If you’ve never gone to war or if you’ve never had to stay behind when your spouse is deployed, you can never fully appreciate the worry, loneliness and hardship of trying to raise a family not knowing if or when the family will be together again.
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If you know anything about the incidence of autism in American children, you know that the rate of autism has increased significantly in the past decade.
A basic rule of science is to be skeptical about established dogma. This author is definitely skeptical. :) Now that law enforcement against marijuana are loosening, maybe we can have an honest discussion about harm and potential benefits of marijuana without politics interfering. -Lon
You ve seen this other people s kids are acting up being fresh or mouthy Their parents are pulled into a vortex of embarrassment and helplessness Meanwhile you — safely perched on the sidelines
Sounds like the author is saying - Listen carefully, and avoid power struggles. -Lon
There's a new drug in town called flakka.
It seems that as traditional drugs get more expensive or difficult to get, home chemists are churning out new versions. :( -Lon
What is so distressing about a person I care about trying to tell me that I’m doing something wrong as a parent, or that I might want to consider doing it differently?
Advice I heard many years ago that nothing irritates someone more than messing with their kids, or their money. Education is doing a double whammy and no wonder how to teach chlldren has been so controversial and seems to unleash a primordial reaction. :) -Lon
Shunning negative emotions makes it harder to manage them
Interesting essay on the positive and negative aspects of the common emotions. - "Pride is exactly what we should feel to reinforce good decisions unless we’re actually making bad decisions, in which case pride makes us jerks." -Lon
A new book documents the dangers when parents are overly involved in their children's successes and failures.
sounds like helicopter parenting to me - more than really caring about their child. -Lon
Walk into most classrooms from kindergarten to college and it is likely that you will still hear the same “Who can tell me?” question uttered by the teacher. There is nothing inherently wrong with that question. The problem resides in the context in which the question is asked and what happens in the minds and hearts of those who hear it.
Why is it that educators are always talking about teaching students how to think, but the students are virtually overwhelmed by tests requiring the right answer with serious thinking not part of what is rewarded? -Lon
Teen depression is becoming more and more common all around the world. Teens are known to have a hard time becoming their own person. Their pasts’ and the present affect how well-adjusted they become. If signs of depression are presenting themselves, they should be treated right away. However, most teenagers who come down with depression aren’t sure how to handle it or where to turn for help. If signs of depression are presenting themselves, they should be treated right away. There are many causes of depression in teens, way too many to list but here are some of them...
One implication from music neuroscience research is that educators seem to have lost the focus on the goals of education when the first thing that cash-strapped schools cut is the music and arts curriculum. Traditionally, music was an important part of a school's curriculum so it looks like modern science is finding that previous generations of educators and parents were on to something. -Lon
In middle school, Jhovani Becerra witnessed his classmates get suspended for small infractions like mouthing off to teachers or violating the school dress code. The student from Denver, Colorado, thou
More and more people are beginning to realize that zero tolerance is only punishment inviting resistance. They seem to be really on to something, but not understanding very well yet the best way to make it work. -Lon
A stimulating learning environment can buffer the brain against drug dependence, a new study with mice suggests. Could the same be true for people?
What is the saying a few generations ago? "Idle hands are the Devil's tools." :) Sounds like this is not a new idea, just finally some research done on it. -Lon
Before getting a smartphone, college students thought the devices would improve their homework, test-taking, and grades. They were disappointed.
This just makes intuitive sense, based on my personal experience and observations of smart phone use. -Lon