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To My Stepson: Chivalry Is Not Dead

To My Stepson: Chivalry Is Not Dead

Kim Schenkelberg  02.13.2015
There is one thing I want to be sure to impart to you before you go. I know that I do not actually need to tell you this, though. You...
My Kids Used to Think I Hung the Moon...

My Kids Used to Think I Hung the Moon...

Susan Stiffelman  02.10.2015
I remember the days when I was the oxygen my son could hardly do without. Reunions were dramatic; after being away an hour or two he would...
The Class Every High School Should Be Teaching

The Class Every High School Should Be Teaching

  02. 6.2015
This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Laura Bartusiask,...
Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Lola Reed  02. 4.2015
Showing our children how to be their own best friends is not necessarily easy, but it's definitely worth teaching by living it ourselves....
The Power of Personal Storytelling

The Power of Personal Storytelling

Mitch Ditkoff  02. 3.2015
I was not probing. I was not teaching. I was not "looking for an opening" to establish more rapport. I was merely recounting a story that...
In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

Barbara Greenberg  02. 3.2015
Many of our teens have little idea that their parents have feelings that can be hurt and hearts that can be broken. I say this cautiously,...
Why We Need to Know About Current Affairs

Why We Need to Know About Current Affairs

Tanya Nadine Khan  01.30.2015
Since we live in a globalized world, every current event affects our daily lives. This is true, regardless of whether of you live in a...
Mom Says She's Afraid Of 16-Year-Old Daughter And Sleeps With A Bat

Mom Says She's Afraid Of 16-Year-Old Daughter And Sleeps With A Bat

  01.30.2015
Ann and Mike describe their existence as parents to 16-year-old Kristi as a living nightmare. “I’m afraid of Kristi when she gets...
16 Games for 16 Year Olds?

16 Games for 16 Year Olds?

Avi Sholkoff  01.29.2015
As someone who has avidly watched and followed football for years, I failed to grasp the severity of the many injuries. I ignored the commentators...
TIME Asks Teens The Same Questions Their 1965 Counterparts Answered -- Here's What Hasn't Changed

TIME Asks Teens The Same Questions Their 1965 Counterparts Answered -- Here's What Hasn't Changed

Taylor Pittman  01.29.2015
Fifty years ago, TIME magazine released its cover story where they profiled a group of teens, asking them questions on everything from...
Vine Fame and Preferred Pronouns

Vine Fame and Preferred Pronouns

Jeffrey Marsh  01.29.2015
Most of us who are over 20 grew up with strict rules, with ideas about the "right" way to be a man or woman. Kids don't see it this way!...
What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

Susan Fishman  01.29.2015
When she's tested, when she's standing face-to-face with fear, these are the things I'd like to tell my girl to not only hold on to, but...

What Would Steve Jobs Do?

Lola Reed  01.28.2015
If we're frustrated with not getting our kids' full attention -- much less eye contact from them -- we need to own up to what we're modeling...

A Reading Buddy

Genevieve Piturro  01.28.2015
When you are a child, reading alone can be lonely. If you don't know the meaning of a word, there's no one to ask, and if you stumble on...