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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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Universal Dyslexia Screening Improves Odds of Success in School

librarydyslexia61The Dyslexia Research Institute reports that “dyslexics have an inherited neurological difference, resulting in language, perceptual, processing, and attention/concentration differences.” Since this issue affects so much of a child’s educational experience beyond just reading, it makes sense to identify and address dyslexia in students as early as possible. Doing so may not only improve the child’s chances of success in school, but may also improve the chance of other students in the classroom who may be affected by the attention an undiagnosed dyslexic student requires. Read more ›

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Bullied Teens Twice As Likely to Bring Weapons to School

bullied teen 114One 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

firearm data 113Firearm-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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Programs that Teach Emotional Intelligence in Schools Have Lasting Impact

social emotional157Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research from UBC, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola University. 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. Read more ›

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