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Gifted and Talented and Complicated - New York Times

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Gifted and Talented and Complicated
New York Times
“Genius is an abnormality, and abnormalities do not come one at a time,” explains Veda Kaplinsky, a longtime teacher of gifted students, in Andrew Solomon's “Far From the Tree,” a book that is cited by Hulbert. “Many gifted kids have A.D.D. or O.C.D ...

Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives - The Hechinger Report

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Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives
The Hechinger Report
About one-fifth don't speak English fluently and receive services as English language learners. About 12 percent have disabilities. Mary Hulac, an eighth grade English language arts teacher, says many students are simply exhausted from the trauma that ...

Apple urged to take action on smartphone addiction some call 'digital heroin' - CNBC

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Apple urged to take action on smartphone addiction some call 'digital heroin'
CNBC
Yet many mental health experts argue that tech addiction extends far beyond just the iPhone: gaming, sexting and porn addiction, online infidelity, online gambling, social media addiction, information overload and screen addiction are destroying ...
iPhones and Children Are a Toxic Pair, Say Two Big Apple InvestorsWall Street Journal

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Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll - WebMD

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Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll
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TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A girl who gets her first menstrual period early in life -- possibly as young as 7 -- has a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors that last at least into her 20s, a new study suggests ...
Girls' early puberty tied to depression, behavior problems into adulthoodReuters
Early puberty linked to possible depression in womenWNYT
Early Puberty May Lead to Adult Depression | Medpage TodayMedPage Today (blog)
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Social media dangers: Parents hear warnings of what teens face ... - Opelika Auburn News

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Social media dangers: Parents hear warnings of what teens face ...
Opelika Auburn News
The average teenager sends 3741 texts per month.

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10 ways to take the struggle out of homework - Washington Post

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10 ways to take the struggle out of homework
Washington Post
If negotiating homework becomes toxic, it is time to contact the child's teacher or school counselor. Jennifer Goodstein, a sixth-grade teacher and executive-functioning coach in Bethesda, Md. , says she tells parents to stop and write her an email ...

This Is How Much of Autism Is Genetic - TIME

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This Is How Much of Autism Is Genetic
TIME
For a condition as complex as autism, it's almost certain that both genes and environment play an important role. But teasing apart how much DNA contributes to the developmental condition and how much is due to environmental exposures remains a subject ...
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: StudyWebMD
Autism Heritability Estimate Updated in New Analysis of 2014 Swedish StudyGenomeWeb
Genetic factors may explain most of risk for autism spectrum disorderMedical Xpress

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5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPen - Consumer Reports

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5 Ways to Stay Safe When Using an EpiPen
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           The FDA has warned a manufacturer about safety problems with its product. Here's how to protect yourself or someone else.
             

            

How to Help Your Child Handle Chronic GI Problems at School - Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)

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How to Help Your Child Handle Chronic GI Problems at School
Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
Parents of children with specific food requirements, especially children with food allergies, should know what problems could arise while at school. Children with dietary restrictions like celiac disease or other food allergies are at risk of exposure ...

Top ADHD Myths and How Adults Can Overcome Them - U.S. News & World Report

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Top ADHD Myths and How Adults Can Overcome Them
U.S. News & World Report
One common myth he finds bothersome is that ADHD is a problematic condition that automatically means a person's life will forever be ruined. “A top myth is that having ADHD is a terrible curse,” he says. Hallowell explains that like any other disorder ...

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