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How We Get Addicted: Dopamine Deficiency, the Addiction Gene, and Other Factors

How We Get Addicted: Dopamine Deficiency, the Addiction Gene, and Other Factors | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Weed addiction turns the reward pathway in our brain against us. The gateways for weed addiction are chemical, biological, and psychological.
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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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The Beast In Beauty, Attitudes toward body self image

The Beast In Beauty, Attitudes toward body self image | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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An important point here is that although media encourages a critical look at your own body image, it is the mentality of the person that makes the differeance. -Lon

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Why becoming an adult means something very different when you’re poor

Why becoming an adult means something very different when you’re poor | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The rough road to adulthood when you’re poor
Lon Woodbury's insight:

We as professionals and college educated have to remember that most of the people we associate with aren't assocating with violence and poor opportunity and are just a minority of the country.  This seems true even for those who managed to work their way out of poverty. -Lon

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Genes and Mental Illness: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Genes and Mental Illness: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
During my long and narrow-eyed search to find information online regarding having a schizophrenic mother, I have often been faced with information which is a
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Good insight about what happens to the child of a parent with a serious mental illness - and its better than simply telling the person that the illness might be inherited.  -Lon

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Can stress trigger asthma in children?

In a study done exclusively for The Detroit News and PBS NewsHour, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found about 2 o
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The claim that stress triggers asthma rings true!  When I was working with an emotional growth (therapeutic) boarding school in the 1980s, I was told by administrators that while a significant percentage of incoming students came needing inhalers for their asthma, by a year with exercise, association with nature and fresh air, and cleansing of emotional issues, most of the students no longer needed inhalers., -Lon

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Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression

Meditation Plus Running as a Treatment for Depression | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Meditating before running could change the brain in ways that are more beneficial for mental health than practicing either of those activities alone.
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Combining physical (running) and meditation - makes sense they will enhance each other. -Lon

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How Can 21st Century Students Learn In 19th Century Schools?

How Can 21st Century Students Learn In 19th Century Schools? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The children of Australia are today's students and tomorrow's employees. And while each generation has passed through the student lifestage, Generation Z are the only ones to have done so in the 21st century. They can be defined as being post-linear, post-literate, and post-logical.


Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Is the new needs of education the writer describes credible, or missing something vital? -Lon

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The Importance of Shifting the Boundary Walls Around Children

The Importance of Shifting the Boundary Walls Around Children | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Do you see the importance of slowly shifting the walls and boundaries that exist around your children?
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Boundaries are vital for children, but we must be flexible and ever changintg in estaablishing them, depending largely on what the child needs. -Lopn

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Six ways good parents contribute to their child's anxiety

Six ways good parents contribute to their child's anxiety | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Twenty-first century living is taking its toll, and many kids are finding it hard to cope.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Why do many parents obsess on being a perfect parent?  The often automatic knee jerk tendency for society to blame parents any time a child makes a poor decision; exaggerated fear of predators or the like; along with the natural tendency to see the attributes of your child. -Lon

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Teens are gambling online at a significantly higher rate than previously reported

TORONTO, March 30, 2016 - Nearly 10 per cent of teens in three Canadian provinces said they had gambled online in the past three months, according to a new study by researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University...


Via ESCAP Online
Lon Woodbury's insight:

One more thing distracting young people? -Lon

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What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?

What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Taking the time to practice mindfulness, every day, several times a day, has made a big difference at a school trying to overcome trauma.

Via Scott Langston
Lon Woodbury's insight:
This seems to be an example of how it can succeed when it isn't over-hyped. -Lon
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Mindfulness in schools works!
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What Do We Lose By Measuring ‘Average’ In Education?

What Do We Lose By Measuring ‘Average’ In Education? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
By designing systems for the average person, individuals lose out on potential opportunities to excel.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Miloš Bajčetić
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I know very few people that like to be considered average.  But this concept is great for people to use to hide their weaknesses. -Lon

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 2:36 PM
I asked a group of Grade 9 students about averages and average students. They knew there was no such thing, but we persist. Good teachers understand they teach children with real names, real faces, and real stories.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, March 30, 1:30 AM
I asked a group of Grade 9 students about averages and average students. They knew there was no such thing, but we persist. Good teachers understand they teach children with real names, real faces, and real stories.
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10 research-based insights on how the brain learns by @mattmiller

10 research-based insights on how the brain learns by @mattmiller | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What we believe about learning is sometimes totally opposite to how the brain actually learns. Here are 10 insights on how the brain learns.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Expand these academic insights into learning about life, and they seem to still apply. -Lon

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Childhood Obesity Rates Are Still Rising

Childhood Obesity Rates Are Still Rising | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The upward trend in obesity and overweight among children continues unabated, with the biggest increases among the severely obese youngsters

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Is it the emotional element that needs to be attacked instead of emphasizing providing healthy school lunches, formal education classes, etc?  -Lon

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Trauma is a Gateway Drug

Trauma is a Gateway Drug | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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Trauma being a gateway drug makes a lot of sense.  Its amazing how often struggling teens have at root some trauma, and sometimes its a trauma that observers would not think it was much of a big deal. -Lon

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A Horse Video Reveals How to Motivate Kids: Essay by 
Joseph W. Gauld
Founder, Hyde Schools

A Horse Video Reveals How to Motivate Kids: Essay by <br/>Joseph W. Gauld<br/>Founder, Hyde Schools | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Why do American students lack so much motivation?

