By Dan Willingham
A piece appeared in the New York Post on August 27 with the headline “It’s digital heroin: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies.”
Even allowing for the fact that authors don’t write headlines, this article is hyperbolic and poorly argued. I said as much on Twitter and my Facebook page, and several people […]Read More....
Ideas for Teachers, Parents and others helping anxious, worried kids
By Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.
Teach kids how to relax.
Consider this vignette:
Roxanne: (agitated and loudly) I can’t stand this freakin’ book!
Teacher: Roxanne, you need to take it easy. Just calm down! Try to relax. You need to finish your reading.
Roxanne: (to herself) […]Read More....
By Nancy Mather and Sam Goldstein
Behavior modification assumes that observable and measurable behaviors are good targets for change. All behavior follows a set of consistent rules. Methods can be developed for defining, observing, and measuring behaviors, as well as designing effective interventions. Behavior modification techniques never fail. Rather, they are either applied inefficiently or inconsistently, […]Read More....