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A Nation of Wimps

A Nation of Wimps | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they're breaking down in record numbers.
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I see this all the time in the struggling teens and their families I work with. -Lon

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Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Woodbury Reports News and Views

Woodbury Reports News and Views | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

 We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.

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Teaching kids about emotions could give them a chance at better relationships

Teaching kids about emotions could give them a chance at better relationships | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Managing emotions as a young person can be a struggle — whether it’s dealing with the loss of a friendship, clashing with parents and teachers or, as teens, taking those first steps into the world of romance.
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This is just one example from web search I just did of local emphasis on the importance of teaching emotional growth.  It seems there are a lot of experiments going on locally throughout the USA and Canada trying to get a handle on children's emotional growth to help them in academics and eventually life as an functioning adult.  -Lon

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7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Thrive Global

7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Thrive Global | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Is your parenting approach hurting rather than helping your child thrive?
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Parents: this has some good insights.  A self-check might be helpful.  -Lon

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Screen Addiction Among Teens: Is There Such A Thing? : NPR Ed : NPR

Screen Addiction Among Teens: Is There Such A Thing? : NPR Ed : NPR | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.
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Interesting insights into efforts to combate too much screen time. -Lon

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Let a Smart Phone Be an Adolescent Rite-of-Passage - GURIAN INSTITUTE

Let a Smart Phone Be an Adolescent Rite-of-Passage - GURIAN INSTITUTE | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The most recent available data, vetted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, shows children between 2 and 12 spend 4.5 hours per day in front of screens (using their phones, looking into I devices and Pads, watching movies, playing videogames).  In U.S. homes with children under 9, 98% have mobile devices.  In the majority of …
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Interesting thought - Using Smart Phones available to kids be a rite-of-passage.  Agree?  Disagree?  Not feasible?  -Lon

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These mental health providers are being asked to share notes from patient sessions

These mental health providers are being asked to share notes from patient sessions | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Psychologists and other therapists say Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is using heavy-handed tactics, while Blue KC faces a federal lawsuit.
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Problems are surfacing in therapeutic care due to a rapidly changing environment in health insurance.  -Lon

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Perfectionism Among Young People Significantly Increased Since 1980s, Study Finds

Perfectionism Among Young People Significantly Increased Since 1980s, Study Finds | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today’s college students has significantly increased compared with prior generations, which may be taking a toll on young people’s mental health.
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This suggests this increase in goals of perfectionism contributes to rising levels of depression and other related disorders.  -Lon

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Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

Do Parents Make Kids Fat? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
There is an underlying assumption that children can be controlled if only their parents would take the trouble.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

"Blame the Parents" is all too common anymore.  As this article points out,  Feeding children in a healthy manner can be very difficult, and just blaming the parents is shallow thinking.  Sometimes the parents are at fault, but there also are many legitimate reasons for a parent to be unable to fight their children's obesity.  -Lon

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 What Einstein, Twain, & Forty Eight Others Said About School 

Throughout history, from Plato on, creative people have spoken out against the stultifying effects of compulsory education. Here are quotations from fifty such people, which I have culled partly from my own reading but mostly from various other websites.

Via John Evans, Ines Bieler
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To keep educators humble, they should read this list from time to time.  -Lon

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The Very Best Listeners

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Portraits of respected and beloved teachers line the wall in a hallway at Elk Meadow Elementary School in Bend. But these are not ordinary teachers — they have tails. Over the past 12 years the registered therapy dog teams in the Dog Tales program at the school have helped hundreds of children develop their reading, writing and social skills. Together with their handlers, the dogs have undergone extensive training and testing and visit the school

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Registered Therapy Dog.

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Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments « Competency Works

Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments « Competency Works | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared at EdSurge on May 16, 2017. The term “grades” has become almost taboo among some educators in New Hampshire, where seven…
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 This school has decided that grades and age based grouping are major barriers to academic competency, so are eliminating grades and age grouping.  This has been a debate in education circles since at least the sixties and it looks like 50 years later the idea is catching on.  -Lon

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8 Steps to Becoming a Perfect Adopted Father - National Adoption Month

8 Steps to Becoming a Perfect Adopted Father - National Adoption Month | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Adoption is a wonderful thing, but it can be tough. 8 steps to becoming a perfect adopted father will encourage you throughout the entire process.
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Maybe society is starting to remember that a father is as important to the children as motheres are, and leaving behind the view that fathers are simpletons.  Hope so, the kids need it.  -lon

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Teen Therapy Center - Employment Opportunities

Teen Therapy Center is a private mental health clinic providing individual, group, and family counseling to adolescents and their families.
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A Match Made in the Wilderness: An Love Story

