Respect for adults versus peers: Implications for working with at-risk youth

Clemans, K.H., Graber J. A., & Bettencourt, A. (2012). Adult-Directed and Peer-Directed Respect for Authority: Relationships With Aggressive and Manipulative Behavior. Journal of Research on Adolescents, 480-486.

This study aimed to investigate the association between manipulative and aggressive behaviors … Read the rest

Presence of natural mentors and vigilant parents leads to more positive outcomes for Black youth

Hurd, N., Varner, F., & Rowley, S. (2013). Involved-vigilant parenting and socio-emotional well-being among Black youth: The moderating influence of natural mentoring relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(10), 1583-1595. Doi: 10.1007/s10964-012-9819-y
Summarized by Jessica Cunningham


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Slipping through my fingers: What a new study (and sappy song) reveal about relationships

by Jean Rhodes

Slipping through my fingers all the time,

I try to capture every minute

The feeling in it

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see what’s in her mind

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New research takes an ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction

Suffrin, R., Todd, N. & Sanchez, B. (2016). An ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction with their youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(5), 553-568. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21785

Summarized by Justin Preston


Previous mentoring research has shown that youth … Read the rest

Trips to the Museum can Spark Teen Ambition: An Opportunity for Mentors

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Photo credit to Paramount Pictures

Posted by Nicola Jones-Warwick

Teens who took part in cultural activities like concerts or museums with their parents were more likely to aspire to continue their studies after the age of 16 than those who … Read the rest

How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

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After a horrific event like the terrorism in Brussels or the Paris attacks, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so

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Why a little loneliness can be protective


“Loneliness is something we all have, we can all fall into, and nearly all of us experience at some point in our lives,” says John Cacioppo. (Photo Credit: Phil Thomas/Flickr)

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How support helps buffer the harmful effects of stress on children

Camelia E. Hostinar, Ph.D. (Northwestern University and University of California, Davis)

Research is me-search, psychologists often say, referring to the fact that their research ideas are often inspired by

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Parents Aren’t Teachers — They’re Parents

Kent-PekelKent Pekel
President and CEO, Search Institute

At the start of the current school year, I was struck by the number of superintendents, principals, and other educational leaders across the country who called on parents to get more involved in … Read the rest

Practice Corner: Parents are an important part of the equation

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By: Marty Martinez

As practitioners fueling the mentoring movement, we’re all in the business of creating high quality and outcome-based mentoring relationships. In order to achieve that, programs work hard to create great quality … Read the rest