from substance use. Trails Carolina helps struggling teens find success. Call today.
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This success story is a national news story, but thanks to the people working in treatment and therapeutic schools and programs see this kind of result virtually every day. -Lon

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What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Our kids don’t need to be taught in order to learn.
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"We don’t have to make children learn, we just have to let them learn."  Good advice for teens, and all adults. -Lon

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