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Meditation and the Power of the Big Quiet

Meditation and the Power of the Big Quiet

Jamison Monroe, Jr.  06.17.2015
When we think of teens and 20-somethings, we think of people in constant motion. They're growing, changing, moving toward the next big...

Tween Expert Says 'No' to Cell Phones, Make-Up and Dating

Marcy Winograd  06.17.2015
Should you buy your 10-year-old a cell phone? Let her wear pink lip gloss? Post on FB, Instagram, Snap Chat, and Vine? Date? Wear a bra...
An Open Letter to Every Anxious Parent of a Teen

An Open Letter to Every Anxious Parent of a Teen

Barbara Greenberg  06.17.2015
If you have a teen or teens then I am quite confident that you are more than just a little consumed by worry and anxiety. This is an inevitable...
Juvenile Justice Reform in NY State: Raise the Age

Juvenile Justice Reform in NY State: Raise the Age

Catharine Hill  06.16.2015
As educators, we understand the benefits of letting young people learn from their mistakes. By incarcerating them as adults, we set them...

More College and University Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

Constance Scharff, Phd  06.15.2015
There is a quiet crisis brewing on college and university campuses across the United States. Increasingly, the mental health needs of students...

Talk Dirty to Me, JK DOE

Maria Ledesma  06.11.2015
The Department of Education (DOE) has finally decided to adapt to the times. Starting this fall, New York City Public School health educators...

Pivot

Matthew Friend  06. 9.2015
Society should attempt to focus on instilling passion in students with regards to the activities that they choose to do, instead of forcing...

Kindness Every Day

Genevieve Piturro  06. 9.2015
Every day all of us have opportunities to be kind, to offer a small gesture of comfort or a word of hope or encouragement to those we know...
McKinney Police Officer Attacks Teen At Pool Party. Where Are We Safe?

McKinney Police Officer Attacks Teen At Pool Party. Where Are We Safe?

Quia Querisma  06. 8.2015
Classes ended for many students the on Friday. Why are these kids not allowed to kick off their summer in the most logical way possible...
Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived

Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived

Lilly Workneh  06. 8.2015
Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that...
The Magic They're Missing

The Magic They're Missing

Mary Hickey  06. 8.2015
To Jack and all the magically different children who are struggling to fit in -- we need you. You color our world. You will write the songs...
An Open Letter to My Teenage Daughter

An Open Letter to My Teenage Daughter

Darah Zeledon  06. 8.2015
Keep your family close to you. We always have your back and love you unconditionally. Not until you accept and love yourself the way you...
7 Ways College Kids Home For The Summer Are Exactly Like Mice

7 Ways College Kids Home For The Summer Are Exactly Like Mice

Jennifer Ball  06. 5.2015
With mice, you find droppings. With college kids, you find wet towels everywhere, dirty dishes in bedrooms and Bob Marley posters.
8 Things You Need To Know About Raising Tween Girls

8 Things You Need To Know About Raising Tween Girls

Jeff Bogle  06. 5.2015
I don't know everything, nor would I ever pretend to have all the answers about parenting a child of any age -- let alone one in the oft-dreaded...