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My son is gay - Counselling and Psychotherapy in Waterloo and Kennington, Central London - Ernesto Lobera

Parents’ reactions can be very different when they discover or find out that their son is gay. Some parents are supportive, others need a bit more time.
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Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Adolescence and the teenage years can be riddled with anxiety. But the fantastic brain development during that period makes it a prime time to nurture a love of
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Time spent online 'overtakes TV' among youngsters - BBC News

Time spent online 'overtakes TV' among youngsters - BBC News | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Young people spend more time online than watching television, and Netflix is more popular than conventional channels, according to a survey.
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Digital Citizenship has never been so important!

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Mindfulness for Children: Fun, Effective Ways to Strengthen Mind, Body, Spirit - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Mindfulness for Children: Fun, Effective Ways to Strengthen Mind, Body, Spirit - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Setting up a regular mindfulness practice for your kiddos will ensure that important existing neural connections are strengthened and new ones established.
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Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens

Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Common Sense's new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 4, 2015 12:15 AM

You can find a summary of key points here and a link to download the complete report. You'll need to register if you want to download the complete report.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 4, 2015 11:14 AM

Nine hours of media per day - not including school or homework! That's more than a full-time job absorbing media. Is this out of control? 

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Erin Stewart: Is your child a bully or a victim?

Erin Stewart: Is your child a bully or a victim? | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Don't ignore the warning signs that your child is being bullied or is bullying others.
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Do people understand what rape is? - BBC News

Do people understand what rape is? - BBC News | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
What are the rules when it comes to getting consent?
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Hugely interesting read...certainly one to discuss with the DP students...

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Self-harm - Understanding Self Harm - YoungMinds

Self-harm - Understanding Self Harm - YoungMinds | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Find out more about self harm and why people do it by visiting the YoungMinds website. Visit YoungMinds today for more on self harming issues.
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Adolescent brain may be especially sensitive to new memories, social stress, and drug use - Medical News Today

Adolescent brain may be especially sensitive to new memories, social stress, and drug use - Medical News Today | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Adolescence, like infancy, has been said to include distinct sensitive periods during which brain plasticity is heightened; but in a review of the neuroscience literature published in Trends...
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Study Reveals How Gadget Screen Exposure Can Affect Puberty, Parents Advised ... - Parent Herald

Study Reveals How Gadget Screen Exposure Can Affect Puberty, Parents Advised ... - Parent Herald | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
The light coming from gadgets like phones or tablets are disrupting the kids' bedtime, which could affect their development into puberty, a study by experts from Brown University has revealed.
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Teenage Sexting: Criminalize Abuse, Not Sexual Exploration - Science 2.0

Teenage Sexting: Criminalize Abuse, Not Sexual Exploration - Science 2.0 | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Science 2.0 Teenage Sexting: Criminalize Abuse, Not Sexual Exploration Science 2.0 Now that so many teenagers have smartphones equipped with cameras it's inevitable that they're used to take pictures, sometimes regrettable pictures, and to share...
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Sexting boy's naked selfie recorded as crime by police - BBC News

Sexting boy's naked selfie recorded as crime by police - BBC News | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it

DAngers of niaA 14-year-old boy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has had a crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him, the BBC learns.

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Dangers of naive use of social media

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5 Mistakes Too Many Parents Make When They Praise Their Kids (And What To Do Instead)

5 Mistakes Too Many Parents Make When They Praise Their Kids (And What To Do Instead) | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
With the entitlement epidemic in full swing, it's more important than ever to nourish our kids' character with the positive encouragement their growing minds need.
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How to Help Your Marriage Thrive Instead of (Barely) Survive |

How to Help Your Marriage Thrive Instead of (Barely) Survive | | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
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Don't Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say

Don't Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
The first babies of Facebook are now preteens, and they are not happy with the digital record of their lives created by their parents.
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Why you really shouldn't post that cute picture...
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'Nice Try!' Is Not Enough

'Nice Try!' Is Not Enough | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Too many parents misunderstand and misuse the concept of the “growth mind-set.”
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Why Do They Do That? Teenagers & Risky Behaviour - And Why Punishment Won't Work - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Why Do They Do That? Teenagers & Risky Behaviour - And Why Punishment Won't Work - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
New research has revealed some remarkable findings into the brain of a teenagers, particularly boys, and it explains a lot!
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The Effects Of Stress On Your Entire Body, As Told By This Unique Animation - Medical Daily

The Effects Of Stress On Your Entire Body, As Told By This Unique Animation - Medical Daily | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
These are the reasons why you need to learn how to get your stress under control.
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Daughter hitting puberty? Thankfully, two new books boldly go there with you

Daughter hitting puberty? Thankfully, two new books boldly go there with you | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Some friends and I were talking recently about how our moms approached the topic of puberty with us when we were kids.
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The Common Anxiety and Sleeping Drugs With Serious Side Effects - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

The Common Anxiety and Sleeping Drugs With Serious Side Effects - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Research has found that regular and sustained use of particular drugs commonly prescribed for insomnia and anxiety might cause serious long term damage.
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Homework Hell: Stanford Research Shows Pitfalls of Homework - Patch.com

Homework Hell: Stanford Research Shows Pitfalls of Homework - Patch.com | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA - Kids are showing signs of stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society.
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Too much technology 'could lower school results' - BBC News

Too much technology 'could lower school results' - BBC News | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, says a global study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
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Puberty blues

Puberty blues | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Puberty is tough enough at the best of times, but even more so when it strikes early.

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Mindfulness for Children: Fun, Effective Ways to Strengthen Mind, Body, Spirit - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Mindfulness for Children: Fun, Effective Ways to Strengthen Mind, Body, Spirit - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Setting up a regular mindfulness practice for your kiddos will ensure that important existing neural connections are strengthened and new ones established.
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(Alateen) Children of Alcoholics ... Soft Is The Heart of a Child

The following is the first in my series of resources and information on various topics for School Counsellors from A-Z. 1. What is Alateen? Alateen is a group for children of alcoholics. Approximat...
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Teaching Kids How To Set & Protect Their Boundaries (And Keep Toxic People Out) - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Teaching Kids How To Set & Protect Their Boundaries (And Keep Toxic People Out) - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Pastoral Counselling | Scoop.it
Teaching kids how to set boundaries is an important life skill. Here's how to to protect your kids from the people who might shrink them.
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