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Lady Gaga Celebrates Addiction Recovery In Latest Song

Lady Gaga Celebrates Addiction Recovery In Latest Song | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Lady Gaga released a new song in celebration of her cocaine addiction recovery. Read the complete story now.
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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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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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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
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"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

The Very Best Listeners | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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

Via Charles Tiayon, Dorothy Retha Cook
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Dorothy Retha Cook 's curator insight, December 27, 2017 1:49 PM

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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Body, Mind, and Spirit: A Holistic Approach to Teen Mental Health | Newport Academy

To heal and thrive, teens need a holistic approach that addresses their wellness on every level. That includes body, mind, and spirit.
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Good summary of various approaches to a holistic approach. -Lon

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 Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

 Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.
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Teen anxiety seems to be a growing cultural problem?  What can we do that is preventative?  -Lon

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Relinquishing Unrealistic Expectations About Ourselves

Relinquishing Unrealistic Expectations About Ourselves | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The most unrealistic expectations we have are about ourselves. And these expectations are destructive because once we don't meet them, we abandon ourselves.
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How to Cope if You're Sexually Harassed by a Powerful Abuser

How to Cope if You're Sexually Harassed by a Powerful Abuser | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
If you're sexually harassed or abused, speak up and seek support.
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How Culture Influences Parents to Water Down Parenting Standards

Christian parents must hold on to wise parenting standards. Trace Embry urges parents to continue setting moral standards and boundaries for their kids.
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Does your parenting decisions feel like are always criticized?  -Lon

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Dysfunctional Schools

Dysfunctional Schools | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Kirsten Olsen author of the book 'Wounded by School-recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing up to the Old School Culture' . Kirsten'

Via Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Sounds like a book anyone should read if they are concerned about the modern norm in schools.  -Lon

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 9, 2017 5:17 PM
This is a book review of Kirsten's Olson "Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing up to the Old School Culture."
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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

How Your Teens are Stalled Out and What to Do About it Right Now | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
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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.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

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 :)
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Your Teen and the STD Nobody is Talking About

Your Teen and the STD Nobody is Talking About | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I believe it is no coincidence that as STDs have become an epidemic in teens, so has depression.
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3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true

3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

A fascinating TED talk balancing our fears about children over-using digital screens. -Lon

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With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
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10 Reasons American Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever

10 Reasons American Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
We're robbing American teenagers of the mental strength they need to stay healthy.
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What do you all think about this reasoning?  -Lon

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4 Ways ‘Over-Parenting’ Is Damaging For Kids

4 Ways ‘Over-Parenting’ Is Damaging For Kids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Kids do better learning through trial and error, without over-parenting, because they learn to cope with difficult situations independently.
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 A Faith Based Wilderness Therapy Model-Jory Hanselman, BaMidbar Wilderness

 A Faith Based Wilderness Therapy Model-Jory Hanselman, BaMidbar Wilderness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Jory Hanselman, Director of BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy opening January 1, 2018 in Colorado, explained to Lon November 6, 2017 that their new wilderness program will integrate metaphors from Jewish culture and history in their new wilderness program. This is instead of most wilderness therapy programs that are based on native American culture.... 

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A young adult program that substitutes a faith based culture in place of the usual native American culture as teaching tool.  -Lon

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