Negative learning influences and how to correct them

Educational Psychologist Jane Healy, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to help your child "Brain Clean" and remove negative learning influences for them
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Negative learning influences and how to correct them

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There are a lot of things happening in children's lives today that are interfering with their academic learning. It is too bad that we live in a culture that is actually antagonistic to healthy brain development, in many cases. I do recommend this program called "Brain Cleaning," which isn't really house cleaning the brain. It's looking at everything that is going on in this child's life that may be impacting the way that they think, the way they pay attention, and the way they remember things. There are several steps any parent can take. One is, you check the child's physical health. We know that a healthy brain lives in a healthy body. The second thing we do is look at what else is coming into that brain, such as television, media, too much in the way of video games. The third thing we do is remember that, above all, this child wants to be loved and needs to be loved, needs to be supported. We show them, in every way we can, how much we care about them and their own individual talents.

Educational Psychologist Jane Healy, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to help your child "Brain Clean" and remove negative learning influences for them

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Jane M. Healy, PhD

Educational Psychologist

Jane Healy is a teacher and educational psychologist who has worked with all ages from pre-school to graduate school.  Her major research interest has been in finding practical applications of current brain research for teachers and parents.  A graduate of Smith College, she holds a MA from John Carroll University, a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, and post-doctoral work in developmental neuropsychology.  She has served on the faculty of Cleveland State University. Her many years of experience include: parent, classroom teacher, reading/learning specialist, elementary administrator, and clinician.  She is recognized internationally as an author, lecturer, and consultant. She has received international media coverage, including Nightline, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN and NPR, for her ideas about the impact of technology, media and culture on children's brain development and learning.

Although Jane has received many honors, including being twice named the "Educator of the Year" by Delta Kappa Gamma, she claims that she and her husband have learned most of what they know from the process of raising three sons (and now their six grandchildren).

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