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Adolescence and Self-Confidence

April 12th, 2019|News Articles|

Teaching adolescents how to manage self-confidence is important to do

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Courtesy of Psychology Today

The two most common self-confidence drops I see during adolescence are at the beginning, in Early Adolescence (9-13) when separating from childhood, and at the end, in Trial Independence (18-23) when leaving home to operate more on one’s own terms. In both cases, the young person must get used to functioning on a significantly expanded playing field of life experience than she or he encountered before.

At these first and last stages of adolescence, as the scope […]

Six qualities that make you a good mentor for teens

March 28th, 2019|News Articles|

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Courtesy of Psychology Today

We understand the benefits of mentoring young people when we hear the powerful stories of teens whose lives have been changed by a single, caring adult. If you listen, those stories are everywhere. Like me, you likely have a story of a mentor from your own youth.

What we know about mentoring is that it matters to positive youth development. Now, one of the largest mentoring studies ever conducted continues to support this thinking and links mentoring to a reduction in bullying.

A five year study sponsored by […]

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