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Teenage Girls

A Mother's 6 Secrets on Surviving Middle School

Kim Keating | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Kim Keating

I am proud of how kind and loving you are to each other and to your family and friends. As you navigate middle school, I offer you both the following tips to help you avoid some of my mistakes and continue on the path of having a wonderful middle school experience.

12 Things I Want My High Schooler to Know (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Some say the high school years are the best years in your life. I say that's a sad statement and you don't want to count your best years so young, but they can be pretty fun. And crazy. And hilarious. You'll learn so much about yourself, about friendship, about community, and about the world as a whole -- good, bad and confounding.

20 Real Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was A Teenage Girl

Jamie Varon | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Jamie Varon

You have a way of attracting compliments and a false sense of bravado that hides a much deeper insecurity. Do not believe the compliments, because you will weave those into your identity and let other people's opinions of you matter more than your own.

To The Teenage Girls At The Swimming Pool

Christine Organ | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

You might not remember me, but we met at the public pool last week. I use the word "met" loosely, because I never actually learned your names, and you didn't learn mine.

Stepmoms and Teen Stepdaughters: Oil and Vinegar

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

"They're like oil and vinegar." We're all familiar with this expression and it couldn't be more accurate when it comes to the relationship between a stepmother and her teen stepdaughter. The conflict can take a toll, creating tension in father-daughter relationships.The fathers don't make it any easier.

My Little Girl Has Turned Into a Tween and It's Hard as Hell

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

So as you depart for camp this year, on the precipice of your teenage years, it felt like the right time to give you less comedic advice and offer some truth. Truth that I hope will bring us both some insight into how to get older together because I'll tell you, babe, it is damn hard for me.

5 Signs That Your Daughter Is a Mean Girl

Rebecca Deurlein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Deurlein

One would hope, with all the enlightenment we've had about bullying and online abuse, that we'd be "beyond" mean girls at this point in time. After all, this is a generation that has grown up under the umbrella of tolerance, so how can they be so hateful to people they view as different?

Kidnapped for Jesus: A True Story

Marie Forster | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Marie Forster

The ages of 12-15 are pretty horrible years. You're hitting puberty, probably have braces, shitty hair and skin, horrible clothes, and hate everything in the world. I am no exception to the above. I think I have three pictures that are solid documentary evidence that I did, in fact, exist.

Keeping Daughters Safe When They Go Off to College

GalTime | Posted 06.12.2015 | College

The roller coaster of college acceptances and decisions is finally done, and pretty soon, you'll be hauling hampers and hangers and laptops to your daughter's first dorm room.

'My Teenage Daughter Has Become A Cat'

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Being older parents has its benefits, which is that we get love, affection and snuggles from our children well into our 50s while everyone else we know is packing their kids off to college. However no one warned me that when my daughter turned 13 she'd become a cat.

To My 12-Year-Old Self

Louise Chapman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Louise Chapman

I know you are questioning your beauty and worth. Please know that you were made, as you are, for a reason.

Teenage Girls: Angst-Ridden Changemakers

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Generation K refers to Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games series. Here is a cohort of girls coming of age in full immersion with technology; who are experiencing the effects of a major economic recession during their childhood; in a world where terrorism has no boundaries.

10 Times and Ways Parents Should Tattle

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We have all learned something about one of our kid's friends or one of our friend's kids that we are not sure what to do with.

The Lessons My Daughter Taught Me

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

One of the hardest things about single parenting is accepting my children's choices without apology, shame or judgment.

What Is Missing in the Lives of Young Women

Angie Andrews | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Angie Andrews

Young women need to be shown how to love themselves for who they are, in each and every moment. Each one of us was put on this earth for a reason. Simply by being here we are enough. Each one of us represents a drop of the divine and infinite potential.

Messages Our Daughters Need to Hear in This Overly Sexualized Society

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Each young woman has purpose well beyond what they see on TV. Self-love is what will bring our daughter long-term happiness and fulfillment. Self-obsession will only bring her depression.

How to Get a Bikini Body Without Buying a Bikini Body Plan

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

When I say bikini body, what comes to mind? Maybe a before and after shot, like the ones that clog up your newsfeed? I see a lot of clients fall into...

I Used to Know Where My Stuff Was...

Teri Biebel | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Teri Biebel

I've taken to hiding things that I just refuse to part with. My deodorant is now in my sock drawer. Shampoo and conditioner? I hide those in my closet under my shoe rack and take them in when I shower each day. Razor? Underwear drawer. Shaving cream? The garage, where else?

5 Lessons We Wish We Were Taught in School

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Erin Reghenzani

Whether all of this is news to you or you've only just started to realise some of these truths now is your chance to change for the better and start living a life full of love, wealth and happiness.

How To Deal With Your Teen's Broken Heart

High50 | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty

Teenage heartbreak. Whether they've ended the relationship or been dumped, one thing's for sure. Their world has completely stopped spinning. And now, it's up to you to help them pick up the pieces and move on. But where do you start?

Anorexia, Anxiety And Learning To Let Go

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Illingworth

It's hard to own up to this stuff, but I want to make the point that having an eating disorder isn't some sort of win. It's isolating, exhausting -- they screw you physically and emotionally, and they siphon the joy out of life. And the joy out of the people closest to you. They suck.

Seeding the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

This Free All-Girls' 'High School' Has Teachers Like Yoko Ono And Kim Gordon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

We never thought we'd wish we were back in high school -- rough times -- but we're getting painfully close after seeing the Kickstarter for "School o...

Going to Juvie

Caitlin Rother | Posted 08.31.2014 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

The teenage girls could barely hear me over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom as I was trying to speak to a class at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.

When Social Media Makes Something Go Viral In Real Life

Megan Abbott | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Megan Abbott

One of the greatest challenges is helping your teens gain, and maintain, perspective. We all remember the intensity of feeling as a teen, and social media means it doesn't go away with the school day ends. It's constant. It can feel like a constant assault to the senses, to feeling.