Why Parents Shouldn’t Shoot the ‘Messenger’

We get it! No parent wishes to hear any bad news about their child in any form or fashion. Good news is always welcomed, but bad news is interpreted as a reflection of their parenting skills. This is false. Depending upon the age of that child, crossing lines and defying authority is always just a […]

Education Philanthropy: Where is the Money Going?

Philanthropy is a good thing! But, where is the ‘giving’ targeted and to whom is all or most ‘giving’ dollars benefitting? Why give when the funds don’t reach those locations, causes or populations most in need of support via supplemental resources! Do the altruistic ‘givers’ actually enrich the historically marginalized communities, where families are struggling […]

When Supporting Children & Families Starts by Identifying Protective Factors and Protective Capacities

Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities or the larger society that reduce or eliminate risk and promote healthy development and well-being of children and families. These factors help to ensure that children and youth function well at home, school, work and in the community today and into adulthood. Protective factors also […]

Is the Intergenerational Mobility Gap Environmental?

Researchers have just published a new paper about intergenerational mobility among American children. The basic question is whether children generally end up with higher or lower incomes than their parents. This study found that at nearly every income level, black kids are likely to do worse than their parents, and far worse than similar white kids.The black-white […]