Maybe all of us are brought up in an entitled environment. But as a parent, I am not enjoying the path which I see most kids, including my own, traveling.
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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
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For drug addiction, treatment over lock-up makes sense. -Lon
Humans suffer most when we lack connection. Take, for example, Tom Hanks with his volleyball, Wilson, in the movie “Cast Away.” I was distraught when he lost Wilson and cried as though my personal friend had drowned at sea. We will force connection...
Everything seems to come down to connection. Addiction plays on our hardwired desire to connect, and that connecction becomes our connection - substituting for all others. However, the author seems to be saying that real connection with others can be a powerful antidote for addition -Lon
A group of researchers from South Korea recently used virtual reality to treat a small group of alcoholics. Did it work? What's next? Learn more today!
The digital revolution is creeping into all human activity. This is one of the more intriguing aspects of how digital approach can solve some intractable activities like alcohol/drug dependence. -Lon
What goes on when the abuse is NOT happening is often just as important
In other words, each child is an individual and what the abuse is does not predict what emotional problems will develop. -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