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Do Single Sex Schools Provide A Better Alternative For At-Risk Teens - Book Review

Do Single Sex Schools Provide A Better Alternative For At-Risk Teens - Book Review | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Lon Woodbury's new Amazon Kindle book, "The Parent Empowerment Handbook Series: Single Sex Schools & Programs" provides readers a broader understanding of the impact Single Sex Schools has on helping at-risk teens develop stable and productive lives.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:00 PM

I've tried in this digital book on amazon.com to bring together the major pro and con arguments on single sex education, some of the more interesting opinions on the subject, and a list of some of the top single sex schools and programs in the country.

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Sedona Sky Academy-AZ Applies Innovative Program to Help Adolescent Girls Overcome Shame

Sedona Sky Academy-AZ Applies Innovative Program to Help Adolescent Girls Overcome Shame | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
SEDONA, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 -- Dr. Brene Brown’s highly successful methodology, The Daring Way™, helps girls become more resilient
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8 Types of Toxic Patterns in Mother-Daughter Relationships

8 Types of Toxic Patterns in Mother-Daughter Relationships | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
It’s true enough that all daughters of unloving and unattuned mothers have common experiences; the lack of maternal warmth and validation warps their sense of self, makes them lack confidence in or BE wary of close emotional connection, and shapes them in ways that are both seen and unseen. What are they missing?.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 23, 7:36 PM

Some stories to go along with these important steps.  It is a good read dynamics to avoid and to change.

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Eating disorders linked with financial difficulties in female students

Experiencing financial difficulties at university may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder, according to new research. Conversely, the study also found that having extreme attitudes to food and eating predicted short-term financial difficulties for female students, suggesting the possibility of a 'vicious cycle' occurring, researchers report.

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The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
The share of men aged 25 to 54 who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s, with many having decided that low-wage jobs will not improve their lives.
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This developing problem needs to be addressed by schools to help their male students prepare for those challenges.  Very interesting is the observation that a significant part of the decline of male workers can be attributed to a retreat from marriage and fatherhood. Maybe part of the education of young males is to emphasize the value of marriage and fatherhood for their quality of life. -Lon



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Self Test for Women: Do I Have ADD?

A handy checklist of common ADD symptoms in women - consult this list before seeking an ADHD diagnosis for yourself or your child.
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What Happens When You Ask A Little Boy To Hit A Girl - Women Daily Magazine

What Happens When You Ask A Little Boy To Hit A Girl - Women Daily Magazine | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
An Italian filmmaker from Fanpage.it filmed a video like a little experiment to see if violence is something that is built-in to boys or if it is taught. He first introduces a group of boys between...
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It looks like the impulse in males to protect females is pretty deep. -Lon

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All boys are not poor school achievers, and all girls are not smart pupils

All boys are not poor school achievers, and all girls are not smart pupils | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
The answer to why pupils perform differently in school is not found by looking at girls and boys as separate groups, one expert says.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 17, 2014 6:33 PM

Excellent research looking at the conditions for learning and possible gender effects

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7 Damaging Lies We Teach Boys About How to Become a Real Man.

7 Damaging Lies We Teach Boys About How to Become a Real Man. | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
7 Damaging Lies We Teach Boys About How to Become a Real Man

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4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers

4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers

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In my case, many years ago, I enjoyed reading, but was not enthused by the classroom reading assignments.  I did enough to get by,

but emphasized science fiction and adventure books.  It would have been very helpful for assigned reading to more often be in my line of interest. :) -Lon

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 28, 2014 7:26 PM

Set them up for success. Let them read what they are comfortable reading and show them the way.

 

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ADHD in Young Women Misunderstood by Parents, Teachers, Survey Finds

ADHD in Young Women Misunderstood by Parents, Teachers, Survey Finds | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
According to a new survey, both teachers and parents have common misconceptions when it comes to understanding ADHD in young women.
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Stop Saying “Boys will be Boys”

Stop Saying “Boys will be Boys” | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
I'm just trying to not ruin my two kids while I trek through this adventure of Real Life Parenting.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Good point here - boys might be more active and rambunctious than girls, but meanness has nothing to do with that and is an equal opportunity problem - with both boys and girls I think in about equal measure being mean. -Lon 

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Teenage Sons's comment, October 13, 2014 2:12 PM
Great article. I think your straight forward writing is refreshing.
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Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?

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Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys? -

Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys? - | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it

An epidemic of loneliness is killing millions of American men. Here's why.


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Men do cry: one man’s experience of depression

Men do cry: one man’s experience of depression | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it

"...A staggeringly higher number of men than women kill themselves. In the UK the ratio is 3.5:1, in Greece 6:1, in the USA 4:1. This is pretty average. According to the World Health Organisation, the only countries where more women than men kill themselves are China and Hong Kong. Everywhere else, many more men than women end their own lives. This is especially strange when, according to every study, about twice as many women experience depression.

