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Stay Weird. Stay Different. Why Our Kids Have Got To Know We Love Them For Being Exactly Who They Are.

Lola Reed | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lola Reed

So why did Graham's wholehearted Oscar acceptance speech get the standing ovation it deserved? Because he was willing to be vulnerable enough to share who he was as a part of what's he's become -- he was courageous and authentic and we loved him for it. By making our families a place where we can show up, be seen and celebrated for who we really are -- weird, different, ordinary and extraordinary -- is what builds and deepens our family's bonds of trust and love.

21-year-old Eastern Ky. University Woman Loses 175 Pounds in 14 Months

Don McNay | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Don McNay

Outside of our shared love for Eastern Kentucky University, Elizabeth and I came at the decision to do the gastric sleeve surgery from very different perspectives.

Why Your Twenties Don't Immediately Make You an Adult

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 01.31.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

I'll probably never take myself completely seriously if I'm being honest, but that's okay. Even though it's little by little, I'm certainly starting to figure this "grown up" business out.

I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Son, But He Had Other Ideas

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

I don't see his homework every night, I only hope he's using the washing machine once in awhile and I have to trust that he's eating his vegetables every day.

High School Bully Promised To Never Bully Again After Hearing This One Thing.

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Joseph Barden was in high school, he had a life-changing experience. As a freshman, he became friends with some upper-classmen and was sitting with them at the lunch table.

Michael Brown Was No Angel -- Neither Was I

Randye Hoder | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Randye Hoder

Being a teenager is a time when many people take foolish risks and act stupid. In the world I came from, that was OK. Because I was white and privileged, I had time and space to grapple with my problems and the chance to fulfill my promise. Michael Brown, black and male, never will.

This 14-Year-Old Wrote And Directed A Horror Film, And Now She Has A Trailer To Prove It

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.09.2014 | Teen

Fourteen-year-old Emily DiPrimo loves horror films so muchthat she decided to make one of her own. Emily's film, "Carver," centers around a group...

Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

Parri Sontag | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Parri Sontag

As I headed out to CVS, my 17-year-old daughter asked me if I could pick up some deodorant, because she was almost out. I came home with a brand she'd never used before ― my personal fave, which I think is worth the extra buck-fifty: a clear, unscented anti-perspirant/deodorant gel.

What Is Love? This Lesbian Teen Has It All Figured Out (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-05-16-20140515TyuniqueNelsonsmall.jpgTyunique Nelson was struggling with parts of her life. Through her struggles she found some peace with Alex, a new person she met at school.

The Language of Love

Amy Mullis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

I realized that there comes a time in every woman's life when she needs to be sung to by a man with a heartbreakingly handsome voice in a language she doesn't understand. The sound of the words should drip with the dreams of her youth and the melody should hint of the promise that comes with time.

Love Your Children: Easier Said than Done?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Our children are here to be as human as anyone else and their being human is not a poor reflection of us as parents.

10 Steps to Dealing With a Combative Ex: How to Protect Your Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.21.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Dealing with divorce is never easy. In fact it is one of the most stressful and grueling experiences to go through. Whatever the issues are which ended the marriage, being divorced can be harder than it ever was being married, especially if you share children.

Pulling Myself Out Of 'Teenager Limbo'

Morgan Hegarty | Posted 06.20.2014 | Teen
Morgan Hegarty

Being a teenager has been my life for the last six years and I lost myself in the Neverland that is the teenage years. Then I realized, I'm becoming an adult and there's no Peter Pan to save me.

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

Paige McKenzie | Posted 06.13.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood tall regardless of their circumstances. Let's point out people that took adversity and turned it into blessings.

10 Youth Movements That Changed History

Matt Wolf | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Matt Wolf

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape.

Young Invincible On Affordable Care Act

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Rayana Godfrey On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're t...

How to Transform a Teen's Life Through Mentoring -- Enough With Therapy Already!

Todd Kestin | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Todd Kestin

What I believe is most effective with teens and young adults is a one-on-one relationship of support, guidance, trust and setting good intentions then taking action on them. I believe in mentoring.

Broke Is the New Black

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 10.22.2013 | Style
Kimberly Couzens

By the time I was 24, I owed nearly $35,000 on eight credit cards. Staying on top of the payments was like having a second full-time job.

From Oscar To Trayvon

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Pendarvis Harshaw Watching "Fruitvale Station" in Oakland was more like watching a memory than watching a movie. When the film showed people smo...

For Teens, Is Any Job A Good Job?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Eight bucks an hour plus tips. Drake Elliot says it’s not so bad to be a pizza delivery driver. Especially since the job co...

Rise of the Sneaker Males

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Terrie M. Williams

Biology has guaranteed that the energy of youth will erupt with each new generation. The question is, how should we deal with it?

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, Twice

David Aronchick | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
David Aronchick

Stephanie Shaia was diagnosed with Malignant Multiple Sclerosis at the tender age of 16. She literally went from playing softball every day to being paralyzed for hours at a time, too weak to move.

Millennials' Youth Obsession Is Stressing Them Out!

Maude Standish | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Maude Standish

So why are Millennials so stressed out? Our biggest fear (and source of stress) is that we are somehow misusing our youth.

Is It A Parent's Right To Read Their Kid's College Essay?

Shelley Emling | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

About six months ago, an unspeakable evil entered our house -- the college essay process. Until then, we'd always been a fairly typical family, neither sensational or completely unremarkable. Just typical, with three kids, a dog, a cat and a fish named Nini. But that was before the Essay. Oh, the Essay.

GPS for the Parent of a Teenager's Soul

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

As I wrapped by scarf tighter around me and put my hands inside my poncho for warmth, I brought my teenager to mind. He was my question. What would improve our relationship? How do I make our everyday more loving and less adversarial?