Addressing Behavioral Addictions in Adolescents - Creating a School-wide Culture of Prevention
Grade 7-Grade 12
“What, then, is the best course of action for educators when a student is struggling with a behavioral addiction?” Wilder and Baughman describe recent research on behavioral addiction in adolescents and argue that schools should focus on prevention...
Behavioral Addictions - The Hidden Dangers
"Behavioral addictions follow a neural path similar to chemical addictions. The reward systems are so powerful that once one is trapped, it is difficult to break loose. Knowledge and awareness of how behavioral addictions work are excellent prophylactic...
Biological Aspects of Addictive Behavior
Archer states that, “This article will provide an overview of the biological processes that accompany chemical addictions and review the evidence that these processes also accompany behavioral addictions. I will then suggest reasons why these behaviors...
Grade 4-Grade 8
The Dakota Territory in which the book is set is a wide, uninhabited land created anew each day by sunlight and wind: a vast canvas for a child's imagination, a land where a family can build a life and a living. But "awed and oppressed by the vast prairie,...
Caught in the 'Net' - Recognizing Internet Addiction in Youth
Varghese and Fayard discuss the nature of internet addiction, noting that, “Internet addiction refers to a pathological use of computers or technology that is characterized by intrusive urges to engage in online behaviors to an extent that contributes...
Helping Students Experience the Healthful Benefits of Exercise
“Educators, school personnel, and parents need to be aware of the warning signs and behaviors of exercise addiction in order to plan a timely intervention. Schools can provide students with guidelines regarding balancing healthy exercise amounts with...
JAE Editorial: A Growing Trend
In the editorial, Melgosa notes that behavioral addictions are increasingly common, and teachers and administrators often feel unprepared to deal with them. He states that what students need is not messages of dismissal or judgment, but opportunities to talk...
Parent Inspiration - The First Lesson - Self-control
Inspire parents to prioritize character development, understanding the core function of self-control to success in all aspects of life including academics. Ready to print or link parents to; available in color and black/white editions. Part of a series of...
Preventing Food Addiction in Adolescents
This article provides an overview of research on addictive-like eating, including criteria for food addictions in children. A variety of strategies for addressing maladaptive eating behaviors are described, including developing positive relationships between...
Recognizing and Avoiding Potential Triggers for Internet Gaming Addiction
Ivy notes that “parents and educators should be alert for warning signs throughout the elementary and secondary years, and help young people learn to manage their game-playing behavior before they are on their own.” The article provides information...
Sexual Purity Curriculum
Grade 5-Grade 8
God created sex to strengthen the bond between husband and wife and to give us a demonstration of our relationship to Him. However, at every turn we see Satan marketing his cheapened version of God’s plan. This curriculum teaches students what God’s...
TEACH Editorial Vol 6 Issue 1: Balance
Guest Editor Sherry Hattingh writes about the meaning and importance of balance in life. Articles in this issue are titled:
To Be or Not to Be
Kind Hands, Kind Feet
A Western Plains Boy’s Diary: Aspects of Outback Life in the 1930s, Through...
The Bible, Substance Abuse, and the Patriarchs
Grade 7-Grade 12
"This unit will give students biblical texts and thought provoking academic information that will teach them more about how to stay away from substance abuse. This unit will also show how some of our patriarchs went through problems with substance abuse...
Understanding Behavioral Addictions
Melgosa explains the definition and scope of behavioral addictions, noting that substance addictions and behavioral addictions may be related to a single underlying disorder, as the two have very similar symptoms. The article also discusses the costs of behavioral...
When I was Young in the Mountains
Warmly illustrated by Diane Goode, this picture book portrays the special memories of a simply mountain life, including the importance of a spiritual life. Both the text and the pictures are more a work of art than literature. Models the author's crafts of...
When Pigs Fly
Grade 5-Grade 8
What a weird assignment! Each eighth grader in family living class must baby-sit an egg for two weeks. "Actually, caring for her new "baby" is the least of the troubles facing loyal, awkward Buddy. With her father unemployed, the family must...