Tag: role of parents

Presence of natural mentors and vigilant parents leads to more positive outcomes for Black youth
By September 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Presence of natural mentors and vigilant parents leads to more positive outcomes for Black youth

Hurd, N., Varner, F., & Rowley, S. (2013). Involved-vigilant parenting and socio-emotional well-being among Black youth: The moderating influence of natural mentoring relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(10), 1583-1595. Doi: 10.1007/s10964-012-9819-y Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: Previous research on Black youth has often operated on a deficits or challenges based approach, which has […]

Trips to the Museum can Spark Teen Ambition: An Opportunity for Mentors

Trips to the Museum can Spark Teen Ambition: An Opportunity for Mentors

Photo credit to Paramount Pictures Posted by Nicola Jones-Warwick Teens who took part in cultural activities like concerts or museums with their parents were more likely to aspire to continue their studies after the age of 16 than those who didn’t, a new study shows. The findings hold true even compared to activities such as homework clubs or […]

How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

Written by Kelly Wallace, CNN After a horrific event like the terrorism in Brussels or the Paris attacks, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can’t make sense of ourselves? “When we feel ourselves […]

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Why a little loneliness can be protective

Why a little loneliness can be protective

“Loneliness is something we all have, we can all fall into, and nearly all of us experience at some point in our lives,” says John Cacioppo. (Photo Credit: Phil Thomas/Flickr) University of Chicago Posted by U. Chicago on March 2, 2016 The power of loneliness, and its potential for both causing depression and keeping us safe […]

Practice Corner: Parents are an important part of the equation
By September 1, 2015 5 Comments Read More →

Practice Corner: Parents are an important part of the equation

An Important Part of the Equation By: Marty Martinez As practitioners fueling the mentoring movement, we’re all in the business of creating high quality and outcome-based mentoring relationships. In order to achieve that, programs work hard to create great quality matches that potentially can last a lifetime and have an important impact on the life […]

How do parents feel about their children’s mentoring relationships?

How do parents feel about their children’s mentoring relationships?

Spencer, R., Basualdo-Delmonico, A., & Lewis, T.O. (2011). Working to make it work: The role of parents in the youth mentoring process. Journal of Community Psychology, 39 (1), 51-59. Parents want what’s best for their children, which is why they often go through the effort of enrolling their sons and daughters in programs like Big […]

How close relationships can help teens manage rejection

How close relationships can help teens manage rejection

McDonald, Bowker, Rubin, Laursen & Duchene (2010). Interactions between rejection sensitivity and supportive relationships in the prediction of adolescents’ internalizing difficulties. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 563-574. Summarized by Stella Kanchewa, MA, University of Massachusetts at Boston Clinical Psychology student. In adolescence, young people must learn to contend with increasingly complex social worlds and […]

School-based mentoring associated with improved parent and teacher relationships
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School-based mentoring associated with improved parent and teacher relationships

summarized by Laura Yoviene Chan, C., Rhodes, J., Howard, W., Schwartz, S., Lowe, & S. Herrera, C. (2013). Pathways of influence in school-based mentoring: The mediating role of parent and teacher relationships. Journal of School Psychology, 51, 129-142. Background Although school-based mentoring (SBM) is the most common approach to formal mentoring in the United States, […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Respect for adults versus peers: Implications for working with at-risk youth

Clemans, K.H., Graber J. A., & Bettencourt, A. (2012). Adult-Directed and Peer-Directed Respect for Authority: Relationships With Aggressive and Manipulative Behavior. Journal of Research on Adolescents, 480-486. This study aimed to investigate the association between manipulative and aggressive behaviors and peer-directed and adult-directed disrespect. Method: The study used a quantitative approach to investigate a sample of young adults  […]

Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys
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Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys

Ma, C., & Huebner, E.S. (2008). Attachment relationships and adolescents’ life satisfaction: Some relationships matter more to girls than boys. Psychology in the Schools, 45 (2), 177-190. Summarized by UMass Boston doctoral student Laura Yoviene Introduction: Having a secure relationship with a parent or guardian — one characterized by trust, caring, availability, and dependability — […]