Category Archives: Youth Development

Is “Growing a Pair” the Antidote to Bullying?

Cameron Hamilton, the mayor of Porterville, California, ignited outrage with his comments during a recent town hall meeting when he suggested that kids “grow pair and stick up for themselves” in response to bullying. So, why the outrage people? His …

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Praise Your Children’s Talent to Make Them Perform Worse

From author Daniel Pink’s book Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us to clinical research performed by renowned human performance psychologist, Carol Dweck, PH.D, the data is conclusive about personal motivation – we’ve misunderstood it for eons. Daniel Pink’s …

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Chasing the Scholarship Dream to Reality

During my junior year in high school, I spoke to the head football coach about helping me get recruited. He had a very serious look on his face when I discussed this with him, as if he were trying but …

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Toxic Media’s Influence on Our Youth

Life is much, much bigger than what we see. We are all connected, though we do our best to stay disconnected from each other. We keep our heads down as we pass one another on the sidewalk, build our fences …

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A Code to Live By for Teens

Who are you? Don’t tell me your name and where you’re from. I’m asking you a much tougher question, indeed. To answer the question I’ve asked, you have to know the answers to these questions: What do you stand for? …

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