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Stress Lessons – More Than Medication

This website has downloadable resources and informational videos for parents to help their children recognize and deal with the impacts of stress. It’s a collaborative project of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and More Than Medication, a website focused on

Posted in Parenting strategies

Sleep and the Adolescent Brain

by Kieran O’Mahony, University of Washington LIFE Center If you have teens living in your home, they probably treat their alarm snooze button like a whack-a-mole. This obsession with sleeping in, staying up late and maintaining irregular sleep patterns may

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Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain | Edutopia

The website Edutopia (a great set of resources from the George Lucas Educational Foundation) has a helpful article today called Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain. It has some very specific suggestions on how to support teenages based

Posted in Parenting strategies, Teaching strategies

Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying | MindShift

This article from last year has a good overview of Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying. Sleep isn’t just about resting your body and mind; it’s about consolidating and improving memory and learning as well. Helping your kids get

Posted in Neuroscience, Parenting strategies

Resiliency Webinar with Dr. Clay Cook

Many thanks to Dr. Clay Cook for joining us for our webinar on March 11! He shared a great presentation focused on how adults can develop resiliency to better support our children and students, with a mixture of neuroscience and

Posted in Parenting strategies, Teaching strategies, Webinars

The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain jenny l. williamson Project Director for How Do I Learn: Neuroscience Advances Inform Learning School of Nursing, University of Washington Our brains are wired to learn – to form new connections based on what is happening around us.

Posted in Neuroscience