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

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...
Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady  05.14.2015
When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that...
How an Unexpected Class Change Helped This Mom Reconnect With Her Teen

How an Unexpected Class Change Helped This Mom Reconnect With Her Teen

Kathy Radigan  05.13.2015
I will always be grateful for the class that brought the two of us a little closer together at a time when it was so easy to grow apart....

British Teen in Own Wild! Pacific Crest Trail Walk for Mountain Gorillas

Janet Kinosian  05.12.2015
Kyran Young, a British teen, is walking the full 2663 mile Pacific Crest Trail to raise money and awareness for the last remaining 900...
5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

Common Sense Media  05.11.2015
Digital technology allows kids to share their work with a wider audience and even collaborate with far-flung partners (an essential 21st-century...

A Mother's Love

Genevieve Piturro  05.11.2015
Every day we hear stories about extraordinary women who stand up for children who are alone and neglected, women who have families of their...
Forget the Promposal. We Want MOMPOSALS!

Forget the Promposal. We Want MOMPOSALS!

Peyton Price  05. 8.2015
Our teenage sons need to stop shuffling up to us in their boxer shorts to mumble their demands. Now that we've seen what these boys can...