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Bringing Teens Into the Conversation About Suicide Prevention

Bringing Teens Into the Conversation About Suicide Prevention

01.21.2014
After all these incredible efforts, not only are people still dying by suicide, but the data tells us that the number of people dying has...
How HGH Made Me a Bigger Person

How HGH Made Me a Bigger Person

01.17.2014
There it is. Sitting on my dresser is the team picture. That team picture that I hate. I don't hate it because we lost that game. I hate...
Why Teens Are More Likely To Do Things If There's A Reward

Why Teens Are More Likely To Do Things If There's A Reward

01.14.2014
By: Tanya Lewis Published: 01/13/2014 03:14 PM EST on LiveScience Teenagers often do things if the payoff is great, and the reason...
Are Punishments and Consequences Different?

Are Punishments and Consequences Different?

01.14.2014
When children aren't allowed to learn from the natural consequences of their behavior, they don't develop the ability to direct their lives...
Why I Can't Get Rid of the Crayons

Why I Can't Get Rid of the Crayons

01.14.2014
I wish that parenting them now was as simple as that brand-new 64-count box of crayons was. That I could once again offer them something...
Long-Distance Parenting Is Hard On Us All

Long-Distance Parenting Is Hard On Us All

01.14.2014
Parenting a teen is difficult enough; trying to do so from afar certainly adds its challenges. Still, location isn't everything.
Sext Education: Sexting = Cyberbullying

Sext Education: Sexting = Cyberbullying

01.14.2014
When young people sext, they often lose control of the situation quickly. Messages can easily be intercepted or forwarded to unintended...
How I Finally Realized What My Son (And I) Needed

How I Finally Realized What My Son (And I) Needed

01.13.2014
Just like anyone, I know my son needs physical affection. The trouble is, he's a 10-year-old boy and doesn't know where to get it.
What Schools Are -- And Are Not -- Doing To Treat Mental Illness In Teens

What Schools Are -- And Are Not -- Doing To Treat Mental Illness In Teens

01.13.2014
MIAMI (AP) — After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry...
How to Help Your Teen Who Won't Talk to You

How to Help Your Teen Who Won't Talk to You

01.12.2014
Just as there's an age for a healthy infant to roll over, sit up, walk, and talk... there's an age when a healthy teen begins to separate...
Teens Can Be Our Best Innovators

Teens Can Be Our Best Innovators

01.10.2014
Over the course of seven weeks, 160 high school students from throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District created innovative solutions...
What You Think You Know About the Teen Brain Could Be All Wrong

What You Think You Know About the Teen Brain Could Be All Wrong

01.10.2014
How teens navigate these years has real consequences for how they live the rest of lives. While there are always risks and downsides, the...
My Tween Daughter Argued in School That Tomatoes Are Fruits, and Here is What Happened

My Tween Daughter Argued in School That Tomatoes Are Fruits, and Here is What Happened

01.10.2014
As if this sort of comment in a seventh-grade gym class wouldn't be enough to put a target on her, my daughter offered one last comment...

When I'm 34

01. 9.2014
Birthdays are vantage points, where you can look back and forward. It is a departure point to mark the time. I have marked my time well...