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The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain (Video)

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically teenage behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain. Remember being a teenager? Rocked internally with hormones, outwardly with social pressures, […]

Talking to Kids and Teens about Social Media & Sexting

oday’s teens and “tweens” are connected to one another, and to the world, via digital technology more than any previous generation. Recent data suggests that social media (SM) venues like Facebook and MySpace have surpassed e-mail as the preferred method of communication in all age groups. While today’s tweens and teens may be more digitally […]

Parenting Teenagers:  What is this?

Parenting Teenagers: What is this?

        hey rolled their eyes as only two worldly adolescents can do. “What are you learning now?” they asked while examining the sheet I had tacked to the kitchen wall. “Your mother and I are learning to speak to the heathen adolescent.” A little humor never hurt in diffusing the intense sincerity […]

Book Review: The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from Myths of the Storm & Stress Years

Book Review: The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from Myths of the Storm & Stress Years

Reviewed by Kim Noble, RN MBA Coordinator Youth Health Connection South Shore Hospital, S. Weymouth, MA am not a Montessori school administrator, but a former Board Member for nine years and Montessori Parent for twelve years at Inly School in Scituate, Ma. (formerly The MontessoriCommunity School). I am a pediatric R.N. and work at our […]

Developing a New Montessori Middle and/or High School (Video)

n October 30th, 2014, Dr. Paul Epstein and Tim Seldin explored the topic of Developing a Montessori Middle and/or High School Program. We discussed many of the fundamental issues in organizing a new secondary program, from staffing to organizing the course of study, ways of learning, experiential programs, internships, travel, facilities, admission of older students […]