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8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My '80s 8th Grade Self

8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My '80s 8th Grade Self

Lori Ferraro  05. 6.2015
If he won't hold your hand, acknowledge you in the halls or even look at you at school, but he likes to make out with you after school...
A Closet Full of Learning Experiences

A Closet Full of Learning Experiences

Lori Lee  05. 6.2015
There was probably a time in my life when I would have had serious objections to my impressionable girls having dirt on their mom. I wanted...
NYC Teens' Bar Mitzvah Projects Support Youth Baseball in Detroit

NYC Teens' Bar Mitzvah Projects Support Youth Baseball in Detroit

Rabbi Jason Miller  05. 6.2015
The true meaning of a bar mitzvah. A charitable initiative like the one these boys have created combines their own passions, helps those...
A Buddhist Theory of Language

A Buddhist Theory of Language

KidSpirit  05. 4.2015
I knelt on the silken scarf laid across the hardwood floor, my head bent in silent prayer to the spirits of my ancestors. I heard muffled...
Battling Digital Monsters

Battling Digital Monsters

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney  05. 4.2015
Parents, let's face it. Our children's social lives are more complex, more challenging and frightening than ever before. The playing field...
Remember Your Tender Heart

Remember Your Tender Heart

Mary McLaurine  05. 4.2015
Love changes with time, with partners, with children, with age -- sometimes in the blink of an eye. This girl did love that boy to the...
Students: Find Your Passion

Students: Find Your Passion

Emily K. Genser  05. 4.2015
My hope for you is that you realize that all of the pressure of this year, all of the stressors and worries, have set you up to succeed...
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...