Toward a Better Understanding: Dyslexia

Of all the learning exceptionalities, few are more misunderstood than dyslexia. While many young people facing this diagnosis are unusually bright, they face the stigma of others thinking they are less intelligent. Let's see if we can bust some myths about this disorder.

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  • Helping Kids Deal With Disasters

    Our screens are dominated by terrifying images of giant disasters. Those directly affected by these events have a hard road ahead, but for young people around the world these images can induce deep fear, insecurity, even anxiety. It's time to help our young people face up to those fears and learn how to live in a world that can sometimes feel frighteningly insecure.

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  • Making Healthy Choices For the New School Year

    School is a huge part of life for young people, but there's so much more to education than courses, teachers and assignments. It also involves countless choices that will affect not just academic performance but life itself.

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  • Towards a Better Understanding: PTSD

    Unfortunately, young people sometimes have traumatic experiences. The result may be PTSD, a condition in which the brain is locked into a kind of "survival mode," forcing the sufferer to feel like they're stuck in the original trauma. We'll take a look at PTSD and how to tackle it.

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  • There Are Extroverts, Introverts -- and Ambiverts

    It's an old question: are you an introvert or an extrovert? Most of us can answer it. But new research suggests that most of us are neither. Instead, chances are we're "ambiverts", which falls somewhere on the spectrum between introvert an extrovert.

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  • Hilarious Excuses from Students and Parents

    Excuse notes are now a fading art form that explain to teachers why school was missed or homework lost. Here our favorite funny excuse notes of all time.

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  • Stress-free Sick Days

    As flu rages across North America this winter, your family may be affected by students who are not able to attend school. here's how to make sick days

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