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8 Easy Ways To Break The Barrier With Your Adolescent

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Parents often dread the adolescent phase with their kids. Suddenly, their sweet, adorable children who couldn't stop hovering around their legs, want an identity of their own.

New Study to Offer Insight into the Adolescent Brain

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Catherine Y. Spong

There is a lot we don't know about the effects of a child's routine activities--sports, sleep, or screen time--on his or her developing brain. A new l...

Growing Pains In The Teenage Brain

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Teens are a group with tremendous intellectual flexibility and power, according to Todd. Strengthening relationships between generations can have important benefits for families and for society.

Too Young to Vote...But Old Enough to Care

Illana Raia | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Illana Raia

Hey, middle school girl. Yeah, the girl hiding behind her bangs and pretending to ignore the presidential election. We see you. People think that b...

Teenage Bedrooms Remind Us Of The Life-Changing Magic Of Making A Mess

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.11.2016 | Arts

How old were you when “that’s it, go to your room” turned into “that’s it, I’m going to my room,” a stubborn teenage assertion of your i...

Creating Positive Energy in the College Dorm

Linda Lauren | Posted 10.07.2016 | College
Linda Lauren

A neighbor's daughter is going off to college. She's excited, yet understandably insecure. This is, after all, new and uncharted territory with exposure to buildings and people too numerous to count. And when you live on campus you have the added issue of absorbing completely new living quarters, most likely shared with a roommate who is a virtual stranger to you. It is a lot of energy to deal with before even getting started in your first class.

Does Your Teen Have A Broken Heart?

Todd Kestin | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Todd Kestin

You're in high school. After months obsessing over the love of your life, you summon the courage to tell them how you feel. Well, you ask a friend who knows someone who knows them to pass on the news. You vibrate with anticipation waiting for the reply, feeling an excitement you've never felt before.

5 Proven Tips To Prep Your Teen For Today's Sexual Culture

Mike Domitrz | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Mike Domitrz

Think about it this way: Who is preparing your teen if you are not? Someone is talking to them, even if it is not you.

Why Driving Past The Carpool Lane Brought Me To Tears

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Miranda Pacchiana

The carpool lane traveled alongside me at first, then curved off to the left and eventually stretched away, out of my peripheral vision. I took a breath and wiped my eyes. I willed myself to look toward my future with acceptance, and a belief in my own resilience.

An Amazing New Web Series Is Making Sex Education More Inclusive

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.04.2016 | Queer Voices

An incredible online resource is now available to help pre-teens and young teens alike have access to inclusive sex education and information about th...

How Can I Improve My Teenager's Self-Confidence?

Quora | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents

How do I raise my teenage daughter's confidence? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered ...

When Parents Feel Powerless -- Using Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When you face a puzzling behavior of your child or teen there are five steps to take to improve your communication and strengthen you parent-child/teen relationship.

What Teenagers Need From Us More Than (Almost) Anything Else

Kara Powell | Posted 09.30.2016 | Parents
Kara Powell

Perhaps it’s because I grew up swimming. Or maybe it’s because my oldest daughter is almost 14 and a full-blown teenager (in ALL senses of the wor...

The Dark World Of Teenage 'Finsta' Users On Instagram

Daniel Patterson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Daniel Patterson

Finsta: noun; a fake (or second) Instagram account, primarily used to hide scandalous and overtly sexual behavior, cultivate an alter ego, and functio...

Access To Contraceptives Reduces Teen Pregnancy, Does Not Lead To Increased Sexual Activity

Joseph T. Spadafino | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Joseph T. Spadafino

As it turns out, sexual activity among this demographic remained almost totally constant, and might actually be declining (more recent data will be needed to confirm this trend, if it exists). Put simply: an increase in contraceptive use does not appear to foster an increase in sexual activity.

Mom's Note Blaming 'Teenage-ism' For Daughter's Tardiness Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.27.2016 | Fifty

Every parent knows that school runs can be stressful. And one California teen learned the hard way that you don’t mess with mom first thing in the m...

As You Become a Bat Mitzvah

Jessica Kahan | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Jessica Kahan

The weekend is here. The first family members have arrived. My lists have lists, which have lists. Your dad is doing his best to be patient as I try to check things off his list too.

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 10.20.2016 | 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 ...