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 19, 2014

    February 2014 Research: Positive Ethnic Identity Boosts  Positive Behavior      The more positively minority youth feel about their ethnicity or race, the fewer symptoms of depression and emotional and behavior problems they have, according to a new meta-analysis published in the journal Child Development.     Researchers at Brown University, the University of Minnesota, Arizona State […]

  • News & Trends – February 3, 2014

    February 2014 Pew Research: Teen Relationship with Facebook is Complicated and Evolving      As Facebook marks its 10th anniversary this month, Pew Research Center reports that among teens, the total number of users remains high — 73 percent of teens 12 to 17 years old are on the social media site. Focus group research reports […]

  • News & Trends – January 15, 2014

    January 2014 Seasonal Affective Disorder Affects Kids, Too     Even as the Arctic Vortex subsides, winter brings gray skies, little sun and shorter days. According to the American Psychiatric Association, winter weather depression — called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — can affect 10 to 20 percent of the population, including children and teens.     Lethargy, irritability, changes […]