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Danger Stranger, Limousine Driver: The Perils of Prom, Tolo and Homecoming Nights

Kerrie Houston Reightley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Kerrie Houston Reightley

I've had many a (relatively) safe drives to-and-from the airport, via limousine services offered in far more diverse cities than my own; such as, New York, Istanbul, Mexico City, Tokyo, Prague, and, St. Petersburg (sorry Jakarta, I can't include you in this list). So, this isn't a limo/taxi-driver bashing story, because after all, they take their chances, too.

What My Stepdaughters Taught Me About Divorce

Lisa Dubino | Posted 11.24.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

Children have their own set of needs. Don't add yours to theirs. Stay focused on being the parent. It's all about them. You had your time pre-divorce. Once the papers are signed, start living your new life.

Make Thanksgiving a College-Free Zone

Scott Anderson | Posted 11.24.2015 | College
Scott Anderson

This week, as you gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, be mindful of the high school seniors seated at the table. Odds are they don't want to talk about their college applications any more than you want to talk about work.

American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math

Richard Freed | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Richard Freed

Is the dramatic increase in teen smartphone and entertainment tech use contributing to their academic struggles? It's not the only factor, but it's a critical one.

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

J.R. Smith Allegedly Chokes Teenager After Kid Trash Talks Him

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 11.20.2015 | Sports

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Talking With Your Teens

Wendy Adamson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Wendy Adamson

Raising a teenagers isn't easy, in fact, it's probably the hardest time for most parents. For me, it often felt as if I was throwing information over a large, brick wall. I didn't know if that information was landing by their feet, bopping them on the head or if they even noticed at all.

How "Catfish" Star Nev Schulman Is Using Emojis to Get Older Adults Connected This Thanksgiving | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact

Nev Schulman is the face of Grandparents Gone Wired, a campaign from and Mentor Up. This holiday season, Grandparents Gone Wired activates young people to teach their grandparents -- or other older adults -- how to text and how to use emojis.

Rough Day for Your Teen? Give Him a Smooth Finish with Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When you understand his mind, then quite naturally solutions will emerge. You don't really know the overarching problem yet. The grades are just the behavior that is sending a message. It is your job to decipher that message. That's using Parental Intelligence.

Learning Languages Beyond the Classroom

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 11.19.2015 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

There is no right or wrong way to learn a language, but there are many other ways to implement that aren't monotonous or arduous to improve your learning.

Why We Can't Afford To Ignore 'Stage 1' Psychosis

Chantel Garrett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Chantel Garrett

Twenty years later, a lot has changed for the nine million Americans like my brother who are living with serious brain health challenges, but not nearly enough.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.

WATCH: Teenager Starts Club To Honor Late Father's Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 11.18.2015 | Teen

B kind, a club started by sisters, is all about encouraging acts of kindness in our everyday lives. B kind was inspired by the life of Bill Mahoney, ...

WATCH: Student Starts A Movement To Brighten Everyone's Day

HooplaHa | Posted 11.17.2015 | Teen

One very uplifting young man knows the power of a high five. When Jeremy Grace noticed a friend was having a bad day, he flipped up his hand and gave ...

Battling E-Cigarettes and Empowering Teens, Communities 4 Action Soars

Katherine Du | Posted 11.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Communities 4 Action (C4A), which aids prevention initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, provides what Chairman Stephanie Paulmeno describes as "capacity and collaboration building."

The Dad's Guide to Raising Daughters: Infancy to Adolescence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Dads and daughters are a unique pair. Daughters look up to you as their top guy, so it's important to form this precious bond early. Girls seem a bit foreign to most new dads, but with these tips, you can form a special bond that will last a lifetime.

Boys Are Gross

Amanda Waggener | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Amanda Waggener

Last weekend I took my son, my nephew and a friend to our church youth group leader's apartment. They had plans to go get pizza then head to a local elementary school to use their gym for a game of dodgeball.

6 Life Lessons From Teaching My Son to Shave

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of my father-son memories are documented in some way using the camera from my iPhone. It takes pretty good shots, and I'll admit it, I have a bit of a social media addiction. This moment was different, though.

How to Stay Relevant as a Parent in the Digital Age | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents

Kids in the House and Yalda T. Uhls want to bring attention to the challenges of parenting in a digital age.  As parents, how do you stay relevant in the digital age and how do you deal with your kids’ constant consumption of digital media?

Why Our Kids Don't Need Any More Hoops to Jump Through

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 11.08.2015 | Parents
Kristen Lee Costa

Instead of creating more hoops for our kids to jump through and wondering why they are so anxious, depressed or constantly acting out, here are three things we need to repeatedly tell and show them.

Dear 12-Year-Old Me

Lasya Karthik | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Lasya Karthik

I thought I'd look back to five years ago, back when I used lip gloss samples from Go Girl magazine and thought the world would end if I didn't have a boyfriend. These are the things I'd tell my twelve-year old self.

College Is Your Experience - Not Your Parents'

Nasir Fleming | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Nasir Fleming

My best advice for any college student (especially freshmen) is to explore, to figure out who you are by deconstructing who you think you are, and to have an intense passion for what you do. These four years can be lost in the mix of making others happy or they can be an enlightening experience for yourself.

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

The Emotion Revolution was launched on the basic belief - supported by a growing body of scientific research - that emotions are fundamental to a young person's decision making, academic achievement, and overall well-being.

Teens Spend About 9 Hours On Screens Every Day

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites. ...

Alex Dunphy's Body-positive Message

Angelina Massoia | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Angelina Massoia

She epitomized what it was like to navigate preteen and teenage life for those of us who did not grow into size 0 bodies.