Monday, October 19, 2015

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

Red Ribbon Week Oct 22-31 serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.  Here is an interesting article from HealthDay News on the addiction cycle of binge drinking and brain development.

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Parent Take-away and Resource from GPS: Raising the Selfie Generation 

Glenbard West parent Sandy Gelfer shared the following takeaway from the Oct. 13 Glenbard Parent Series program Raising the Selfie Generation with Alec Couros:

Alec Couros and Sandy Gelfer
"It's important to help our students take control of their digital identity to define who they are. We need to embrace the technology and then help them create a positive digital footprint.  Our identity is being linked to our reputation and online history.  Parents can forgive; the web does not. We should educate our kids on strategies to keep themselves more private and less public, to effectively utilize technology and manage multiple stems of simultaneous information. Put your phones down and enjoy life."

For more information, check out Alec Couros