Early anxiety about dealing with numbers can put a child at a significant disadvantage, not only in school but in negotiating life and a career. A study of third-graders suggests an intervention that can help. Researchers say one-on-one tutoring calms the fear circuitry in the brain. Full Article: NPR, “1 Student + 1 Tutor = Better Math Scores, Less Fear”
New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health. Full Article: Salon, “What Stress Does to Your Brain”
Recent studies suggest that kids with over involved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological downfall in college. Full Article: Slate Magazine, “Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out”
Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. But it’s through reflection, daydreaming, and introspection that we make sense of information and experiences and come up with new insight and ideas. Full Article: Lifehacker, “Why Being Idle Can Lead to Better Thinking”
Meditation can be a great tool for children with ADHD. This article in the Deepak Chopra Newsletter offers techniques and tips about Kids and Meditating. techniques could help them to cope better with stress and grow into living healthier lives. — See more at: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/how-to-get-kids-to-meditate?utm_campaign=FIRST%20LOOK&utm_source=2015%20First%20Look%20Launch&utm_medium=email#sthash.ZYu6z4Eh.dpuf techniques could help them to cope better with stress and grow into living healthier lives. — See more at: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/how-to-get-kids-to-meditate?utm_campaign=FIRST%20LOOK&utm_source=2015%20First%20Look%20Launch&utm_medium=email#sthash.ZYu6z4Eh.dpuf
This article shares some ideas on how to Decrease procrastination! Increase productivity and energy! and transform failures into success.
From the New York Times: Why Teenagers Act Crazy It’s all in the timing of brain development.
Strategies for Summer — “From Boredom to Over Scheduling, How Best to Serve the Gifted Child over Summer — and how Neurofeedback can help”. Neurofeedback professionals Kerri Honaker and Charity Finch will lead a discussion about how to make the most of Summer for your gifted child and family. They will also speak to how Neurofeedback can help address issues such as ADHD and anxiety … Continue reading
How we talk to ourselves, what we tell ourselves, whether we believe it to be true ~ does have an effect on outcome and behavior.
“Acknowledging and being present with our stress through meditative practice is the best way of reducing it… Meditation is spiritual housekeeping. To meditate is to sweep the rooms of the stress of daily life. Would it be seen as overly self-indulgent to vacuum the living room before the arrival of a guest? The intimate silence afforded by meditation allows us to communicate with fewer interruptions … Continue reading