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The Number 1 Secret to a Great Relationship With Your Teen

Lauren Bromberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Lauren Bromberg

You might not remember this, but being a teen sucks. Yeah, you provide a roof over your daughter's head and food on the table, but she's a walking, talking hormonal sharknado who doesn't have a say in most of what happens to her.

What We’re Really Doing When We Shame Young Women For Their Selfies

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

No group is subject to more fascination and derision than teenage girls.  We track them, we gawk at them, we sexualize them, we use them to sell...

Teen Girls and Leadership Biases: What Parents Should Know

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

With a presidential election fast approaching with candidates to potentially become the first female president, these findings are a bit concerning. Children are usually influenced by their parents and their surroundings. This means it might be time to check in on your own biases.

On Becoming a Good Writing Mentor to Teen Girls

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Christine Stoddard

I could hear them marching up the stairs and down the hallway like a pack of amateur pageant queens, performing for each other. There were only titters or guffaws, no moderate laughs. Everything was "very" or "totally" or "literally," not simply as it was.

How Young Adult Romance Novels Are Giving Young Girls a Misguided View of Romance: My Perspective as an 18-Year-Old High School Graduate

Amara Majeed | Posted 07.26.2015 | Teen
Amara Majeed

Aside from my cynicism, it's very apparent to me that society's propagation of true, unconditional love is affecting the way young girls are approaching romantic relationships.

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.

Stop Policing Women's Bodies

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

We can teach our children there's a time and place for cocktail or beach attire without shaming girls for their bodies. And we need to teach and show boys that a girl's attire or presence at a party doesn't mean she's fair game.

The Teens Who Taught Me What It Means To Be A Feminist

Camryn Garrett | Posted 04.11.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

Instead of pointing out who is or isn't "feminist enough," I think we should work together. We should have each other's backs. After all, we're stronger as a unit than we are when we're divided.

Breaking Down What It Means To Be #Basic

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Gracie Sands, Glenbrook ...

Meet The Awesome Teens Taking Down Ebola

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.29.2014 | Teen

Some unconventional activists are taking on Ebola in West Point, Liberia -- and they're not medical professionals, aspiring doctors or government offi...

In Defense Of Teen Girls

Alida Nugent | Posted 12.16.2014 | Teen
Alida Nugent

When I was 16, unsurprisingly, I didn't think I mattered much. When I was 16, I didn't think anybody would listen to me until I was older. When I was 16, I had so many things to say, and I didn't get to really say any of them.

How To Talk To Your Teen Daughter About Sex

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

One of the most difficult conversations that moms have with their daughters is about sex — not just the birds and bees, but the real deal: oral sex,...

4 Ways Social Media Can Undermine Girls and Women

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Teenage girls and adult women are often emotionally bruised when social media becomes their North Star for finding meaning and purpose in life. There are limits to what social media can positively provide and female users who do not understand these limits may struggle in a variety of ways.

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence Can Be A Body Positive Role Model

Miranda Feneberger | Posted 08.28.2014 | Teen
Miranda Feneberger

The problem with the body positivity movement is not Jennifer Lawrence. It is in fact very impressive to me that a "conventionally beautiful woman" cares about the effect that an unhealthy appearance could have on her young audience.

10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

Being a Girl... A Perspective

Lauren Galley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand in the way of being accepted as a friend.

4 Bugs That Bite Every Girl

Kali Rogers | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Why is it that every girl seems to suffer from low self-esteem at some point during her life? There are many theories floating around, I am especially happy that women are taking a stand. However, my expertise comes from the opposite end of the spectrum.

The Message I Want All Girls To Hear

Miribel Tran | Posted 06.21.2014 | Teen
Miribel Tran

I believe that young girls need to learn how to perceive and react to social media, pop culture and entertainment in a more positive way. This isn't taught in schools, and I highly doubt that our parents can honestly understand social media to understand its effects.

Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms In The Most Beautiful Way

Melissa Hillebrenner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Melissa Hillebrenner

Girl Up is dedicated to improving the lives of girls around the world and empowering them to give their hearts to make this world a better place. We asked our Teen Advisors about their mothers.. and then filmed the answers with their mothers watching.

The 'B' Word I Don't Want To Give Up

Vanessa Petion | Posted 06.01.2014 | Teen
Vanessa Petion

To me, "bossy" could easily have many connotations. I believe someone who is bossy as a leader; someone who doesn't easily give in to submission, nor do they take defeat as an easy way out. It's a term of empowerment.

Going Out in the '80s

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Faces was in a strip mall by a movie theatre and a Showbiz Pizza Parlor and had everything a 13-year-old girl could want including a DJ, a disco ball and mouthwatering fancy mocktails.

Please Stop Telling Me That I'm 'Too Skinny'

Lily Sperry | Posted 03.17.2014 | Teen
Lily Sperry

The media has created a standard for beauty that is virtually impossible to achieve, yet people, especially women, consistently strive for perfection, hurting themselves in the process.

Instafame Has Its Appeal

Sarah Flanagan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media
Sarah Flanagan

User-generated entertainment platforms such as Vine and Instagram are especially valuable for artists and entertainers who already have a skill and need a vehicle to reach audiences.

5 Ways My '80s Teen Self Would Be Seriously Screwed Today

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I was pretty bad... at being bad. With today's technology there's no way I would have ever gotten away with anything.

I'm 'Not Like Most Girls'

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 03.21.2014 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Girls are taught that it's okay to automatically not like each other. We're taught that female friends probably won't stay loyal because we'll end up competing for the same guy or handbag. We're taught that -- above all else -- we should aim to be 'not like most girls.'