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8 Venn Diagrams That Cover 18 Years Of Childhood

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

No two days with your child are ever alike. And, once you've been in the thick of a developmental stage and think you have something finally figured out, your kids go and change on you.

7 Ways America Needs to Be More Like Germany

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 07.28.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

In Germany there are bakeries on practically every corner. I lived in Stuttgart, a pretty big city in the south of Germany where I could see three bakeries just by looking out the window and swiveling my head slightly.

The Words I Want My Teenage Son to Remember

Mary Hickey | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." I have been seeing this quote often lately and frankly find it somewhat terrifying.

Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

Most members of Generation Z can't imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Nearly one in four teens reports being online...

ABC Family Generation

Samara Wolpe | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

This year, a generation of kids will be thrust into the long awaited but still unsettling age of puberty and turn to ABC Family for answers. While you enjoy your show, think about what that half hour is creating in our generation.

12 Going On 20: The Awkward Stage No Longer Exists And It's Weird

Unwritten | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Kids now live in a world where they're given a cell phone before they hit double digits. Instead of playing with Barbie dolls, girls begin to play with straighteners and makeup -- something our generation didn't do until early high school. I can even honestly say that I've taken makeup advice from a middle-schooler. In what world is that even possible?

Monkey See Monkey Do: 7 Ways to Model Responsible Behavior around Social Media and Technology

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We cannot forget that real love and connection is a person-to-person experience. We need eye-contact and touch to experience connection, not just a screen.

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.

The One Thing DC Comics Is Getting Wrong

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As a girl who loves a good superhero film, I wish more than anything that I had more female characters to look up to. Not women that are sexy and flexible, and are the love interests, but women who are strong, brave and just as tough as the male superheroes.

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

These four short years have shaped me more than I can comprehend. I remember being a freshman not that long ago. I scoured Seventeen magazine and implored my older sister for advice, but there were still quite a few things I wasn't prepared for when I started high school.

8 Things Teenagers Will Never Ever Tell Their Parents

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Ellen Pober Rittberg, a grandmother, attorney, and former law guardian in New York family, supreme, and surrogate's court, is ...

Living In The Shadow Of My Daughter's Anorexia

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.19.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Eight years ago I finally faced up to the fact that all was not well with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter's health. She had over many months and in all reality a number of years been gradually changing her eating and exercise habits. I didn't want to see, I didn't want to name it.

Girl Puts GPS Trackers On Cats -- Reveals Late-Night Burger King Runs

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Outdoor cats are known night-wanderers. It's in their nature to slink off into the darkness whenever the mood strikes. But where do their evening pursuits take them? 13-year-old Evahn Martinsen was so curious that she took to strapping a GPS as part of her school science project.

WATCH: Special Friendships Build Over Bowling

HooplaHa | Posted 07.16.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Creating friendships when you're a teenager can be difficult. That's why The Friendship Circle was formed, an organization that pairs teens with kids who have special needs.

WATCH: Road to Recovery With Actor And Comedian Denis Leary

HooplaHa | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Denis, among many other things, is an actor using his fame to help troubled teens. The advocate for Road Recovery opens up in this video about how the program succeeds and why it is so amazing.

WATCH: Inspired Teen Gives Back With Positivity and a Prom Dress

HooplaHa | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

When life gave Lexi Kelley lemons, she didn't just make lemonade. While recuperating from a terrifying car accident, 12-year-old Lexi was showered with love and support from those closest to her. As her condition began to improve, she realized how vital their role was to her recovery.

The Difficulties of Publishing a Novel As a Teenager

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 06.25.2015 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

My novel is done. My editing is finished. My query letter begging established publishers to fall in love with my literature was picked over by my favorite teacher at my high school.

The Gift of Self-Awareness: A Secondary School's Realizing Potential Journey

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.14.2015 | Teen
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

How can we assist students in a secondary schools reach their fullest potential? As a part of the Realizing Potential Journey (RPJ) model, we encourage each educational entity to establish a foundation when it comes to developing students, parents and teachers.

Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Ilana Rapp

Actress Rachel Resheff is, um, amazing. That's the word fits the bill! She already has five Broadway shows under her belt and will now be performing at 54 Below in NYC. For you Orange is the New Black fans, you will recognize Rachel as young Alex Vause!

Rachel Resheff -- Teenaged Broadway Veteran -- Part 1

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Ilana Rapp

Ever have a friend who fits so many things into one day that it's impossible to understand where they find the time for everything? Well, that's actress Rachel Resheff. I can't even imagine how she found the time for this interview!

Confessions Of A Former Party Girl

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Erin Reghenzani

I loved who I was when I was drunk. I was witty and confident and fun. But that is me all the time... I just wasn't comfortable being me without the liquid courage. I couldn't find myself when I was sober, because I hadn't tried looking.

Independence & Relationship Abuse Survivors: Health Outcomes & the Obstacles on the Road to Freedom

Tania Bradkin | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Tania Bradkin

On July 4th, Americans across the world celebrated Independence Day. While the word, "independence" is universally associated with sentiments of growth and relief, for the women and men that survive relationship violence, the positive effects of leaving their abuser are not at all as instant.

How My Generation's Identity is Shaped by the Internet

Alex Iansiti | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen
Alex Iansiti

A troubling identity crisis is becoming apparent in teenagers of my generation. While gender identification may be a more publicized issue, the internet has introduced a significantly more common phenomenon: the separation -- sometimes more like a chasm -- between online and real personas

The Earth and Me

KidSpirit | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

Islam is a religion that teaches duty and responsibility. We are made dependent on one another so that we may help each other. My relationship with the earth isn't limited to just my lifetime, but to those born after me.

Get Ready for the Minecraft Generation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Admittedly, I am not a social scientist, nor do I play any video games, let alone Minecraft. While purists would use the term empirical research to describe my observations, we are now beginning to see the first of more formal research on these early teens and even younger kids.