Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress
This week I read an interesting article from the New York Times that I would like to share with you. There is no easy or fixed way to support children. Each child is unique and should be seen as unique. But there are things we, as adults, can do to better understand them and help them. I will continue to share articles and ideas about child development, parenting and education, and hope you enjoy and find them useful.
If you come across any interesting materials and you believe other parents would also benefit from them, please feel free to share them with me. I will be glad to post them!
So, this week’s full article can be found here:
“David S. Yeager, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin found a surprisingly effective technique. At the beginning of the school year, students participated in a reading and writing exercise intended to instill a basic, almost banal message to help them manage tension: People can change. (…) The students who completed the exercise subsequently had lower levels of stress, reported more confidence in coping and achieved slightly higher grades at year’s end, compared to a control group”