teens and empathy

Do Today’s Tech-Obsessed Teens Have Less Empathy?

Are teens developing increasingly bad behaviors, or are parents just more aware of these issues in our society? In the news and media, we are exposed to frightening headlines about bullying, cruel pranks, and teen suicides. We hear about “catfishing” and fake profiles. We read startling stats that highlight smartphone usage, the percentage of teens […]

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effects of gender stereotypes on children

Gender Stereotypes Hurt Boys Too

A preschool boy wants to wear a dress to school and likes to paint his fingernails. A first grade girl dresses like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and practices martial arts. A toddler boy’s favorite toy is a Barbie doll. Older children and adults may view these younger children as doing or wearing the “wrong” […]

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