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Three Common Myths about the Teenage Brain

Three Common Myths about the Teenage Brain | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

If we’ve been getting most of our information about the adolescent brain from oversimplified media reports or from pop-psych books, we may have fallen victim to one of the following myths:

 


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Are you a hacker's target? [infographic]

Are you a hacker's target? [infographic] | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
No one dreams of becoming the victim of cybercrime, and the first step to protecting yourself is knowing more about the threats all of us face. Check out this infographic from Solera Networks to se...

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Reading Rockets - Google+ - Sometimes Technology is Too Much Too Soon for Kids:…

Reading Rockets - Google+ - Sometimes Technology is Too Much Too Soon for Kids:… | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Sometimes Technology is Too Much Too Soon for Kids: http://ow.ly/kljl4

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How to Link YouTube and Google+ Pages, Multi-Admin Management Now Possible

How to Link YouTube and Google+ Pages, Multi-Admin Management Now Possible | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
YouTube and Google+ Business Page Integration is now here, complete with multi-admin user capabilities so that you can have multiple users uploading and managing videos on your channel.

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Work smarter, not harder ... Like it or not, Google can help. ~ Terry

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Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

"Author and clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison writes, “Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” It is through unstructured, open-ended creative play that children learn the ways of the world. While playing outside, children explore with all their senses, they witness new life, they create imaginary worlds and they negotiate with each other to create a playful environment."


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:59 AM

Let's ensure ALL children get more of all this provides... by helping ALL adults realize the difference it makes!

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:55 AM

Experiencing the outdoors has been a common foundation of residential schools for struggling teens. -Lon

Chiara Kirschner (EXNOVO)'s curator insight, April 4, 2013 1:56 AM

"It is through unstructured, open-ended creative play that children learn the ways of the world". So why not us? 

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LOVING OUR CHILDREN & THE BRAIN

LOVING OUR CHILDREN & THE BRAIN | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

"Through consistent and loving interactions, valuable connections are physically made in the baby’s brain. The feeling of security and predictability that the child learns through these interactions leads to an emotionally healthy child ready for relationships and learning."


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:46 PM

Thank you to Michael Sabbeth for the dedication to well developed children!

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Outdoor Education Helps Minority Students Close Gap in Environmental Literacy

Outdoor Education Helps Minority Students Close Gap in Environmental Literacy | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy, according to NC State research.

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Terry Doherty's comment, March 24, 2013 2:42 PM
Thanks for the find, Gina!
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 24, 2013 2:43 PM

It's nice to see discussion of literacy with middle school students. So much is focused on elementary that we often forget to keep going. 

Gina Stepp's comment, March 24, 2013 3:40 PM
So true, Terry! We need to stay engaged all the way through~
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Sibling Rivalry - Parenting Children with Dyslexia

Sibling Rivalry - Parenting Children with Dyslexia | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Conflicts among siblings usually stem from feelings of jealousy or resentment. Your child with dyslexia will feel frustrated if siblings close in age or younger than him are allowed extra privileges that are denied to him because of his learning problems — this may occur because of the need for your child to spend time outside of school receiving special tutoring, while siblings have more free time to participate in sports or social activities.

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Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media

Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

Skeptics — and at this stage they far outnumber enthusiasts — fear introducing backchannels into classrooms will distract students and teachers, and lead to off-topic, inappropriate or even bullying remarks. A national survey released last month found that 2 percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.

 


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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:46 PM

Now that I've started using backchannel communication in my seminars and classes, I really miss it when it's not available.

Ken Morrison's comment, March 4, 2013 12:53 AM
I have used Twitter in a few classes. Students say they like it, but I fail to use it more often. It worked great as a break when I had two-hour classes. I would tell students to tweet about something new that they learned in the last hour and then take a break and/or questions. I would use break time to review the tweets via the common hashtag. We could start the next hour with a student-generated review and Q/A session. I was happy with the results, solid instruction & unscientific 'feeling' of the classroom.
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:43 PM

Love the idea of engaging students to think freely ... without embarrassment to them or interrupting the teaher!

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Topic for the 3/3/13 #storyappchat: Beyond Facebook and Twitter

Topic for the 3/3/13 #storyappchat: Beyond Facebook and Twitter | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

We’ve had a couple of people pipe up in our chats lately about ways in which they’re using some of the social media tools besides Facebook and Twitter to promote their recent projects. Some of the sites mentioned were LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and others. So we thought it was high time we took a closer look at some of these other offerings, and how they can best be used to promote/market/build community around the electronic stories we’re creating.

 

Let’s go Beyond Facebook and Twitter this Sunday evening (March 3) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Simply include the #storyappchat hashtag in your tweets to join us!


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Great opportunity to share ideas & ask questions.

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Join us this Sunday to discuss how to promote apps on social media - including Twitter & FB, but also going beyond these obvious platforms ...

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Want to Get Through to Teens | Talk to Their Brains - BreakingTheCycles.com

Want to Get Through to Teens | Talk to Their Brains - BreakingTheCycles.com | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Want to Get Through to Teens | Talk to Their Brains. In my decade of research & writing on brain development and the brain disease of addiction, puberty...