So, clearly, in most places there is something about being a man that makes you more likely to kill yourself. And there is also a paradox. If suicide is a symptom of depression (it is), then why do more women suffer depression than men? Why, in other words, is depression more fatal if you are a man rather than a woman? The fact that suicide rates vary between eras and countries and genders shows that suicide is not set in stone for anyone. Consider the UK. In 1981, 2,466 women in the UK took their own lives. Thirty years later that number had almost halved to 1,391. The corresponding figures for men are 4,129 and then 4,590. So back in 1981, when the Office of National Statistics records began, men were still more likely to kill themselves than women, but only 1.9 times more likely. Now they are 3.5 times more likely.

Why do so many men still kill themselves? What is going wrong? The common answer is that men, traditionally, see mental illness as a sign of weakness and are reluctant to seek help. Boys don’t cry. But they do. We do. I do. I weep all the time. (I wept this afternoon, watching Boyhood.) And boys – and men – do commit suicide.

In White Noise, Don DeLillo’s anxiety-ridden narrator Jack Gladney is tormented by the concept of masculinity and how he measures up: “What could be more useless than a man who couldn’t fix a dripping faucet – fundamentally useless, dead to history, to the messages in his genes?” And what if, instead of a broken faucet it is a broken mind? Then maybe a man who was worried about his manliness would feel he should be able to fix that on his own too, with nothing but silence amid the “white noise” of modern life, and maybe a few litres of alcohol..."

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Lisa A Romano's curator insight, February 26, 5:00 AM

Vital to have these statistics popularised

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Editorial: Fathers share a vital role in parenting

Kudos to Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation District for joining the national initiative to promote strong family bonds with the annual Daughter Daddy Dance.
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A tragic sign of this is so many sitcoms, ads, and movies that show the father being a clueless wimp. That's the image too many children get exposed to too much. -Lon

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Stop Parent Blaming For Eating Disorders

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Many years ago, when I was first beginning my social work training as an eating disorders therapist, one of my supervisors gave me a chilling piece of advice that I never forgot.  In a conspiratori...
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I have been amazed at how often parents are blamed for a child's problems. All too often people with absolutely no knowledge of a situation will automatically conclude that is a child is acting out, that it is the parent's fault. This seems to have gotten worse as our society shifts to the demographic of a country with a majority of adults being childless. -Lon
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Statscan’s family-violence figures paint grim picture for twentysomething CAnadian women

Women aged 20 to 24 were at the greatest risk of intimate-partner violence, about 1,127.7 per 100,000 people
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Group Projects and the Secretary Effect

Group Projects and the Secretary Effect | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
How team assignments in school reinforce traditional gender roles in kids and adults

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Young Australian males risk death from joy rides

Young Australian males risk death from joy rides | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
It's the leading cause of death and injury for young Australian males, but death is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Adolescent males are obviously more likely to take risks.  This is a developmental thing.  In the past, those risk-takers were sent into the military or to the colonies....  Where are the mentors or institutions to turn that tendency toward something constructive?  -Lon

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Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys

Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Single-sex classes are increasingly common in the nation’s public schools, particularly in poor areas, prompting new scrutiny about their effectiveness.
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Want to get boys reading? Provide them with fewer books

Want to get boys reading? Provide them with fewer books | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Martin Jeeps, head of English at The Fulham Boys School, has led a move to reduce the number of books in his school library. Here he explains why.

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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, November 22, 2014 11:42 PM

As Martin explains, "Now, obviously, this strategy suits the fact that, at present, we only have Year 7 boys". Having a separate section for series may be the answer for a school with a number of year levels.

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Signs of ADHD In Girls - Asheville Academy For Girls - Therapeutic Boarding School - Near Asheville, NC

Signs of ADHD In Girls - Asheville Academy For Girls - Therapeutic Boarding School - Near Asheville, NC | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Signs of ADHD in girls are sometimes harder to spot than in boys. Here are the top signs of ADHD for girls and what our RTC can do for her.
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Doesn't this indicate a bias in observation-that in observing ADHD we look for some marker rather than the root problem?  -Lon

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Are men more lonely?

Are men more lonely? | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it

Sometimes when I see my son playing by himself in his room on a Saturday afternoon, I stand in the doorway and ask him a very complex question:

Are you lonely?

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Good question and food for thought that I haven't seen addressed anywhere. -Lon. 

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Dear young men: The old stereotypes of what it is to be a 'man' are a load of rubbish

Dear young men: The old stereotypes of what it is to be a 'man' are a load of rubbish | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
I want to tell you what I wish I’d been told, as I bumbled through the awkward years between 15 and 25.

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What advice can a mom give to her teenage son? -

What advice can a mom give to her teenage son? - | Single Sex Schools | Scoop.it
Do you want to give your son something to take with him through out life? Here are some great pieces of advice you can give to your teen son.
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