Positive Youth Development in Action Discussed On Parent Choices for Struggling Teens

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens discussed Positive Youth Development that Shortridge Academy uses. PYD focuses on students strengths and partners with adults as a grounding philosophy.

Online PR News – 24-August-2011 – – "Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a theoretical approach that has been implemented by Shortridge Academy of NH during the last three years," said Research Consultant Dr. Kristine Baber, August 22nd on Lon Woodbury's Internet Talk Show "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens" on LATalkRadio.

"PYD is based on Positive Psychology and the recovery movement and focuses on a student's strengths and partnering with adults as a grounding philosophy," added Founder and Owner Adam Rainer, "rather than the usual approach of mainstream psychology that focuses solely on deficit reduction through developing and treating a diagnosis."

"PYD provides a creative lens and a transparent structure that supports the integration of the counseling, experiential activities, academics and other important elements of a school," pointed out Ex. Dir. Don Vardell, "which creates a stronger sense of community by engaging students, staff and parents as part of our intimate school community."

"This is a power sharing approach," they concluded, "which empowers the students by someone taking their ideas on enhancing the school seriously, encourages staff to collaborate with the strengths of the students, and helps parents do their role better through the resultant co-parenting and authoritative skill building."

To listen to the full discussion visit www.latalkradio.com/Lon.php.

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens is an internet talk radio show hosted by Lon Woodbury on www.LATalkRadio.com every Monday noon PST. Each show has a guest(s) who is working on cutting edge methods and ideas to help struggling young people and their families. The archive of all the shows can be found at www.latalkradio.com/Lon.php.

Woodbury Reports was founded in November 1989, by Lon Woodbury, MA, IECA, CEP, as an Independent Educational Consulting firm to help parents of teens making poor decisions select a private, parent choice program that would help return the family to normalcy. Through interviews with parents, communication with professionals who know your child well, and then thoroughly researching viable options, we can help parents make the right choices that will help your child get back on the right path. For more information about Woodbury Reports Inc., call 208-267-5550, or email to lon@woodbury.com, or visit the web site www.strugglingteens.com.