Category Archives: Children/Teens/Young Adults

Do College Students Need a Class In Dating?

Dating Tips for Undergrads? Here’s a link to some coverage of my Aspen Ideas Festival panel on the emotional health of college students. To be clear, I’m not suggesting that Yale should become a dating service! (Nor did I say, … Continue reading

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Why Ideas Matter

As I head out to Aspen tomorrow (to the Ideas Festival), I can’t help worrying that I’m both celebrating and somehow fetishizing the notion of “ideas” – treating them like tasty appetizers rather than the main meal of our daily … Continue reading

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Off To Aspen: Where Ideas Matter

I’m headed to Aspen again. Two years ago, I spoke at the Ideas Festival on the 21st Century Child. You can see me on the panel with Amy Chua, Ellen Galinsky, and Larry Cohen here, talking about the Goal of … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: How Education Inequality Holds Us Back

My post at WBUR’s Cognoscenti: The achievement gap is more than a symptom of growing inequality in the United States — it’s one of the causes as well.  Inequality is rising on many fronts in the United States. The gap … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Still Alright

I lost the blogging mojo a while ago, (about which more here), mainly because I’ve started a wonderful new job at Yale, as a lecturer in the Yale Child Study Center. My TIME.com editor has dropped some gentle hints about … Continue reading

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What We Need To See When We Look At Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

My TIME.com piece today on the Rolling Stone cover controversy: The knee jerk boycotts in response to this week’s Rolling Stone cover story about Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar ‘Jahar’ Tsarnaev, are helping no one. If we want to break the cycle of mass homicide and terror, we … Continue reading

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The Lady Doth Protest A Lot (About Her Blog)

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, so I think it’s fair to say that I am on some kind of hiatus for a while over here at ErikaChristakis.com, and perhaps more generally in the digital world.  But before … Continue reading

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Are The Boy Scouts Knuckling Under?

I can always count on the anti-homosexual crowd to boost my numbers. Thanks, guys! You Christians really come out for the gays. My piece at TIME.com was the second-most emailed earlier this morning, I’m proud to report. But, perplexingly, I haven’t … Continue reading

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What the Boy Scouts Can Learn From the Girl Scouts

Here’s my take on the Boy Scouts drama here, at TIME.com: After months of delay, Boys Scouts of America (BSA) is finally voting today to overturn its ban on “openly gay” scouts (though not scout leaders—those are still verboten.) The BSA has defended its … Continue reading

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How To Reduce Sports-Related Violence: Make Teens the Referees

My TIME.com post today on how we can better foster responsibility in teens (and reduce violence at high school sports events): put the kids in charge. Here’s my case: It’s often said that team sports serve as a proxy for actual violence. … Continue reading

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