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THE PARENT CHECK-IN CLARK UNIVERSITY

For a limited time
Consultants at Clark University are offering a FREE 2-session Parent Check-In as part of a research study. Participants receive $100 or more just for participating. The Check-In is available to any parent or guardian of an 8-12-year-old who would like to get the most out of his/her parenting experience and find out if he/she is getting stuck in any common, tricky parenting situations.

 Discuss parenting questions […]

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This month, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention and to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the years to come. This year’s Bullying Prevention Awareness Month marks the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center . Since 2006, the event has grown to an entire month of education and awareness activities, and is being […]

Shining A Light on Girls’ Education

This past Tuesday, October 11, was International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to celebrating and empowering girls around the world. To commemorate the day, the White House’s Let Girls Learn initiative and Glamour magazine hosted an incredible event to discuss the importance of empowerment and education (you can check out the video here). The event, featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Yara Shahidi, and girls from all over the […]

Looks making a third of girls unhappy

A GROWING gender gap between boys’ and girls’ happiness has been highlighted by a report from the Children’s Society.

The Good Childhood Report, pub­lished on Wednesday, states that 14 per cent of girls in the UK are unhappy with their lives, and more than a third — 34 per cent — are unhappy with their ap­­­pearance.

These figures have been steadily rising over the past five years, since the Children’s Society began polling […]

WORCESTER PARENTS

Wondering if your child is using drugs or drinking? Concerned about your children using drugs or alcohol in the future? Interested in learning how to prevent use at every age? READ MORE….

Few women are benefiting from surge in tech jobs

The technology sector is booming, but there’s been no progress in boosting women’s share of some of the state’s best-paying jobs.

Women remain vastly underrepresented in so-called core tech jobs, holding little more than a quarter of positions such as programmer and cybersecurity analyst for which computer and math skills are paramount, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

The trade group found the number of men […]

Meet The Girls Who Code In A Roxbury Basement

In a dimly lit basement room in Roxbury, a dozen girls stare into computer screens. There’s a low murmur of conversation, punctuated by the occasional giggle, but mostly what you hear is typing.

It may not look like your idea of a homeless shelter. It also may not look like your idea of a classroom for computer programmers.

But it’s both.

On Wednesday nights during the school year, the Brookview House Girls Who […]

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the ’80s and ’90s, America’s suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.

“It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround,” says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The suicide rate has risen by a quarter, to 13 per 100,000 people in 2014 from 10.5 in 1999, according […]

The Only Girl at Her Science Camp By LARA N. DOTSON-RENTA MARCH 25, 2016 7:00 AM

My 7-year-old daughter has pretend space launches in our living room. She loves Tinkerbell not because she has sparkly wings, but because she is a “tinker” fairy that can fix anything. Signing her up for summer camp should be a chance to simply let her grow and explore her interests as a budding scientist or engineer. Yet we are aware that as a Latina girl who dreams of being […]

Study of Teenagers Asks: Who’s Happier, Boys or Girls? By JONAH BROMWICH MARCH 18, 2016 7:00 AM

Belgian and Polish adolescents are among the least happy in Europe, more than half the teenagers in Greenland smoke, and Eastern European boys are far more likely than girls to have had sex, according to a report from the World Health Organization. But over all, the report found, 15-year-old girls were perhaps the worst off of any group surveyed.

The report on adolescent health and happiness was based on surveys of more […]

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