Editor’s Blog

The surprising role of hobbies in boosting youth mental health: Implications for mentoring

By Jean Rhodes A 2020 Young People's Mental Health Report…

Slow ideas and the power of mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes In a recent New Yorker article, "Slow Ideas,"…

A case for the embracing the science of mentoring

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 by Jean Rhodes Despite significant strides in establishing…

Two new findings (and a surprise) about working with more challenging mentees

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By Jean Rhodes and Elizabeth Raposa In case you missed…

“Grit” is not a panacea for the problems facing disadvantaged youth

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By Jean Rhodes Grit is in the limelight. Schools are teaching…

There’s no substitute for someone who gets you

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by Laura Yoviene and Jean Rhodes We like people who "get"…

In praise of mentors: Miss Blanchard, Mr. P, and the many caring adults who change our lives

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I bid farewell to my dad on a brisk November morning in 1979.…

Big Mentoring News from Europe

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By Jean Rhodes Last Thursday 3/17, the first European Mentoring…

The power of stories in youth mentoring

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By Jean Rhodes There’s a familiar pattern to the many mentoring…
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Can you trust the latest findings? It depends….

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by Jean Rhodes In a recent review of meta-analyses, researchers…

What we talk about when we talk about evidence

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By Jean Rhodes “Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as…

Explaining terror to children and adolescents

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by Jean Rhodes, Ph.D. The attacks in Paris raise difficult…

Anchors, webs, and the triumph of Lorenzo Maudlin

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 By Jean Rhodes In a recent NYTimes Magazine feature, journalist…