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Babies' brains tuned to sharing attention with others

Babies' brains tuned to sharing attention with others | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Children as young as five months old will follow the gaze of an adult towards an object and engage in joint attention, according to new research.

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48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level

48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 20, 2013 11:10 PM
48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level.

"Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours".
48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...



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Casey Smith's curator insight, February 27, 2013 9:12 PM

This webpage has a wide range of Apps for Education. There are many Apps for a wide range of KLA's, however is a wonderful webpage to find Apps quickly and to gather an understanding of how to use these within the classroom.

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Toddlers need treatment for iPad addiction?

Toddlers need treatment for iPad addiction? | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
It seems that some very young humans play with iPads nearly half of their waking day. This is leading to withdrawal tantrums of an extreme kind. Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.

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Margot van Ryneveld's curator insight, May 30, 2013 1:33 AM

It is of critical importance that parents and educators alike take heed of the warnings and avoid exposing their preschoolers to iPads! The long-term consequences are as dire as drug addiction to some!

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50+ Reasons Why Parents hate Social Networking sites | All Infographics

50+ Reasons Why Parents hate Social Networking sites | All Infographics | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Infographics on why Most parents hate when teenagers use social Networking sites, sending messages and posting status updates and making fun over online

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50+ Reasons Why Parents hate Social Networking sites | All Infographics | @scoopit via @abroaderview http://sco.lt/...

John Purificati's comment, April 30, 2013 3:57 AM
Thanks for this Paul.
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How to stop children buying in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad - The Guardian (blog)

How to stop children buying in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad - The Guardian (blog) | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
How to stop children buying in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad
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How to stop children buying in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad. An illustrated guide to ensure parents don't get landed with a surprise bill for virtual items.

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Ben Stevens's curator insight, April 18, 2013 9:52 AM

This step-by-step guide is a "must read" for parents whose kids have iDevices.

Jenny Stevens's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:35 AM

Great advice for parents trying to control their children's iDevice purchases.

Marcia Pereira's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:42 PM

a resource for parents

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | School Libraries around the world

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | School Libraries around the world | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again.

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Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Never fail a test again!

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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:53 AM

I hope that flashcards are not all our students use the ipad/iphone for, but if these apps help them learn, really learn the facts they need to know, then here are a few apps to try. 

Terry Doherty's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:33 AM

Mixed feelings on this one ... nice to be "green," but are we trading tactile experience for more screen time?

Holland Bass's comment, May 7, 2013 12:55 AM
I like the idea of using an iPad for flashcards, but overall I don't think it is a good idea. Looking too long at a screen can harm your eyes, so the old notecards are still favourable for me.
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Women Abused as Children More Likely to Have Children with Autism

Women Abused as Children More Likely to Have Children with Autism | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
HSPH study uncovers a new risk factor for autism: mothers who experienced abuse as children more likely to have a child with autism.
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT? | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

“This study validates something that seems to be intuitive, which is just how important nurturing parents are to creating adaptive human beings,” says lead author Joan L. Luby, MD, professor of child psychiatry. “I think the public health implications suggest that we should pay more attention to parents’ nurturing, and we should do what we can as a society to foster these skills because clearly nurturing has a very, very big impact on later development.”


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:41 PM

This can be so reassuring for caring parents! These findings can also be inspiring to those wanting additional evidence that there is a critical need to place greater emphasis on this area and time of development. 

Giovanni Benavides's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:06 PM

#psychology #mental health

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Texting While Parenting: Can It Wait? | Common Sense Media

Texting While Parenting: Can It Wait? | Common Sense Media | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Smartphone rules are for parents, too.
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Nice reminder: face-in-screen rules apply to parents too!

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Positive Parents: 5 Healthy Responses to Children's Emotions

Positive Parents: 5 Healthy Responses to Children's Emotions | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

There was an article released in September 2011 outlining 5 healthy responses to a child's natural emotions. The article is fantastic and can be viewed in full here. I would just like to elaborate on the 5 healthy responses mentioned in the article, which are:

Recognize the emotion. Increase intimacy with emotion.Listen for and validate emotion.Label emotion.Set limits with emotion.

How do you put this into practice?


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:40 AM

Emotional development is so critically importnat. This is a helpful post for adults and educators.

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www.prekandksharing.blogspot.com

www.prekandksharing.blogspot.com | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

I have created a post of a RAINBOW of needs all children want all adults to know. This is rainbow leads to something better than a pot of gold at the end and it doesn’t depend on luck!  Having these eight needs met will contribute to a happy life with a healthy and well developed brain!


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Babies' brains tuned to sharing attention with others

Babies' brains tuned to sharing attention with others | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Children as young as five months old will follow the gaze of an adult towards an object and engage in joint attention, according to new research.

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Solving Common Family Problems

Solving Common Family Problems | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

No matter how positive and empathic we are as parents, kids will occasionally still argue and misbehave, and there will be family problems. 

 

Kenneth Barish, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Cornell University's Weill Medical College, offers five concrete steps that will help parents solve most of the common issues they will encounter.


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