A Match Made in the Wilderness: An  Love Story | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When you think of Outward Bound, you think of challenge and adventure. You think of tarps, backpacks, cat holes, canoes, bickies, blisters, topo maps and mountains. But, you don’t really think of love. For this Valentine’s season we’re going to pull back the curtain a little bit to tell you a love story about how …
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A great valentine story for outdoor types.  -Lon

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7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Thrive Global

7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Thrive Global | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Is your parenting approach hurting rather than helping your child thrive?
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4 ways the Future of Learning is changing

4 ways the Future of Learning is changing | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Higher education must adapt to the 21st century—in learning, in culture, and in developing future leaders. And it won’t look anything like the current college experience.

First a bit of background: The university system as it is known today was founded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Prior to that, there were no degrees per se, no recommended course lists or credits. The development of grading systems first started then, as well as multiple choice and standardized testing. Knowledge compartmentalization—or nonporous siloes—began, dividing subjects into disciplines and departments.

The timing of these developments is important. It all began during the Industrial Revolution, and an “industrial” approach to education was born. It made sense as it fit the culture and the time. But that era has come and gone, and yet the approach to education is still the same in many ways.


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Lon Woodbury's insight:

This article focuses on college education, but its concepts can easily apply also to secondary education.  -lon

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The Secrets of Resilience

The Secrets of Resilience | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
What does it take to conquer life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods.
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Any good therapeutic program will teach (or encourage) resilience.  -Lon

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Meet the Anti-natalists, People Who Believe Having Kids Is Wrong

Meet the Anti-natalists, People Who Believe Having Kids Is Wrong | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A philosophy called anti-natalism is growing, particularly among vegans, who believe that having kids is harming the environment.
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Another movement that seem to have many participants having in mind shaming parents.  Parents already have to deal with plenty of that. -Lon

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Our Man in Arlington - Falls Church News-Press Online

Our Man in Arlington - Falls Church News-Press Online | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
“My kids said middle school stinks, and they hope high school is better.” That was a motivator for Karyn Ewart, the clinical psychologist who last September opened Arlington’s newest educational experiment. The private Sycamore School, where she gave me the cook’s tour, serves just over 20 motivated 6th-to-8th-graders on leased …
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Writer Charlie Clark writes about a intriguing emotional/social growth education experiment in Arlington Virginia. -Lon

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Helicopter parenting stunts kids' emotional growth, psychotherapist says | Toronto Star

Helicopter parenting stunts kids' emotional growth, psychotherapist says | Toronto Star | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Amy Morin, author of the new book '13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do,' says there are important ways for parents to step back and let their kids learn from experience.
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The Benefits of Emotional Awareness

The Benefits of Emotional Awareness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Insights into our emotions from one of the most influential psychologists of our time.

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

One mistake I think was made in the Enlightenment-we discounted emotions as not being important.  As a result, we seem to have forgotten how to discipline and understand our emotional lives and as a conswquence all too often, emotions run wild without rational checks. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, January 5, 12:07 PM

We really concentrate on this at Penrith Farms.  Emotional awareness is large part of our counseling and is essential for overcoming failure to launch.

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How Your Teens are Stalled Out and What to Do About it Right Now

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Discovering the Real Life of Teens by Ron Taffel

Discovering the Real Life of Teens by Ron Taffel | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
By Ron Taffel - What I've discovered, after talking with hundreds of teens, is that with their friends, they're almost a different species than when they're in the alien company of adults. If parents want to reclaim a connection with their children, they'll have to pay deep and respectful attention to a culture many of them abhor.
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Why Parents Should Not Allow Kids to Feel Entitled to Adult Privileges

Why Parents Should Not Allow Kids to Feel Entitled to Adult Privileges | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Some kids feel entitled to adult privileges. Trace Embry explains why parents should not be afraid of double standards if they relate to adult privileges.
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How can a child experience the joys of childhood, when they demand and get adult priviledges?  -Lon

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Charter schools’ accountability is their strength

Charter schools’ accountability is their strength | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Unlike public schools, charter schools shut down when they fail. Closing unsuccessful schools is a strength of the charter model, not a weakness.
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 Schools reward students who consistently do what they are told and Life rewards people who shake things up! via Business Insider

 Schools reward students who consistently do what they are told and Life rewards people who shake things up! via Business Insider | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Eric Barker highlights research that finds that following rules and doing well in school don't predict success later in life.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Maybe this is why students in wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding schools are often there - they can't do wht they are told which is the pattern of success in mainstream education. -Lon

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nukem777's curator insight, November 27, 2017 7:29 AM
And there's the rub, as someone once said :)