Category Archives: News to Use

Click on the Connect with Kids monthly newsletters below to learn more about latest national news and trends on social and emotional issues that could impact you and your family. Topics range from the latest information on how to manage social media, how to talk to children about prejudice, how to improve motivation and academic success and much more.

  • News & Trends – February 12, 2013

      February 2013 BFFs Beware: Study Finds Friends’ Alcohol Use and Access Most Predictive Factor in Underage Drinking       Chances are the only thing you remember about your first swig of alcohol is how bad the stuff tasted. What you didn’t know is the person who gave you that first drink and when you had […]

  • News & Trends – February 5, 2013

      February 2013 Does Facebook Make Us Feel Sad?     According to a new research reported by Reuters, the constant viewing of happy, smile-filled photos and posts on Facebook is fueling comparison and evaluation that makes us feel bad about ourselves.     Researchers from the Institute of Information Systems at Berlin’s Humboldt University studied 600 people who […]

  • News & Trends – January 30, 2013

      January 2013 Monitoring the Future  Study Results:  Teen Marijuana Use Still High      Researchers are sounding the alarm on the continued high use of marijuana by the nation’s eighth, 10th and 12th graders — along with a drop in perceptions of its potential harm.     Consider these key findings of the recently released […]

  • News & Trends – January 23, 2013

      January 2013 Living Strong: Help Kids to Play Fair and Drug-Free      As the news du jour moves beyond Lance Armstrong and Tour de France doping, health-class, ethics and dinner table conversations might very well transition to middle school and high school sports, and the pressure and prevalence of a no less dangerous […]

  • News & Trends – January 14, 2013

      January 2013 Helping Kids Feel Safe: Building A Caring, Connected School Climate May Be More Important than Increasing School Security    School safety and security is top-of- mind in light of recent school shootings. Beyond visible uniformed guards, metal detectors and searches, research indicates that taking measures to increase a supportive, connected school culture may […]