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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
Between 500,000 and 1 million young people attempt suicide each year according to the American Association of Suicidology.
It’s hard to pinpoint every contributing factor, but by listening and actively trying to help youth work through problems, we can better learn how to detect warning signs and assist them in overcoming these problems.
Its always been tough to be a teen. From going to war or bearing children as a teen in times past, to modern limbo where they have to handle complex situations while being considered only a child. -Lon
Anger overload in children is an issue which has recently come to the attention of the psychological community. It is distinct from other psychological problems such as bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and opositional defiant disorder.
Obesity is not the only problem from a poor diet.
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
Its amazing how physical activity can help emotional problems. -Lon
New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders
In talking about obesity and overweight, it seems among professionals "diet" is becoming a dirty word. -Lon
Frank addiction obituaries provide a warning to others.
Interesting trend. Seems like openness, transparency and honesty is usually the best practice. -Lon
Why is this brain- and life-damaging treatment still being done? Money.
Good question. Why is Shock Therapy still in use? -Lon
Michael Phelps helps create hope for teen addiction through his recovery from substance use. Trails Carolina helps struggling teens find success. Call today.
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
"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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So, is the younger generation more confident than previous generations? or, more in need of validation? -lon
Pokemon Go is not only a fun game, it is helping players take back control and crush their teen anxiety.
It seems that many of the best interventions for struggling teens is something that occurs naturally. -Lon
Our world is getting increasingly complex; so how do we know what is worth teaching and learning?
David Perkins, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is interested in how to adapt our curriculums in an ever-changing world. He believes that what is conventionally taught in our schools is not designed to produce the kinds of community members we want and need.
Perkins believes that only by reimagining what we teach our children can we lead students down the road to a more prosperous life.
Here, in a piece that first appreared on the Global Search for Education website, Professor Perkins, whose latest book is Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World, discusses what is worth learning.
When I was first in the classroom as a student, this issue of teaching for living was being debated. Its amazing that the topic is still being discussed and have made only a little progress in it. -Lon
Researchers have discovered a link between physical punishment and children with anger issues. If your child is struggling with anger issues, Trails can help.
I've always said that punishment of children (and perhaps adults) is just a crude way of imposing consequences that just backfire. -Lon,