M. Edmondson, MPH

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Video Games: Bad to the Bone(s)

<i>To Your Health</i><br>July, 2015 (Vol. 09, Issue 07)<p>No one's saying video games or video-game playing is inherently bad, although it's easy to speculate that …

Teens

Poor adolescent health associated with limited education, employment

Poor health during adolescence led to subordinate educational and employment outcomes as an adult, according to recent findings published in …

The Brain

School Climate, Student Empowerment, Relationships, Oh My!

Tips and tricks for building positive school climate among students, staff, and parents.read more

Empowerment

New School Climate Tool Facilitates Early Intervention On Social-Emotional Issues: Bullying And Suicide Prevention

<i>Our guest author today is Dr. Alvin Larson, director of research and evaluation at Meriden Public Schools, a district that serves about 8,900</i> …

Psychology

School Climate: Is It Fragmented, Piecemeal, and Counterproductively Competitive?

School climate is the plate that everything else sits on. Whether we flip, brand, increase teacher voice or student voice, throw out grades or …

Teaching

School Connectedness an Important Protective Factor for the Youth— CDC and HHS

TEEN HEALTH Published December5, 2014 By Staff Writer<p>School Connectedness an Important Protective Factor for the Youth— CDC and HHS<p>The Centers for …

Pedagogy

Educators Say Marriage Ruling May Boost School Climate For LGBT Students

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published.</i><p>ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA -- When the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major civil rights decision on marriage in Loving v. Virginia in 1967, striking down a state law banning interracial marriage, Alameda Unified teacher Gene …

Teens May Be Taking ADHD Meds In Response To Academic Pressure

While the number of children medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to rise, a new study shows that the number of kids who actually take such medication varies by season.<p>According to research published this month in the American Sociological Review, middle and high …

Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income

Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend …

MIT

Teen Bullying Victims Have Double The Risk Of Developing Depression In Adulthood

By: Stephanie Pappas<p>Published: June 02, 2015 07:32pm ET on LiveScience.<p>Bullying during adolescence may be responsible for almost a third of cases of depression during adulthood, new research finds.<p>A long-running study of British youth reveals that the people who experienced frequent bullying at age …

Youth suicide rate in rural areas is nearly double the rate in cities

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the United States was almost twice as high in rural settings than in urban areas …

Mental Health

Texts From Teens Build Real-Time Maps of Crisis in America

In 2011, one of Nancy Lublin’s employees at DoSomething, a nonprofit that helps young people advocate for change, was sending out text messages about …

Teens

American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It's Time to Talk About Feelings

Every night, at dinner tables around the country, parents ask their kids the same question: “How was school?” We’re about to find out how <i>millions</i> of …

Pedagogy

What’s Justice for Kids Who Kill?

Updated 11:15 a.m.<p>02.02.2016<p>Feature<p>Kahton Anderson and the raging raise-the-age debate.<p>ILLUSTRATION BY RICHIE POPE<p>Update 11:15 a.m. 02.02.2016<p>On Feb. …

See five ways school districts are avoiding student suspensions, expulsions

MUSKEGON, MI - Rain or shine, sleet or snow, students at Mona Shores High School can depend on a sunny disposition greeting them each morning as they …

Education

Parents Need Screen Sense Along With Common Sense

Your baby needs your attention more than your mobile device. This week, Jane Brody became the latest columnist to express her concern about what information technology is doing to children. In a post on screen addiction at the Well blog, the author and long-time personal health columnist for the …

Parenting

What Kids Really Think of Gay Marriage

“Think of the children!” is the oft-heard refrain of those who seek to prevent the forward march of progress for minority people, arguing that …

How “Inside Out” rejects the self-esteem mandate: “You are not going to feel great about yourself all the time”

Salon spoke with Art Markman, a cognitive psychologist and podcaster, on the ups and downs of the Pixar movie<p>The Pixar movie “Inside Out” has not only entertained children and adults since its June opening, it’s brought psychological concepts – the importance of memory, the role of the unconscious, …

How will same-sex marriage rulings affect children?

Organizations disagree over what these decisions may mean to children as they grow up.<p>The Supreme Court's decisions Wednesday on same-sex marriage reflect the nation's political divide over the issue. But experts say what these decisions may mean to children — both the kids of gay and lesbian …

LGBTQ

Report: Transgender students too often harassed, bullied

CLOSE<p>Jack Lambert, 16, a transgender teen at Port Chester High School, has been treated with acceptance by peers and teachers since coming out as …

LGBTQ

KQED

Happiness isn’t often a big topic of conversation in classrooms. Amidst the rush to meet standards, raise test scores, and provide engaging learning …

Gay marriage controversy focuses on children

"Gay couples, no less than straight couples, are capable of raising children and providing stable families for them. The quality of such relationships, and the capacity to raise children within them, turns not on sexual orientation but on individual choices and individual commitment." — Judge …

LGBTQ
Public Health

It Doesn’t Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Their Kids

American mothers spend more time with their kids today than they did in the 1960s, partly due to assumptions that the more time parents and kids …

Parenting

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children's Brain Development

We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have …