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink," reflects the teacher's primary concer
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Sometimes, the horse is the teacher, or therapist. -Lon

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Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track

Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There's more to learn at school than reading and math. Teaching kids to control their emotions, solve problems and work well with others can help them succeed

Via Suvi Salo
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Anyone who has worked with therapeutic boarding schools knows the importance of social and emotional skills in creating a successful adult.  Its good that more research knows what has been just an intuitive sense of their importance. -Lon

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How Magicians Trick Your Brain

How Magicians Trick Your Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Multitasking, which has beome so popular lately, is not consistent with the way the brain works.The writer in this article makes the point that the magician's illusion is successful because the brain can't multitask.  A powerful argument that multitasking is really just an illusion. Educators should keep this observation in mind. -Lon

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Supportive or Overparenting? Helping Your Teen with ADHD Develop Independence 

Supportive or Overparenting? Helping Your Teen with ADHD Develop Independence  | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Much of what a parent needs to do to help their child with ADHD develop executive functioning is counterintuitive.  The impulse is to overparent (helicopter) but there are better and more subtle ways that are more effective. -Lon

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This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Fail (And How To Fix It) - Forbes

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Fail (And How To Fix It) - Forbes | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Not only is this kind of failure spiral common; it’s biological.

Via Ariana Amorim, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Suvi Salo
Lon Woodbury's insight:

We learn through failure and mistakes?  Not according to this writer, who says that making mistakes increase the chance of worse mistakes. Anybody agree? -Lon

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N'Quavah Velazquez, EdD's curator insight, April 13, 2:29 PM
While we  may subscribe to the idea that failure is just another opportunity to pursue success, many struggling early learners have not mastered this concept. Hence, what impact does helping our students work through failure more effectively have? Part of the answer lies in taking note of what happens to the brain when a person experiences a chain of  failures and what is necessary to  break that cycle.
Massey CoS's curator insight, April 13, 9:48 PM
How can we support our students to break failure cycles?
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What to do when the teacher or coach is the bully? | The Edvocate

What to do when the teacher or coach is the bully? | The Edvocate | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Bullying---by adults in power over children---should join sexual and physical abuse in the Criminal Code.
Via ESCAP Online
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What about when the bullying comes from an adult authority figure? (Like a teacher or parent).  -Lon

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We need to create the right culture to support our teenagers through adolescence

We need to create the right culture to support our teenagers through adolescence | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
It is said that every teenager has their ups and downs. And how could they not, given the rate and amount of change that a young person goes through, moving out of childhood and into becoming an adult – facing all that that implies.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The idea in this article is to create an environment that supports teens growing up.  This has a lot more potential than adults deciding what teens need and then just providing what they think the kids need. -Lon

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Depression 'triggered by life traumas not by genes'

Depression 'triggered by life traumas not by genes' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Although scientists have discovered genes that make people more susceptible to certain disorders, experts say that the real cause of depression is social crises such as unemployment.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The debate goes on, but in my mind, traumas seem more the cause than genes.  Maybe its just because that leaves open something we can do about it, whereas genes being the trigger favors a fixed  mindset, i.e. the problem is hopeless. -Lon

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5 Things Never to Say to an Anxious Child

5 Things Never to Say to an Anxious Child | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I want to point out five phrases that were said to me out of great love yet were unable to help me when I was in the throes of anxiety. Knowing what I know now,
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These suggestions make sense, but hey, they are hard to remember when in the middle of a child's anxiety attack like described here. -Lon

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for love and empathy to combat terror attacks  

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for love and empathy to combat terror attacks   | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against the "fear and distrust" spread by the recent wave of terror attacks - and called for love and empathy to combat them.

 

Writing on his Facebook page, he wrote: "Each of these attacks was different, but all had a common thread: they were carried out with a goal to spread fear and distrust, and turn members of a community against each other.

 

"I believe the only sustainable way to fight back against those who seek to divide us is to create a world where understanding and empathy can spread faster than hate, and where every single person in every country feels connected and cared for and loved."

Kate Ferguson
Via Edwin Rutsch
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Great effort.  Now if each of us can stop hating those who disagree with us politically, and educators teach that also, we would be getting somewhere.  Lon

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Study: Fewer children have severe mental problems; more getting help

Study: Fewer children have severe mental problems; more getting help | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
HUNTSVILLE, AL-   Serious mental problems are declining among children in America. Something that may be hard to believe in light of public perception and horrific cases that often make headlines.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

If this study is accurate, this seems to be good news. -lon

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