Archived Counseling Department Article Links

Anxiety

Rude Vs. Mean Vs. Bullying: Defining The Differences, The hot question of the decade! Bullying needs to be dealt with swiftly and firmly but first the behavior should be identified as such. Signe Whitson outlines a simple way to determine if a child’s behavior is bullying or simply unkind behavior. A must read!

Default Worries and what they do for the brain, Thoughts about how to teach your child to handle/cope with worry.

Why Smart Kids Worry. 5 Anxiety-Reduction Tools to use

Parenting

College Professor Warns: How Not to Be a Lawn Mower Parent, Read about opportunities to learn strength and self-confidence, so she can handle future challenges with grace. 

How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | TED Talk By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

Social Relationships

When Little Girls Are Mean: Helping Young Girls Handle Relational Aggression, Information about mean girls in elementary school.

Technology

The distracted student mind — enhancing its focus and attention  - an article describing the psychological effects associated with the introduction of new digital technologies.