Helping “The Last Boys Picked” Survive in Sports-Obsessed Schools

Photo by Tod Dalley via Flickr In the agonizing moments before their names are called, those last boys picked for the kickball or basketball team during gym, or its un-legislated twin—recess—are getting a tutorial in what it means to be considered a liability....
Therapists: What do you say when parents of your teenage client challenge your ability to help their kid because of your age or level of experience?

Therapists: What do you say when parents of your teenage client challenge your ability to help their kid because of your age or level of experience?

  This is something many recent graduates experience as they start working with clients without the “protective” title of intern. Even more seasoned clinicians get a wary look from parents who interpret a cautiousness or tentativeness or youthful appearance as...

Growing Up Screen-Saturated: Teen Mental Health in the 2020s

Never has the adage “I was a teenager once too, you know” been more tone deaf to the experience of being a teenager than it is today. So much has changed in the past decade-plus, in ways that have altered the DNA of how kids communicate with one another, entertain and...