Mental Health Stigma

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 “The child is labeled bad. The child is labeled slow. The child is labeled outside the circle.” – Cynthia Wainscott, National Mental Health Association According to a new survey from the National Institute on Mental Health, only about half of kids who suffer from mental health disorders are receiving treatment. One [...]

Fewer Kids Smoking

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 “Maybe because their friends are telling them not to smoke. Maybe its peer pressure in a good way.” – Caroline, 17 years old A new government survey finds that more kids are smoking marijuana, abusing prescription drugs and using smokeless tobacco than a decade ago. But there is one area of [...]

Reading Comprehension

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 “The teacher called me for a conference and she told me that Derrick might be put behind if he didn’t get to the grade level he should be.” – Marna Collins, Derek’s Mother If your child has trouble reading, this finding is remarkable: researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that when [...]

End of Make-Believe

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 “I think they need to use their own imagination. They need to be able to figure things out instead of just clicking a switch and having all the pieces put in front of them.” – MaryBeth Gibson, mother With video games, DVD’s and hundreds of cable channels, more and more kids [...]