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Fyi if You're a Teenage Girl

Are Selfies Ruining Your Relationships?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.01.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The trick with selfies may be to look at why you're taking them -- and what they do for you. Posting affirming selfies can be empowering. But they can also help reinforce the idea that what matters most in this world is how things, and people, look.

Enough With the Mrs. Hall Shaming

Jane Roper | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Jane Roper

Mrs. Hall is a flesh and blood person -- not a disembodied opinion. And she's not the first person to find herself unexpectedly confronted by the pitchforks and torches of the Internet.

Dear Mrs. Hall, Regarding Your 'FYI (If You're a Teenage Girl)'

Beth Woolsey | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

What you need to know is this: You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are worthy. You are your physical body, and you are so very much more. And you, baby girl, have infinite chances for grace and redemption and relationship and community and wholeness and LOVE.

The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons

Carina Kolodny | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Carina Kolodny

When you have the "avoid getting raped" conversation with your daughter, it is difficult, as you don't want to imagine her as a victim. The idea of having the "don't rape" conversation with your son is more difficult as you don't ever want to imagine him as a perpetrator. Do it anyway.

FYI (If You're a Teenage Boy)

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

I know your family would not be thrilled at the thought of my teenage daughter seeing you only in your towel. Did you know that once a female sees you in a state of undress, she can't ever un-see it? You don't want my daughter to only think of you in this sexual way, do you?

WHOA: Mom's FYI For Teen Girls VERY Controversial

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

One mother's advice became another parent's point of outrage this week, after a blogger's "FYI" to teenage girls sparked a contentious debate over fem...

FYI (If You're a Condescending Mom of Boys)

Deborah Cruz | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Deborah Cruz

Mrs. Hall takes all of the responsibility of her sons' sexual behavior and puts it on these teenage girls. Maybe you missed the memo, Mrs. Hall but we've all decided that it's better to teach our boys not to rape than to teach our girls to protect themselves.

We Need To Parent Our Sons AND Our Daughters

Mike Julianelle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Here's the thing: It's not up to women to protect men from themselves. And it's certainly not The Teenage Girl's responsibility to help teenage boys, or college guys, or middle-aged men, control their basest instincts.