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...
Adolescent Brain Research is Being Hijacked by Our Cultural Narrative Surrounding Adolescence

Adolescent Brain Research is Being Hijacked by Our Cultural Narrative Surrounding Adolescence

 Recent advances in brain research have confirmed for us that there are qualitative differences between the brain of an adolescent and that of an adult, impacting the way adolescents remember, think, reason, focus attention, make decisions, and relate. Dan Siegel,...
Empathizing With People Who Are Different From You

Empathizing With People Who Are Different From You

  People often say they find it easier to empathize with individuals with whom they share a history or religion or culture or occupation than with individuals with whom they feel they have little in common. At first blush it makes sense; you figure you can more...