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The Power of Personal Storytelling

The Power of Personal Storytelling

Mitch Ditkoff  02. 3.2015
I was not probing. I was not teaching. I was not "looking for an opening" to establish more rapport. I was merely recounting a story that...
In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

Barbara Greenberg  02. 3.2015
Many of our teens have little idea that their parents have feelings that can be hurt and hearts that can be broken. I say this cautiously,...
Why You Can't Fix Your Pre-Teen's Social Angst

Why You Can't Fix Your Pre-Teen's Social Angst

Zanthe Taylor  01.30.2015
Middle school is a treacherous time for kids, but I didn't anticipate how tough it would be for a parent. I didn't expect to relive that...
Why Are Working Moms Crying?

Why Are Working Moms Crying?

Erin Mantz  01.30.2015
Change is hard. It can hurt. You could say the same for motherhood. Finding the right parenting strategies so you don't end up in tears...
Why We Need to Know About Current Affairs

Why We Need to Know About Current Affairs

Tanya Nadine Khan  01.30.2015
Since we live in a globalized world, every current event affects our daily lives. This is true, regardless of whether of you live in a...
I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Son, But He Had Other Ideas

I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Son, But He Had Other Ideas

Jennifer Wolfe  01.30.2015
I don't see his homework every night, I only hope he's using the washing machine once in awhile and I have to trust that he's eating his...
Mom Says She's Afraid Of 16-Year-Old Daughter And Sleeps With A Bat

Mom Says She's Afraid Of 16-Year-Old Daughter And Sleeps With A Bat

  01.30.2015
Ann and Mike describe their existence as parents to 16-year-old Kristi as a living nightmare. “I’m afraid of Kristi when she gets...
16 Games for 16 Year Olds?

16 Games for 16 Year Olds?

Avi Sholkoff  01.29.2015
As someone who has avidly watched and followed football for years, I failed to grasp the severity of the many injuries. I ignored the commentators...
TIME Asks Teens The Same Questions Their 1965 Counterparts Answered -- Here's What Hasn't Changed

TIME Asks Teens The Same Questions Their 1965 Counterparts Answered -- Here's What Hasn't Changed

Taylor Pittman  01.29.2015
Fifty years ago, TIME magazine released its cover story where they profiled a group of teens, asking them questions on everything from...
Vine Fame and Preferred Pronouns

Vine Fame and Preferred Pronouns

Jeffrey Marsh  01.29.2015
Most of us who are over 20 grew up with strict rules, with ideas about the "right" way to be a man or woman. Kids don't see it this way!...
The Demise of the Summer Job

The Demise of the Summer Job

Janet Eve Josselyn  01.29.2015
From what I've learned, these expensive unpaid internships afford students an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and acquire...
What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

Susan Fishman  01.29.2015
When she's tested, when she's standing face-to-face with fear, these are the things I'd like to tell my girl to not only hold on to, but...

What Would Steve Jobs Do?

Lola Reed  01.28.2015
If we're frustrated with not getting our kids' full attention -- much less eye contact from them -- we need to own up to what we're modeling...

A Reading Buddy

Genevieve Piturro  01.28.2015
When you are a child, reading alone can be lonely. If you don't know the meaning of a word, there's no one to ask, and if you stumble on...