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It Doesn't Have to Be So Hard

It Doesn't Have to Be So Hard

Catherine Gobron  05.22.2015
As a culture we believe deeply that school is the only way forward. We believe that people absolutely, positively must get through the...
Let's Talk about Free-Range Parenting

Let's Talk about Free-Range Parenting

Kathy Walsh  05.22.2015
Our neighborhood was a place for us to learn. We thought we were having fun, but through play, we were taking a life skills class taught...

How to Save a Life

Hilal Isler  05.22.2015
By the time I turned thirteen, I had attended five schools, in four cities, on three continents. My parents were professors who had me...
4 Questions I Ask My Kid Every Day

4 Questions I Ask My Kid Every Day

Jamie Harrington  05.20.2015
Every single day, I make it a point to start a conversation with her that leaves a door open for her to tell me anything she wants.
Why Are So Many High Achieving Girls Unhappy?

Why Are So Many High Achieving Girls Unhappy?

Rachel Simmons  05.20.2015
can't say I ever gave much thought to happiness. I come from a family where happiness was seen as an "extra," a kind of frill to life --...
9 Ways To Keep Your Teen Safe From Muggers

9 Ways To Keep Your Teen Safe From Muggers

Sarah Maizes  05.20.2015
As parents, all we want is a safe haven for our family and we try to find it. But whether it's in a quiet suburb or a big city, all of...

Messages From the Playground: Healing Homophobia Before it Begins and Preventing Bullying Before it Starts

Chris Tompkins  05.19.2015
Talking about shame, we are exposing it and nipping it in the bud. Having uncomfortable conversations with children at a young age doesn't...
5 Basic Banking Lessons to Teach Your Teen

5 Basic Banking Lessons to Teach Your Teen

David A. Dedman  05.19.2015
I'm surprised at just how little teens know about basic banking these days. I recently opened a checking account for my 18-year-old at...
In Praise Of The Mohawk

In Praise Of The Mohawk

Ravishly  05.18.2015
At first, I didn't realize the full significance of David's Mohawk, but it quickly became clear. This seemingly small change was a mammoth...
10 Ways You And Your Child Can Survive End-of-School Madness

10 Ways You And Your Child Can Survive End-of-School Madness

Dr. Becca Ballinger  05.18.2015
Always remember that you are teaching your child how to behave through your actions as well as your words; therefore, try to be very mindful...
5 Things Teens Want To Tell You

5 Things Teens Want To Tell You

Joni Edelman  05.18.2015
Every time my 17-year-old has a concert or performance, he says, "Oh you don't need to come. It's OK, Mom." That's a lie. It's not OK....
The Problem With These Forever 21 Shirts

The Problem With These Forever 21 Shirts

Toni Hammer  05.15.2015
Ladies should not be told, even inadvertently, that doing things for "likes" is a worthy reason to do things.
The Yearbook Quote To End All Yearbook Quotes

The Yearbook Quote To End All Yearbook Quotes

Cavan Sieczkowski  05.15.2015
Gamechanger. That's the only way to describe high school student Rafika Alami's senior quote in her 2015 yearbook. The 17-year-old, who...

The End of the World Will Be Thanks to GenX

Kristen Daukas  05.15.2015
I am a GenX -er and I would like to apologize to all of humanity for the rest of my generation. Or at least a good portion of it. For you...