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When Your Kid Leaves Home For Good

When Your Kid Leaves Home For Good

Rebecca Deurlein  05. 3.2015
When my son accepted the job that will take him away from us, it was different from all of his other departures. Before, I knew he'd be...
Why I Don't Like the Number 171

Why I Don't Like the Number 171

Cindy Cook DeRuyter  05. 1.2015
For the most part, I love numbers. However, there is one number that I am struggling to embrace: 171. No, it's not my weight; neither is...
We're Both Still Growing Up

We're Both Still Growing Up

Jeff Bogle  05. 1.2015
It dawned on me, on this Tuesday, that we're both still growing up. That we never stop growing up, not really, whether we're 7, 11, 36,...
An Entrepreneur vs. His Eye-Rolling Teenager

An Entrepreneur vs. His Eye-Rolling Teenager

Naveen Jain  05. 1.2015
I may have managed to build a successful technology startup that had gone public by the time my three kids hit their 13th birthdays, but...
No Cutoffs for My Daisy Duke: A Mother's Day at the Mall

No Cutoffs for My Daisy Duke: A Mother's Day at the Mall

Joey Hoffman  04.30.2015
As I sit outside the dressing room waiting for her to parade her curated thrift outfit or even during our occasional forays to H&M, I can't...
Parents, Hug Your Sweet Little Ones Tight

Parents, Hug Your Sweet Little Ones Tight

Kristan Braziel  04.29.2015
I'm sure you've heard it before, but it's true: if you blink, you'll miss it. Your cuddle-loving child will be replaced -- almost overnight...
Peer Pressure Attack? Here's What to Say

Peer Pressure Attack? Here's What to Say

Bernadette Anat  04.29.2015
When I say "peer pressure," I can feel you mentally side-eyeing me, thinking, Kay, Mom, I'm pretty sure I learned how to say no when I...
One Mom's Public Letter To Her Son About Drugs And Alcohol

One Mom's Public Letter To Her Son About Drugs And Alcohol

Dr. Gail Gross  04.29.2015
Parenting is a tough job, with few absolutes or clear solutions. When it comes to right and wrong, as a parent, you are entitled to state...
The Dynamics of Listening

The Dynamics of Listening

Catherine Gobron  04.29.2015
My suggestions are most easily applied in settings where both teachers and students have considerable autonomy, but I hope these ideas...

Q&A: Should I Friend or Follow My Teen on Social Media?

Common Sense Media  04.29.2015
You can ask, but don't insist on it. Some families are connected on social media and it works for them. Some teens don't want their parents...
What It's Like To Be A Homeless Teen

What It's Like To Be A Homeless Teen

  04.28.2015
This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Kasey Carlson,...
Prom 2.0: If I Knew Then...

Prom 2.0: If I Knew Then...

Annie Fox  04.28.2015
The anticipation. The awkwardness. The fear of rejection. The actual rejection. The logistics. The clothes. The cost. I've been thinking...
TV Host Apologizes After Congratulating Light Skin Of Biracial Teen

TV Host Apologizes After Congratulating Light Skin Of Biracial Teen

Cavan Sieczkowski  04.28.2015
An Australian TV host has apologized for an on-air comment she made last month about a biracial teen's fair complexion. Twins Lucy and...
The Boy Who Couldn't Be A Cub Scout

The Boy Who Couldn't Be A Cub Scout

Mary Hickey  04.27.2015
Do you know that this boy was born a month too soon? Do you know that in the hospital, I watched him through the glass as warming lights...