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Opinion: The push to educate the whole child

Opinion: The push to educate the whole child | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The frameworks that underpin current curricula are from a bygone era, says teacher and author, Dr Maxine Therese.
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Researchers think they know how to make your brain learn like a kid again

Researchers think they know how to make your brain learn like a kid again | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Make our brains great again.
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Breaking the Behavior Code | Child Mind Institute

How teachers can better understand, anticipate, and respond to disruptive students, to reduce problem behavior and increase learning for everyone.
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Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them?
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Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it | Richard Bentall

Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it | Richard Bentall | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Patients are being shunned in the mistaken belief they have biological defects. In fact the evidence shows that most have endured traumas
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'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child | Mental Health | Scoop.it
In a brain scan, relational pain—that caused by isolation during punishment—can look the same as physical abuse. Is alone in the corner the best place for your child?
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Syrian Refugee Kids Were Told To Draw Whatever They Wanted

Syrian Refugee Kids Were Told To Draw Whatever They Wanted | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Children may not be able to put their emotions into words, says psychologist Vittoria Ardino. But give them crayons and they can reveal their feelings in pictures.
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I'm a therapist, and I was in a darker place than my patients

I'm a therapist, and I was in a darker place than my patients | Mental Health | Scoop.it
"I am sitting opposite my sixth patient of the day. She is describing a terrible incident in her childhood. I am nodding, hoping I appear normal. Inside, ...
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Neuroanatomy: Aging of the Brain Gray and White Matter | SciTech Connect

Neuroanatomy: Aging of the Brain Gray and White Matter | SciTech Connect | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Dive into the neuroanatomy of aging in the human brain and see how gray and white matter areas in specific regions are affected over time and as people age.
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The arts can have a positive impact on your health, well-being and self-esteem

The arts can have a positive impact on your health, well-being and self-esteem | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Science says that being an art lover can actually make you happier.
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'Bad mothers': the myth about women in abusive relationships

'Bad mothers': the myth about women in abusive relationships | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Mothers trapped in abusive relationships struggle to parent effectively, as their partner tries to control and undermine their bond with their children, new ...
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Research Shows Nutrition is Much Better at Improving Mental Health Than Prescription Medication - Educate Inspire Change

Research Shows Nutrition is Much Better at Improving Mental Health Than Prescription Medication - Educate Inspire Change | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Did you know that poor nutrition is a significant risk factor for the development of mental illness.
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Gut bacteria spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time

Gut bacteria spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The discovery of gut bacteria that need the calming chemical GABA to survive could explain why bacteria seem to influence our mood
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7 Creepy Things Really Smart Kids Do (So You Shouldn't Worry, Too Much)

7 Creepy Things Really Smart Kids Do (So You Shouldn't Worry, Too Much) | Mental Health | Scoop.it
According to Hunter S. Thompson, "Weird behavior is natural in smart children." I think parents around the world just breathed a collective sigh of relief,
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How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior | Child Mind Institute

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior | Child Mind Institute | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Kids who appear to be oppositional or aggressive may be reacting to anxiety that they are not able to articulate, or even fully recognize.
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Child-free: why women who choose not to have kids are given such a hard time

Child-free: why women who choose not to have kids are given such a hard time | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Women who publicly state their desire never to be mothers in the traditional sense challenge the idea that woman and mother are synonymous.
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The Paradoxical Needs of the Narcissist

As glamorous and captivating as narcissists might appear to be, we know from extensive psychological research that many suffer deep-seated insecurities. In the worst case scenarios, their desire to be loved and adored comes in direct conflict with their tendencies to put off the people who care about them the most.
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Spanking children slows cognitive development and increases risk of criminal behavior, expert says

Spanking children slows cognitive development and increases risk of criminal behavior, expert says | Mental Health | Scoop.it
A scientist makes a definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior.
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Overworked? Good habits, not holidays, are the answer

Overworked? Good habits, not holidays, are the answer | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Australians work very long hours compared to workers in other developed countries. But evidence shows that employees who work more than 48 hours per week, or are overcommitted or over-invested in their…
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Study shows babies who cry it out remain stressed

Study shows babies who cry it out remain stressed | Mental Health | Scoop.it
A new study offers more reason not to practice "crying it out" with babies.
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Creative people’s brains really do work differently

Creative people’s brains really do work differently | Mental Health | Scoop.it
What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of creative genius. In a historic study, Barron...
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The Thing About Being Sexually Liberated - Artparasites – How Art you today?

The Thing About Being Sexually Liberated - Artparasites – How Art you today? | Mental Health | Scoop.it
We live in a society where being sexually liberal is becoming more and more common, as well as accepted. Humans of all sorts are going out, having sex, and living to tell the tale (trust me when I say there are all kinds of things to be said).
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