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Possible Brain Damage In Young Adult Binge-Drinkers

Possible Brain Damage In Young Adult Binge-Drinkers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
It's considered a rite of passage among young people acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind nationally, is s...

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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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Stark rise in eating disorders blamed on overexposure to celebrities' bodies

Stark rise in eating disorders blamed on overexposure to celebrities' bodies | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Dr Colin Michie, a leading paediatrician, speaks out as figures show soaring numbers of young people are being admitted to hospital

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12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers

12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In 2013, Canadian educator Lori Gard wrote a popular piece for Huffpost Living which highlighted caring as the most important thing a teacher can do for

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This article makes Sense.  Isn't this what good relationships are based on?  Isn't this kind of thinking what builds a real community where a person belongs and can feel safe?  -Lon

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 29, 11:23 AM

True, true, and true. All effective teaching begins with the relational aspect. It is accurate to say that kids do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. It is a chiasmus, the switching of two words to make a memorable statement, and it is spot on!

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The Health Benefits for Kids Who Engage in 'Thrilling, Risky' Activities

The Health Benefits for Kids Who Engage in 'Thrilling, Risky' Activities | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Kids who take a few risks reap psychological and physical rewards, research shows.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Actually, this is not necessarily counterintuitive as the author mentions.  It just sounds like kids beingkids. -Lon

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When I started my career I was told 'you're a teacher, not a social worker'

When I started my career I was told 'you're a teacher, not a social worker' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Ledra Sun teaches children from one of America’s most violent towns. Although learning comes first, she does little things to make a difference to students’ lives

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Teachers might not be social workers, but they still are working with all the child, not just the academic part. :)  -Lon

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County therapy program-WA uses animals to build trust and confidence

County therapy program-WA uses animals to build trust and confidence | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
By Steve Guntli Troubled teens, elders and veterans can find peace and learn to build relationships with Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT). ANT is a
Lon Woodbury's insight:

My first experience with ANT was in the late 1980s at a private drug treatment program, and the concept seems to have expanded to all corners of mental/emotional help. -Lon

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Helicopter Parenting Is A Trap. It's Time To Break Free

Helicopter Parenting Is A Trap. It's Time To Break Free | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Why did parenting change from preparing our kids for life to protecting them from life, which means they're not prepared to live life on their own? And why do these problems I'm writing about seem rooted in the middle and upper middle classes?

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

The writer describes helicopter parents as parenting from fear. Good point! :)

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Why has buff become best for men? – Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – Aeon

Why has buff become best for men? – Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – Aeon | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
With bodies sculpted to look like comic-book heroes, today’s muscle men create an impossible template for masculinity

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

One more trend to try to fill through physical perfection an internal vacuum that seems to arise from less spiritual perspectives or interest. -Lon

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Should I let my child take more risks?

Should I let my child take more risks? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Play such as jumping from a height or letting a child get lost contributes to self-esteem and can reduce the risks they take as adolescents – and avoids a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to obesity and chronic disease

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This sounds like "let children be children.'  :)  -Lon

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Free Range Teaching

Free Range Teaching | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

I was listening to NPR last month when they did a story on free range parenting. The story covered the debate about the pros and cons of this approach, which values self-reliance and independence. The free range movement is a response to “helicopter” parents who are overly involved in their children’s lives, thus stifling their ability to cultivate the qualities valued by free range parents.

As I listened to this debate, I immediately thought of it in the context of the classroom. There is an interesting shift happening in education right now that touches on a similar tension between control and compliance versus freedom and self-reliance. Many traditional teachers are reluctant to transition from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered classroom. They fear that the classroom will plunge into chaos if students are given the autonomy to make decisions and drive learning.



Via Miloš Bajčetić
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Makes sense.  Since its the students who need to learn, they are the best ones to decide best how to learn.  When I was first in the classroom in the 60s, I learned that when you clearly give students responsibility, and clear goals, and step back into a supportive/facilitate role, they are best at figuring out how best to learn the material and will be very responsible and even correct those who want to "goof off."  -Lon

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We have no idea how biased we are - Futurity

We have no idea how biased we are - Futurity | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
"People seem to have no idea how biased they are," says Carey Morewedge. Experiments suggest intelligence offers no escape from this bias "blind spot."

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Our society does a lot of demonization of others we disagree with (attributing the cause being lack of character rather than an error or just wrong) and I find many of those demonizing those they disagree with can't see they are character bashing rather than pointing out how wrong they are.  No wonder we can't have civilized conversations over sensitive issues.  This seems especially prevalent in talking about basic education issues. :(  -Lon

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Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners

Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners
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This is something worth checking out. -Lon

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Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life

Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"...Mental health beds for children in England increased by 50% between 1999 and 2014, but still failed to meet demand. Children suffering mental health crises are being dumped in adult wards or even left in police cells because of the lack of provision (put yourself in their position and imagine the impact).



