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About dkupisk

Dayana is a doctoral student in Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dayana previously worked as a life skills coordinator at a residential living program serving homeless teens and young adults. She has one older brother, and, for the first time in her life, is living in a different state from her parents.

Mentors: Who, When, and Where?

By |August 13th, 2018|

Two weeks ago we explored the importance of mentors for developing youth. In fact, […]

Mentors: Why They Matter

By |July 30th, 2018|

 

In my spare time, I am the proud mentor of a charismatic, funny, […]

What does parental self-care look like? 50 ideas for caring for yourself as a parent

By |March 19th, 2018|

Have you seen our post about why parental self-care is important? If not, check […]

Winning the Rat Race: Why is parental self-care important?

By |March 12th, 2018|

Parenthetical recommends you take care of yourself this month!
To help with this, we […]

Becoming Rich: What Teens Get from Giving

By |March 5th, 2018|

Prof. Michael Collins once wrote a post for Parenthetical on how to promote […]

9 Tips to Keep the Conversation Flowing with your Teen

By |February 26th, 2018|

For many parents, just getting their teen talking can be a challenge, let […]

The Diverging Paths of Parents and Teens

By |February 5th, 2018|

We usually think of the teen years as a period of major changes […]

Parenting from the Sidelines

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Have you ever been to a sporting event or performance where the parent […]

Burning Out: Adults Who Work With Youth Feel Stress Too

By |December 11th, 2017|

In the past, Parenthetical has focused on why parental self-care is important and […]