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Why boys need to have conversations about emotional intimacy in classrooms

By Amy Schalet, University of Massachusetts Amherst   An award-winning, veteran Bronx high school teacher, handed in his resignation after colliding with the school’s principal in 2016. Tom Porton had distributed HIV/AIDS education fliers listing nonsexual ways of “Making Love Without Doin’ It” (including advice to “read a book together”). What does it say when a […]

A Letter to Myself About Bullying

By Paul Jarvis   Below is a message to my teenage self. I spent a lot of time in high school being picked on and bullied and although I’ve moved past it now, at the time it was tough to deal with. I’m older now and don’t claim to have any advice about bullying in […]

The Research Behind the Argument for a Later School Start Time

By Amy Wadsworth Sleeping in, even for a little while on a weekday, might seem like an unnecessary luxury to some, but for high school students it’s been proven to be a medical necessity. Nine hours of sleep is ideal for most teens according to a number of recent highly regarded studies, including one administered […]

So your teenager is vaping e-cigarettes – should you worry?

Photo Credit: Mike Mozart, CC BY   By Lynn T. Kozlowski, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York E-cigarettes and other vaping products are on track to out-sell cigarettes by the end of 2023. And more and more young people are trying e-cigarettes. So what do you need to know about them? Are they less […]

Things I Wish People Knew About my Deaf Kids

By Valli Gideons   They may look normal but they don’t hear normal. If you speak in a quiet voice, they can not hear you. When they are in a place with background noise, it is extremely hard to hear (outdoors, a gym, a restaurant, on the playground, near the ocean). If they don’t hear […]

Is Burger King ‘bluewashing’ Bullying?

By Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At Yellowbrick, we have a lot of conversations around bullying from both parents and professionals. On Tuesday, the fast food chain Burger King created a social experiment to test people’s reaction to bullying as part of October’s Bullying Awareness Month. They staged child actors bullying another child in one […]

Does Melatonin Help ADHD Kids Sleep Better? New Research Says Yes

By Jenna Wattenbarger, certified coach for HomeworkCoach It’s just a fact of life that most kids hate going to bed. It’s like they think they will be missing out on something. When you add ADHD to the mix, bedtime can be a full-out production. It’s no wonder that so many parents turn to melatonin, a natural supplement […]

Will machine learning stop suicide?

By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   We are making great strides in preventing the things that kill Americans, except in stopping suicide. Since the turn of the century, we’ve gotten worse at suicide prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death, claiming 44,193 lives in 2015, and is the second leading cause of death […]

How to tell if a kid is at-risk for suicide

By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   A kid’s death by suicide is very rare. While none of us wants to dwell on the possibility of a kid’s death, suicide is preventable if you know what puts a kid at risk and how to tell if there’s an imminent risk of suicide.   Here are some […]