High School Mediator http://highschoolmediator.com The Support Teens Need to Succeed Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:21:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Main Types of Teen Eating Disorders http://highschoolmediator.com/main-types-teen-eating-disorders/ http://highschoolmediator.com/main-types-teen-eating-disorders/#respond Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:30:04 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6963 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

There are several teen eating disorders which can cause changes in teen eating habits and lead to major health problems in the future. These habits can lead to even life threatening health problems if not treated in the initial stages. These are many of these eating disorders which are said to cause untold problems in […]

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Teen Eating DisordersThere are several teen eating disorders which can cause changes in teen eating habits and lead to major health problems in the future. These habits can lead to even life threatening health problems if not treated in the initial stages. These are many of these eating disorders which are said to cause untold problems in children and teens. This article will discuss some of the main teen eating disorders that are quite common among today’s children.

Anorexia

Anorexia is a condition where the teen refuses to take in the required amount of calories due to an intense fear of getting fat. These teens will have a distorted body image. People with anorexia will still consider them as being heavy even they are extremely skinny. They are obsessed with becoming thin and refuses to take even the most essential parts of the daily caloric intake. As per the latest report in the National Institute of Mental Health, one out of every 25 girls have suffered from anorexia during their lifetime. But the dangerous thing is that most of these girls deny that they have an eating disorder. The most common symptoms of anorexia include anxiety, depression, being highly self critical, a perfectionist attitude, exercise or compulsive exercising, dieting even when one is too skinny and strange eating habits.

Anorexia can lead to several health problems in teens. Damage of major organs such as the heart, brain and kidneys, lowered blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, low pulse rate, thinning of bones and sensitivity to cold are some of the major health issues of a teen suffering from anorexia. One in every 10 cases have reported to be fatal for teens suffering from anorexia. Cardiac arrest, suicide and electrolyte imbalance are the most common causes of death.

Treating anorexia early is a must, in order to get the teen out of this dangerous condition. Changing the eating habits and bringing the teen back to normal weight is the first task of a medical practitioner. Hospitalization, sometimes for weeks, may be essential to treat such cases. If the case is life threatening, intravenous or tube feeding may be required. Antidepressant medication, behavioral therapy and psychotherapy are the other treatments for anorexia.

Bulimia

Bulimia is a condition very common among teens where the teen would grossly overeat. This is also similar to binge eating. He or she will then purge the food by vomiting or by using laxatives in order to prevent weight gain. Bulimic children fear gaining weight and are extremely unhappy with their bodies. They lose control around food and would eat too much food in a short amount of time. They often feel disgusted or ashamed after overeating. Major symptoms of bulimia include abusing drugs and alcohol, abusive laxatives and other medications to prevent weight gain, mood swings, binging on large quantities of food and sadness.

Treating bulimia is aimed to break the binge eating and purging cycle. Most popular treatments include antidepressant medications, behavioral modifications, group therapy and nutritional counseling.

Contact Doctor

The above mentioned are two of the main teen eating disorders which are quite common today. Consulting your doctor immediately once such symptoms are noticed, will help to safeguard the health and wellness of your precious teen.

Additional Information

Teen eating disorders: Tips to protect your teen
Teen Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

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Where To Find Test Preparation Software http://highschoolmediator.com/find-test-preparation-software/ http://highschoolmediator.com/find-test-preparation-software/#respond Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:32:20 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6533 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

This is the time of the year that high school and college students dread the most: it is test taking season. Everything from the SAT to the GMAT is offering tests during the late fall, and preparing for these exams has been the cause of many sleepless nights. For this reason, you are going to […]

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Test Preparation Software

This is the time of the year that high school and college students dread the most: it is test taking season. Everything from the SAT to the GMAT is offering tests during the late fall, and preparing for these exams has been the cause of many sleepless nights. For this reason, you are going to want to utilize some of the many different test preparation software on the market.

Below we will discuss some ways you should be able to save money on your next test preparation software purchase.

1. Amazon

Amazon is a great place to find test preparation software for cheap. The reason is, Amazon features a marketplace full of third party sellers. These sellers often compete with each other on having the best price. For this reason, you can usually take advantage of this competition and score a great deal on various products. Also, Amazon is an online retailer. For that reason, it is not subjected to charge sales taxes at the point of sale. For this reason, many consumers do not have to pay for sales taxes on purchases made through Amazon at the point of sale. Thus, further reducing the price.

2. Coupons

Coupons are an excellent way to save money on virtually any product. You can save tons of money when you use coupons wisely. There are many coupons floating around at any given time. The good news is that tons of retailers offer test preparation software. Therefore, you should be able to find a retailer that offers it and is offering a coupon at the same time. It should not be difficult. All you need to do is search online for coupons from the specific retailer. This will allow you to save money on your entire purchase.

3. Sales

A great time to purchase expensive items is during sales. This is when you can extract the most value from your savings. You should always aim to purchase your software during the big sales. Some of the big sales are Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These are excellent sales opportunities because you should be able to find tons of different products from different retailers on sale. Retailers compete with one another to have the best deals and savings on these days. Therefore, you should be able to score a great price on your next software purchase.

