The Thursday Three: Third Edition

Definition of Thurs·day Three (ˈTHərzdē ˈthrē): Three unique stories curated for educators, parents, policy makers and others passionate about education. Topics include student health and development, learning readiness, school climate and social emotional learning, and school employee wellness.

1. What Happens When The Online Bully Is A Child With Special Needs?

Bullying behavior can be difficult to handle, especially online. So what happens when the online bully is a student with special needs?  Advice given in this article is for parents with special-needs teens is to discuss, monitor and educate — setting clear rules and staying consistent, even repetitive.

2. Two Breakfasts May Be Better Than None For School Kids

When it comes to school breakfasts, two is better than none, says a new report. In fact, skipping breakfast is worse than eating two breakfasts. This is in part because school breakfasts have healthy eating standards, and those who skip breakfast are more likely to overeat later in the day.

3. Kids’ Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed.

When parents suffer depression, there can be a ripple effect on children. Kids may become anxious, even sad. There may be behavior problems. Health may suffer. And, grades may decline. This article explores depression in parents, and what can be done to treat it.

thursday threeLots of great food for thought in this edition, for sure. Do you have any thoughts or reactions to today’s Thursday Three? Share them in the comments below, and don’t forget to forward The Thursday Three on to a friend (or THREE!)!

Happy reading, 
The Curators at NEA Healthy Futures

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Allie Lawrence

Written by Allie Lawrence

Allie Lawrence is a Program Associate at NEA Healthy Futures who firmly believes in her grandmother's motto: there's nothing like an education! She cares about making a difference in people's lives, and uses her love of writing to help accomplish this goal. When she's not at work, she enjoys exploring the world with her husband, being walked by her dog, reading long books and catching up on good TV shows.

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