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In an Instant

In an Instant

05.28.2014
By taking the data on the leading causes of unintentional death by age, a curious thing happens. Three peaks of heightened risk become...
I'm Addicted to the Internet -- So What?

I'm Addicted to the Internet -- So What?

05.22.2014
Here's what I know: This addiction sure feels a lot less shameful and dangerous than my coke addiction did. But also my already short attention...
When Your Parents Become the Coolest People Ever

When Your Parents Become the Coolest People Ever

05.20.2014
To all of the parents out there that feel as though the stubborn adolescent that you created will never change, here is some hope for you....
8 Rules to Help Parents Prep for Prom Night

8 Rules to Help Parents Prep for Prom Night

05.20.2014
Your own history can make you come down too hard on the way you approach prom night. Fear is never a good emotion from which to move.
Cyber Restriction: When Your Teen Abuses Their Digital Privileges

Cyber Restriction: When Your Teen Abuses Their Digital Privileges

05.19.2014
Most families have implemented boundaries and rules that their kids and teens have to follow when it comes to their gadgets. Hopefully,...
Preparing Yourself for Your Child's Graduation

Preparing Yourself for Your Child's Graduation

05.16.2014
While each graduation is different -- both for teen and parent -- there are several confidence-building strategies that help position you...
Say What?

Say What?

05.16.2014
Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a...
Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time

Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time

Yagana Shah  05.16.2014
As far as life's embarrassing moments go, there are a million embarrassing moments between kids and their parents. Like that embarrassing...

The Ultimate Superpower

05.15.2014
Here in the silence, I have muddled over the nuances of high school, fought internal battles of right and wrong, and mused over scattered...
The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls and What We Must Teach Our Daughters

The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls and What We Must Teach Our Daughters

05.15.2014
I have a confession. I have been up all night feeling sickened. I am sickened with worry about the plight of the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls...
Who Says Quiet Kids Can't be Leaders?

Who Says Quiet Kids Can't be Leaders?

05.14.2014
Society is obsessed with leadership. Leadership skills are highly emphasized as a requirement on almost every posting -- be it for college...
The Meanest Thing Your Kid Could Ever Say To You

The Meanest Thing Your Kid Could Ever Say To You

05.14.2014
It seemed like an ordinary night. There were no harbingers of doom -- a murder of black crows on the telephone wires outside, a vanity...
Written In the Stars

Written In the Stars

05.13.2014
I don't mean to sound like a fangirl but The Fault In Our Stars is every bit as amazing as all the screams and cheers would indicate. (My...
The Challenge of Adventure Playgrounds

The Challenge of Adventure Playgrounds

05.13.2014
We deride helicopter parenting, but maybe the problem is that we are thinking of the wrong person in the wrong helicopter. It's the children,...