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What do you think? Can porn be addictive? More mental health professionals are telling us “yes it can,” and further, it can be as addictive as hard-core drugs and it’s known to change the health of the brain.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. the Arizona Psychological Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Road, will be sponsoring a free public education presentation on teen drug use.
Montessori Educare students Camilla Der, Kaelyn Chang and Keegan Der left their fall festival on Oct. 24 only to be greeted by their neighbors, USA Tax Services, Foothills Family Dental and Stone Path Real Estate, with more Halloween goodies.
Inspire Kids Montessori will be celebrating its grand opening in Ahwatukee on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., inviting the entire community to enjoy a morning of fun.
On Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Disability Empowerment Center artists with disabilities will be showcasing their art at an event sponsored by the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Every high school student wants to succeed in the classroom. We all want to gain knowledge, earn good grades, and set the stage for success in college and beyond. Excellence in the classroom comes from dedication and hard work. Remember, every student wants to succeed, but not every student wants to pay the price or has the strategies it takes to succeed.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have increased dramatically over the past few decades, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2012) recently established the prevalence to be 1 in 88 American children and estimated 1 out of 54 boys being diagnosed with autism. ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing mental health concerns.
A Step Ahead Preschool & Montessori • 4221 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 113
Guns didn’t kill Christopher Lane and I’m not so sure genuine racism is to blame. Can minors fully understand such hate? We do know the teens who gunned down the athlete, who was jogging in Duncan, Okla., say they were “bored.”
Mountain Pointe High School will host Rachel’s Challenge today to try and spread awareness on bullying and to make the Pride community feel more compassionate among one other.
The Keystone Montessori charter school has been part of Ahwatukee for almost 20 years, and recently was ranked No. 3 in the state for its excellence in the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) testing.
The school year has started and it is inevitable that somewhere on the playground at your child’s school, there will be bullying. While I would like to imagine a world with no bullying, no hurtful words, no discrimination, I know that world doesn’t exist.
For the next eight months we will be doing a series of articles that are focused on teens. We will discuss ways teens can become successful in school as well as outside of school. We will discuss the importance of defining goals, and practicing small efforts that will yield success.
Our kids started back to school on Aug. 5. That same day we received an email from the school district reminding us of all of the safety measures they’ve implemented. One of my favorites was, “All of our schools have 24-hour exterior cameras, creating a virtual video fence to deter unauthorized activity.” A virtual video fence?
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Rose Newcomer always knew she wanted to help people through any trails or tribulations they’re experiencing in their everyday lives.
Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she’s not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at 7:30 a.m., 45 minutes earlier than they did in middle school.
Anthony Quatela of Ahwatukee has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Quatela earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Quatela was one of nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in the May 19 graduation ceremony at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university.
Inspire Kids Montessori
Ahwatukee resident Ashley Stainton received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and psychology in May from Southern Methodist University, where she made the spring 2013 honor roll.
Preparing teens for adulthood includes helping them navigate the ins and outs of social media. Sometimes teens don’t think before they act. But, this makes sense because the prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until the mid-20s. This part of the brain is responsible for “executive functions;” which includes the ability to organize thoughts, solve problems, foresee possible consequences and delay gratification. That’s why many times adolescents do things that simply don’t make sense to us. So, when it comes to social media they need to be educated.
Dr. Pat Quigley has practiced clinical psychology in Ahwatukee for more than 10 years, and is offering something new to the area for kids and adults with attention-deficit disorders or working memory issues.
Keystone Montessori • 1025 E. Liberty Lane
If anyone kicks off their retirement with a bang, it’s K.R. Scott.