By utilizing these tips, you should save money on your next software purchase. Here are a few test preparation software programs to get you started.

Academic Fitness SAT/PSAT/ACT (Weekly Reader)
SAT, ACT and PSAT
SimuGator: SAT Proctor DVD (Test-Day Simulation for SAT Practice Tests)
Kaplan SAT/ACT/PSAT 2005 Platinum

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Education Grants Can Help You http://highschoolmediator.com/education-grants-can-help/ http://highschoolmediator.com/education-grants-can-help/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:12:21 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6405 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

Are you looking to go back to school? You realize by doing this that you will not have as much time to work. The government seems to understand this problem and is willing to help you out with it a little bit. This is why they offer every student Federal Grants. You need to understand […]

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Education Grants For Students

Are you looking to go back to school? You realize by doing this that you will not have as much time to work. The government seems to understand this problem and is willing to help you out with it a little bit. This is why they offer every student Federal Grants.

You need to understand that this grant is not a right. The government is handing you over this money with the intention of you attending your classes and passing them. The United states government does not appreciate students wasting hard working American tax dollars. This is the reason why you always need to take your education seriously when receiving money from the government.

Guess what? If you are not passing your classes they can take it away. They do not want to waste money on people who just go to college not to try and fail. You need to pass at least 75% of your classes in order to keep your financial aid for the next semester.

You may even deal with more consequences then you think you will if you do not take the time to study. If you fail or withdraw from your classes the government may ask you to pay this money back. They are promising you this money with the intention that you will get your degree.

Education grants are not something that everyone qualifies for. The government needs to think that you meet the criteria before you are given any assistance. They will estimate the amount of money that you qualify for once you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This forum will usually ask you simple questions like whether or not you are a dependent and things of a similar nature. They want to give everyone the exact amount of assistance that they will need.

Make sure that you fill your FAFSA out early. It is the way to make your financial aid a top priority to them. Education grants are given to only those who ask. Just remember to not take your education grants for granted.

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Getting Your High School Diploma Online http://highschoolmediator.com/high-school-diploma-online/ http://highschoolmediator.com/high-school-diploma-online/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:37:19 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6854 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

Did you know you could obtain your high school diploma online? If you do not have a flexible schedule that allows you to attend classes or live in an isolated area, studying online for your high school diploma is an excellent option. Several online institutions offer high school diplomas but you need to make sure […]

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high school diploma online

Did you know you could obtain your high school diploma online? If you do not have a flexible schedule that allows you to attend classes or live in an isolated area, studying online for your high school diploma is an excellent option.

Several online institutions offer high school diplomas but you need to make sure you study with an accredited institution. Take the time to look for reviews and check the U.S. Department of Education website. The URL is ope.ed.gov and you will find a database of all the accredited institutions, including online schools. Use this database to look up the high school diploma online programs you were interested in.

Self Discipline

Studying online is convenient but the downside is that you will not have a teacher who can supervise you. You need to have a lot of self-discipline and be highly motivated since you will be mostly studying on your own. If possible, find an online institution that gives you the possibility to communicate with your instructors. You will usually get a better education and be able to communicate with your instructors if you choose an institution where instructors have a small number of students.

Organization

Make sure you have enough time to study for your high school diploma online. You need to organize yourself so you can study for a couple of hours a day and if possible more on the weekends. Try finding a program that is adapted to your schedule and gives you enough time to get ready to take the exams for your high school diploma.

Price

You need to compare pricing between different online programs. Price should not be the only factor you consider when selecting your program but you need to compare prices in order to find a program you can afford. Prices well below the market usually indicate the program is not affiliated or does not properly prepare students. Keep in mind that even though you will be studying online, a good program should generate enough revenues to hire good instructors and provide quality services to the students.

Take the time to compare different programs before you sign up for one. You should read through the official sites of the programs you are considering and look for reviews published by third party sites. Don’t forget to check if the program you are interested in is properly affiliated and call them so you can ask questions and make sure the representatives are polite and helpful.

Are You Thinking About Online High School Courses?
Online High School Classes Offer Challenging Alternatives

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The Benefits Software Test Taking Offers Teachers http://highschoolmediator.com/benefits-software-test-taking-offers-teachers/ http://highschoolmediator.com/benefits-software-test-taking-offers-teachers/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:50:16 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6540 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

As a teacher, you may have heard of software test taking especially for certain types of tests and it honestly has plenty of benefits that are often not openly discussed. Teachers want to give their students as much of their time as they can, but sometimes, there are just not enough hours in the day. […]

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Software Test Taking

As a teacher, you may have heard of software test taking especially for certain types of tests and it honestly has plenty of benefits that are often not openly discussed.

Teachers want to give their students as much of their time as they can, but sometimes, there are just not enough hours in the day. Over the years, software development has evolved and there are plenty of new software that schools are starting to incorporate into their computer systems.

