College Teaches Anxious Students Not to See Failure as 'Catastrophic'
"THE NUMBER ONE COMPLAINT IS ANXIETY — THE FEELING OF BEING OVERWHELMED, AND PANIC ATTACKS."http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/college-teaches-anxious-students-not-see-failure-catastrophic-n641521?cid=sm_fb
Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends?
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Is Your Family Ready for Meetings?
10 Tips for a Successful Family Meeting...
An excellent way for families to communicate is through regular family meetings. This communication strategy can enhance moral reasoning and manage anger long before it turns into violence. Regular family meetings can promote family harmony by providing a safe time and place for making decisions, recognizing good things happening in the family, setting up rules, distributing chores fairly, settling conflicts, and pointing out individual strengths.
Social networking is completely out of control these days. But do the things we do online make sense in real life? Follow me as as I test social media activity on unsuspecting New Yorkers!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pyJlERCrJEParent Information:“What scares you?”
Parents of middle schoolers think this is a question more appropriate to elementary students, especially when the bravado and know it all attitude of the middle school in your home portrays a fearless person. Research indicates that a child’s greatest fear is the loss of a parent. This may be a fear of losing a parent through death, but also occurs when a parent is absent from the home for extended periods of time, when a parent is seriously ill, or when parents are divorcing. Reassurance of your love and protection are welcomed at any age. Bravado is nearly always an act. You may want to discuss your family’s safety plans regarding a natural disaster.Understanding the Middle School Child Resource Book List
- Raising Resilient Children by: Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
- The Rollercoaster Years (Paperback) by Charlene C. Giannetti
- The Everything Tween Book: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Turbulent Pre-Teen Years (Everything Series) (Paperback) by Linda Sonna
- The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected... by Madeline Levine
- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk: 20th Anniversary Edition by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
- Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ by Daniel Goleman
- Parenting Teens with Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood by Jim Fay
- The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon (3rd edition) by David Elkind
- Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds by Thomas W. Phelan
- Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman
- Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
- Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
- Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack
- A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors, and Educators Can Do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men by Michael Gurian
- The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
- A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School by Julie A. Williams
- Too Old for This, Too Young for That!: Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years by Harriet S. Mosatche and Karen Unger
- Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girls Guide Getting Through the Day with Smarts and Style by Erika Shearin Karres, Ed.D
- The Middle School Survival Guide: How to Survive from the Day Elementary School Ends until the Second High School Begins by Arlene Erlbach
- If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? by Sandra McLeod Humphrey
- Judge Judy Sheindlin's Win or Lose by How You Choose! by Judy Sheindlin
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
- The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make by Sean Covey
- USA Today article links Kids' use of electronic media at night linked to problems check out the link: http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/parenting-family/teen-ya/2010-11-01-sleeptexting01_st_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip