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8 Reasons to Rethink Teens & Sexting

Megan Maas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Women
Megan Maas

There is nothing necessarily new about sexting. Remember when you could just snap a Polaroid and hand it over? The chances of lots of people seeing the photo were low. Now, within seconds, thousands of people can see your sext (i.e. nude photo) depending on which app or website it gets uploaded to.

Can Mindfulness Stop Internet Addiction in Teens?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman When I was a teen, going online still meant getting in the car and driving to the local library. At some point we got a dial-up con...

Stephen Burlingham Going Beyond Art for Youth with Cancer

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Cancer. The word that terrifies us, at any age. But when a young person is struck by it, it seems all the more tragic. To help cope with this harsh re...

Living In An ADHD Nation: How A Manufactured Epidemic Is Victimizing Our Children

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 09.14.2016 | Books
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

'ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic,' Schwarz's fascinating and disturbing new book, sheds much-needed light on the atrocities perpetuated by the ADHD industrial complex.

Girls Should Raise Their Hands Instead Of Lowering Their Standards

Illana Raia | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Illana Raia

Girls, as you head back to class and navigate those tricky middle school halls, keep these words in mind. Chant them like a mantra. Make them your screensaver. Whatever works. We do not ever lower our standards. We raise our hands.

Teaching Life Skills To Teenagers

Delia Lloyd | Posted 09.12.2016 | Parents
Delia Lloyd

I think it's fairly uncontroversial to say that parenting teenagers can be challenging. The teenage brain is still evolving, teenagers are very stressed out and anxious, and they can be an absolute nightmare at the dinner table.

When Your Child Goes Off To College: 4 Steps To Grieving

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

As I wrestle with this paradox, with this profound passage in our lives -- both hers and mine -- I reflect on four guideposts to help me navigate the terrain. I suggest these for anyone who has recently sent a child off: to college, the armed forces, or their first adult adventure.

How To Master Allergies And Asthma Before Leaving For College

Dr. David Stukus | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Stukus

If you're a teen heading off for your freshman year at college this fall, it may be the first time you will live on your own. In addition to studying ...

How To Ensure The Safety Of Your Teens While Playing Pokemon Go

Carol Morgan | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

Just in case you haven't heard of it, it's a location-based/virtual game where people wander around and catch Pokemon characters for points. It only debuted on July 6, 2016, and it's already a huge phenomenon. In fact, it seems downright addictive for most people - even for adults who like to play.

Sending the Wrong Message

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

When I was a kid, I remember going to the bank with my parents and being given a little folding cardboard book that was shaped like an elephant. In th...

Best Coach for Young Women

Ira Israel | Posted 09.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." ~ Anne Fran...

5 Important Things I Wish Someone Had Told Teenage Me

Quora | Posted 08.30.2016 | Parents
Quora

When you were a teenager, now looking back, what did you wish your father would have told you? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ne...

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Supports LGBTQ Youth With A Heart-stopping PSA For Suicide Prevention Month

Mythic Bridge | Posted 08.25.2016 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge supports at-risk youth through the transformative power of filmmaking. We enable them to actualize their potential through filmmaking workshops.

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...