The holidays provide just the opening we need to talk with our children about the importance of protecting their physical boundaries. Lisa talks with CBS News anchor Anne-Marie Green about how to have critical conversations about consent, safety, and privacy. Watch here.
In an article that draws on experts and the latest research, Ellen McCarthy describes how girls can use their wit to convey intelligence, confidence, and competence. And how do we cultivate humor in girls? By “‘Modeling it,’ says Damour. ‘Being playful. Seeing it as a tool set like any other, that can be fostered.'” Read here.
Journalist Jenny Anderson calls on Lisa and other experts to explain how “popularity is more complicated than it looks. Some people are popular because they are likable—their peers like them, trust them, and want to be with them. Others are popular because they somehow gain a certain status, and use that power to wield influence over others.” Read here.
New research demonstrates that late-night phone use leads to disrupted sleep which leads to increased depression, acting out, and emotional fragility in adolescents. Lisa joins the team at CBS This Morning to talk about what parents can do to help teens protect their sleep and mental health. Watch here.
While research emphasizes the importance of family dinners, journalist Allison Klein finds that many parents struggle to get the whole family to the table on a regular basis. Lisa reassures parents that, “Family dinner is a proxy for warmth and structure in a family,” and, “one parent can provide warmth and structure.” Read here.
The Chicago Tribune offers guidance on how parents can avoid common pitfalls when parenting teenagers. Dr. Damour and other experts chime in on how to give advice, weather moodiness, and more. Read here.
Laurel-Ann Dooley collects guidance from Dr. Damour and other experts to offer eight different strategies for when girls find themselves on the sharp end of a social stick. Read here.