Tuesday, August 19, 2014

News U Can Use: "Middle School Cool Kids Are NOT Alright"

" It starts out innocently enough: a seventh-grader and a few friends sneak into an R-rated movie without paying, or that girl he had a crush on is now suddenly a “girlfriend” he made out with in an empty hallway, or a tween slips out of class to spend the afternoon in a Starbucks instead. 

Normal pre-teen shenanigans, right?

Not so, says University of Virginia Psychology Professor Joseph Allen, whose study on the long-term consequences of being “cool” when you’re perhaps a little too young, was published in the journal Child Development..."
 

(CLICK TO READ MORE at THE WASHINGTON POST)