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How My Gap Year Transformed Me From Lost High School Kid to Prepared Young Adult

How My Gap Year Transformed Me From Lost High School Kid to Prepared Young Adult

Piper Jenne  05.25.2016
To anyone contemplating taking a gap year: I cannot urge strongly enough that there is no better way to transform yourself from a lost...
5 Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Teens

5 Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Teens

Greater Good Science Center  05.24.2016
From day one, I knew that it was going to be a different kind of mindfulness class. But I was ready. I could handle this. I had years of...
Hearing-Aid: What to Do When What's Heard Doesn't Quite Match What's Said

Hearing-Aid: What to Do When What's Heard Doesn't Quite Match What's Said

Kay Wyma  05.23.2016
Welcome to a common field of landmines -- the space between what is said and what is heard. It's been around for ages and is especially...
One Careless Decision Can CRASH A Life

One Careless Decision Can CRASH A Life

Kay Tacke Morse  05.22.2016
Ciara, convinced she was curiously and suddenly trapped in her ex boyfriend's sister's horrible nightmare, tried desperately and frantically...
Teaching Leadership, One Water Bottle at a Time

Teaching Leadership, One Water Bottle at a Time

Yoko Liriano  05.20.2016
As an educator, getting to that "Aha" moment with your students is one of the most gratifying aspects of working with kids. Not just because...
High Schooler's Beyoncé-Inspired Prom Dress Is All Sorts Of Amazing

High Schooler's Beyoncé-Inspired Prom Dress Is All Sorts Of Amazing

Cavan Sieczkowski  05.19.2016
Prom has never looked so good.  India Ross, an 18-year-old high school senior in St. Louis, Missouri, changed the prom game forever...
Applause for the new Launch of 99ckeck Family Safety Locator App

Applause for the new Launch of 99ckeck Family Safety Locator App

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.  05.18.2016
Safety and Privacy are words that are key for parents and kids. Parents want their kids to be safe and know where they are without infringing...
5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Kid's Reputation

5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Kid's Reputation

Chester Goad, Ed.D.   05.17.2016
There are many ways teens can damage their own reputations without our help. After all, their frontal lobes aren't even fully developed,...

Let Your Teen Girl Do This, She'll Be Glad You Did

Christopher A. Brown  05.17.2016
The best thing you can do for your teen girl is to let her figure out life on her own. Do you find that advice hard to swallow? If you...
Parents: You Can Play An Important Role in Keeping Your Teen Drivers Safe. Really!

Parents: You Can Play An Important Role in Keeping Your Teen Drivers Safe. Really!

Kate Carr  05.13.2016
Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver's license brings freedom and...

Ten Mistakes Parents Make with Tweens and Teens

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.  05.13.2016
Teens and Tweens are going through lots of developmental physical and emotional changes. Changing friends, changing bodies, changing schools,...

15 Tips: When You Have Strong Feelings About Your Teen's Friends

Barbara Greenberg  05.13.2016
Dear Parents, It is inevitable that you will, over the course of your teen's adolescence, dislike at least one of their friends if not...
The Unique Challenges for Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum

The Unique Challenges for Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum

Lauren Rabin  05.10.2016
When children become adolescents, they pose new challenges for parents and providers. Providers must develop unique tools for difficult...