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Posted: Jan 31, 2007 06:38

FEBRUARY 2007

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GENE IDENTIFIED LINKED TO AUTISM
(December 17, 2006) French researchers have discovered a gene which seems to be linked to autism. More...

LEGAL DRUGS FUEL TEEN DRUG CULTURE
(December 21, 2006) In a study released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it was concluded that the wide availability of legal drugs is resulting in an increase in abuse by teens.

EFFECTIVE PARENTING IS THERAPEUTIC
(December 22, 2006) Many children with Mental Disorders respond very well to improved parenting skills, to where formal therapy or medication is not necessary. More...

PARENT CONCERNS INCREASE AFTER SHOOTINGS
(December 26, 2006) The Tallahassee.com, a Florida online newspaper, reports a Harris poll that concludes nationally parent concerns for the safety of their children in school have increased after the well publicized school shootings.

VIDEO GAMES SATISFY BASIC NEEDS
(December 27, 2006) PsychCentral reported research on video game popularity and concluded that the appeal comes more from achievement, freedom and interaction with others than it does from just being fun.

COLORADO AYA ESCAPEES RESCUED
(December 28, 2007) The Montrose Daily Press, Colorado, reported two clients placed by public authorities in the Alternative Youth Adventures (AYA) wilderness program near Uravan, CO were found and rescued.

EDUCATION KEY TO LONG LIFE
(January 3, 2007) The New York Times, in the Health section, explores the idea that the most common element in a long life is the length of formal education.

SELF-HYPNOSIS HELPS ADOLESCENT ANXIETY
(Jan. 5, 2007) Will Meek, writing in PsychCentral, describes a study reported by the BBC that showed young adolescents with anxiety benefited from learning self-hypnosis. More...

REVOLTING UK TEENS A SMALL MINORITY
(Jan. 7, 2007) A recent survey of UK teens reported in the UK Telegraph News shows that most listen to and respect parents, that those revolting against society's norms are a very small minority.

VIDEO GAMES HELP CAREER TRAINING
(Jan. 11, 2007) Although many educators are against the idea of video games in the classroom, David Williamson Shaffer, an education science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison thinks that mastering video games can help students better prepare for the kind of work they will likely be doing in the modern workforce. More...

TOLERANCE FOR 'ZERO TOLERANCE' RUNNING OUT
(Jan. 13, 2007) A writer for the globeandmail.com, a Canadian online newspaper, observes that the rigidity of 'zero tolerance' policies is creating a backlash and a call for a return to common sense policies. More...

HEADMASTERS' SALARIES ON THE RISE
(Jan. 20, 2007) Valerie Strauu, writing in the Washington Post, describes that since the mid-1990s, salaries for headmasters of Washington DC private schools have drastically increased, the average surpassing the salaries of superintendents of public schools in the area. More...

THE TROUBLE WITH BOYS
(Jan. 20, 2007) Peg Tyre, writing for Newsweek, has a thoughtful article on how in recent decades boys have been lagging behind girls academically as well as in several other areas. Reasons presented include male and female brains are wired and develop differently, vast efforts have been made to help females that have not been given to boys, and that in some areas "boys are seen as defective girls." More...

UK SCHOOLS EMPHASIZE EMOTIONAL LITERACY
(Jan. 21, 2007) The UK Telegraph, in an article titled "Teaching children how to be happy," explains the growing requirement in UK schools to teach children to talk about their emotions and techniques in handling them.

GENERATION WE - 11 AND UNDER
(Jan. 22, 2007) CNET News reports that children the age of 11 and under expect instant contact with friends and family throughout the world, bringing them a global perspective that previous generations didn't have.





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