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Feed Brains for Happier Children - HappyFamily

Feed Brains for Happier Children - HappyFamily | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Want a happy, smart and healthy child? It really isn’t difficult to achieve. Feeding the hungers of the brain contributes greatly to well adjusted and thriving children. When provided with what the brain needs, children are likely to be more content and are eager to move, play and learn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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In addition to food, this talks about the need for structure, consistency etc. as important to properly feeding the brain. -Lon

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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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3 strategies for using empathy as an antidote to cyberbullying

3 strategies for using empathy as an antidote to cyberbullying | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Is social media killing empathy?

It’s a valid question when 88 percent of social-media-using teens have witnessed cruelty online and research has repeatedly shown that many of today’s adolescents — who spend more than seven hours a day consuming media — struggle with the ability to recognize other people’s emotions. With children’s socialization increasingly moving into the digital realm, something is clearly getting lost in translation.

“There's a cost to this change in the way kids socialize, and that has to do with how empathy develops,” journalist Emily Bazelon


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Alpine Academy-UT

Alpine Academy-UT | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Alpine Academy offers family-based residential treatment that is uniquely successful at helping teenage girls learn the skills to succeed at home, in school, and with their own families. Our campus is located at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains in beautiful Erda, Utah.

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How to Turn Around Troubled Teens

How to Turn Around Troubled Teens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Research reveals that get-tough tactics may worsen rates of juvenile delinquency
Lon Woodbury's insight:

With struggling teens, "Teach Them a Lesson" does not work, has never worked, and that seems to obvious that I'm always surprised at punishment oriented attitudes. -Lon

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Parenting as a Gen Xer: The first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

Parenting as a Gen Xer: The first generation of parents in the age of iEverything | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Is this the trickiest parenting challenge you face as a Gen Xer? This mother believes so and here is why.

Via Peter Mellow
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A report from the front lines of 21st century parenting. -Lon

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Learning to Trust My Parenting Instincts - Huffington Post

Learning to Trust My Parenting Instincts - Huffington Post | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Trusting my own instincts can be very hard for me at these times. I find myself caught between wanting to be the perfect daughter and making my parents happy and needing to be the mother that I know Lizzy requires me to be.

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Yes!  In general, when a parent can keep the anger or wishful thinking at bay, the instincts are right more often than detailed diagnostic analysis. -Lon  (In my experience)

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A Cure for Hyper-Parenting

A Cure for Hyper-Parenting | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I used to think that only Americans and Brits did helicopter parenting. In fact, it's now a global trend.

Via Linda Alexander
Lon Woodbury's insight:

As a parent myself, I've always been amazed at the extraordinary demands some parents put on themselves for their kids.  Especially when they take responsibility for the outcomes. :( -Lon

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 14, 12:50 PM

This article would be helpful for teachers and other pedagogues as they communicate with parents.

 

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Jack Schneider: Education is HARDER than Rocket Science

Jack Schneider, historian of education, has written a powerful column about why education is actually harder than rocket science.   He explains that reform after reform has failed because the ...
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This is a different and interesting take - that reforming politicians are a major part of the problems in education. :)

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Let Your Kids Ride the Bus Alone

Let Your Kids Ride the Bus Alone | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A program called the Free-Range Kids Project is trying to help parents loosen their grip and raise more independent children.


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A strike for freedom and against fear! -Lon

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George Curran's curator insight, October 12, 4:26 PM
I'm often asked why so many young people from affluent Chicago suburbs turn to heroin. I think this is a major source of the problem: they lack a sense of self and self-agency having never known autonomy. To guage this issue yourself, ask a few of these young adults, "What are your dreams? What do you want in life?" All too often, they have no idea.
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Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder

Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a mental health diagnosis listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IVTR) under disorders

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Learn About ADHD: Focus on Hyperfocus

Learn About ADHD: Focus on Hyperfocus | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Information about ADHD symptom of hyperfocus -- a common symptom that explains why many attention deficit children and adults can concentrate so intently at times.
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Sometimes it seems like ADHD is more a function of what the child is interested in. -Lon

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Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse - PsyPost

Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual or physical abuse - PsyPost | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused
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NIH Study: Addicts are Lower in Mindfulness

NIH Study: Addicts are Lower in Mindfulness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Overall addicted people had about half the mindfulness as non-addicted people

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Maisen Mosley's comment, October 9, 11:39 AM
No problem Judy,
Lon Woodbury's comment, October 9, 2:00 PM
Hang in there Judy, I'm looking forward to your content
Judy Cohen's comment, October 9, 3:33 PM
thanks Maisen and Lon. :)
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Spirited Lady Living: What is Co-Dependence and How Can It Stifle You?

Spirited Lady Living: What is Co-Dependence and How Can It Stifle You? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

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When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen

When You Stop Checking Facebook Constantly, These 10 Things Will Happen | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Checking Facebook has become a chore for us but it doesn't have to be that way. Check out these things that'll happen once you stop checking Facebook!
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Good points that we should not let social media control us. :) -Lon

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]

Via Creativity For Life, David Hain, Dean J. Fusto, Ivon Prefontaine, Christopher Tienken
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 17, 10:38 AM

1.       Teach creative problem solving over rote memorization. How to reach an answer is far more important than making the right choice on a standardized test and then forgetting the concept the next day.

2.       Teach kids to challenge assumptions instead of accepting things “as is.” Success is no longer about following an operating manual.  It is about imagining the possibilities and real-time innovation.

