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Developing Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Teens – A Guide for Parents

The teen years are a critical period of development for our children. Teenagers face changes in their biological and emotional makeup and in their social relationships. If teens are to devote their energy and attention to learning in school, these changes require that teens develop an array of coping skills. Talking with teens regularly about what they are learning at school and the struggles they are facing academically, emotionally, and socially is very important to maintaining a […]

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Developing Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Teens – A Guide for Teachers

Adolescence corresponds with critical developmental occurrences in biological, emotional, social, familial, and cultural domains; teens thus live in a context of tremendous and often difficult personal change. Teens unable to cope successfully with these changes are at high risk for problem behaviors, including substance abuse, contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and dropping out of school. The importance of developing coping skills for adolescents is often underestimated by school administrators; the reality is that young people’s development of these […]

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