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Dear 9th Graders: College Applications Can Wait. Following These 5 Tips Can't

Dear 9th Graders: College Applications Can Wait. Following These 5 Tips Can't

10.20.2014
None of the tips listed here are explicitly designed to make you a better college applicant when you get to that point, but that's exactly...
When Should Kids Start Dating?

When Should Kids Start Dating?

10.20.2014
eens learn to negotiate their feelings and relationships while they are still young and under your roof. As we all know, relationships...
Sexualized Culture Is Creating Mental Health Issues in Our Youth

Sexualized Culture Is Creating Mental Health Issues in Our Youth

10.20.2014
Combating the status quo and demanding more from the media we consume is only one part of addressing the mental health crisis engendered...
The Tragedy of Permanence -- Depression Myths Can Be Fatal

The Tragedy of Permanence -- Depression Myths Can Be Fatal

10.20.2014
Over the past 400 years, we've gone back and forth -- and still, we haven't settled on what is true -- depression is a treatable illness....
Halloween, RIP

Halloween, RIP

10.17.2014
My daughter, our oldest, is now away at college. Her younger brother, a high school sophomore, is more interested in taking his girlfriend...
Nowhere Safe: A Must-See Anti-Bullying Film by Paul Parkinson

Nowhere Safe: A Must-See Anti-Bullying Film by Paul Parkinson

10.17.2014
Anyone who is truthful about their childhood remembers that they were either the victims of violence themselves or they had been unwilling...
Middle Schoolers: Victory On and Off the Field

Middle Schoolers: Victory On and Off the Field

10.17.2014
There are many ways for our children to experience teamwork and success on and off the field and the wonderful part is that these experiences...
In Defense Of Teen Girls

In Defense Of Teen Girls

10.16.2014
When I was 16, unsurprisingly, I didn't think I mattered much. When I was 16, I didn't think anybody would listen to me until I was older....
Dating Advice From A Man To His (Hypothetical) Future Daughter

Dating Advice From A Man To His (Hypothetical) Future Daughter

Cate Matthews  10.16.2014
YouTuber Mike Falzone doesn't have a daughter, but in case he ever does, he's making a series of open letter-inspired videos offering advice...
Letter to My Dystopian Teenage Self

Letter to My Dystopian Teenage Self

10.15.2014
I know, life sucks right now. You're frustrated and no one gets what you're going through. You've been tossed about in the moshpit known...
Being Right Beside Them For The Rites of Passage

Being Right Beside Them For The Rites of Passage

10.15.2014
My habit is to parent to the youngest common denominator. While the youngest of their ages is an age that was once foreign to me, it is...
Sexy Tween and Teen Halloween Costumes? Let's Talk

Sexy Tween and Teen Halloween Costumes? Let's Talk

10.15.2014
Halloween is almost here and I've had costumes, not candy, on my mind. Lots of parents have been asking me about the appropriateness of...

The HOUR of Inspiration

10.14.2014
There are few instances in life when you see true inspiration in action, when it's standing in front of you, revealed right before your...

Internship Insight: Opening the Door to Your Future

10.13.2014
A big proponent of internships, having had more than three my senior year alone, I was more than happy to shed light on my experiences,...