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How to Help Kids Open Up About Anything

“How to Help Kids Open Up About Anything”  Tips for creating safe spaces and developing emotional intelligence in your children By Shanicia Boswell, The New York Times Shanicia Boswell, founder of Black Moms Blog, grew up receiving a lot of lessons from her mother. As a parent now, Boswell provides some tips for parents in […]

How Learning Happens in a COVID-19 World

By Rachel Stephens-Murphy, America’s Promise Alliance In mid-March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In the weeks that followed, students’ in-school and out-of-school learning environments were dramatically upended, with the vast majority of students participating in some form of online learning at the time. Since that rapid shift, educators, school administrators, out-of-school […]

New research highlights role of mentoring in positive emotional development for boys

Exploring relationships among boys and men: A retrospective, qualitative study of a multi-year community-based group mentoring program Mark J Van Ryzin, Oregon Research Institute Secondary Education, Developmental Psychology Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B. A., Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring   Introduction: You may have experienced multiple occasions of individuals within the community that often associate […]