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Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

07. 1.2014
When we tell them they're the best at everything or the smartest of all, it creates a problem when they figure out they aren't. Let's not...
WATCH: This Is How Teens React To Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur

WATCH: This Is How Teens React To Jonah Hill's Homophobic Slur

Avery Stone  06.30.2014
When someone uses an anti-gay slur, does it mean they're homophobic? In this video from The Fine Brothers, a group of teens weighed in...
Here's What the Media Is Doing to Teenagers Today

Here's What the Media Is Doing to Teenagers Today

06.30.2014
Teenagers are often singled out in the media to further create this dramatic, sensationalized stereotype that just, frankly, is not accurate....
When Social Media Makes Something Go Viral In Real Life

When Social Media Makes Something Go Viral In Real Life

06.26.2014
One of the greatest challenges is helping your teens gain, and maintain, perspective. We all remember the intensity of feeling as a teen,...
6 Reasons to Nix Hosting a Sleepover Party

6 Reasons to Nix Hosting a Sleepover Party

06.26.2014
Within minutes of arriving, the girls will start negotiating about who they are going to sleep next to that night. Some girls will be thrilled...
How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

06.26.2014
The first of the month means bills, bill, bills. But for the majority of young adults those words don't resonate beyond catchy lyrics to...

A Home Run in the Midst of the World Cup!

06.26.2014
We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On...

Companies Must Be Held Accountable for E-Cigarette Marketing That Reaches Kids and Teens

06.25.2014
Many of the practices e-cigarette companies are using to pitch their products are prohibited for cigarette marketing under measures like...
My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

06.24.2014
The more I saw children glued to their devices, the more indignant I got. The thought of my intelligent, thoughtful daughter playing "Candy...
Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

Bianca Bosker  06.24.2014
Facebook is like indoor plumbing: You can live without it, but it’s uncomfortable. It’s thus little surprise to learn a new study...
The Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

The Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

06.24.2014
When our kids become adolescents, their world changes so much that sometimes it feels to them that they've landed on a new planet. They...
Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

06.23.2014
As I headed out to CVS, my 17-year-old daughter asked me if I could pick up some deodorant, because she was almost out. I came home with...
The Good, the Bad and the Ironic: 9 Facts About Teen Boys That Are All of Those At Once

The Good, the Bad and the Ironic: 9 Facts About Teen Boys That Are All of Those At Once

06.19.2014
Every day teens get gobs of sympathy for coping with the changes they're going through. What about a nod toward the parents of teens and...
Broke, Busy and Bushed: The 3 B's of Summer

Broke, Busy and Bushed: The 3 B's of Summer

06.19.2014
Your kid has just completed a year of school, they are moving forward and that means they're feeling older and more mature. As parents,...