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Strength-Based Parenting Reduces Children’s Stress

In a recent publication for researchers in Australia, psychologist found that strength-based parenting practices, like motivating “children to explore new situations, including stressful situations, through their strengths..adds a ‘positive filter’ to the way a child reacts to stress, meaning that they are likely to reap the benefits of positive stress, such as skill development […]

Actor Michael Douglas Talks About Dyslexia

Regarding his son, Dylan:

Michael Douglas: “…His  auditory skills are staggering, like a lot of people who are dyslexic..Well, I think these issues make you tougher. Sticks and stones and smart… comments don’t bother you as much as you’re plowing ahead.”
Quinn Bradley: What you most proud about out of Dylan’s accomplishments in life?

Michael Douglas: I can’t believe […]

The Perks of Being Dyslexic – Seeing a Different Way and Solving The World’s Big Problems

In a wonderful post from Seth Goldman at Inc.com:

“…dyslexics who manage to make it through high school will not only bring alternative thinking to society’s problems, they also will have already proved their resilience because they’ll have overcome the academic and personal setbacks that many clerically talented students avoid.”

Goldman, Co-Founder and CEO of Honest […]

Growth Mindsets and Dyslexia – Dr Carol Dweck

Whether a person believes that intelligence is something that can develop and grow (growth mindset) vs. a trait that is fixed and unchanging can have profound effects on self-perception, motivation, and ultimately achievement. The pioneer of the psychology of mindsets is Dr Carol Dweck at Stanford Understanding the power of a positive and growth mindset […]