iOS app Android app

Teen Parenting

The Woman Upstairs

Jami J. Amerine M.Ed. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Jami J. Amerine M.Ed.

Perhaps, there is no excuse to behave the way I do, I mean the way she does. Perhaps. But until you venture up, until you have seen what I have seen, you cannot judge or curse -- the woman upstairs.

Parents Inadvertently Feed Toddler's Pain: Nursing Bottle Syndrome

Humairah shah | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Humairah shah

Picture of a 5 year old before and after treatment. As a dentist, if I were to tell you that there was one thing you could do to save your toddler or...

Jasmine Villegas Is Singing the Right Tune When It Comes to Supporting Young Parents

Brenda Vaden | Posted 11.23.2015 | Latino Voices
Brenda Vaden

Villegas's fame will help her with many of these basic necessities, but she is sure to experience some of the judgment I experienced for her decision to become a young parent. I hope she knows how important it is that she push back on this stigma.

Two Stories of Homeless, Teenage Mothers

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Imagine being homeless. Now imagine being a homeless teenager. Now imagine being a homeless teenage mom. I met two of them in Massachusetts, my hometown.

How This Former Teen Mom Got Past Feeling Like She Had To 'Over-Parent'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

As if facing motherhood as a teenager isn't challenging enough, countless young women must also battle the stereotype that they're unable to effective...

Is MTV's 16 and Pregnant "A Great Form of Birth Control"?

Melissa S. Kearney | Posted 03.15.2014 | College
Melissa S. Kearney

The show makes real what some would-be teen moms might otherwise fail to see -- that becoming a mom is not a way out but brings its own hardships and struggles.

5 Ways to Set Up Your Teen for Adult Success: With 'Submarine Parenting'

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Onlookers might see the submarine parent as detached, disengaged, or uninvolved, however the opposite is true. Submarine parents practice "parenting with intention."

Let's Empower Young Dads, Not Stigmatize Them

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Jessica González-Rojas

A number of recent campaigns have taken an unfortunate approach to trying to tackle the issue of teen pregnancy. Rather than supplying youth with the tools and information they desperately need, they've chosen to simply try to shame young people out of parenthood.

Would You Adopt A 'Text Baby'? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.17.2013 | Teen wants to make it easier for high school students to understand just how hard it is to be a teen parent -- and they're doing it through...

Open Letter: It's Not the Sex I Worry About

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Brandi Megan Granett

The problem with learning about love and relationships when you are young is that there are some things that young people's brains just aren't that good at yet. Like understanding consequences.

Community Upset After School Denies Student Photos

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

Menagha High School students and parents are upset over a school decision to exclude certain student photos from the yearbook. Stephanie Myer tells...

ABC Family Orders More 'Secret Life'

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

ABC Family is becoming the unofficial home of teen parenting programming. The network has ordered another season of "The Secret Life of the America...

I Hate Homework: A Mother's Confession

Janice Harper | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
Janice Harper

As Socrates said, true knowledge is knowing you know nothing. I really don't know much about Socrates, but I can tell you one thing. He must have been a parent.

Teen Responsibility Doesn't Happen -- It's Nurtured

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Do you feel kids today are as responsible as kids a generation ago? This recent conversation with a mom opened my eyes to this age-old concern.

What Should You REALLY Do When You Turn 18?

Question: Should you do crazy things when you turn 18 just because you legally can?NO, CRAZY ISN’T AN OPTION Shaquille Roberts is a senior at Hyd...

Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Red Room | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Red Room

Experts have also told us that the number one, ultimate rule of the parent-child relationship is that a mother must never, under any circumstance, ever consider being best friends with her daughter. I guess I blew that one.