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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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86% of Teenagers Know Someone Who Suffers from a Mental Illness, Reports Stageoflife.com

86% of Teenagers Know Someone Who Suffers from a Mental Illness, Reports Stageoflife.com | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
York, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 -- Teen blogging community, StageofLife.com, polled over 5,100 junior high, high school, and college students about mental illness as part of its international writing contest that asked the question, “How has mental illness impacted your life?” New statistics about teens and mental illness were announced along with 12 essay finalists.
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The Myth of Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
For many years educators were under the false notion that there were learning styles, and recent research from Howard Gardner, John Hattie and Gregory Yates shows there isn't such thing as a learning style.
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Art Therapy’s Achilles Heel

Art Therapy’s Achilles Heel | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Sometimes the truth is both a blessing and a pain.


Art therapy is a field based on the concept that art making and the creative process can be leveraged to support health and well-being in children, adults, families and groups

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I'm Done Making My Kid's Childhood Magical

I'm Done Making My Kid's Childhood Magical | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Do we want to teach our children that the magic of life is something that comes beautifully gift-wrapped -- or that magic is something you discover on your own?...
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'He couldn't believe he was lovable'

'He couldn't believe he was lovable' | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In the past 10 years, 80 people aged 21 and under have killed themselves in prison - the government is looking into why so many young people die in custody. One mother explains what it is like to have a child die behind bars.

Via Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer
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This is also an issue in the US but I hear very little about it as if everybody looks the other way. -Lon

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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, April 27, 2014 12:05 AM

One of the tragic stories highlighted in the BBC documentary, 'Dead Behind Bars', available to watch on BBC IPlayer in the UK until Tues 6th May 3.30am.

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Toddlers Addicted to iPads and Smartphones

Toddlers Addicted to iPads and Smartphones | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Toddlers addicted to iPads. Young tech addicts experienced the same withdrawal symptoms as alcoholics or heroin addicts, when the devices were taken away.

Via Cali Estes
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Toddlers hooked on iPads? This is a very troubling development.

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The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech

The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new school in San Francisco is combining the Silicon Valley startup model with progressive education tactics, creating classrooms as individual entities, using sensoring technologies to track kids' progress, and building tech tools based on teacher requests.
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All Work, No Play: Why High School Students Should Have Fun

In this post, Sarah Fine asks why we see play as so central for young children and again for creative professional work, but treat high schools as play-free zones. She argues for why we should care about playful adolescence, and gives several examples of schools that are realizing these goals in practice.
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Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction

Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads

Via Peter Mellow
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Penny McIntyre's curator insight, April 15, 2014 7:07 PM

Impact of technology on child development, health and well being

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How to raise happy kids, according to science

How to raise happy kids, according to science | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what's usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy.

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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

Why Kids Need Schools to Change | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree. Created during the Industrial Age, the assembly line system we have in place now has little relevance to what we know kids actually need to thrive. Most of us know this, and yet making room for the huge shift in the system that's necessary has been difficult, if not impossible because of fear of the unknown.

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The author really hopes for change in these five areas:
PROJECT BASED LEARNING.

ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT.

SCHEDULING.

CLIMATE OF CARE.

PARENT EDUCATION.

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A Review of the Research on Marijuana: It Isn’t Kid Stuff

A Review of the Research on Marijuana: It Isn’t Kid Stuff | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Statistics and opinions vary in the ongoing national debate about marijuana, but in one area, there is widespread agreement: kids and cannabis are a bad
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How to spot a psychopath: A test by criminal psychologists can hit uncomfortably close to home

How to spot a psychopath: A test by criminal psychologists can hit uncomfortably close to home | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

by Tom Chivers

So psychopaths often welcome their condition, and “treating” them becomes complicated. “How many psychopaths go to a psychiatrist for mental distress, unless they’re in prison? It doesn't happen,” says Hare.


The ones in prison, of course, are often required to go to “talk therapy, empathy training, or talk to the family of the victims” — but since psychopaths don’t have any empathy, it doesn’t work. “What you want to do is say, ’Look, it’s in your own self-interest to change your behaviour, otherwise you’ll stay in prison for quite a while.’ “


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The ones in prison, of course, are often
required  to go to “talk therapy,

empathy training,

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The N-Bomb Has Arrived - New Synthetic Drug Sweeping the Nation - Sober Nation

The N-Bomb Has Arrived - New Synthetic Drug Sweeping the Nation - Sober Nation | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The synthetic drug N Bomb is becoming more popular. N bomb causes hallucinations and has similar effects to LSD and bath salts.
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The importance of letting kids solve their own problems

The importance of letting kids solve their own problems | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Children must learn to solve their own problems in order to be prepared for the rest of their lives. - Parents Pledge News at KTAR.com
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Warning Signs of Mental Illness | psychiatry.org

Warning Signs of Mental Illness | psychiatry.org | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Learn more about Warning Signs of Mental Illness at psychiatry.org
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Published by the American Psychiatric Association, this is one of the best overviews of early warning signs of a developing mental illness. -Lon

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How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy

How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Last year, as all eyes turned to the sudden emergence of state recreational marijuana laws, a quiet revolution happened in another area of marijuana policy.

Via David Collet
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David Collet's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:06 PM

Anecdote informs me that Marijuana (ganja) has been used historically in Malaysia by the fishermen who work long nights and need to be able to sleep through the days. I believe that Malaysia has followed the lead of the major nations (U.S. and U.K.) in formulating the laws prohibiting the use of this drug.

 

While I hold that it is haram for Muslims, I equally believe it is less damaging in all aspects than alcohol.

 

The damage done to society as a result of the prohibition of this relatively harmless weed is far greater than the damage done by the use of the substance.

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
"Why did I want to be a teacher?" We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and in my case, especially after fourth period. Most of the time, we can pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, an
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This probably is valid for everybody working with other people - office, co-workers, and even education support work. -Lon

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Are 'Selfies' an Addiction? - Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach

Are 'Selfies' an Addiction? - Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Are selfies an Addiction? Recent article links taking 'selfies' to Narcissism and Mental Health. Cali Estes discusses why this can become an addiction.

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Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Using marijuana a few times a week is enough to make changes in critical brain structures, according to a new study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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The Science of Character (8 min film) (Character Education in Schools)

The Science of Character (8 min film) (Character Education in Schools) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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Danger! A Frightening New Mental Illness

Danger! A Frightening New Mental Illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
If you doubt the danger of diagnosis, you might have sluggish cognitive tempo.
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Don't we already have more diagnoses than we can deal with? -Lon

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Growing Competition From Super Luxury Addiction Centers Opening Overseas - Treatment Magazine

Growing Competition From Super Luxury Addiction Centers Opening Overseas - Treatment Magazine | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
But what may remain just around the edges for med surg, for the orphan status addiction treatment industry, especially in the $10B to $15B a year higher end private side, the regulatory, reimbursement and consumer cultural protective barriers do not apply nearly as broadly, if at all, and thus growing foreign addictions medical tourism could represent, to borrow from the lexicon of national security, much more of a clear and present danger on the competition side.
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Anti-Bullying from the Parent's Perspective

Anti-Bullying from the Parent's Perspective | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Think Inclusive presents part two to our interview with anti-bullying speaker Tony Bartoli. Today we focus on strategies parents can utilize.
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Rebuilding the Digestion System After Disordered Eating | Caring Online

Rebuilding the Digestion System After Disordered Eating | Caring Online | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Prolonged disordered eating can take a toll on the body's digestive system. Rebuilding the necessary digestive flora requires a thoughtful, methodical process.
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