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School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to anxiety and depression and much more.

April 30, 2019

The One About ADHD

We know our kids can be forgetful.  It's not unusual for them to fidget, forget homework, get fidgety, but in some cases these can be signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD can affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with others. 

According to the ADD Resource Center, 6.4 million children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADD and this number is on the rise.  Our guests Dr. Courtney Walker and April Wooldridge are experts in the area of ADD and ADHD, and will offer parents tips for recognizing signs and symptoms and getting help.  

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April 23, 2019

The One About Fostering a Love of Reading

According to research by the American Psychological Association, only 20% of American teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, but more than 80% report using social media daily. Traditional reading seems to be a dying art that is being snuffed out by playing video games, watching cat videos, and scrolling timelines in an average of 11 hours a day! What can we as parents do to combat scrolling and encourage page turning in this increasingly tech-driven society?

Kendra Allen, M.Ed., is an educator with a passion to help parents, students, and the community regain a love for reading in a technology driven world. With 8th years of experience across various disciplines, Kendra’s unique approach to building positive relationships with students and sharing her own joy of literature ignites the flame for others around her to dive into reading.

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April 16, 2019

The One About Early Childhood Literacy and Language

Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first 3 years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories. Literacy opens the door to a brighter future and these early years are critical in shaping children’s development and lifelong learning potential. 

In this episode we welcome Dr. Anne van Kleeck, a professor at UNT Dallas in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and Director of The Callier Center for Communication Disorders.  Dr. van Kleeck’s research is related to preschooler's academic language skills that are vital for later reading comprehension and general academic success.

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April 9, 2019

The One About School Boards


“What Every Parent Should Know About Their School Board"

"You, responsible citizen, are standing in a ballot box. Along with voting on important local measures, you come across a list of names running for the school board. You scan the list and realize that most, if not all, of the names are unfamiliar. Hmmmm, you think, I have no idea who to vote for. Really, does it matter? It’s just the school board."

School board trustees are the elected officials who make vital decisions for your children such as what textbooks they use, the curriculum your schools use, district policies, the school calendar, who runs your school district, and much more!

In this episode we welcome Randy Randel, school board president and Nuzhat Hye, school board secretary for the Irving Independent School District.

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April 2, 2019

The One About Anxiety and Depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health an estimated 3.1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2016. An estimated 2.2 million of these children experienced severe impairment and only 19 percent of them received care from a health professional.

Depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems tend to co-exist and we are seeing these diagnosis in increasing numbers. In this episode we were joined by Jalea Seals, Licensed Professional Counselor from 212 Behavioral in Fort Worth Texas who shared about anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.


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