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Advice for Teens

If You Could Tell Your 13-Year-Old Queer Self One Thing... This Is What It'd Be

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A few weeks ago we asked you, our brilliant HuffPost Gay Voices readers, to give us some advice about how to keep long-term relationships going strong...

10 Most Annoying Things Adults Say To Teens About Love

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.04.2015 | Teen

It's pretty much inevitable that, at some point during your teen years, you'll be rejected or dumped or even heart broken. And when that happens, it's...

Patti Smith's Advice About What Really Matters In Life Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.02.2015 | Teen

If you're feeling down on your dreams today, Patti Smith has something to say about that. In 2012, the punk rock icon spoke to a group of young peo...

10 Pieces Of Advice I Hope My Kids Won't Ignore

Kate Baer | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

My hope is that even if you don't hear me now, you will already know how I feel about everything from condoms to college. Your dad and I are pretty open about that stuff. Sorry we're not sorry.

The Importance Of Being Uncomfortable

Kamrin Baker | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I think it all started when I began watching Dora the Explorer as a child, that incessant urge to grab a backpack and slink down a rabbit hole somewhere. It was never about escaping anything, and it still isn't, but there has always been this dire need for me to go somewhere.

24 Awesome Pieces Of Advice Every Teen Should Follow

Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

Being 16 is kind of a big deal -- you're no longer a total n00b (a.k.a. high school freshman), you don't have to stress about college apps (yet) and y...

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About High School

Danielle Woo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Danielle Woo

As a teenager, you get a lot of things shouted at you from all different directions and it's often overwhelming. I've learned a lot over the last few years of high school and often find myself wishing so badly to be able to go back in time and talk to 14-year-old me. Here are some things I wish someone would have informed me in my naive, dreamer girl days.

10 REALLY Annoying Things Parents Say To Teens

Riley Griffin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Riley Griffin

Here are 10 things that make me cringe with exasperation. I know you can relate.

Reddit's Best Advice On Getting Through The 'Teen Years'

Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen

"What is the best advice you can give to a teenager?" This question elicited thousands of comments after Reddit user DangerousCookiePie asked it to th...

When Good Things Happen To OTHER People

| Posted 04.26.2013 | Teen

By Emma Straub I always knew I wanted to be a writer, and so by the time I graduated from college, I was ready to get the show on the road. As I...

'Don’t Let Anybody Tell You What You Can And Can't Do' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.15.2013 | Teen

There is pretty much nothing more wonderful on all of YouTube than Amy Poehler's web series "Smart Girls At The Party," and yesterday they finally pos...

A Belated Letter To Dear Abby

Carol Weston | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Carol Weston

I trusted Dear Abby, heart and soul, questions and answers. I was a suburban kid, and Dear Abby was teaching me about the wider world, about sex and pettiness and alcoholism. She taught me that everyone has troubles. That no one is alone. Her common sense was anything but.

10 Sure Ways to Get Whatever You Want From Your Parents

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 12.29.2012 | Teen
Hanaan Rosenthal

Learn how to ask and you will be rewa

WATCH: Birbiglia's Advice For Teenage Girls

Posted 09.06.2012 | Comedy

Growing up is tough, and you don't always want to go to your dumb parents or teachers for advice about things, which is exactly why Rookie has their "...

Advice For Teenagers: Old Words Take On New Meaning With Judge's Advice

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents

Whether you agree with the advice or not, some no-nonsense words directed at teenagers have drawn the attention of parents and youth alike after going...