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Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits: by Daniel Goleman

Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits: by Daniel Goleman | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Research suggests meditation and mental exercises may be better than drugs at helping people cope with attention problems.
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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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How Mindfulness Meditation Can Benefit Troubled Teens

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Benefit Troubled Teens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When we think of mindfulness meditation, the image of a teenager struggling through high school probably doesn't spring to mind. But after a particularly difficult year, Jalia enrolled in her former English teacher Caren McDonald's mindfulness electi...
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I hope that the move to incorporate mindfulness medication into school curriculum doesn't dumb down the process. -Lon

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The Hero's Journey: The Return

The Hero's Journey: The Return | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Previously I've shared Part 1 through 7 of a Hero's Journey.  To read Part's 1 through 7 click here.  This is Part 8 of the 8 Steps of the Hero's Journey. No matter whether we are writing a novel o...
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An interesting analysis of the Hero's Journey, and the 8 steps that comprise the story encompassed by the Hero's Journey. -Lon

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Do You Agree: Innovation is a Very Strange Thing

Do You Agree: Innovation is a Very Strange Thing | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Innovation is strange: it doesn't develop as the result of a formula or a process or a timetable. It develops from thinking and imagination. Don't let your business, or your life, for that matter, be limited by process or formula or so-called best practices. Take the risk of freeing your thinking and something will develop that is not the slightest glimmer in your mind right now. That's innovation: strange and wonderful.

Via Alexander Crépin, Suvi Salo
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This is an intriguing essay as counterpoint to what is called "Best Practices."  -Lon

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Ralph Magro's curator insight, November 24, 8:30 AM

While I love the things this says 

(especially Every time I work with a client to help them find opportunities for growth that are hidden within their existing businesses they are surprised when we discover them. They are so close to their daily lives and have invested a lot in maintaining 'their ways' that they did not see that great opportunities were right there.)

 

I disagree that there is no formula or process to it.  While insights and creative thought may not have a structure, they can be drawn out of your people through a structured and repeatable process, and then assessed, and delivered through structured processes too.

 

The biggest blocker to obtaining insights from your own teams is fear.  Fear of ridicule, fear of failure, fear for their jobs.  We can structure environments to help people overcome fear and even relish the creative challenge once we get them started.

 

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The Last Generation of Kids That Played Outside

The Last Generation of Kids That Played Outside | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Consider the iPad -- The iPad was invented and built by grownups who had to play outside when they were kids. Fast forward to this current generation where the majority of kids sit inside staring at... an iPad....
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Global Youth Population Swells to Record 1.8 Billion - TIME

Global Youth Population Swells to Record 1.8 Billion - TIME | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The challenges are most acute for less developed countries, where 89% of the world's young people reside.

Via David Collet
Lon Woodbury's insight:

From what I've seen, seeing young people as a group and coming up with mass decisions for the whole group doesn't seem to work all that well.  The real answer is in somehow seeing each of these youth as individuals and facilitate individual providing for. -Lon

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David Collet's curator insight, November 20, 9:57 PM

Like the 'Baby Boomers' except this is world wide. A time for hope and a time for fear.

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The Case Against Positive Thinking

The Case Against Positive Thinking | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new book suggests that positive thinking has negative consequences.

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This has some implications regarding the criticism of the "self-esteem" movement where everybody won a trophy for just showing up.  That sounds a lot like the "positive thinking" the author here talks about.  -Lon

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Deaths from prescription drugs skyrocket

Deaths from prescription drugs skyrocket | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There were 254 deaths in San Diego that resulted from an overdose of prescription drugs.
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This seems to be the silent epidemic.   Through advertising, we hear much more about the benefits of prescriptions drugs than we do the negatives such as death from overdose. -Lon

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Denver mom survives darkness of prescription drug abuse epidemic

Denver mom survives darkness of prescription drug abuse epidemic | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Cynthia Scudo, an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18, survived an extraordinary journey: She abused prescription painkillers and used heroin.
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What Is Neurofeedback?

What Is Neurofeedback? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As mentioned in my previous blog post, whenever I  mention that Neurofeedback helped me regain my life again after my multiple brain injuries or that I’m now a Neurofeedback provider, the first reaction is to ask me, what is Neurofeedback. Rarely does anyone say they have heard of it or how it helped.The first question is what is neurofeedback?
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A specific subset of biofeedback is what I gathered from this. -Lon

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

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How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.
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Blasting zombies can be good for your brain, study says

Blasting zombies can be good for your brain, study says | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Blowing away enemy soldiers and aliens may be good for the brain, as researchers have found that fast-paced video games improve a player's learning ability. - New Zealand Herald


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I guess the old rule of moderation holds true - some video games can be positive, but too much can be harmful. -Lon

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Four common myths about young people and mental health debunked

Four common myths about young people and mental health debunked | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Mental illnesses don’t make you dangerous and teenagers’ moods might not just be their hormones – journalist Matthew Jenkin explores common misconceptions about young people and mental health

