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Teenage Girls

The Lessons My Daughter Taught Me

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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 01.15.2015 | 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
High50

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.

Let's Hear It For The Girls

Patty Lancaster | Posted 08.10.2014 | Education
Patty Lancaster

What about the uniquely positive qualities of girls' interactions? Let's notice and label them. When do we take the time to listen to a girl's voice when she is speaking from her heart and write about that?

6 Things Every Young Woman Should Know

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

Not every transition into womanhood should be as tumultuous as mine. There are six lessons every woman-to-be must learn in order to bypass those accidents of adolescents and truly step into her own glorious self.

Camp Diva Grooms Entrepreneurs, Not Princesses

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Beyoncè may have sung that "a diva is a female version of a hustler," but Angela Patton, the founder and CEO of Camp Diva, has a new lease on the ter...

WATCH: Teens' Epic Ukulele Skills Reinvent A Classic

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment

When it comes to TV theme songs, there are few as cheesy as the “Hawaii Five-0” theme. But chances are you haven’t heard it quite like this -- a...

7 Messages to Counteract the Photoshop Effect

Stacy L. Bettison | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Stacy L. Bettison

Today, altered images of girls and women (presumably men, too) depicting bodies shapes that are unattainable and unhealthy are used to sell everything from bikinis to lipgloss.

How to Survive Spring Cleaning

Linda Wolff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

ll that sunshine and fresh air energizes me and puts me in the mood for a good spring cleaning (and a deep exfoliation). It makes me want to feng shui my life, one closet at a time.

Confessions of a Once Proud Thigh Gap Owner

Angela Zhou | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Angela Zhou

The fact that women must slim down to feel or appear beautiful is a testament to the negative impact the media has on personal health and appearance. Those who can escape media influence are yet still victimized because beauty crazes trickle down through close ones who are affected by them.

Early Puberty In Girls Linked To Higher Risk Of Problem Behaviors

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:34pm EST (Reuters Health) - Girls who start puberty early may be at particular risk for problem be...

How to Think Like, and Shop for, Teens

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.05.2014 | Style
Dana Holmes

To avoid getting it all wrong, follow these tips on how to tap into the teen psyche and get a gift that won't embarrass them or you!

The Vulgar Face of Purity Culture

Anne Almasy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Anne Almasy

What purity teaching did for me was distill me down to my body. The core of purity culture was that my mind didn't matter, my personality didn't matter, my dreams and desires and goals didn't matter -- if my shorts were too short.

FYI (If You're a Teenage Boy)

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

I know your family would not be thrilled at the thought of my teenage daughter seeing you only in your towel. Did you know that once a female sees you in a state of undress, she can't ever un-see it? You don't want my daughter to only think of you in this sexual way, do you?

FYI (If You're a Condescending Mom of Boys)

Deborah Cruz | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Deborah Cruz

Mrs. Hall takes all of the responsibility of her sons' sexual behavior and puts it on these teenage girls. Maybe you missed the memo, Mrs. Hall but we've all decided that it's better to teach our boys not to rape than to teach our girls to protect themselves.

We Need To Parent Our Sons AND Our Daughters

Mike Julianelle | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Here's the thing: It's not up to women to protect men from themselves. And it's certainly not The Teenage Girl's responsibility to help teenage boys, or college guys, or middle-aged men, control their basest instincts.