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ADHD continues to occur at epidemic levels in our society.  Thirty-five years ago, only a handful of children and teens were considered to have what at the time was called ‘’hyperkinesis’’ or ‘’minimal brain dysfunction.’’ Now, the diagnosis takes in almost 10% of all children and teens.  Most of these kids (62%) are taking ADHD...
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I’ve just returned from Monterrey, Mexico where I keynoted the 19th Encuentro Internacional de Educacion Inicial y Preescolar (International Meeting of Initial & Preschool Education).  This conference is hosted by the Centro de Desarrollo Infantil or Center for Child Development (CENDI), a network of public educational centers that offers comprehensive services for children in high...
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More and more these days, teachers are engaging students in mindfulness practices, which research suggests helps develop executive functioning, self-regulation skills, and social and emotional learning in students.  But how to get started?  Here are a few tips: Begin your own personal mindfulness practice before you share it with students.  Setting aside even 5 or 10...
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Today is the official publication date for my new book Mindfulness in the Classroom:  Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion, and Calm.  I have been practicing mindfulness for almost thirty years, and with the rise in the need for social and emotional learning in the schools, I thought that a book for educators on this topic...
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by Max Gottlieb We’re well aware that when people stop exercising, especially as they get older, their risk goes up for partially preventable conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure. What many people fail to consider, however, is that brain health also plays a major role in overall health. Beyond dementia or...
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