February 24, 2018

Adolescence is hardest on parents


By Jennifer Senior Here’s what may be most powerful about adolescence, from a parent’s perspective: It forces them to contemplate themselves as much as they contemplate their own children. Toddlers and ­elementary-school children may cause us to take stock of our choices, too, of course. But it’s adolescents, usually, who stir up our most self-critical… Read more

The Problem with Bright Girls

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By Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. Chances are good that if you are a successful professional today, you were a pretty bright fifth grade girl. My graduate advisor, psychologist Carol Dweck (author of Mindset) conducted a series of studies in the 1980s, looking at how bright girls and boys in the fifth grade handled new, difficult and… Read more

Happy Adolescence Leads to Better Marriages in Adulthood

Having a warm and supportive home during one’s teenage years may make for more satisfying marriages later on, new research suggests. Read more  

Why We Never Truly Leave High School


Kurt Vonnegut wrote that high school “is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of.” Read why those years, for better or worse, are the most defining years of a person’s life. Read more

Teenagers vs. Adolescents – A Heads-Up for Parents


By Dr. Denny Coates Most parents don’t think of their child as “officially” on the path to maturation until the 13th birthday. And they think their project is pretty much over after high school, when most of these young adults leave the home to join the service, go to college, get a full-time job or… Read more