Category Archives: School

Announcement: HBO’s ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’

I’m still on an HBO Documentary stint, so forgive me. October was Dyslexia Awareness Month and I wanted to pass this info along here. HBO premiered a documentary entitled ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” on Monday and it will be … Continue reading

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Preventing Smoking

Last week, I sat in on a smoking prevention training and here’s some of what I learned: Most people start using tobacco products (including cigarettes) during their teens. In the U.S. alone, 3,800 young people under 18 will smoke their first … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Concussions

I came across a news release that discussed how ALL children are susceptible to concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), not just young athletes who play contact sports.  In fact, young children are most at risk because they’re less capable of protecting themselves.

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Scary Hallways and Chatrooms- Defining Bullying

I remember recently listening to a man who questioned the existence of bullying. According to him, yes young people can be teased, but he attributed “this bullying concept” to administrators who had blown childhood teasing out of proportion.

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