By Karen D. Rudolph and Christy Buchanan, Society for Research on Adolescence Time spent with peers increases during adolescence compared to childhood, and adolescents are believed to become more susceptible to peer influences and more vulnerable to the stressful peer experience of social exclusion. As characterized in the movie “Mean Girls,” adolescent girls especially have […]
Expert advice on how to gently offer help and compassion. By Julie Halpert, The New York Times Although issues like student debt, economic uncertainty, and unrealistic expectations of success have affected many young people before the pandemic, COVID-19 has exacerbated them. In this article, Julie Halpert writes about how parents can support their adult children. […]
How taking on unfamiliar challenges alongside my daughter benefits us both. By Tom Vanderbilt, The New York Times One of the roles that new parents soon find themselves in — even as they are still learning how to be a parent — is that of teacher. Suddenly, in the eyes of a child, you’re a […]
By the American Psychological Association Assisted by Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D. Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to kids about what is happening. […]
Hint: It’s not a “lost year.” Also, the screen time with friends? It’s good for their mental health. By Judith Warner, The New York Times 2020 was a hard year to get through. With remote learning, unemployment, losses of loved ones, and many other stressors, families have been struggling to juggle all of their responsibilities […]
Billingsley, J. T., Rivens, A. J., & Hurd, N. M. (2021). Family Closeness and Mentor Formation among Black Youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-020-01895-y Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Many studies on formal mentoring acknowledge the important influence parents have on their children’s mentoring relationships. However, there’s still a lack of research […]
By Terri Peters When gay teens come out to their parents, it’s an experience often rife with emotion and candor that can’t help but change the kid–parent dynamic. But experts say that processing a child’s proclamation of their sexuality is only the beginning of the journey for moms and dads. And while there are an […]
Editor’s note: Two new studies explore the topic teen disclosure to their parents. The implications for mentors are clear. Mentors need to consider the role of culture, autonomy, and the context that give rise to spontaneous disclosure Yau, J. (2015). Adolescent nondisclosure in cultural context: Voices of Chinese American adolescents and parents. Journal of Adolescent […]
U. MISSOURI (US) — Boys avoid discussing problems not because of some sense of embarrassment, but because they believe that doing so is a waste of time, according to a new study. “For years, popular psychologists have insisted that boys and men would like to talk about their problems but are held back by fears […]
Summarized from Child Development, Family Conflict, Mood, and Adolescents’ Daily School Problems: Moderating Roles of Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms by Timmons, AC, and Margolin, G (University of Southern California). Copyright 2014 The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc. All rights reserved. The lives of adolescents at home and at school may seem quite separate, […]
Topics of Interest
- MENTOR: The National Mentoring PartnershipNovember 12, 2014 -
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For nearly 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools.
- Academic Web PagesAugust 6, 2012 -
Academic Web Pages is the leading provider of customized websites for researchers, centers, nonprofits, and universities. AWP designed and has contributed generously to the creation of the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring.