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Praising Kids for Effort Is Out of Control, Says the Psychologist Who Inadvertently Invented it

Praising Kids for Effort Is Out of Control, Says the Psychologist Who Inadvertently Invented it | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

It’s become something of a self-esteem cliché in the classroom: assuring kids that it’s fine if they messed up their homework assignment on long division, because, hey, they triedreally hard. The underlying intention is a good one, and it can be traced back to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on mind-sets. Dweck has argued —

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'Autism Doesn't Mean I'm Bad': 7-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter Moves Mum To Tears

'Autism Doesn't Mean I'm Bad': 7-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter Moves Mum To Tears | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A seven-year-old with autism moved her mum to tears with a note explaining how she understands that despite what some people may think, "autism doesn't mean I'm bad".

Like most children,

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malek's curator insight, November 14, 2015 6:16 PM

The awareness is lacking, the compassion is lacking .The understanding of how intelligent these children are doesn't seem to be highlighted anywhere.

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Depression in Fathers Can Cause Anxiety in Toddlers

Depression in Fathers Can Cause Anxiety in Toddlers | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A new study reports that a father's depression during the postpartum period can impact the behavior of their toddler.

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Stress in mothers of children with autism: Trait mindfulness as a protective factor

Publication date: June 2014
Source:Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 8, Issue 6
Author(s): Caitlin M. Conner , Susan W. White
Mindfulness-based interventions may reduce parents’ stress and improve parent–child relationships.

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The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic)

The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic) | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

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This is an interesting way to look at and evaluate your child's engaement with school as well as your parenting. Are you encouraging "ritual compliance" or real engagement? And, for those of with kids with special needs, the behavior labels in the green boxes might be more helpful in terms of both describing what we see as well as considering in motivating our childen.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 24, 2013 1:08 PM

Phillip Schechty is an educator whom has looked at "five ways that students respond or adapt to school-related tasks and activities." This infographic looks provides an overview of the five stages. If you want more information about this please visit the website The Schlechty Center located at http://www.schlechtycenter.org/

malek's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:40 PM

Any marketer dream!

If only customers behave like students....

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Every Night This Dad Falls Asleep In Front Of The TV. There's A Beautiful Reason Why.

Every Night This Dad Falls Asleep In Front Of The TV. There's A Beautiful Reason Why. | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
The most courageous reason for a dad to fall asleep in front of the TV I've ever heard.
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What I Wish I'd Been Made Aware of When My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism

What I Wish I'd Been Made Aware of When My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
It is my hope, for those of you who may be at the beginning of your journey with an autistic child, that these things might help you avoid some of the many, many mistakes we made and a great deal of unnecessary pain.
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Children with autism show increased positive social behaviors when animals are present

Children with autism show increased positive social behaviors when animals are present | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
The presence of an animal can significantly increase positive social behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders, according to new research.
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So my being The Crazy Zoo Lady was a good thing ;)

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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