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Academic Struggles & childrens well being

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The Disintegrating Student: Struggling but Smart, Falling Apart, and How to Turn It Around

The truth is that many smart students reach a point where they feel overwhelmed and stressed out. As their grades drop, so does their self-esteem, and this combination of external and internal pressures can seem insurmountable. To make matters worse, students feel unable to ask for or accept help.

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Why You Should Take a Break: Prioritizing Mental Health in Schools | Hailey Hardcastle | TEDxSalem

Hailey Hardcastle is a freshman at the University of Oregon and a student mental health advocate. This year she was named one of Teen Vogues 21 under 21 most influential young people for her work on passing House Bill 2191, which allows students to take mental health days off from school.

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Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope

A how-to, a manifesto, and a wise and reassuring companion for parents of neuroatypical children, who often feel that they have no place to turn, Differently Wired offers 18 paradigm-shifting ideas—what the author calls “tilts”—that will change everything, including how to Get Out of Isolation...

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Advocate for Inclusive & Affirming Curriculum

GLSEN research shows that LGBTQ students who attend schools with curriculum that is inclusive of LGBTQ people, history, and events experience a better school climate and improved academic outcomes

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Raising Twice-Exceptional Children, a Book Preview

The book helps you understand your child's diagnosis, meet their social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy.

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Technology: Keeping Kids Safe from the Digital Dark Side

Emily Kircher-Morris talks with Dr. Alex Packer, author of Slaying Digital Dragons, about how to navigate the murky waters of the digital dark side, and how to involve your kids in setting their own healthy limits.

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What’s So Normal about Normal?

Emily Kircher-Morris talks with Jonathan Mooney, who authored a book called Normal Sucks, and who learned to read at the age of 12. They talk about the gap between normal and neurodivergence, and how advocates can help bridge it effectively and permanently.

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Pathological Demand Avoidance (from Episode 85)

As part of the review of 2021’s biggest conversations we present a chat with Kristy Forbes, founder of Australia-based inTune Pathways, about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), the difference between PDA and other types of demand avoidance, and the changing language of autism, especially the...

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Helping Kids with Anxiety (from Episode 88)

Parents often struggle with helping their children manage anxiety. Dr. Eli Lebowitz of Yale University talked with Emily Kircher-Morris about his research and work with children and their parents on managing anxiety and OCD.

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2021’s Biggest Conversations: Supporting Bright Kids (from Episode 89)

Emily Kircher-Morris and Jim Delisle have a conversation about ways to release the potential often locked inside neurodivergent kids, and it was one of the biggest conversations of 2021.

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