anxiety Articles
Anxiety, Genetics/Environment, Items from SENG, and More
Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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STRESS AND ANXIETY. A psychologist from Boys Town writes in The Washington Post about stress and anxiety in teens, and what parents can do to help. Basic steps include looking for signs; letting kids know it's okay to feel upset; and having more family time. Read more. Separately... Read more
Parenting, Panic, Emotional Development, Depression, and More
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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PARENTS OF GIFTED KIDDOS will likely appreciate an article from The Washington Post in which a mom who doesn't like the "gifted" label describes some of the conundrums we encounter with high-ability young people -- the intensity, early cognitive development, asynchronou... Read more
2e Scholarship, the Terror of Not Being Able to Read, and More
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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HERE'S WHAT WE NEED MORE OF -- scholarships available to students at private, 2e-friendly schools. FlexSchool has awarded a student at its New Haven, Connecticut, campus a scholarship valued at half of the tuition for the student's high school tenure. The William Morse Scholarshi... Read more
Gifted Ed, Scholarships, Dyslexia, OCD, Depression, Allergies, Sleep
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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AUSTIN SCHOOLS AND DYSLEXIA. The Austin, Texas, school district is making a special effort to identify and service students with dyslexia, according to the city's American Statesman news outlet. During the past school year, the school provided intervention services to about 8,600... Read more
Growth Mindset, the Gut, Gifted Competition, and More
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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GROWTH MINDSET has been discussed, promoted, and presumably encouraged in young people for the past few years. An idea fostered by Carol Dweck, it has evidently been been subject to hype and false claims, according to an article in Education Week by a fellow education researcher ... Read more
2e Stories, Anxiety, James T. Webb Interview, Attention, and More
Monday, June 12th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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DON'T FEEL BAD if you had trouble figuring out what was going on with your 2e kiddo before you knew he was twice-exceptional. At the Huffington Post you can read about a family in which the two parents have a combined three advanced degrees in education -- but who went through th... Read more
2e IEP, Anxiety, Resources/Events, Puberty, and More
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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UNDERSTOOD, in its "My Parent Journey" feature, has a blog post from a dad describing how his family was able to get, over the years, an IEP that worked both for his 2e son's learning challenges as well as for his giftedness. The story is interesting in that it wasn't u... Read more
Readings, Research, and Research Participation Opportunities
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by 76Trombones
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TODAY'S BLOG features readings from organizations we cover often, such as Undestood and the Child Mind Institute; recent research results of possible interest to the 2e community; and a couple research participation opportunities SENG offers, from its archives, an article titled ... Read more
Malaria Drugs if they Don’t Kill You Will Drive You Crazy
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 by Doug Bremner
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Last week the Food and Drug Administration FDA stipulated that a black box warning be put on the label for the anti-malarial drug Larium for possible neurological and psychiatric side effects. The sad truth is that this drug has been driving people nuts for years, as I have writt... Read more
SENG News, ADHD Items, Grade-skipping, and (Sigh) Javits
Monday, May 1st, 2017 by 76Trombones
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NEW SENG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. Michael Postma, Ph.D., is now the executive director of SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. In a letter to members, Postma says SENG will continue to offer its core programs, and then adds this "I am very excited about the development... Read more
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