What are the benefits of software test taking?

Saves Time

One of the most important benefits of software test taking is that it helps save time. Correcting tests can take hours out of your busy schedule that you could’ve spent putting together better curriculum. However, when students use computers to take their tests, the software does all the grading without you having to worry about getting it done on time.

No Bias

There is nothing biased about the way a software grades work. In fact, you can never be accused of favoring one student over another. Many teachers often get accused of grading unfairly, but this can all be eliminated by choosing to test students using software. The computer quickly runs over the answers, and you don’t get the chance to form a negative or positive opinion about a certain student.

Decreases Cheating

It is next to impossible for students to cheat on exams when using the software test taking option. In fact, most software randomly generate questions in different orders, so if a student were to peek at someone else’s answers, he or she would automatically get them marked wrong. In the vein of cheating, students also aren’t able to know the questions on the test beforehand, therefore, they are unable to take notes to cheat from.

Eliminates Pencil and Paper

Students actually have an easier time taking tests when it isn’t pencil on paper. They don’t necessarily feel the same amount of pressure when taking a test on the computer as they do when getting a paper test. Some of the test taking anxiety can be eliminated as the students can feel more relaxed in a software testing environment.

Affordable Option

Schools can save a lot of money by choosing to opt for software testing. The cost of photocopying tests, using paper and passing out pencils can add up over the years. With budget cuts all over the continent, software testing offers an affordable alternative.

In the past, teachers didn’t use software testing for examination, but in recent years, its popularity has certainly increased. With innovative new technology, students can take tests faster, more effectively and not have to worry about biased grading.

Start by making your first online test today for individual class use.

Or interested in school wide or district wide implementation? Here are two to look into but they are not free – Exam Software and Software Secure.

To read more about online education issues, please visit one of our other sites designed to support K12 online education.

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How A Youth Entrepreneur Program Can Help Aspiring Business Owners http://highschoolmediator.com/youth-entrepreneur-program-can-help-aspiring-business-owners/ http://highschoolmediator.com/youth-entrepreneur-program-can-help-aspiring-business-owners/#respond Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:50:33 +0000 http://highschoolmediator.com/?p=6585 New post from Dr. Patricia Fioriello at High School Mediator. Read more

Believe it or not there are more kids and young adults that are 16 to 29 and are interested in becoming entrepreneurs early in life. They are ready to make a name for themselves and they are passionate that they have a service or product that can be beneficial to consumers. These young entrepreneurs are […]

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Teen Entrepreneur

Believe it or not there are more kids and young adults that are 16 to 29 and are interested in becoming entrepreneurs early in life. They are ready to make a name for themselves and they are passionate that they have a service or product that can be beneficial to consumers. These young entrepreneurs are usually energetic and passionate and want to take part in every aspect of their young business. They can also find the mentoring that they need in a youth entrepreneur program.

In most states a child has to be at least 16 years of age before they can establish a business for profit. This is also the best age for them to undergo the necessary training to help them become successful in commerce. The training can also coincide with their regular academic studies.

It is also important to make sure that any youth that is taking part in a youth entrepreneur program stays mentally and physically healthy. They will have to balance their business training and goals with other commitments and they may have to put in long hours to ensure that their goals are met.

They will also need to learn that although they may delegate duties to others they must supervise these duties. Youth entrepreneurs need to learn that they must step in if the tasks or duties are not completed on time. There are other factors that must be considered when a young person is considering becoming an entrepreneur.

Factors That Should Be Considered

There are not any business owners or entrepreneurs that have been successful without making a few risky moves in their career. It is important for young entrepreneurs to learn that they must become risk takers if they want to have a successful business. They will be going against a lot of competition and they must learn how to stand out among the rest.

These young entrepreneurs need to become familiar with the administrative and technical sides of small and medium businesses. They can acquire this knowledge through a youth entrepreneur program and seminars.

Mentors should also be on hand to help encourage and advise these future leaders of tomorrow. This support can also be found in programs that are geared towards helping young entrepreneurs.

They can also gain support and knowledge from online forums dedicated to helping these young business owners succeed. Some websites post inspirational stories and blogs about other young business owners.

How A Youth Entrepreneur Program Can Help

These types of programs act as a motivating vehicle to help aspiring entrepreneurs start and maintain a business full time. The program also allows young people to explore the option to become self-sufficient through self-employment.

Participants of the program can qualify to receive grant money that will help them start a business. The money can also be used to help with expenses for the new business. Young people who are interested in this type of program must submit an application and a business idea or business plan in order to be considered for acceptance into the program.

A youth entrepreneur program is an excellent way for motivated youth to see if they are truly interested in owning a business. They will receive the guidance and support they need in order to be successful.

Additional Resources About Youth Entrepreneur Programs

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurs
Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs
A Youth Entrepreneurship Program Goes International
A Teenagers Point of View on the Future of Youth Entrepreneurs

Youth Millionaire Entrepreneurs

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