Via Dimitris Tsantaris
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This kind of aspirational parenting was becoming common when I started working with a therapeutic boarding school in 1984 and I suspect it is growing worse in the USA.  This article suggests that the same problem exists in the UK also, and probably elsewhere. -Lon

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 9, 8:35 PM

LPRD GOD FORGIVE US OF ALL OUR SINS AND HELP ALL YOUR CHILDREN FROM THE YOUNGEST TO THE ELDEST AS ONLY YOU LORD GOD ALMIGHTY CAN IN JESUS NAME WE THANK YOU! AMEN AMEN AMEN AND IT IS SO WE DECREE AND DECLARE THE CHILDREN ARE GIVEN RENEWED SPIRIT AND UPRIGHT HEART WITH INNER AND OUTER HEALING AS ONLY YOU LORD GOD CAN AND IS! THANK YOU LORD GOD ALL MIGHTY

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When an orderly classroom is counterproductive

When an orderly classroom is counterproductive | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What's the real purpose of classroom management?

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

In my years in the classroom, it became obvious there is a difference in types of classroom noise.  There is productive noise, and destructive noise, and a good teacher could tell the difference.  Unfortunately, schools that emphasized quiet under the mistaken idea that the room has to be quiet for learning to occur, would crack down on productive noise, squelching real learning and making school boring - one of the worst things that can happen to a teen. -Lon

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Let Them Be Plain, Old Kids

Let Them Be Plain, Old Kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
8 benefits of play and what's the worst that can happen?

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

It seems the "experts" who taught that we should create challenges for kids and structure their time for them were missing something :) -Lon

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Parenting Without Punishment: A Humanist Perspective, Part 2

Parenting Without Punishment: A Humanist Perspective, Part 2 | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What are the best non-punishing ways of correcting a child’s misbehaviors?

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Good thoughts, but easier said than done.  Would work well if parents were perfect. :)  -Lon

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I Taught My Kids How to Lie

I Taught My Kids How to Lie | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
"So often I say 'maybe' when I mean 'no'; I promise, 'next time' when I know there won’t be a next time; or I suggest that whatever toy they’re pleading for can be purchased for their next birthday while secretly hoping they’ll forget about it by then," writes Jaime Primak Sullivan. "I don’t think I’ve realized how closely my children have been watching this behavior — and I’m not alone."

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is part of what makes parenting so hard - we have to watch ourselves even closer than the kids do. :)  k-Lon

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BPA Can Adversely Affect Parenting Behaviors in Mice-Research

BPA Can Adversely Affect Parenting Behaviors in Mice-Research | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
BPA Can Adversely Affect Parenting Behaviors in Mice
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is one indication that parenting can be influenced by by chemicals in the environment. -Lon

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#ParentalAlienation is real & it is #ChildAbuse

#ParentalAlienation is real & it is #ChildAbuse | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Parental Alienation is defined as the deliberate attempt by one parent to distance his/her children from the other parent.
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The school that puts kids in charge of their own education | Deseret News National

The school that puts kids in charge of their own education | Deseret News National | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This trend is just one indicating that our way of educating our young is losing popular support.  For more on Democratic Education, Jerry Mintz, a leading advocate of it explains it at  http://www.strugglingteens.com/artman/publish/DemocraticEducationBN_111101.shtml


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Suicide dropped from sociology lessons – are some topics too sensitive for school?

Suicide dropped from sociology lessons – are some topics too sensitive for school? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The exam board is taking the subject off the A-level syllabus to spare pupils ‘undue distress’ in class

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Isn't education supposed to help prepare students for the world?  It seems to me that dropping the topic of suicide from sociology classes because someone might be distressed by the discussion is setting up students that might be upset by the topic to be unprepared when it comes up in social gatherings of some sort.  -Lon

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Born naughty? Why some kids raise hell

Born naughty? Why some kids raise hell | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
"Parenting is very hard," she admits. "I've got a lot of qualifications and I still get stressed out."

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Some interesting observations here in this New Zealand article.  It ended with positive comments about allowing children freedom to play without adults putting requirements and expectations on them seems to often make a lot of difference. -Lon

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Kids Are Safer Outside Than Inside Their Homes

Kids Are Safer Outside Than Inside Their Homes | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Active play outside prevents many childhood disorders

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

It looks like common sense is gradually making a come-back when it comes to raising children and assessing the risks.  Now if someone would tell the authorities to back off of parents trying to give their children practice in handling themselves like the "free-range children" parents, we might make a dent in some of the problems modern children are having like obesity, questionable health at a young age, and digital addiction. -Lon

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Nevada Abandons Public Education

Nevada Abandons Public Education | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Nevada has made its bid for a gold medal in the race to the bottom of the barrel for public education. The state's GOP legislature, with help from Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education (a name that belongs in Orwellian annals right next to "Peacekeeper Missile"), has created an all-state voucher system.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Wow, if you want an example of an opinion piece that is all opinion, speculation and demonization of those who disagree but contains few real facts, this is one of the best examples I've seen.  You'll have to look elsewhere for an objective treatment of this issue. -Lon

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Are 'helicopter parents' to blame for Canada's sedentary kids? - CBC.ca

Are 'helicopter parents' to blame for Canada's sedentary kids? - CBC.ca | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Only nine per cent of children meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines of 60 minutes of activity per day, according to a new national study.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Maybe some additional evidence that we have to allow kids to be kids, since the consequences seem to be negative when they are overprotected and overcontroled. -Lon

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Childhood hallucinations are surprisingly common – but why?

Childhood hallucinations are surprisingly common – but why? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Many children hear voices or have visions. Usually there is no cause for concern...

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