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Why do parents raise narcissistic children, albeit unintentionally? Here are some reasons and suggestions on how to curb narcissism in your little one.
The four common traits in narcissistic children are interesting - I would suggest studying them and thinking of ways you might be encouraging this, or to better understand those narcissictic children you might know. -Lon
If your teen is struggling with attachment issues, it's important to seek help. Trails Carolina has programming that can help strengthen your relationship.
Often attachment issues seem to be related to being adopted. -Lon
Most people who seek out psychotherapy are women. The reason for this, it’s been said, is that women are more open to expressing their emotions and asking for
Could it also be that men are expected by women to be strong and supportive, and they are disappointed when men are "vulnerable?" -Lon
“[Adolescence is] a stage of life when we can really thrive, but we need to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Temple University neuroscientist Laurence Steinberg at a Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. Steinberg has spent his career studying how the adolescent brain develops and believes there is a fundamental disconnect between the popular characterizations of adolescents and what’s really going on in their brains.
It seems like boredom is deadly to the learning process and that's exactly what high school students report is what is happening to them in most schools - The lack of challenge. k-Lon
Even EQ is better in moderation.
But is higher EQ always beneficial? Although the downside of higher EQ remains largely unexplored, there are many reasons for being cautious about a one-size-fits-all or higher-is-always-better take on EQ. Most things are better in moderation, and there is a downside to every human trait. Let’s focus again on Gemma and explore some of the less favorable implications of her high EQ.
Nothing is perfect, and as desirable as having good Emotional Intelligence (EQ), there are many situations where it is a handicap. -Lon
The use of smartphones and tablets has exploded over the same period that drug use has declined among American teens. Researchers say the correlation is worth exploring.
Interesting question. Sounds like smart phones just might be replacing drug use, at least in teens and pre-teens.- -Lon
Schools could save money, turn out happier pupils and improve education. All they need to do is ignore politicians and follow my simple tips
This concept appeals to my contrarian sensibilities. :) -Lon
The Child Mind Institute explains the link between marijuana and psychosis. Find out how heavy and early pot use is thought to trigger a psychotic episode.
It sounds like their meta-analysis concluded that pot use can be a trigger for earlier psychosis symptoms when the subject is predisposed toward a psychosis. -Lon
Benchmark Transitions is pleased to welcome Stephanie Horn, M.Ed., to our team! Stephanie is the new Academic Coordinator.
A southern California program for young adults with problems. -Lon
We are excited to announce that Kristin L. Harman has accepted a position as the Director of Admissions starting on March 15. Kristin’s career has been in teaching and admissions where she worked in private schools in Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City/Brooklyn. She recently left the Trevor Day School where she was Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Middle and Upper Schools.
Is the education system really to blame?
A word of warning for our test oriented schools? -Lon
Experts explain the effects opioid painkillers have on the teenage brain - and why the effects may be even more sinister than on adult brains.
This includes part of an interview with Jamison Monroe, founder of Newport Academy. -Lon
Todd Stebbing was a 22-year-old heroin addict when he enrolled in Red Oak Recovery’s program on Sept. 14, 2014. The primary treatment facility in Leicester serves men ages 18-30 who have substance abuse and mental health issues. Stebbing shot up for the first time during his freshman year of college in Norfolk, Va. Within six…
These stories are typical of those who succeed in quality treatment programs. I've heard many of them. -Lon
Some very successful school in the therapeutic boarding school network have been using these ideas for years. -Lon
Improvement requires change, which often means discomfort. Your school can edge out of its comfort zone by breaking down silos, taking risks, and shifting resources.
The basic idea here is that when someone tries to improve a school in any significant way, many people are going to be uncomfortable and push back. It is the push back that makes change hard. Therapeutic Boarding Schools have long since gone through that transition and using a whole child perspective, have incorporated that discomfort into the routine curriculum. -Lon
Jim Hershey explained that there is much confusion and misunderstanding about teen obesity which is considered an epidemic.
Teen Obesity is not as much about diet as it is about genetics and behavior. Listen to Hershey explain the basic causes. -Lon
Someone in your life is suffering from a mental disorder right now. You may not know it, but it’s there. Indeed, one in five adults suffers from a mental..
What is the solution to mental health problem stigma and vast underserved populations? -Lon