John Christensen

Yellowbrick Co-founder

Outside the Box” Books: Holiday Gifts for the Kids on Your List

Lacey Byrne, Staff Writer I’m a book lover and love sharing new authors with friends or discussing a book that I couldn’t put down. I get excited when I find a gift book that I think is “perfect” for someone in my life. Lately I’ve been SO impressed with all the inspiring books that I’ve […]

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 […]

College Admissions and the Importance of Life Outside the Classroom

by Dale Price, Founder, Access College America LLC   There is just no denying it, college is the most competitive it ever has been. Long gone are the days of the 4.0 student getting into highly selective schools on merit alone. Universities from coast to coast have raised their standards for admissions substantially. Yet, so […]

Losing Your First Love – A Guide for Teens

by Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R As many of us have learned from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on death and dying, “the five stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what […]

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 […]

5 Awesome Online Parenting Resources – Yellowbrick “Gold Medalists” Roundup

When it comes to online resources for parents and caregivers of children, there’s a cacophony of “expert” voices vying for your attention on the internet and it can be hard to know where to focus your attention when you’re looking for advice. At Yellowbrick, we’re making it a priority to sift through the thousands of […]

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 […]