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I Used to Be a Brave Mom

I Used to Be a Brave Mom

Jessica Hoefer-Land  09. 1.2015
Today my son is starting 6th grade and I have all the feels on this one. It was bad enough to have a nervous stomach all night but when...
Teenage Girls, Mothers, and Aunties

Teenage Girls, Mothers, and Aunties

Susan Stiffelman  08.31.2015
Until very recently, raising children almost always included the support of extended family and friends. These days, parents often feel...
Back to School and Back on the Lookout for Children in Distress

Back to School and Back on the Lookout for Children in Distress

Genevieve Piturro  08.31.2015
School is starting again and that means so many things. Some children are excited about moving up a grade while some may not be so excited...
10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.  08.29.2015
Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires...

Three Lessons for Students From the Movie The Prophet

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.  08.28.2015
Since it was published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has been loved by generations of readers. A new film, starring Liam Neeson...
WATCH: Rapper Teaches Kids to Work Hard for Success

WATCH: Rapper Teaches Kids to Work Hard for Success

HooplaHa  08.28.2015
Drawing on his own personal experience as both a producer and rapper, Drumma Boy stresses the importance of hard work and sacrifice.

What Going Back to School is Like for an Introverted Student

Marsha Pinto  08.27.2015
In order to make up for the lack of media attention on how going back to school is like for an introverted student, here is a list of some...
In Defense of Spray Tanning and Loving Yourself

In Defense of Spray Tanning and Loving Yourself

Reilly Wieland  08.26.2015
Recently, I did one thing that it seems that millennial women hate to admit: I got a spray tan. I came into this whole process with the...

First as Tragedy, Then as Frat

Zachariah Ezer  08.24.2015
Ultimately, there's no one to blame the protracted demise of the "Greek" system on but the "Greeks" themselves. My own school, Wesleyan...
Lots of Beautiful Hair at Teen Choice, Some With Splash of Color

Lots of Beautiful Hair at Teen Choice, Some With Splash of Color

Gina Rivera  08.20.2015
Teen Choice delivered! Rita Ora added a light breeze of pink to her signature platinum blonde tresses and Britney Spears, honored as a...
3 Kinds of Apps to Watch Out for This School Year

3 Kinds of Apps to Watch Out for This School Year

Common Sense Media  08.20.2015
If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain...

It's Time to Tell Your Teens the Truth

Todd Kestin  08.20.2015
These are the facts. They may not be startling or scary enough to garner attention on the nightly news, but they paint the accurate picture...
On Being True to Ourselves: Lessons From My Daughter

On Being True to Ourselves: Lessons From My Daughter

Jessica Kahan  08.19.2015
Marriage, like any relationship, is hard. Being true to ourselves is even harder. My daughter is my hero because even as she enters the...
12 Things I Want My High Schooler to Know (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

12 Things I Want My High Schooler to Know (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

Bernadette Noll  08.19.2015
Some say the high school years are the best years in your life. I say that's a sad statement and you don't want to count your best years...