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Time to Lay the Stereotype of the Teen Brain to Rest

by Dan Romer, University of Pennsylvania A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of the wild teenage brain to rest. Brain deficits don’t make teens do risky things; lack of experience and a drive to explore […]

What Is a Teen Girl Life Coach and Could Your Daughter Use One?

By Sarah Calatayud, Yellowbrick Staff Writer You may have heard of professional life coaches who help people assess where they are on their career paths and develop strategies for achieving career goals. Have you heard of teen life coaches? More specifically, did you know there are teen life coaches specifically for teen girls? Denise Barats […]

Teaching Our Children to Be Allies

By Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At Yellowbrick, we strive to provide resources for parents to help them foster inclusive and socially conscientious children. We’ve been talking a lot lately about bystanders and becoming allies to disenfranchised groups. We need to create a climate of outspoken bystanders in the face of bullying, overt racism, or […]

Fighting the Shadows: Learning and Fearing Other

By Jody Gerbig Juvenile male birds have been attacking my windows recently, or rather they have been attacking their own reflections in the windows. Feeling threatened, they flutter into and peck at the clear panes until are stunned and fall to the ground. Every afternoon I hear the thump, thump of their heads hitting and […]

Should Parents Ask Their Children to Apologize?

Apologies can help improve the feelings of someone hurt. Craig Smith, University of Michigan Have you ever felt deserving of an apology and been upset when you didn’t get one? Have you ever found it hard to deliver the words, I’m sorry? Such experiences show how much apologies matter. The importance placed on apologies is […]

How to Help a Young Child Cultivate Empathy

By Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer Although most parents consider how to teach their child empathy, or make sure to give back in ways that makes sense for their family throughout the year; approaching Thanksgiving is a time when we are acutely aware of empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and share another person’s […]

Trauma or Trigger – 3 Ways to Know the Difference

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R These days trigger warnings and PTSD are all over college campuses, counseling centers and popular culture. But if you’re confused, you’re not alone. I find it troubling that these two have been conflated to mean the same thing. They are, in fact, very different. A trigger is like when […]

It’s Not Their Fault: 6 Reasons Why Young Adults Can’t Launch

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R In a couple of weeks I’m going to be on the radio again with my new topic “It’s not Their Fault: Why Young Adults Can’t Launch.” I think it’s because in the last decade, the loan situation re: college costs, even if you just take a certificate like massage […]