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Soaring numbers of teenage girls are self-harming due to 'unprecedented toxic ...

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Soaring numbers of teenage girls are self-harming due to 'unprecedented toxic ...

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Professionals I work with have speculated that these problems are getting worse.  This provides some data that supports that view of this trend.  Very helpful. -Lon

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:53 PM

Becoming aware of our children's mental  state is a first step in doing something about it.

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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Letting Children Take Risks: When Does It Make You a Risky Parent? - New York Times (blog)

Letting Children Take Risks: When Does It Make You a Risky Parent? - New York Times (blog) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A group of strangers in a suburban Maryland car repair place come together to condemn a verdict against being a free-range parent.

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The best thing about this story is it seems a sense of outrage at what society is doing to our children by over-protecting them is building. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 4, 5:18 PM

This is a blog entry out of the New York Times relating the reaction to the decision in Maryland to find two parents that allowed their children 6 and 9 to walk a mile home from the park.  They were found guilty of negligence and had to create and sign a safety plan or CPS would have taken their children.  They are also going to be watched by CPS for the next five years.  Any violations, like letting their kids be unaccompanied by an adult, and their children will be removed from home.  And then we wonder why some people helicopter?

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Self-harm is not just attention-seeking: it's time to talk openly about the issue

Self-harm is not just attention-seeking: it's time to talk openly about the issue | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There are a huge number of reasons why people choose to self-harm – and the more we discuss them, and the reasons behind them, the better, say experts in the run-up to Self-Harm Awareness Day

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Micro-school parents, students build one-room schoolhouses of today | Christensen Institute

The one-room schoolhouse calls to mind pastoral scenes from an older, more rural America, but many of its ideals are once again becoming the schooling reality for a handful of students in some of our most tech-forward cities today. These students attend micro-schools—small, independently-run education options for families that want personalization for their children but cannot or do not want to homeschool them. Micro-schools come in a variety of flavors but frequently do away with grade-levels in favor of technology-enabled, student-customized pathways to learning. Because online learning can deliver content to students at the level they need, teachers spend the bulk of class time on project-based learning for deeper exploration of concepts.


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I've been waiting for years for this concept of "community learning centers/schools" develop.  I've talked with a few people trying it over the years as computers and online education has grown to make this possible and I'm glad to see that some serious attempts are getting some attention.  I see a lot of preventive potential here in that some of the kids needing therapeutic boarding schools now might have not needed them if they had this kind of student interest education available to them in earlier years. -Lon

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A Mad World: Did Psychiatrists Create the Problem or Just Recognize it?

A Mad World: Did Psychiatrists Create the Problem or Just Recognize it? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever – did psychiatrists create the problem, or just recognise it?

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 3, 6:21 AM

Interesting article from last year that I stumbled across.  This article was written by Joseph Pierre, professor of Psychiatry at University of California.  Mr. Pierre believes that over time Psychiatry has become able to help more and more people by expanding the problems that can be helped by Psychiatry.  He thinks the problem people are having with the increasing diagnoses and prescriptions is the stigma involved with mental illness.  He brings up the point that we don't have a problem when people have hypertension, lower back pain, far sightedness, or diabetes but its an issue when it is mental health.  Mr. Pierre thinks prescriptions will increase as medications become safer and he uses anti-depressants as an example.  For the most part this is a defense of Psychiatry article which I thought was fair since I've been posting a lot of "over prescription" articles.

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.

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The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids

The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.

If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ...

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"Why I choose to medicate my boys."

"Why I choose to medicate my boys." | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Successful management of ADHD needs more than just medication. It requires lots of outdoor activity, loads of sport, as good a diet as possible, lots of persistent and patient parenting, and truckloads of love.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 25, 5:58 PM

Just a blog entry from a mother that medicates her boys for ADHD.  The other side of the coin.

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Are ‘Learning Styles’ a Symptom of Education’s Ills?

Are ‘Learning Styles’ a Symptom of Education’s Ills? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Researchers say the idea of teaching to students’ preferred learning styles has little empirical support. The fact that it persists may say something about our education system.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 25, 4:49 PM

“A lot of education-school faculty are really not examining outcome literature before they make recommendations.”


Sums up for me right there.

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▶ Those Who Died too Young - YouTube -For Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness would like to honor those who have died too young. It is time. Eating disorders are Serious and DEADLY. WIth early di...

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is so sad!  A reminder of what those of us working with struggling teens are trying to prevent. -Lon

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Punishment Doesn't Work

Punishment Doesn't Work | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Punishment doesn’t change the tendency to engage in the punished behavior.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I always consider it a crude and ineffective method of imposing consequences - which do work, especially when they are natural. -Lon

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Sales of ADHD meds are booming. Here's Why.

Sales of ADHD meds are booming. Here's Why. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Obamacare and new diagnostic criteria for adults could mean a major windfall for the makers of ADHD drugs.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Consequences like this were predicted during the debate over the Affordable Care Act.  Some reasoned, among other predictions, there was a reason drug and insurance company lobbyists were supporting the act. :)  Even in the 1980s some of the children I ran across with the ADHD label and on medication could go off the medication with no ill effects if it was replaced by a lot of fresh air and exercise.  And, I've had several psychiatrists tell me that the most common diagnosis was mis-diagnosis.  We already are over diagnosing ADD and ADHD in my opinion and this increase is potentially damaging to a lot of young people. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 24, 12:34 PM

Interesting side effect of the Affordable Heath Care Act, since all medical insurance is required to cover mental health there has been a boom in ADHD diagnosis.  Medication sales have been increasing 8 - 13% a year since the enactment of the legislation.  More people covered and a less stringent criteria for determining ADHD equates to a boom.  Someone brought up the idea yesterday that ADHD might be a Personality trait instead of a Disorder.  If that were the case than I feel we are essentially drugging people so they don't act like themselves.  With the exception of one ADHD medication that I am aware of, they are all amphetamines and addictive.  Or maybe there is a disorder and a personality.  Before 1983 only 2-3% of kids were diagnosed ADHD and that held true for Europe up until late.  Now we are diagnosing 11% ADHD.  What if the 2-3% for ADHD as a disorder is more accurate?  Shouldn't it take more than a 10 - 15 minute session to diagnose?

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Op-Ed: ADHD is the New Normal

Op-Ed: ADHD is the New Normal | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
ADHD is more than common, it's normal.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is getting closer to seeing ADHD as more a personality type than as a disorder.  That sounds healthy to me since it removes the stigma. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 22, 2:39 AM

The author doesn't give any reason why she thinks ADHD among other mental health issues are on the rise but they are.  By new normal I believe she just means children aren't stigmatized by mental health related labels.  Reason being is that the issues are becoming commonplace and children are aware of them.  The stigma seems to still be prevalent in regards to other mental illnesses though.

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Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
William Neuheisel/Flickr Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells.

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I think part of the problem of public education is the hold-over from the original century old concept of "mass education."  Factories were cutting edge organizations a century ago, and the original model for public education was the assembly line with all parts (teachers, administrators and students) being interchangeable.  So long as public schools are huge (making developing a community that feels safe very difficult), and students are considered as part of some group (by age, academic ability, race or ethnic....), it is impossible for a school to to treat each student as an individual which is what every human wants. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, Today, 9:40 AM

Overall this is a depressing article.  Not only is this written by a public school teacher that sends their child to a private school but his description of the apathy and disengagement at public school is disheartening.  Then to read about the growing hatred towards private schools and to blame them for the state of the public school system is appalling.  Where the engagement and buy-in from public school students comes from, I don't know.

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Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too

Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Helicopter parents and teachers, stand down. Kids of all ages need time to learn through play in school.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

I hope re-introducing playtime makes a come back, but not to the extent of making school all playtime. :) -Lon

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 4, 5:54 PM

One of the casualties of current education reform efforts has been the erosion of play, creativity, and joy from teenagers’ classrooms and lives, with devastating effects. 

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The Importance of Teaching Through Relationships

The Importance of Teaching Through Relationships | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What happens when students and teachers converse, share experiences, and participate in activities together.

