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Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

10. 4.2013
I didn't realize, until having my own daughter, just how incredibly elastic, how flexible my mother's heart had to be, to love so deeply...
The Best Answer to Cyberbullying We've Seen Yet

The Best Answer to Cyberbullying We've Seen Yet

10. 4.2013
Since so much of students' lives together take place in various nooks and crannies of the Internet, let's look at how teens can help each...
'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives'

'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives'

Sasha Belenky  10. 4.2013
1. 'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives' Nancy Jo Sales, who wrote the Vanity Fair article that became the major motion picture "The...
8 Reasons I Want my Daughter to Date Whenever She's Ready

8 Reasons I Want my Daughter to Date Whenever She's Ready

10. 3.2013
It' s my duty to help them seek balance and strive for success in every part of their lives. But starting now, at ages 3 and 5, I hope...
Our Teen Girls and the Obsession With Size 0

Our Teen Girls and the Obsession With Size 0

10. 3.2013
Talk to your daughters about how there is no virtue in striving for being a 0 in any realm of life. See if you can get your daughters to...
How NYC Plans To Take Down Girls' Poor Self-Esteem

How NYC Plans To Take Down Girls' Poor Self-Esteem

Mandy Velez  10. 2.2013
There's a new ban in town. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg isn’t going after New York's sugary drinks this time though. Instead, he plans...
6 Things Only The Parent Of A Teenage Girl Would Understand

6 Things Only The Parent Of A Teenage Girl Would Understand

Ann Brenoff  09.30.2013
Years ago, when my then 8-year-old daughter was as sweet as sugar and my then 5-year-old son a holy terror, someone wise said to me "It...
When The Boys Start To Call

When The Boys Start To Call

09.28.2013
I want to hide my beautiful blue-eyed, golden-haired daughter from the wandering eyes of the world. Instead, we practiced using the telephone...

How to Write College Admissions Essays: A Letter to High School Seniors

09.27.2013
Unfortunately, family tensions often run high when it's college admissions' time. Phrases such as, "I don't need you. You're wrecking my...
An Open Letter to Mothers of Preschoolers

An Open Letter to Mothers of Preschoolers

09.27.2013
There are some moments we don't ever want to relive, there are some phases we won't miss and there are some burdens of guilt we don't need...
How This Teen's Research Won Her $75k And A Meeting With The President

How This Teen's Research Won Her $75k And A Meeting With The President

09.27.2013
In 2008, Michelle Hackman, then a sophomore in high school, read an article about a newly coined term: Disconnect Anxiety. According to...
11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

09.26.2013
As Facebook's popularity among teens is starting to wane, you might be wondering what the new "it" social network is. But the days of a...
Is Your Daughter a Bully?

Is Your Daughter a Bully?

09.26.2013
If you have a daughter, don't just talk to her about being a good person, get all up in her business the way you do with grades, sports,...
Do You Embarrass Your Teen?

Do You Embarrass Your Teen?

09.26.2013
Look, I know that you just want to get along with your teens and that yes, you were considered "cool" at one point.