Behaviour

Factors affecting academic achievement in children with ADHD (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 9, 2010

This study explored the impact of methylphenidate on the academic achievement of 85 children, aged seven to 12, with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate, which may be more familiar under such trade names as Ritalin or Concerta, is a stimulant medication that acts on certain chemicals in the brain.

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2014-02-11

Do high levels of extracurricular activities help or hinder child development? (2010)

This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to examine rates of extracurricular participation for Canadian children and youth aged six to 17 years.

The authors found that 86 percent of children and youth participated in at least one extracurricular activity. Overall, participation seemed to benefit children and youth’s development, particularly in the area of pro-social behaviour.

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2013-03-06

Parenting styles, behaviour and skills and their impact on young children (2007)

Lessons in Learning - December 13, 2007

This paper summarizes recent research on parenting styles and highlights a number of programs aimed at helping parents improve their skills.

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2012-12-18

Parental monitoring of adolescent's behaviour: Trajectories, risk factors, and associated outcomes (2010)

Using longitudinal survey data, the authors of this report examine Canadian young people’s reports of how closely their parents monitor their behaviour and look at whether the level of such monitoring is related to difference in the youth’s behaviour.

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2012-10-24

Fact Sheet – Bullying (2011)

This document offers a summary of the nature and impact of bullying, with particular reference to children and youth.

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2012-10-03

Bullying in Canada - how intimidation affects learning (2008)

Lessons in Learning – March 20, 2008

Bullying in schools can cause serious and lasting harm to both the victim and the perpetrator, and has been linked to such problems as substance abuse, aggression, and social withdrawal.

The authors of this document examine research about the effectiveness of intervention programs in ending bullying.

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2012-08-16

Making the Connection (2009)

Six information sheets for adult literacy practitioners on learning and violence

This is a set of six information sheets, designed for adult literacy practitioners, on learning and violence. In general terms, all six sheets deal with the prevalence of violence and how its effects on individuals may be manifested in a classroom.

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2012-04-23

What is Bullying? [Video – 5:34] (2009)

This six-minute video is part of a resource kit called entitled “Guard Against Bullying,” aimed at young people with low English literacy skills.

The video focuses on the nature of bullying, which can fall into one of four categories: verbal, social, physical, and cyber. It features scenes set in a large high school, with student actors taking on a variety of roles.

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2012-01-24

How can you help stop bullying? (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is part of a resource kit developed by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors offer suggestions for avoiding becoming a target for bullying; reporting bullying; preventing social bullying; and dealing with cyber bullying.

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2011-12-06

What is Bullying? (2009)

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is part of a resource kit developed by the Calgary-based Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), an agency that helps people with disabilities as well as the community at large.

The authors explain what bullying is and note that it can fall into one of four categories: verbal, social, physical, and cyber. They also explain how bullying differs from other types of conflict.

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2011-12-06

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