3.       Teach that mistakes are not evil, and should not be feared.Make sure kids learn that mistakes aren’t fatal – they’re simply the portals of discovery.

4.       Drive diversity of thought over conformity. World progress occurs by challenging conventional wisdom and approaching problems with fresh perspective.  Following the herd is a surefire path to mediocrity.

5.       Forster imagination and curiosity. No longer optional, creativity has become the currency of success for us all.  This applies to CEO’s and soccer-moms.  Musicians and military leaders.  Engineers and educators.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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The Sky's the Limit Fund's 5th Annual Reaching for the Stars Breakfast

The Sky's the Limit Fund's 5th Annual Reaching for the Stars Breakfast | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The Sky's the Limit Fund presents their 5th annual Reaching for the Stars Breakfast on October 30, 2014.
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When a toddler asks Siri a question rather than daddy, it's time to put down our smartphones

When a toddler asks Siri a question rather than daddy, it's time to put down our smartphones | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I've been a paediatrician for 20 years, and I thought I'd seen it all. But not long ago, when a father brought his two-year-old into my clinic, something happened that has me deeply concerned.

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Seems like it almost always comes back to the parents. ;( -Lon

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Critical social skills to incorporate in a 21st-century social skills group | Counseling Today

Critical social skills to incorporate in a 21st-century social skills group | Counseling Today | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

If you provide counseling services to clients who have autism, or any of several other mental health conditions, at some point you will inevitably work with them on social skills.

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Some good thoughts here on social skills - updated for the internet. -Lon

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The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad -

The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad - | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When Frederick J. Goodall went to his son’s preschool to read one day, he had no idea that he would end up being the first father who had ever read to the class.
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What is 21st century education? - YouTube

"Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."


Via Beth Dichter, Miloš Bajčetić
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Well worth 2 minutes of your time to get an inkling of where education is going. -Lon

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 13, 6:24 AM

Entièrement d'accord. Entre autre pour la pensée critque par rapport aux informations reçues. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 11:52 AM

This short video presentation challenges educators with the question: What is 21st century education?

Audrey's curator insight, October 15, 3:22 PM

All this is true  so where do we start?  Children do not start learning when they go to school.  They start learning the moment their eyes open.  Parents can help their children activate their brains and create fantastic neural networks.  All children can encompass all the different styles of learning; Visual:; Auditory; Verbal; Kinaesthetic: -Using touch and taste to explore the information; Logical: a  mathematical approach to concepts; Interpersonal -Learning in groups; Intrapersonal - Learning  alone. Try some of the early learning from home school resources.

 curating for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned - Granted, and ...

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned - Granted, and ... | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she describes is any different than my own experience in sitting in HS classes for long periods of time. And this report of course accords fully with the results of our student surveys. 

 

I have made a terrible mistake.

 

I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!"


Via John Evans, Miloš Bajčetić
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What common sense!  Years ago when I was teaching government, I found that some kind of experiential approach, and getting the students to follow their own interests when possible in a classroom, was much more effective. -Lon

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Marianne's curator insight, October 12, 9:09 PM

What a powerful thing to do!

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The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
We all have bad habits we want to break, but understanding the brain and mindfulness can give us a leg up.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 9, 1:50 AM

We can re-write patterns that are not helping us!

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 10, 12:01 PM

Yesss... I have some too... but you know what? I adore some of them... they are giving the special flavour being me...:-))) or... I don't know... simply I hate that everybody always want to change to somebody else.... Normally I would like to be even more myself... OK, some small things...:-)))

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Jason Bedrick - The Left’s Legal War on Children

Nearly 60 years after Milton Friedman proposed a system of universal school choice in his seminal essay “The Role of Government in Education,” his vision is more popular than ever — and opponents of school choice are taking every measure to fight it.

In a recent survey by Education Next, half of those polled expressed support for universal school vouchers, and 60 percent favored giving tax credits for individual and corporate donations to scholarship organizations that help low- and middle-inco
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This is one perspective on an issue that can impact many children. -Lon

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John Grago Appointed Executive Director of Greenbrier Academy for Girls-WV

John Grago Appointed Executive Director of Greenbrier Academy for Girls-WV | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
John Grago has accepted the role of Executive Director of Greenbrier Academy. He has been working with me for fifteen years in various roles including therapist, program director, and admissions director.
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If Not AA, Then What? Five 12-Step Group Alternatives

If Not AA, Then What? Five 12-Step Group Alternatives | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Studies suggest that only 25 to 35 percent of those who attend one AA meeting become active participants. Here are some alternative support groups with different philosophies.


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New Beginning's curator insight, October 8, 12:46 PM

It's so frustrating to hear statistics on AA that I know aren't accurate!

The people that get counted are the people that don't work the program and of course fail.  The sober people that never relapse don't get counted.  There are 5 people in my immediate family that have long-term sobriety all from AA.  AA worked 100% for my family!  None of us have ever been counted.  I have hundreds of friends in the AA program that have long-term sobriety, none have been counted!  I don't see any statistics at all for the other programs, where are they?  I believe the truth is, if someone really wants sobriety just about any modality will work.  The reason people fail is that they fail to work a program at all because they want to use.  Programs don't fail, people fail!  I support all modalities, I don't care if it's SR or AA, etc.  I don't know if it is even possible to get accurate stats on recovery with all the different facts.  There is a difference between a theory and something that is tried, tested, and proven.  AA is not a theory!  In my family alone there are 120 years of long-term recovery!  Thanks to the AA program.  -RevKev