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Girl vs. Test - Education Week

When it comes to test-taking, aggression is a girl's best friend, writes psychologist Lisa Damour.
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What It's Like to Have a Child With Mental Illness

What It's Like to Have a Child With Mental Illness | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
In the hours following the aftermath of the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, Liza Long took to her anonymous blog to pen a heartfelt and powerful response to the incident. Long is a mother of four children, one of whom suffers from mental illness.
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What doesn’t kill us: We shall overcome

What doesn’t kill us: We shall overcome | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Michael Paterson had been married for three weeks when his armoured Land Rover was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in West Belfast. It tore off the young policeman's arms and killed the vehicle's driver. Veronica and her daughter, Ruth, were listening to music when they crashed into a car that had flipped over in front of theirs. Ruth died two days later. Gill Hicks was standing in a Tube train in London when it was blown up on 7/7. She lost her legs and watched 26 people die.
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Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew

Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
I like it when you think I'm funny. Or interesting. Or awesome. I actually do care what you think about me. Please find something specific you actually like about me because sometimes I can't find anything in myself to like at all....
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Speaker: Human beings are ‘ultimately social and interdependent’

Speaker: Human beings are ‘ultimately social and interdependent’ | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
One of the founders of a theory that has been called the most significant development in psychological thinking since Freud will speak in Duluth on Tuesday.
Judith Jordan, an author and educator who directs the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley Centers for Women near Boston, will speak...
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The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking

The One Question Every Parent Should Quit Asking | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
In an effort to prepare our kids for the dog-eat-dog, competitive world before them, we fill their days with activity. Schedule them from dawn to dusk to maximize their potential. So they can learn. And grow. But I fear that in our quest to help them...
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Cellphone apps, theater production help teens recognize, treat depression - The Boston Globe

Cellphone apps, theater production help teens recognize, treat depression - The Boston Globe | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Clinical depression among teenagers is moving from the shadows into the spotlight. Teens who suffer from depression struggle to talk openly about it, but now cell phone applications are providing a new tool to help them recognize and seek help for it, and theater is providing a stage for them to share their stories with others. Whether either of these unique approaches can help the statistics – about one in five teenagers suffer from depression by the time they reach adulthood, and suicide is t
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Five Ways to Help Your Child Conquer Tests, and Learn from Them

Five Ways to Help Your Child Conquer Tests, and Learn from Them | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Children can’t opt out of every test. They can learn to take them well, and learn from the results.
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Child Development from Below the Surface

Child Development from Below the Surface | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
by Mona M. Delahooke, PhD. Healthy child development can come with behavioral challenges. Learn why parent and teacher assumptions are often wrong and why you should look below the surface of behavior.
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The new science of self-compassion

The new science of self-compassion | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
A D.C. therapist argues that if we want to be good parents, we need to be good to ourselves.
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Raising Cynics, or Raising Hope: Talking With Older Children About Mass Shootings - The New York Times

Raising Cynics, or Raising Hope: Talking With Older Children About Mass Shootings - The New York Times | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
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Can Suffering Lead to Success?

Can Suffering Lead to Success? | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.
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Teaching Kids Resilience Through Emotional Intelligence | Mindful

Teaching Kids Resilience Through Emotional Intelligence | Mindful | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Linda Lantieri on her mission to cultivate the inner lives of students, teachers, and schools..
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Stress And Consequences For American Teens

Stress And Consequences For American Teens | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
American teens are stressed. They may not outgrow it in adulthood says a new report. We'll look at troubling new findings, and solutions.
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When the Caregivers Need Healing

When the Caregivers Need Healing | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Just six weeks of training in simple techniques led to significant reductions in stress, depression and anxiety among the parents of children with developmental disabilities.
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Suicide prevention in primary care - The Boston Globe

Suicide prevention in primary care - The Boston Globe | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Several years ago, a college student asked me for feedback about an essay she’d written. I usually enjoy helping young writers, but this request made me very uncomfortable. In the essay, the student detailed her long struggle with depression, including several hospitalizations and suicide attempts. She mentioned in the last paragraph that sometimes she still wished she were dead.
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“I Will Listen”: How Social Media Can Diminish the Stigma of Mental Illness

“I Will Listen”: How Social Media Can Diminish the Stigma of Mental Illness | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
A campaign gets users of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media to act as a support group
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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.
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Starla Kay's curator insight, February 3, 2015 8:42 AM

Protect your brain, grow slow, be well.

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Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset'

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset' | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
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The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being! Most “successful” people – whether they are start-up founders in Silicon Valley, university students, wealthy entrepreneurs, politicians, medical professionals, corporate law
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Negativity & Your Child's Brain: How To Help Kids Stay Positive

Negativity & Your Child's Brain: How To Help Kids Stay Positive | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD. Negativity affects a child's development, producing harmful chemicals in the brain. Foster positivity, not negativity.
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5 Ways to Foster Self-Compassion in Your Child

5 Ways to Foster Self-Compassion in Your Child | The Resilient Brain + Self Compassion | Scoop.it
Here's a critical life skill you can impart to your children, experts say.
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