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11 Teens You Should Follow On Instagram Immediately

11 Teens You Should Follow On Instagram Immediately

Amanda Scherker  09.16.2014
Instagram's the new shopping mall; it's where all the cool kids are hanging out. But in a sea of selfies and mediocre sunsets on the beach,...
My Son Wore A Dress To School Today

My Son Wore A Dress To School Today

09.15.2014
The blue cotton sundress he chose would be fitting for any teenage girl. Heck, it might actually be something his mom would wear. And he...
Should You Ever Allow Teens To Have Sex In Your Home?

Should You Ever Allow Teens To Have Sex In Your Home?

09.15.2014
It's no secret that sex is a big deal for teenagers. They think about it, they talk about it. And usually, they do it. On average, both...
How Teens Become Responsible Adults

How Teens Become Responsible Adults

09.12.2014
Responsibility can be defined as the ability to be answerable or accountable for something within one's power, control or management. So,...
If Teens Said The Stuff Their Parents Say

If Teens Said The Stuff Their Parents Say

Cate Matthews  09.10.2014
Hey, Mom and Dad -- how was school? It's always kind of wonderful when kids are able to turn the tables on their parents, and that's why...
Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

09. 9.2014
High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team...
Sometimes Youthful Stupidity is a Better way to Find Happiness than Making Mature Choices

Sometimes Youthful Stupidity is a Better way to Find Happiness than Making Mature Choices

09. 9.2014
We're living in an acquisitive capitalist society that is fundamentally anti-family and fundamentally uncomfortable with just enjoying...
Do You Know Where Your Kids Are Tonight? Yep.

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are Tonight? Yep.

09. 9.2014
I believe we need to think of our house as a home, as a refuge, as an outreach, as a place of belonging and security. It is not ours to...

A Little Girl, 10 Years Later

09. 9.2014
Time flies. Yes, we hear that everyday don't we? And on some days we see it too. Time flies. Can you see a difference you've made in...
It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

09. 9.2014
We need to constantly remind ourselves that these are not "bad" kids, but many of them are kids to whom bad things have happened. With...
Why Are Teens Joining ISIS?

Why Are Teens Joining ISIS?

09. 8.2014
Beyond the broader social, political, and cultural forces that drive such insanity, there are some unique aspects of adolescent development...
The Daily Risks of Good Parenting

The Daily Risks of Good Parenting

09. 8.2014
How do we do this every day, when there is no guarantee? No promise of a future, or of grandchildren on our laps, no cure for cancer, no...
Yoga, Motherhood and Stumbling Through Transitions

Yoga, Motherhood and Stumbling Through Transitions

09. 5.2014
This time in my life feels awkward, unfamiliar and off-balance. But as I return to these stories of humor, pain and sweetness, I see that...
Alert! Digital Drama to Watch Out For This School Year

Alert! Digital Drama to Watch Out For This School Year

09. 5.2014
Kids often are the first to discover the latest and greatest thing, whether it's a download from the app store or a cool online trend...