Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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2 types of child abuse have the same consequences - Futurity

2 types of child abuse have the same consequences - Futurity | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The assumption that emotional abuse is less harmful to children than physical abuse is false, say researchers. How should this affect treatment?

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This seems to support the criticism of thinking it is the act and kind of abuse that does the harm.  Actually, in my experience, much more important is how the child perceives it.  The same kind of abuse to two children will have significantly different manifestations or even no reaction or measurable harm to one while devastating the other. -Lon

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BreakingCyclesBuildingHope's curator insight, October 19, 2015 10:54 AM

Emotional abuse is just as harmful as physical abuse....

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What to Do if You Wonder if Your Child Is Gifted | Psychology Today

What to Do if You Wonder if Your Child Is Gifted | Psychology Today | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Instead of asking ‘Is my child gifted?’ or ‘What is his IQ?’ it’s better to ask, ‘What does my child need in order to continue learning to the best of his ability?’ ‘Does he have areas requiring special attention?’ and ‘What can we do to help?’

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is focused on a possible gifted child, but it seems to me it is basically listening to what the child can and cannot do or learn which is what a parent or teacher should be doing with all children.  Individualized instruction is not just a mantra. -Lon

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Should I let my child take more risks?

Should I let my child take more risks? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Play such as jumping from a height or letting a child get lost contributes to self-esteem and can reduce the risks they take as adolescents – and avoids a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to obesity and chronic disease

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This sounds like "let children be children.'  :)  -Lon

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Letting Your Kids Roam Doesn't Make You a Bad Parent

Letting Your Kids Roam Doesn't Make You a Bad Parent | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
We can't slow our children down. Not really. Their whole purpose in life is to grow and change and need us less until they hardly need us at all.
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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 27, 2015 9:17 PM

Great article but it has a familiar theme other articles of this nature possess.  I keep reading article after article of parents having the police called on them for giving their children the slightest bit of independence.  Makes one question whether being a Helicopter Parent is State influenced or not.  Or did Helicoptering become so prevalent it impacted legislature so now we all must be Helicopter parents?  It is just a little shocking to hear about parents have the police called on them for something as simple as letting their kids walk home from school.  Here's to Free Range parenting ...

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How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in an Age of School Shootings, Police Shootings and Lockdown Drills? | John W. Whitehead

How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in an Age of School Shootings, Police Shootings and Lockdown Drills? | John W. Whitehead | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Who is calculating the damage being done to the young people forced to watch as their homes are trashed and their dogs are shot during SWAT team raids? What are we to tell our nation's children about the role of police in their lives?

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

I think if we add up the negative consequences from our various "wars" (war on poverty, war on drugs, along with our various foreign wars) and fear and anger regarding authority abused, we would be astounded. -Lon

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Narcissistic parenting: When you compete via your child - CNN.com

Narcissistic parenting: When you compete via your child  - CNN.com | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new book documents the dangers when parents are overly involved in their children's successes and failures.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

sounds like helicopter parenting to me - more than really caring about their child. -Lon

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Bullies who were bullied at risk for suicide - Futurity

Bullies who were bullied at risk for suicide - Futurity | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Being bullied can put youth at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, but so can being a bully, a new analysis shows.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This makes a good argument that just punishing the bully is not an effective strategy. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 20, 2015 12:02 AM

I have read about this before.  The events and issues that cause a bully to bully are mental health issues.  The bully needs just as much help as the bullied.

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Oxytocin produces more engaged fathers and more responsive infants

Oxytocin produces more engaged fathers and more responsive infants | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A large body of research has focused on the ability of oxytocin to facilitate social bonding in both marital and parenting relationships in human females.

Via Dimitris Agorastos, Ian Banyard, Stewart-Marshall, Natalie Stewart
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Amy Wenzel Martin's curator insight, December 16, 2012 4:58 PM

Could this have implications for autism spectrum disorders?  

Ian Banyard's curator insight, December 28, 2012 2:15 PM

Perhaps one of the most important discoveries from brain science. More engaged fathers have a dramatic effect on healthy child development. 

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, December 29, 2012 1:52 AM

The researchers found that after oxytocin administration, fathers’ salivary oxytocin rose dramatically, more than 10 fold, but moreover, similar increases were found in the infants’ oxytocin. In the oxytocin conditions, key parenting behavior, including father touch and social reciprocity, increased but infant social behavior, including social gaze and exploratory behavior, increased as well.

 

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