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Teen Self Esteem

'Look at That Face': Bad Advice for Self-Confident Girls and Women

Janet Larson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
Janet Larson

"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!" And adding: "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

Trying to Reason With Prom Season

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

When my son pitched a two-hitter and knocked in the winning run, I cheered. When he got into the college of his choice, I hugged him. When he won the English Student Of the Year Award, I shrieked. Still, it all pales in comparison with my reaction to when he said he had a date for his school's senior prom.

3 Keys for College Women to Stay Empowered

Janet Larson | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Janet Larson

As young women begin college with anticipation and enthusiasm, these are a few of the roadblocks that too often sabotage the empowered and joyful experience they so deserve in this new chapter in their lives.

Why Barbie Is Actually A Good Role Model

Justina Sharp | Posted 03.16.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

I completely disagree that Barbie should be changed in any way. Sheʼs a doll. She lives in her own world, and does not need to accurately represent the people in ours.

Not Stacking Up To Your Friends? That's OK

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Kathryn Cua, Hinsdale Ce...

Why Companies Tamper With Water, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.25.2013 | Home

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about her beliefs on government interference with the water supply in the US...

Why Self Esteem Is So Important For Girls, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Posted 11.25.2013 | Home

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about the challenges that girls face growing up, especially when it comes to...

What The 'Am I Pretty?' YouTube Trend Is REALLY Saying

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Perle

We cannot blame teen girls for the ferociously sexist social environment they have no choice but to live in. Maybe what the girls in these YouTube videos are saying isn't: I don't feel pretty. Maybe it's actually: I feel completely powerless when it comes to my sexuality.

Quit Body Bashing (We Mean It)

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Danah Atassi, Hinsdale C...

The Secret To 'Fitting In'

Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen

You probably know Ze Frank best as the funny dude with the hilarious animal videos, but his latest installment takes on a more serious topic: What it ...

We Dare You To Watch This Video And Not Feel Inspired (VIDEO)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Teen

Whether it's a bout of acne or your typical adolescent awkwardness, it's safe to say that almost every teen faces some kind of insecurity during their...

Why It's Harder Than Ever for Teens Today: Is Self-Esteem at an All Time Low?

BritChick Paris | Posted 10.12.2013 | Teen
BritChick Paris

No one is safe anymore from this modern day disease of self-doubt and at times, loathing. It is high time we put a stop to all of this. I am not sure how, but I know that teens need our help.

The Ugly Little Girl

BritChick Paris | Posted 10.12.2013 | Teen
BritChick Paris

It's time for schools to build confidence as well as brains, for parents to talk about these issues. This is a crisis of self-esteem -- of a basic human value -- and we cannot ignore it any longer.

How I Solved the Dinner Dilemma

Julie Halpert | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Julie Halpert

I'm sure my experience isn't unique. You slave over an elaborate dinner, only to have your teen turn up their nose and push it away. But I'm here to tell you that I have addressed this dinner dilemma head on and triumphed by employing one simple method.

The 'Uncle Dad Syndrome': When Divorced Dads Act Like Carefree Uncles and Why Their Kids Feel Cheated

Alison Patton | Posted 12.18.2014 | Divorce
Alison Patton

The "Uncle Dad Syndrome" is not just about indulging the kids. It's the entire personality of this dad and how he parents.

'Why I'm Okay With Calling Myself Fat'

Heidi Loscar | Posted 03.31.2013 | Teen
Heidi Loscar

Your body is wonderful, and no matter how much you may weigh, that will never change. Beauty doesn't have a weight limit. Neither should you.

#Cuttingforbieber, Alleged 4Chan Hoax, Trends On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen

Following the release of photos suggesting that Justin Bieber was smoking marijuana at a party, the hashtag #cuttingforbieber -- a supposed protest ag...

What the Heck Is Going on?

Stephanie Armstrong | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Stephanie Armstrong

Can we protect our girls more? How can we support them so they don't feel like the weight of their worlds relies on their smiles?

There Ain't No Crystal Ball

Fadzo Shumba | Posted 11.25.2012 | Teen
Fadzo Shumba

Everything you need to create your success is inside of you -- every ounce of bravery, strength, and intelligence. Do what you love, do what you're good at, and whatever you do make it matter.

Study: Teen Student Drinkers More Likely To Feel Socially Isolated, Have Poor Grades

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Teen alcohol consumption is at times credited as a result of high stress lifestyles and an allowance for students to unwind around friends. But a rece...

S.E.A.K. Foundation Builds After-school Programs to Help Teens Find Support and Inner-confidence

Jenny Gaither | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Jenny Gaither

With kids feeling this insecure about their bodies at such a young age, it is more important than ever to provide them with a support system where they can learn to accept who they are and not build on their insecurities, but rather, face them.

Help! My Boobs Are Lopsided

| Posted 03.20.2012 | Teen

No one's body is perfectly symmetrical and for some girls, that lopsidedness is in the, er, boobal region. One of those girls wrote into's lo...

'Am I Ugly' Tween Really A 21-Year-Old Art Student

Posted 03.05.2012 | Teen

One of the 'tween' girls who posted a video of herself on YouTube asking "am I ugly?" has revealed she's actually a 21-year-old art student. Sophi...

All Problems Have Solutions

Lauren Tai | Posted 05.03.2012 | Teen
Lauren Tai

Through this experience, I learned that I am the one who needs to overcome my own problems. I learned to deal with imperfections and to compromise in order to find solutions for them.

'The Doctor Told Me I Needed Liposuction'

| Abiola Abrams | Posted 07.17.2012 | Teen

“You know, I can do a quick liquid liposuction to take care of that,” the doctor said. He was pointing at my belly fat... and I was mortified. I w...