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Its harmful to apply a "diagnosis" on a child with problems without checking if something in the environment or expectations of the child that is causing the behavioral problems.  My favorite example is the diagnosis of ADHD on a young teen who is simply bummed over his parents getting a divorce.  Its also harmful to refuse to diagnose behavioral problems when it is actually ADHD.  -Lon

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How American parenting is killing the American marriage

How American parenting is killing the American marriage | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Sometime between when we were children and when we had children of our own, parenthood became a religion in America.
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Written with a good dash of humor, this questioning our standards of parenting is a serious topic.  Is she overstating the issue?  -Lon

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Bully Proofing You: Improving personal value to stop the trauma-Jeanie Cisco-Meth's story

Bully Proofing You: Improving personal value to stop the trauma-Jeanie Cisco-Meth's story | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
CEDAR HILLS, Utah (Good4Utah) - Bullying has become a reality across the country and right here in Utah. Whether you know someone being bullied, you are the victim or know the bully - it is a scary and potentially deadly part of life. But one Utah County woman is trying to end it all, she is teaching her plan: 'Bully Proofing You'.
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15 Things we do as educators today that will embarrass us in 20 years

15 Things we do as educators today that will embarrass us in 20 years | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

In an era of such rapid change, it’s no easy task to predict the future. The practices and principles we hold dearest to our hearts now may very well be the ones we’re trashing in 25 years. In the same breath, the trends we find least appealing may end up boasting mainstream success. Let’s take a look at 15 beliefs and practices that illustrate our point.


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How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide?

How much does cyberbullying really contribute to teen suicide? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The government has been focusing its attention on cyberbullying after high profile teen suicides but one clinical psychologist who works with troubled teens said it rarely contributes significantly.
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An interesting counter culture observation - his opinion should be taken seriously and researched to confirm or deny his belief. -Lon

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A grandmother’s take on Attachment Parenting

A grandmother’s take on Attachment Parenting | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
By Donna Wetterlund

Like every grandparent, the arrival of my first grandchild was a rite of passage with mixed emotions. I was in denial
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Prominent Professionals Gather at Conference Co-Sponsored by The Meadows

Prominent Professionals Gather at Conference Co-Sponsored by The Meadows | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 -- Dr. Patrick Carnes, the pioneer researcher whose work helped establish the concept of compulsive sexual behavior as an addiction, presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned lecturer and bestselling author John Bradshaw at the second annual International Sex & Love Addiction Conference. The three-day conference focused on the changing architecture of addictive desire, trauma, and attachment.
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How to Respond to Insensitive Remarks about Mental Illness

How to Respond to Insensitive Remarks about Mental Illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Julie A. Fast once told her dad that she disliked being single but felt like it was the best option at the time. “I just get too anxious with dating.” He
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Deaths, Abuse and Alleged Rapes: How Lax Oversight Endangers Florida's -- and the Nation's -- Children

Is Florida the most dangerous places in the country for children with disabilities, behavioral disorders or the sheer misfortune to be born into abusive families? That could well be the case, based on a series of troubling investigative reports....
Lon Woodbury's insight:

After reading this report, a person would think ALL adolescent therapeutic residential facilities are hell holes, which is a gross exaggeration.  They damage their case for the seriousness of the problem by throwing in countless "alleged, "reported," etc. to prove their point.  Why can't they just "tell it like it is" without even at least mentioning there are good residential therapeutic programs.  -Lon

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Are you and your family in digital hell?

Are you and your family in digital hell? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Workingmums.co.uk spoke to Paul Levy about his new book on how we can control our digital addiction and why it is important.
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4 Excuses People Use to Not Go to Addiction Treatment

4 Excuses People Use to Not Go to Addiction Treatment | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Although they may come up with a variety of different reasons, here are 4 common excuses people use to not go to addiction treatment.
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This applies in many other areas also:  Parents rejecting the option to send their child to a therapeutic boarding school or wilderness therapy, or the child who resists placement claiming that everything would be fine if parents would get off their back. -Lon

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Parents: let Harvard go (and impossible expectations)

Parents: let Harvard go (and impossible expectations) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
As a former admissions officer for two "elite" schools -- one Ivy and one West Coast Ivy-equivalent -- I am in a unique position to offer some insights for parents that may be of help in raising healthful teens. Exasperated...
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Excellent article and the subject is a parent mindset that I think creates many of the students who then need a therapeutic boarding school and/or wilderness therapy.  This is the tip of the iceberg - but the advice applies even more so to kids who are floundering or worse. -Lon

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Self-Mutilation, Eating Disorders, and Suicide

Self-Mutilation, Eating Disorders, and Suicide | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When the body weeps tears of blood, we need to wonder what terrible sorrows cannot be spoken. When food that had tasted good suddenly feels like poison and has to be purged from the body, we should wonder what traumatic experiences exist that cannot be contained, metabolized, and integrated. . . The body speaks of that which cannot be said in words, of secrets, lies, and trust that has been broken (Farber 2003, p.188)

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