Editor’s Blog

Quaranteened! Helping Adolescents Cope with Boredom during COVID-19

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As we head into the holidays and face additional…

Harnessing the Big Three: Positive youth development during the “leisure paradox”

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By Jean Rhodes In a recent issue of the Journal of Youth…

“It’s not your job to worry” and other helpful advice for stressed kids

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by Jean Rhodes COVID-19 has deeply affected the lives…

Want to double your effects? Hopeful lessons from a new meta-analysis

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By Jean Rhodes and Kirsten Christensen In a recent study…

The kids aren’t all right: Why mentees will be disproportionately affected by the pandemic

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By Jean Rhodes Although COVID-19 appears to spare children…

Social distancing does not mean emotional distancing: Providing comfort during these trying times

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By Jean Rhodes How should parents, mentors, and other caring…

Rule #1: Don’t minimize the importance of caregivers in mentoring relationships

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by Jean Rhodes Mentoring programs have not always appreciated…

Let’s talk about religion, politics…and mentoring

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by Jean Rhodes, Matt Hagler, and Sam McQuillin We are…

“There are four things I think you can do to change the world”

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by Jean Rhodes Originally posted in 2017 I once took a year's…

Five strategies for making stronger connections, backed by research

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by Jean Rhodes Care for some direct, research-based ideas for…
Back to the future. Mentoring style. Mentors. Mentees. Youth.

Back to the future in youth mentoring: Predictions for 2020

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by Jean Rhodes One of the benefits of remaining in the field…

The five most popular Chronicle posts of 2019

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by Jean Rhodes Thanks for helping to make 2019 another banner…