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Mar 23rd

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court (McGraw-Hill)

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Legendary coach John Wooden whose UCLA basketball dynasty won ten March Madness national championships is considered by many to be the greatest coach in America’s history. How he did it and what he viewed as ultimate success on and off the court is the subject of his best-selling memoir WOODEN: A Lifetime of Observations and […]

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Mar 23rd

Teen Thoughts: Interview about Dan Siegel’s Brainstorm

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Parenteen Interview Exclusive on Dan Siegel’s presentation: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, on October 16, 2014. Averie Kellenberger (class of 2016) interviewed by Beth Ohanneson.   Dan Siegel’s research has shown that the teenage brain is designed for social connection, innovation, and a […]

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Mar 23rd

An Evening with Lisa Medoff

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by Angela Blackwell   Lisa Medoff, PhD, is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent mental health, and an Education Specialist at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Medoff spoke to an audience of approximately 220 parents and educators at Drew School on February 2, 2015. Her topic was “Under Pressure: helping your teen reduce stress […]

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Mar 23rd

Family Stress: It’s Not All in Your Head

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by Diana Divecha, Ph.D. For most of my kids’ childhoods, I felt that my ability to guide my family faced direct competition from school, and many forces beyond. In elementary school, heavy backpacks bent my kids’ soft little backs. Homework intruded into playtime, even though research has shown that play is important for cognitive and […]

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