By Willow Bay, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism As a university professor and a mother of teen boys, I am immersed in a world of young faces buried in their phones. To be fair, adults, too, are enamored with the tiny, powerful computing devices in the palms of their hands. The […]
By Yellowbrick Staff Like most of you, here at Yellowbrick, we are saddened to read about the many women who have allegedly been victimized by Harvey Weinstein. While there are many perspectives on issues of sexual violence towards women, we are impressed with the overall reaction of the public and entertainment sector, and citizens alike. […]
By Hailey Hudson Empathy—the ability to understand the pain of others—is in short supply among kids these days. Empathy is incredibly important because it breeds action, and fostering empathy in children is especially important because kids are growing into the adults that will shape the future of our world. But when kids just don’t […]
By Anna Lindberg Cedar, MPA, LCSW As a therapist, I hear the most common complaints that teens have about their parents. I have to say, they have some really good points. Take some time to reflect on your own parenting style and think about how you might respond to some of these most common […]
By Judy Guess, PhD Middle school stunk. If I had a chance to relive a time in my life it may be college, my 20’s, even grade-school, but never frickin middle school. All I recall from middle school is everyone was cooler than me and had more friends. Yet still, I was oddly surprised […]
By Paget Norton We’re in the girls’ locker room at the YMCA. I feel uncomfortable. My five-year old son is staring at the bottom of a ten-ish year old girl standing close to us. At his height, his nose is pretty much ass-level to most older kids and adults, so he has developed a […]
By David McDowell Yellowbrick reached out to me soon after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, asking if I’d be willing to write down my thoughts and help parents figure out the best way to talk about race with their kids. I think talking to kids about the realities of life are always difficult. It’s hard […]
When you want to foster a change of behavior in your children, what’s the best approach — positive reinforcement or punishment? Psychotherapist Dan Weiner offers his expert perspective on this common parenting challenge.