Talking to teens about online experiences?

New research shows that keeping your cool and hearing them out can pay dividends for communication

Posted by Matt Swayne

Teens rarely talk to their parents about potentially risky online experiences, according to new research.

“There seems to be a … Read the rest

For teen mothers, nurses act as mentoring resource

Schaffer, M. A., & Mbibi, N. (2014). Public health nurse mentorship of pregnant and parenting adolescents. Public Health Nursing, 31(5), 428-437.

Summarized by Jessica Cunningham


Adolescent parents are more likely to experience challenges in parenting due to their … Read the rest

Ditch the small talk: When being direct with your mentee can be a lifeline in a crisis

safety-791341_1280Crisis hotlines have been around for years, but until recently there’s been very little data on which counseling strategies seemed most effective at helping people cope. The recent emergence of text-based crisis help lines is changing that.

Designed for people … Read the rest

Coping with stress? Start with a smile: How smiling promotes stress recovery

smile-1188654_1280From the Association for Psychological Science


Just grin and bear it! At some point, we have all probably heard or thought something like this when facing a tough situation. But is there any truth to this piece of advice? Feeling … Read the rest