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Sorry For What I Said When It Was Humid

Amanda Waggener | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents
Amanda Waggener

Last night, as I was preparing dinner, my 15-year-old daughter walked up to me and asked, "Mom, what is wrong with you? Don't say 'nothing,' just tell me what's wrong."

5 Pieces Of Advice For Parents Of High School Freshman

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Dana Westreich Hirt

This posts offers guidance on the 5 most relevant and fraught topics your freshman (or freshwoman) will continually face as he or she evolves from an incoming 9th grader to bona fide high schooler. They are, in no particular order.

5 Steps Closer To A More Resilient Teen

Daniel Patterson | Posted 08.16.2016 | Parents
Daniel Patterson

There’s a picture currently going viral; a simple sign taped to the door of a school in Arkansas. It reads, “Stop! If you are dropping off your so...

What It Means To Be A Gay Teen In A Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Community

Leah Lax | Posted 08.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Leah Lax

LGBTQ+ kids in fundamentalist societies have secrets to keep from a young age. They feel different when everyone around them is supposed to be the same. They are often shy, insecure, and crave love, and have no one in whom to confide.

Why Every Personal Brand Deserves an Early Start: One Florida high school's forward-thinking course is jumpstarting students' professional lives

Stacey Cohen | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Stacey Cohen

Most of us couldn't have predicted that one day, so much of our lives would be public. Young adults growing up in the early days of social media hadn't yet learned that posting online is like carving in stone -- that photo of you and friends celebrating spring break is mighty hard to erase.

Why Can't We Remember Our Early Childhood?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.01.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeanne Shinskey Most of us don't have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives. In fact, we tend to remember very little of ...

These Simple Tips Can Improve Teens' Sleep

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Halperin | Posted 08.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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So, You Want To Date My Son

Tina Plantamura | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Tina Plantamura

Be comfortable enough to be exactly who you are. Whoever you are around your closest friends should be the same when you're around him. Do not feel the need to act differently when you're with him--whether it's acting more mature, more bubbly, more intellectual, more adventurous, or more reserved. You don't need to change for anyone.

We Salute You!: 11 Heartwarming Thank-You Cards for Military Service Members

DoSomething.org | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
DoSomething.org

by Rex Leonowicz Beyond everything they do to keep us safe, our military service members spend long periods of time away from the comforts of home,...

Blondes Or Brunettes? Polling App Shares Male And Female Dating Secrets!

Wishbone App | Posted 07.22.2016 | Teen
Wishbone App

Trying to understand the opposite sex only leads to confusion and headaches, especially if you're single and in the dating pool. To help us understand...

New Normal: GenZ-er On 'Being Present'

Grace Wong | Posted 07.21.2016 | Teen
Grace Wong

My generation, GenZ, has been characterized as the generation who does not remember a time without Internet, but how does that change how my peers vie...

BREAKING: PokemonGo's Pikachu Not Voted #1

Wishbone App | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Wishbone App

With the release of the highly anticipated PokemonGo mobile gaming app, in just a matter of hours it became all the rage with fans young and old. With...

Teenage Sleep Deprivation Is Very Real

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Halperin | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Six Ways to Encourage Good Saving and Spending Habits in Your Children

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

How often do you discuss money with your children? If your answer is "not often," you're not alone. A recent study from investment firm T. Rowe Price ...

The One You Left Behind

Mei Webb | Posted 07.19.2016 | Teen
Mei Webb

It's 11:30 p.m. at night, and I'm sitting in bed, bawling my eyes out (silently). Why? I can't even pick up my thoughts. Recently, my mother asked i...

When Your Teenager Is Handed A Prescription For Vicodin

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

According to a survey by the National Safety Council, ninety-nine percent of primary care doctors routinely prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers for longer than the three-day period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brilliant Hospital Gowns Help Teen Patients Feel Like Themselves

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.26.2016 | Good News

For hospitalized teens, wearing the same drab gown day after day can be not only boring but seriously dehumanizing. That’s why Starlight Children’...

Actor Tim Boardman Stars in the Indie Film MILES

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Tim Boardman has the lead role in the Indie film MILES. The film premieres on July 16th at OUTFEST in LA. #milesthemovie , #OutfestLA Tim Boardman's T...

5 Ways to Empower Girls to Code

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Vivienne Mayer

Part two of the Everyday Empowerment series for girls and women Imagine a brand new language is replacing English as THE leading international means o...

Investing in Youth Pathways to Success: Addressing the Skills-Gap

Andrew Plepler | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Andrew Plepler

A recent Brookings report estimated that 3 million young people ages 16-24, or 7.6 percent of all young people in the U.S., are disconnected from path...

Teenaged Sneakerhead Anthony Debrant Invites You to View His Online Sneaker Business SneakMart

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Ilana Rapp

SneakMart's Website, Twitter and Facebook. Who is this 17 year old kid from France named Anthony Debrant? He's a Sneakerhead who has taken it to the...

A New Season For Youth Justice Reform

Shabnam Javdani | Posted 07.10.2016 | Crime
Shabnam Javdani

Why have we recreated the adult justice system for youth when we know that youth's development is different, and so are the reasons behind their offending?

ADVICE 30: The Debate Over Premarital Sex

Brent Stoller | Posted 07.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ***** ...

The 10 Struggles Every Parent With A Teen Will Totally Relate To

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty

Whether you’re running a house that’s crawling with teenagers or are an empty nester who’s dealing with your kid being back home from college fo...

You're Not 'Pimping'

Rachel Mellicker | Posted 07.07.2016 | Teen
Rachel Mellicker

I see prom pictures described as "pimping." I see birthday posts telling someone to "keep pimping." I hear about students going to "pimp and hoe" parties. This is glamorizing and making light of an industry that violates human rights in every way.