Teaching Empathy

February 16, 2017  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

This video helps deconstruct and explain empathy: http://www.scarymommy.com/video-teaches-empathy-brene-brown/?utm_source=FB  

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Later school start time

February 15, 2017  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

A look at some benefits of a later start to the school day: http://www.sciencealert.com/schools-around-the-us-are-beginning-to-push-back-their-start-times/?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=200989e2c8-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-200989e2c8-365490661  

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Harsh parenting and school performance

February 11, 2017  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A study  out of the University of Pittsburgh found that kids whose parents regularly yelled at them or threatened them with aggressive punishments were more likely to drop out of high school or college than their peers – regardless of the grades they were getting: http://www.sciencealert.com/harsh-parenting-could-actually-be-worse-for-kids-education?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=f4fefc8e64-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-f4fefc8e64-365490661  

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Building teens’ confidence

February 02, 2017  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

An interesting study out of The University of Texas at Austin on how giving teens an opportunity to use their struggles to help others actually builds up their own confidence: http://yourteenmag.com/family-life/building-teen-confidence?utm_source=Weekly+Emails&utm_campaign=808959626d-Expert_Advice_from_Your_Teen_Media&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_418d895dd9-808959626d-408240285&mc_cid=808959626d&mc_eid=f18f5a8f38    

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Kids seeing mistakes as opportunities to learn

January 31, 2017  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

A recent study confirmed that kids who think they can get smarter if they work hard (have a growth mindset) are more likely to bounce back from their mistakes than those who think their level of intelligence is set in stone (fixed mindset). http://www.livescience.com/57700-kids-mistakes-brain.html  

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