CEO of Playworks, Jill Vialet, discusses why play matters. See the video at the link below.
Blog post by Maurice J. Elias, Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University
"We know bullying is harmful. We know a lot about how to prevent it. But bullying is still common. Why is this and how can we change this?
There is a silent aspect to bullying. Victims and bystanders often do not want to come forward to say what is going on. They feel threatened. But if we think about this, it means that they don’t trust the adults in their lives- teachers, other school personnel, parents-- to protect them. Kids need to be in a learning environment where they truly feel safe. And of course bullies are not advertising to adults that they are victimizing other kids..."
Read the blog post on www.parenttoolkit.com.
Michael D. Clark, email@example.com
Read the full article: Expert: Social media bullying 'untested waters' -
Don't feed the bully.
That's the message Jim Bisenius hammered home to hundreds of elementary students sitting on a Lakota school's gym floor in rare, rapt attention.
Almost every young hand – boys and girls alike – had gone up when the anti-bullying expert asked who among them had been bullied.
"...a growing body of research suggests that this technology and the information overload it dumps on us undermine not only our ability and desire to interact directly with real human beings, but also our capacity to focus for long on much of anything—even our children."
Read more of the article by Ron Taffel in Psychotherapy Networker.
"Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor." ~ Stuart Brown, MD
"A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play." ~ Frederic Nietsche
"My childhood may be over, but that doesn't mean playtime is." ~ Ron Olson
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~ George Bernard Shaw
- See more at: http://blog.aaastateofplay.com/2014/10/play-your-way-to-happy-inner-child.html#sthash.JYTPse0a.dpuf
Groton Public Schools (CH 19)
Fri., 10/3/14 10:00 a.m.
Sat., 10/4 6:30 p.m.
Sun., 10/5 10:00 a.m.
Mon., 10/6 10:00 a.m.
Tues., 10/7 6:30 p.m.
Wed., 10/8 10:00 a.m.
Thurs., 10/9 6:30 p.m.
Wed., 10/8 4:00 p.m.
Fri., 10/10 7 p.m.
A new show, "Mystic Matters" (Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce) will air on Comcast at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13th
A great way to stay healthy! Article in The Day by Claire Bessette.
Town prepares to host dozens of tours, activities for annual October event
Norwich — The popular Walktober series of walking tours, talks and events encompasses 35 towns in eastern Connecticut and Massachusetts, but this year, the calendar of events requires two close-up maps of Norwich just to show the 39 walks and five special events in the Rose City.
Read the article here.
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