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This sounds comparable to therapeutic boarding schools that emphasize relationships in their healing program. -Lon

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 4, 9:07 PM

Relationships are what teaching and pedagogy are all about. Without them, teaching and learning are disconnected.

 

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margot roi's curator insight, Today, 9:49 AM

True that! 

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Carol Dweck: The Two Mindsets - Farnam Street

Carol Dweck: The Two Mindsets - Farnam Street | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don’t) and what’s within our control to foster success.

As she describes it: “My work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. My research looks at the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes.”

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I heard a great story that illustrates the "growth mindset."  A person was asked if they can play the piano.  They answered: "I don't know."  And explained - "I haven't tried it yet."  -Lon

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Donna Farren's curator insight, March 4, 11:49 AM

Fantastic information.  Concisely put together.  Be sure to watch the Ted talk by Carol.

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“The Difference Between High School in 1970 and 2015″ is Spot-On | Top Right News

“The Difference Between High School in 1970 and 2015″ is Spot-On | Top Right News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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So, how much truth do you think is in this? -Lon

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Teen Depression, Suicide Show Upward Trend

Teen Depression, Suicide Show Upward Trend | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The rates of depression and suicide among teenagers are increasing. Many times, children turn to social media for therapy or as an outlet for the unspoken pains they feel. As a news organization we...

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Teaching teens to value life may help prevent suicides

Reflecting on the increasing occurrance of teen suicide, our Ken Potts recalls the teachings of psychologist Rollo May, who suggests that the best way to prevent such tragedies is not by asking why someone would want to die but rather by giving adolescents good reasons to want to live.
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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of

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Chris Martin's curator insight, February 24, 10:42 AM

This is really exciting. The sooner mainstream culture accepts technology helping--in all aspects of a child's life--the better.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 25, 9:15 AM

Great, but we gamers knew this all along! 

Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, February 25, 2:42 PM

From the article:  “The benefits of gaming not only boost early life brain development – but they could extend to decelerating the degenerative span of the brain in mature life.”  I guess it’s time to load up Call of Duty…

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California Has Taken Major Step Toward Reducing Criminalization of Drug Use

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Why Are So Many Toddlers Taking Prozac, Xanax, and ADHD Drugs?

Why Are So Many Toddlers Taking Prozac, Xanax, and ADHD Drugs? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
An analysis of 2013 IMS Data, found that over 274,000 infants (0-1 year olds) and some 370,000 toddlers (1-3 years age) in the U.S. were on antianxiety (e.g. Xanax) and antidepressant (e.g. Prozac) drugs. This report also found over 1,400 infants were on ADHD drugs.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

It looks like more and more professionals are following the rule:  "If in doubt, medicate."  :( -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 24, 1:11 PM

This is the first paragraph:


An analysis of 2013 IMS Data, found that over 274,000 infants (0-1 year olds) and some 370,000 toddlers (1-3 years age) in the U.S. were on antianxiety (e.g. Xanax) and antidepressant (e.g. Prozac) drugs. This report also found over 1,400 infants were on ADHD drugs.


And I find this terribly disturbing.  We don't know the long term side effects on people under the age of 18 for a great many drugs.  I am pretty sure no tests have been done on children under the age of four. I mean you are not even supposed to give a child paracetamol or motrin without talking to a pediatrician.  I fail to see how this is a good thing.

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Teens Aren't Getting Enough Sleep And Researchers Think They Know Why

Teens Aren't Getting Enough Sleep And Researchers Think They Know Why | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Rates of adequate sleep among teenagers in the U.S. have decreased dramatically over the past 20 years, especially for female students and racial/ethnic minorities.
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Should Mentally Ill People Be Forced Into Treatment?

Should Mentally Ill People Be Forced Into Treatment? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Why many American cities are changing their position.
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The balance between civil rights violation and effectiveness in treating the mentally ill seems to be impossibly trickly. -Lon

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The US Is On The Verge Of An Autism Tsunami

The US Is On The Verge Of An Autism Tsunami | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
"The system we have right now is woefully inadequate."

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 22, 8:04 PM

Soon we will have 55,000 austic children entering adulthood every year and the system that is in place is grossly insufficient and underfunded.  Hence, the Tsunami.