Mindfulness and Academic Success

  Improving Focus and Productivity with Self-Awareness   Mindfulness is an effective way to increase health and well-being, It’s also now commonly heard in households and classrooms all over the world, and is being explored and used in health care, education and public policy. Academically, mindfulness demonstrates a positive impact on cognitive thinking and processing skills (attention, stress management, self-regulation …

Well Done – You Made a Mistake! The Benefits of a Growth Mindset

A big trend in education now is that of Growth Mindset, but this concept has been around for a while. Dr. Carol Dweck and her colleagues began studying the impact of student’s attitudes about failure over 30 years ago. She then coined the phrases “fixed mindset” (the belief that our basic abilities, talents and intelligence are what they are and …

Sleep: The Most Important Part of Your Teen’s Busy Schedule

  Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?   Wendy P. Jones, Licensed Educational Psychologist   Most of us can say we could use a little more sleep, but adolescents are famous for being sleep deprived! As preteens and teens continue to grow, both physically and emotionally, sleep becomes even more important. However, sleep is often the factor that is sacrificed …

Mastering the Organization Mission

Christopher C. Jones, Licensed Educational Psychologist You’ve prepared your child for back-to-school. You’ve secured the appropriate school supplies and attended Back-to-School Night at your child’s school. You have a better understanding of what’s expected for this new grade that has become your child’s world. Now it’s your child’s turn. As your child progresses through each new grade, responsibility and management …

Childhood Self-Control and Adult Success

Christopher C. Jones, Licensed Educational Psychologist Recent research finds that children who demonstrate more self-control at an early age are more likely to be more successful and healthy than those with the least self-control. Self-control is vital to one’s ability to plan ahead, for getting along with others, for asking for help, and for waiting for long-term payoffs rather than …