Resiliency training program helps teens deal with today’s stresses

Date: June 22, 2015 Source: Massachusetts General Hospital Summary: Amid reports that rank today's teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency. A pilot study describes how a stress-reduction/resiliency-building curriculum helped a group of Boston-area high school students significantly … Continue reading Resiliency training program helps teens deal with today’s stresses

Physical activity provides cognitive and emotional benefits in children

By James Schmidt K-State Research and Extension With all of the technology used for entertainment in today’s society, it can prove troublesome getting your child up from the couch and out onto the playground. But the trouble is worth it. Studies continually show physically active children outshine their peers in the classroom. The classroom is … Continue reading Physical activity provides cognitive and emotional benefits in children

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them Like This (But Most Parents Don’t)

Read to children like this, and they'll have greater cognitive development -- and become more successful. Just about every parent I know wants to do whatever they can to ensure their kids live happy and successful lives. It's why we pack up and move to new neighborhoods, why we learn to praise our children in … Continue reading Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Read to Them Like This (But Most Parents Don’t)

Resilience – A master skill for children

Helping our children to build resilience when they are faced with adversity is a key element of their development and mental health. Without a doubt, protecting children from unnecessary suffering is our responsibility as educators, caregivers and parents. Even though we wish we could avoid children pain and suffering, sometimes adversity is unavoidable, and it … Continue reading Resilience – A master skill for children