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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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Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses

Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

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Some of the implications of new diagnoses are scary. -Lon

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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, January 14, 2014 10:44 AM

Going back to the age old question of 'who defines 'normal'?' and the associated questions of power and control. 

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VT Gov in Historic Addictions Focused State-of-State Address

VT Gov in Historic Addictions Focused State-of-State Address | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
01/10/2014 –ATIN – In a pioneering state-of-the-state speech, which governors around the nation give at this time to kick-off legislative and policy agendas, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire annual address to the vicious and skyrocketing problem of substance abuse in a tiny state that has been beset in recent years by addiction issues in general but particularly by an enormous and deadly surge in heroin abuse.
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Assets School buys Honolulu land from Navy, plans new campus for Those With Learning Differences

Assets School buys Honolulu land from Navy, plans new campus for Those With Learning Differences | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Assets School in Honolulu said Thursday that it has purchased its existing 3.5-acre site in Moanalua for $1.4 million from the Navy to build a new campus.


Assets School is a critical and vital part of the educational system in Hawaii,” Assets Board Chairman John Morton said in a statement. “It provides premier educational services to students who learn differently, such as students who are gifted learners, or simply bright learners struggling in school.”


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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 11, 2014 3:27 PM

Congratulations and best wishes to Assets School serving Dyslexic, Gifted and Dyslexic Children in Honolulu since 1969! What a wonderful turn of events!!--Lou

 

 

Excerpt: "Assets School in Honolulu said Thursday that it has purchased its existing 3.5-acre site in Moanalua for $1.4 million from the Navy to build a new campus.

Honolulu-based Group 70 International has been put in charge to design the new campus for the K-12 independent school and Honolulu’s Nordic PCL is scheduled to begin the two-year construction project in June 2015.

Construction will be done in phases so as not to disrupt the school year and classes will continue to run on a regular schedule during construction, Assets School said.

“Assets School is a critical and vital part of the educational system in Hawaii,” Assets Board Chairman John Morton said in a statement. “It provides premier educational services to students who learn differently, such as students who are gifted learners, or simply bright learners struggling in school.”

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Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
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Did you marry a new kind of father? - Teenage Sons

Did you marry a new kind of father? - Teenage Sons | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Did you marry a new kind of father? If you didn't it can affect your teenage son.
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Take LSD, stay out of prison? Huge study links psychedelic use to reduced recidivism | PsyPost

Take LSD, stay out of prison? Huge study links psychedelic use to reduced recidivism | PsyPost | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A study of more than 25,000 people under community corrections supervision suggests the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD can keep people out of prison.
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Warning Signs of Drug Addiction in Teens | Malibu Rehab Center

Warning Signs of Drug Addiction in Teens | Malibu Rehab Center | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
13 is known to be the average age of first experimentations with drugs & for alcohol it's even younger. Drug use has been classified as a major problem for kids
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We Know Exactly How Bored Students Are Thanks to Twitter

We Know Exactly How Bored Students Are Thanks to Twitter | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

"Boredom at school is an epidemic. When Gallup asked American teenagers to choose three words that best described their typical feelings in school from a list of 14 adjectives, 'bored' was chosen most often—by one out of every two students. ('Tired' came in second, chosen by 42% of teenagers surveyed.) And boredom is global. Across 32 countries, nearly half of 15-year-olds said they often felt bored at school on average, according to a 2000 OECD survey. (Ireland did worst of all, with 67% of teenagers reporting frequent boredom, compared to 61% in the U.S.) Boredom, it turns out, is toxic. It is related to depression, poor grades, substance abuse, hopelessness, and loneliness. In one survey of 467 recent high school dropouts, nearly half said boredom was a major factor in their decision to quit school. People who feel bored a lot may even be more likely to die young, according to a 2010 study." | by Amanda Ripley


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Sexting Linked to Sex in Teens

Sexting Linked to Sex in Teens | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Teens who "sext" are more likely to have sex, a new study found.
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http://shelterwood.org/ Is Sexting the new approach to the wooing process for teenagers? Prepare yourself as a parent for this hot topic. Struggling with you...
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The 5 Secrets of Successful Parenting - Multiple Mayhem Mamma

The 5 Secrets of Successful Parenting - Multiple Mayhem Mamma | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There are 5 secrets to successful parenting. Here they are.
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Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents, study claims

Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents, study claims | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents for doing things well, a research study claims.
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Another study putting light on the misguided self-esteem movement that was so influential in past years. -Lon

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Homeschool Worries: Erased With Research & Experience

Homeschool Worries: Erased With Research & Experience | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Here are all sorts of studies that dispel homeschooling myths. Plus what we experienced as we jumped from schooling to homeschooling.
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Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance | PsyPost

Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance | PsyPost | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can modulate brain activity to heighten sensory perception in humans.
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ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix

ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
At long last, the scientific research community is rethinking a 20-year old study about the benefits of medicating ADHD with stimulants like Ritalin.
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Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth?

Do 'jokesters' distort research on gay youth? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A controversial new study argues that a host of research on gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers could be based on faulty data because of confused teens and “jokesters” who later said they were straight.
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Stop heaping praise on your kids

Stop heaping praise on your kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
You may think it’s best to really praise the child with low self-esteem. In fact, that might backfire on you.

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Maybe we are getting an accurate handle on the self-esteem movement that headed in unhealthy ways. -Lon

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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:16 AM

New research showing that overdoing praise with kids with low self-esteem can do more damage than good. While it is tempting to give them that extra 'boost' we may unintentionally be boosting their low self-esteem downwards rather than upwards.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 11, 2014 3:43 AM

To praise or not to praise....how do you do it and when if you do it? It seems you might make things harder for you and your child.  To be safe Encourage  your child instead, and help him or her appreciate the process rather than the results. 

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Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What’s wrong with teenagers? Why do many of them take dangerous risks? Why do they care more about their friends than their families? And why do they lead lives of such high drama and intense self-expression?
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Adolescent Drug Addiction - Things to Look For | Sober Nation

Adolescent Drug Addiction - Things to Look For | Sober Nation | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Adolescent Drug Addiction is a crowing problem in our country. Also, many parents don't know how to handle the problem. Call for help. 866-317-7050

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The Life Altering Effects of Marijuana on Teenagers

The Life Altering Effects of Marijuana on Teenagers | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years researchers have been conflicted about the long-term mental effects of marijuana use among teens.
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Colo. Teen Addiction Centers Gear Up for Legal Pot

Colo. Teen Addiction Centers Gear Up for Legal Pot | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Colorado residents braved harsh weather to legally buy marijuana.
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Are you a “smother mother”? - Teenage Sons

Are you a “smother mother”? - Teenage Sons | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Are you a smother mother? Find out here and if you're affecting your relationship with your son.
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Daniel Goleman: An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman: An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Let’s not idealize emotional intelligence. Like any other human skill set – IQ, hacking skills, strength – it can be used for self-serving ends or for the common good, as addressed in Adam Grant's recent article for The Atlantic titled The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence....

 

Then there’s empathic concern, sensitivity to other people’s needs and the readiness to help if need be. Workers with such concern are the good citizens of any organization, the ones everyone else knows can be counted on to help when the pressure is on. Among leaders, those with empathic concern create a “secure base,” the sense that your boss has your back, will support and protect you as needed, and gives you the security to take risks and try new ways of operating – the key to innovation.

 

This is the kind of empathy that serves as an antidote to the dark side of emotional intelligence – the manipulative use of talents in EI in the service of one’s own interest, and at the expense of others. Narcissists, Machiavellians and sociopaths all do this, as I’ve detailed in Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. A Norwegian study found that men who lacked empathic concern in childhood were far more likely than others as adults to end up as felons in prison.

 

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John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 2014 12:06 AM

Empathic concern means we care about the well-being of the people around us. It’s the opposite motivation of the self-serving types who use whatever influence or other empathy abilities solely in their own interests – the Bernie Madoffs among us.

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The world’s first School in the Cloud opens in the UK | TED Blog

The world’s first School in the Cloud opens in the UK | TED Blog | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Sugata Mitra has opened the doors of the world’s first School in the Cloud. A look at it and what happens there.

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Are Women Really More Depressed Than Men?

Are Women Really More Depressed Than Men? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Depression has long been considered more of a problem with women than men. But new studies are showing that rates of depression in adults may be more in sync between the sexes than previously thought.
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