As part of a series on empowering young women, journalist Lauren Brown featured the incredible work being done at Laurel School. Lisa talked with Lauren about how teachers Shannon Lukz and Chuck Allen are changing girls’ lives with their dedication, creativity, and whole-hearted belief that girls can do anything. Read here.
Lisa was glad to join the many experts who chimed in on Tara Parker-Pope’s article about the impressive activism and awareness of today’s young people. “Those of us who live with teenagers and are around them,” said Lisa, “can see something that is different about this generation.” Read here.
In light of student activism about gun control, Lisa visited CBS This Morning to unpack new research about the long-term benefits of civic engagement among adolescents. Watch here.
In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida Lisa visited CBS This Morning to discuss the power of teenage activism and what mental health care can, and cannot, do to address gun violence. Watch here.
New research shows that boys often pressure, harass, and even threaten girls for nude photos. As we re-examine the sexual power dynamics between adults, Lisa joins the team at CBS This Morning to talk about how to include teenagers in the progress we are making. Watch here.
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.