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Will Twombly Joins Pacific Quest-HI

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Will Twombly Joins PQ's Clinical Team for Peak Winter Season
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5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

5 dangerous things you should let your kids do | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.
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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 26, 2015 5:26 PM

Hopefully something Helicopter Parents take to heart.

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My five-year-old asked me to stop posting on Facebook

My five-year-old asked me to stop posting on Facebook | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When do the lives of our children stop being fodder for our own personal social media updates?

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

We need to think of our kids future and how all these postings will look to the young adults they will become. -Lon

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Parenting and depression study: Fathers are at risk, too - PsyPost

Parenting and depression study: Fathers are at risk, too - PsyPost | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers' mental health. Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton co ...
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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 11, 2015 6:32 AM

Carol Dweck on how to cultivate a growth mindset.

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The Truth About Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction & Dependence: Foundation for a Drug Free World

The Truth About Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction & Dependence: Foundation for a Drug Free World | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Watch the video and read the Truth about Painkillers booklet to learn the reality regarding prescription medications, which are essentially poisons that act as stimulants or sedatives, depending on the dosage. Learn about the effects that drugs have on the mind, such as destructive & irrational behaviors and distorting reality. Learn why people take drugs, & the concrescences of drug abuse.
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Bipolar teen's death in police station highlights rift between cops, mentally ill

Bipolar teen's death in police station highlights rift between cops, mentally ill | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
17-year-old Kristiana Coignard was fatally shot after a scuffle with cops in the lobby of an East Texas police station last month. One national program aims to mend the relationship between law enforcement and the mentally ill population.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Years ago, the police tended to think in terms of serving the community and did more community policing.  Since then, the attitude seems to have become "get the bad guys" and afraid of what they might face in the community, especially after intensive training from the military.  I think just reminding themselves of the goal is community policing would help, and this program is a step toward that.  -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 6, 2015 10:51 AM

Sad story from yesterday about a  17 year old girl who went into a police station with a knife in her waistband and "I have a gun" written on one of her hands.

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Children Feel Most Positive About Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Children Feel Most Positive About Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New research shows that mothers who support their children’s need for autonomy tend to be viewed more positively by their children. “When mothers are highly controlling of small children’s play, those children are less likely to want...

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Restorative justice helping crime victims in Limerick

Restorative justice helping crime victims in Limerick | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The report, launched by Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project in Limerick this week, identified that following the programme young people displayed a significant increase in their levels of empathy towards victims after engaging with the project, as well as reporting better family relationships and less contact with the Gardaí and court system. Parents also reported positive outcomes for family life and improved relationships.


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The project works with young people through the Probation Service, using a range of restorative justice models including face-to-face meetings, and victim empathy programmes.

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by Anne Sheridan


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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, February 2, 2015 12:01 PM

Empathy turns out to be key for victims recovering from crimes committed against them.

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The American Teenager in 2015

The American Teenager in 2015 | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In 1965, we surveyed the nation’s teens. 50 years later, we take a new look

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Helicopter Parenting: Good For Your Pets, Bad For Your Kids

Helicopter Parenting: Good For Your Pets, Bad For Your Kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

                   "Helicopter the one on the left, not the right."

 

"If you want to make your children neurotic, clinginess and overprotectiveness on your part - helicopter parenting - is the way to go.

"Assuming you don't want to cause that, it is still okay to hover over your dogs and cats, according to an analysis of pet owners by psychologists at U.C. Berkeley and California State University, East Bay.

"They used an online survey of more than 1,000 pet owners nationwide to analyze the key personality traits and nurturing styles of people who identified as a "cat person," a "dog person," "both" or "neither."  Those who expressed the greatest affection for their pets were also the most conscientious and neurotic, suggesting that the qualities that work for domesticated canine and feline companions, who tend to require lifelong parenting, make for overbearing parents."

 

Summary from BrainHQ Brain Fitness News: January 2015

Neurotic People Make the Best Pet Owners 
Psychologists at UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay recently conducted a study of pet owners, and found that those who had the most “neurotic” tendencies were also the most conscientious when it came to their pets’ happiness and well-being. They suggest that if your tendency is to be a “helicopter parent,” it will work out much better for your pets than for your (human) children.


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Could the helicopter parents trend be coming from an increasing tendency in our society for some adults to have pets instead of children, and parents tending more to consider pets a part of the family? -Lon

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America's addiction to Heroin contributing to terrorism | Kenneth Whitfield | LinkedIn

America's addiction to Heroin contributing to terrorism | Kenneth Whitfield | LinkedIn | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The picture shown is of a Afghan National Police officer after a raid on a stash house full of Opium used to make Heroin. Today the war on drugs is not just about the eradication of the sales of illicit narcotics in America. Now this war has been complicated by the ones that profit from it the most, terrorist. 

Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is an entirely different slant on the War on Drugs - the one that I think is not working. -Lon

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Huffington Post Live - Free-Range Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting

Huffington Post Live - Free-Range Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Free Range Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting. What's best for the kids?
Lon Woodbury's insight:

In my work with students enrolled in therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness therapy programs, I have seen far more damage needing residential treatment from over-controlling parents than I have from neglectful or abusive parents. -Lon

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The Matara Therapeutic Boarding School:

The Matara Therapeutic Boarding School: | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A Unique Opportunity for Challenging teen-age boys
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MRI Images Show - Meth Messes Up Brains of Youths Far More than Adults - Study

MRI Images Show - Meth Messes Up Brains of Youths Far More than Adults - Study | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Newswise — (SALT LAKE CITY)—Adolescents who chronically use methamphetamine suffer greater and more widespread alterations in their brain than adults who chronically abuse the drug–and damage is particularly evident in a part of the brain believed to control the “executive function,” researchers from the University of Utah and South Korea report.
In a study with chronic adolescent and adult meth abusers in South Korea, MRI brain scans showed decreased thickness in the gray matter of younger users’ frontal cortex, the area of the brain believed to direct people’s ability to organize, reason and remember things, known as the executive function. A different type of MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), indicated alterations to the adolescents’ white matter, meaning possible damage to neurons–the cells that relay information via electrical signals from one part of the brain to another. The gray and white matter of chronic adult meth users showed far less damage than that of the adolescents.
The researchers found the evidence of damage to cortical thickness in the frontal cortex of adolescent users alarming.

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

An idea that is beginning to gain a lot of favour in educational circles at the moment is the notion of fixed versus growth mindsets, and how they might relate to students and learning. Based on the work of Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, the idea of mindset is related to our understanding of where ability comes from.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

In the fixed mindset, it all becomes attempts to save the ego.  That is probably the most static state imaginable.  -Lon

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How to Raise an Adult | Julie Lythcott-Haims | Macmillan

How to Raise an Adult | Julie Lythcott-Haims | Macmillan | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A provocative manifesto that exposes the detrimental effects of helicopter parenting and puts forth an alternative philosophy for raising self-suffici...

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There Is No Substitute For Hard Work!

There Is No Substitute For Hard Work! | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
We have all heard the old saying that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, right? Check out the secret of hard work right here!
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Q&A: A mother's journey through the perils of teen sexting

A mother speaks out about her daughter's experience with teen sexting gone awry and why parents need to educate themselves about the law.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The mother makes a good point.  Aren't laws supposed to protect children, not criminalize them?  -Lon

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The Bully Business

The Bully Business | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
An entire industry is profiting off of tactics used to punish mean children at school.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Although this observation is contrary to most people's view of schools, it should be looked at seriously as a possible view.  Many new alternatives in education are saying schools are institutions that are out of touch with modern society and make arguments similar to what this author is saying about bullying coming out of the culture of public schools. -Lon

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Officers train to understand teen brains - Richmond

Officers train to understand teen brains - Richmond | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Policing the Teen Brain training for area officers set for next week.

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This sounds like a great idea.  I hope it takes hold and maintains a dynamic presentation instead of the rote presentations that sometimes happen. -Lon

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Virtual Reality Therapy is Knocking on Your Door

Virtual Reality Therapy is Knocking on Your Door | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Virtual Reality Therapy? So what if you could fully immerse yourself into the most fearful environments while in the comfort of your own home?

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Simple Kids' Play vs. Genuine Bullying: Here's How to Tell - Voices of Experience

Simple Kids' Play vs. Genuine Bullying: Here's How to Tell - Voices of Experience | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Parents who educate themselves about bullying are better prepared to help their kids, whether they're the bully or the bullied.
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Is internet addiction real?

Is internet addiction real? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few. In South Korea, one couple was so committed to their virtual baby that their actual 3-month-old died in her crib, malnourished,...
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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient

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John Page's curator insight, January 25, 2015 7:44 PM

This article speaks exactly about the title. It talks about how all of the things going on in the modern world is too much for our minds to handle because they are so busy. All of this multitasking produces stress which is not good for your body or your health. We have become robots that must check our phones or we will not be able to function, it talks about how if there is an email in the unread bin then our IQ goes down by up to 10 points. Media is very important in this because it will spread this and let people become aware of what we are doing to our brain.