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Teen Angst

Dear Moms, It's Not Always Your Fault

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

In some way or another, we are all a product of our raising. Everything from our childhood, and ways our parents did or didn't participate has resulted in who we are today.

A Scientific Explanation For Why Teens Are So Darn Moody

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Teen angst is not just a stereotype enforced by emo music videos and TV dramas. As anyone who's ever been a teenager will tell you (hey, everyone), th...

To the Girl at the Bus Stop

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.10.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Early one morning I followed the blinking, grinding, lumbering school bus on its routine route to pick up students. Always the consummate people-watcher, I studied the colorful collection of gangly, boisterous pre-teens waiting at each stop. Then I saw her - the girl standing alone. She was me, fifty years ago.

Dream Work by Process of Imagination

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

I was a teen when I learned about Gestalt dream work, and I liked the idea of the self-awareness that it espoused. Being in the present, understanding sensations, emotions, and behaviors was intriguing to a young girl on the verge of becoming a woman and falling in love. I was confused.

Did John Hughes Teach Us Nothing?

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Life is about honesty. You make a mistake, you learn from it, and then explain to your kids where you screwed up. If you want to lead by example you must do so with unmasked honesty.

What Does It Take To Live In A State Of Authentic Transparency?

Panache Desai | Posted 09.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

How honest are we with ourselves? Do we tell ourselves the truth about our experience, about what we really want and need? How we really feel? We must...

Talking to My Teen Daughter Without Words

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

She poked her head out from behind the person in front of her, looking for me. We locked eyes and she gave me that sweet, sweet smile. The one that I know. The one that's just for me. The one that says, "Hey Mom."

Walking The Parenting Tightrope

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

Luckily, the more I walk on the parenting tightrope, the more confident I am that I'll be able to stay centered. It's not like I have a choice. There's no way I'm going to fall and fail my daughter. I am her rock, her home base, her safety. I am her mother.

Tales Of A Pre-Quarter Life Crisis: The Kids Are Bored

Braden Bochner | Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen
Braden Bochner

I feel like it's a requirement for teenagers to be bored at some point in their coming-of-age years. One moment we're out and about, loving life, and the next we just want go to bed with a banana split and cry.

Life Lessons From an Almost 20-Something

Hannah Orenstein | Posted 10.18.2012 | Teen
Hannah Orenstein

While I can't deny I didn't experience my own fair share of teen atrocities, I'm making it out the other side unscathed. Here's what I learned each year along the way.

Smells Like Teen Angst

Emma Orlow | Posted 05.06.2012 | Teen
Emma Orlow

Teen angst is a feeling that percolates in every clique, every ethnic group, and every socio-economic status. Yes, we as teenagers do have a way of being selfish and sometimes whiney, but there is without a doubt some validity to our gripes.

Sparks Specializes in Sad Songs

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There are moments in this story that are so affecting that you have to stop reading until you can see the pages through your tears. Is this contrived? Is this manipulative? Maybe it is, but it is also the true heart of the story.