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The 18th Hole of Miniature Golf

The 18th Hole of Miniature Golf

ach began the 18th hole of miniature golf. Twelve-year-old Zach was ahead, and one under par. A wager of a pizza with my husband was in the balance. Zach stayed focused and won the match by two strokes. There should have been fireworks. The band should have played a Sousa march. The mayor should have […]

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, […]

Supporting the Development of Concentration

Supporting the Development of Concentration

Concentration: What is it? In a LinkedIn post this past June, “Want Kids to Succeed?  Teach them Focus,” Daniel Goleman explains why concentrating is a precursor for both learning something new and developing self-control. We all know that success in school and in...