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45% of Teens Say They’re Stressed “All the Time,” Turn to Online Resources and Apps for Help Says Poll

online-social media73In a recent poll that asked tens of thousands of high school students how often they feel stressed, nearly 45% said “all the time,” citing relationships and teachers as the primary reasons why. “How often are you stressed,” was one of the four questions asked in the stress and mental health awareness poll hosted by the social network After School. Read more ›

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New Study from Stanford University Finds That Positivity Makes Kids More Successful

mathsymbols64Scientists from Stanford University have discovered the brain pathway that directly links a positive attitude with achievement.

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine studied 240 children ages seven to 10 and found that being positive improved their ability to answer math problems, increased their memories and enhanced their problem-solving abilities. They also used MRI brain scans to map the neurological effects of positivity. Read more ›

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Bullied Teens Twice As Likely to Bring Weapons to School

gunbullying60One in five teens are victims of bullying, and these adolescents are about twice as likely to bring guns and knives to school than peers who aren’t bullied, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers examined how high school students answered three survey questions: how often they skipped school because they felt unsafe; how often they got in physical fights at school; and how many times they were threatened with a weapon at school. Read more ›

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Data on Firearm Deaths of Children and Young Adults

hand holding gun 38-1239261_640Firearm-related injuries claimed the lives of 1,918 California children and young adults between 2013 and 2015. Homicide is the leading cause of firearm death among young people ages 24 and under, followed by suicide.

Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health has newly added data on the number and rate of both fatal and non-fatal firearms injuries, by cause, age, gender, and race/ethnicity. Read more ›

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Parenting: 6 Reasons Your Teen’s Life is More Stressful Than Your Own

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John Nicholls, is the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong, and he is the father of four teenagers.  In this article about teen stress, Nicholls shares what he has learned from his teens about the sometimes subtle pressures — biological, social and psychological — that make being a 21st-century teenager so complicated. Read more ›

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What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading

child-and-bookOne in five people have dyslexia, and it affects people who use both languages based on alphabets (such as English) or logographics (such as Mandarin, Korean, etc.), making it a worldwide issue. Despite its prevalence, though, dyslexia is often misunderstood by the people who have it, by the parents of kids who have it and by the teachers who teach those kids.

So what can parents do to help children with dyslexia? Read more ›