Research indicates that family connectedness, parent-child communication, and empathy construction are leading protective factors against youth involvement in alcohol and other drug use, bullying conduct, and suicidal behavior.
The Our Remarkable Brain (ORBUS) program, a curriculum piece of the Synaptic Youth Foundation (www.synapticyouth.org), places specific emphasis on identifying several key components to successful parent-child interactions.
The Our Remarkable Brain Booklet© constructs a fascinating and fun introduction to the spectacular functions of the human brain and importance of practicing healthy brain behaviors.
The use of the limited and reserved ORBUS human brain classes also provides parents and their children an unforgettable life and educational experience about peer pressure, and the once in a lifetime opportunity to hold a complete human brain.
These cooperative learning strategies are based on educational trials and comprehensive review of the professional literature. Parents, guardians, children, and observing professionals should find these unique program components beneficial to promoting quality parent-child communication and healthy youth behavior.