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A Spark Can Lead the Way

A Spark Can Lead the Way

Jon Sundt  10.21.2015
As with most great news, Sparks Theory comes with its challenges. It's encouraging to know that if young people have a spark, they are...

Kids Helping Kids and Making a Difference

Genevieve Piturro  10.20.2015
"Danger Season" started on October 1st. This is the time of year when the temperatures drop and the chill at night makes it the most desperate...
Coming Out of the Closet: When Do You Know and When Do You Go?

Coming Out of the Closet: When Do You Know and When Do You Go?

Bethany Grace Howe  10.19.2015
It seems to reinforce the idea that the age at which people start to understand their sexual orientation really can happen at any time....
Parenting...It's Not For Punks

Parenting...It's Not For Punks

Calvalyn Day  10.19.2015
Ultimately, as the saying goes there is no way to be a perfect parent, and each and every one of the million ways of being a great one...

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo  10.14.2015
Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening...
Taking Ownership of YOU

Taking Ownership of YOU

Melissa Yamaguchi  10.13.2015
One of the more rewarding aspects of working with people is in witnessing their growth. Certainly parents, educators, medical professionals,...
7 Things I Did Better When I Was 17

7 Things I Did Better When I Was 17

Avelist  10.12.2015
I am embarrassed to count how often my eye drifts to the clock during the workweek. But then those two short days come to an end and Monday...
4 Ways to Prevent Your Kid From Becoming A Tech Addict

4 Ways to Prevent Your Kid From Becoming A Tech Addict

Sean Grover  10. 9.2015
Parents must control technology or risk technology controlling their kids. Even starting a dialogue with your kid about the effects of...
10 Girl-Approved Halloween Costumes

10 Girl-Approved Halloween Costumes

Michelle Cove  10. 8.2015
This year, my 11-year-old, and at least half of her friends, are planning to dress as YouTube sensation Miranda Sings. I am SO on board...

Here's What Happened When I Asked My Students to Call Instead of Text

Julie Dobrow  10. 7.2015
I asked a group of my students to try the Birdwhistell/Goffman experiment a la 2015: for one day, instead of texting the messages they...
4 Steps to Connect With Your #Teen

4 Steps to Connect With Your #Teen

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner  10. 7.2015
What if we replaced the word "talk" with "get curious"? What would it be like to say to parents: "Hey parents, get curious with your teens."...
In Defense of Wearing an R2D2 Dress to Homecoming

In Defense of Wearing an R2D2 Dress to Homecoming

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke  10. 7.2015
Around here, the high school homecoming dress code calls for a suit for boys and a cocktail-style dress for girls. My daughter's R2D2 dress...
Middle School 2.0: 7 Tween Anxieties that Don't Age

Middle School 2.0: 7 Tween Anxieties that Don't Age

Heather Sweeney  10. 5.2015
Middle school was not one of the highlights of my childhood. It was when I was the last of my gal pals to start wearing a bra. It was when...