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Who Is to Blame?

Sunaina Vohra | Posted 11.02.2015 | Parents
Sunaina Vohra

As a coach, my role has nothing at all to do with judgment. Whatever I say or imply has to be neutral so that it is my client who makes decisions about his/her life with me as a shining light helping them to see with more clarity.

The Rise of the Non-Playable Video Game

Ashton Chan | Posted 10.29.2015 | Technology
Ashton Chan

Today, more and more kids -- and not a few adults -- are forsaking traditional shoot-'em-up games in favor of digital experiences in which player involvement is limited to deciding what characters say and (sometimes) being able to move them.

Learning to Live in a Hyper-Connected World

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

One may argue that video chatting and such applications are virtual face-to-face meetings and can convey the silent language. Such arguments do not hold water in that most (ab)used form of digital communication is text messaging.

The Number 1 Secret to a Great Relationship With Your Teen

Lauren Bromberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Lauren Bromberg

You might not remember this, but being a teen sucks. Yeah, you provide a roof over your daughter's head and food on the table, but she's a walking, talking hormonal sharknado who doesn't have a say in most of what happens to her.

What Alaska Can Teach Us About the College Journey

Sara Harberson | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Sara Harberson

After 20 years, I still am especially inspired by students who want go to a college that is so different and far from the expectations of their community. It speaks to a certain quality about them as human beings.

Coming Out of the Closet: When Do You Know and When Do You Go?

Raina Bowe | Posted 10.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

It seems to reinforce the idea that the age at which people start to understand their sexual orientation really can happen at any time. Basically, anytime is a normal time.

10 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Your SAT and ACT Prep

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Square root: Put on a sweatshirt, any sweatshirt. Use duct tape to affix four root vegetables (I like carrots because they are orange, but feel free to take some liberty here) in the shape of a square.

Playboy Announced It Will No Longer Publish Nude Photos of Women

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

There is a lot of talk about the need to protect children and teens from pornography on the internet, and if you didn't think it was necessary before, I hope you do now. If Playboy can't compete in the pornography market, then it is time to be concerned.

How Much Have I Actually Changed Since High School?

Brent Stoller | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

This was not the original idea. The original idea was to explain everything I'd do differently if I could do high school again. Conceivably, years of ...

My Teenager Is Emotionally Abusive And I Want To Move Out

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

You need to first accept, completely and fully, that this is how your daughter is. Acceptance can be life changing. Then, you can see your possible paths more clearly. Family counseling is one option. Another is just taking the high road and loving your daughter as much as you can.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs and Other Bad Habits

Carol Morgan | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Carol Morgan

Ever since my kids were in preschool, I have been talking to them about drugs. While some people might think I'm crazy for doing that, I have a rational explanation. As my mom always said when she was raising us, "I want to talk to you about things way before it becomes a problem."

Courage to Speak's Drug Prevention Night Moves Audience to Tears

Katherine Du | Posted 10.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

The slippery slope leading to drug addiction arose as a common theme at the community event. Katz described her son's transition from tobacco to "a sip of beer with friends" to marijuana and ultimately to heroin, and others voiced similar sentiments.

7 Things I Did Better When I Was 17

Avelist | Posted 10.12.2015 | College

I am embarrassed to count how often my eye drifts to the clock during the workweek. But then those two short days come to an end and Monday is here again. At 17, I lived every day to the fullest.

The No Man's Land of Teen Cancer

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.11.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

My child is unable to dream of her future. She is a teenager who is forced to confront the prospect of her own mortality. I know she's worried about more than dying. She wants to have children, but doesn't know if she'll be able to. She's a singer, but her lungs are riddled with tumors.

One Thing I Did Right as a Parent

Elana Christiansen, LMFT | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Elana Christiansen, LMFT

I'm not a perfect mom. There's no such thing. I'm the only parent I know how to be. I reflected on what I was feeling and stopped judging myself and worrying about what I was doing wrong. I did my best to let my love lead.

Kids in Crisis: If Drinking Is a Rite of Passage, Conversation Should Be Too

Katherine Du | Posted 10.07.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

"People think it's a rite of passage that all kids are going to drink and experiment. That may be so, but the risk isn't taken out of it," said Denise Qualey, the Managing Director of Crisis and Clinical Services at Kids in Crisis.


Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Lisa Pullen Kent

I love teenagers. I do. Everything about them: the awkward, the self-conscious, even the angry bits. I'm especially intrigued by the way they shed their childhood like a skin and emerge a newer, older version of themselves.

4 Steps to Connect With Your #Teen

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

What if we replaced the word "talk" with "get curious"? What would it be like to say to parents: "Hey parents, get curious with your teens." When we are curious we are open, we are interested, we learn, we listen and we understand. Isn't that what we are asking parents to do in order to support their teens?

My Biggest Fear About Meditating -- And How it Relates to Your SAT and ACT Prep

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

When I first started meditating during my junior year of college, I didn't have many expectations, so I didn't see much of a downside. I was studying abroad in London at the time, and one of my classmates invited me to join her for a group meditation she attended regularly.

Michigan Lawmakers To Introduce 21 Bills Targeting Kids in Adult Corrections

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan lawmakers are expected to introduce 21 bills this week that address prison treatment and criminal justice practices for kids i...

Runaway Teens At Large: Greenwich Commissioner Alan Barry's Answer

Katherine Du | Posted 10.05.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Teenage runaways fall into two categories: chronic and episodic. Chronic running away is a routine power ploy that could involve substance abuse, while episodic running away involves isolated incidents in which a humiliating event, such as a pregnancy or fear of parental disapproval, triggers a teenager to flee home.

Oh Boy, Scouts.

Tim Arnold | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Tim Arnold

If I were to say I was active in the Boy Scouts of America into early high school, it would no doubt conjure up certain images. They'd be wrong. No matter what they are, the images you have would all be wrong.

Are You Ready for the Teen Transition?

Todd Kestin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

From the moment they placed that bundle of joy and hope and love in your arms, you've been in control. You spoke, they listened. (At least that was the plan.) Now you have something else on your hands. Now you have a teenager.

Who's Right About School Shootings?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
BJ Gallagher

There once was a school/where people were always right./They knew they were right . . .and they were proud of it.

When a Lost Wallet Leads to Felony Arrest: Interview With Greenwich Police Sgt. Zuccerella

Katherine Du | Posted 10.01.2015 | Crime
Katherine Du

Fake IDs are a Class D Felony, states Sec. 53a-139 of the Connecticut Penal Code. Yet out of the 8720 arrests Greenwich Police Department has made in the past decade, only 247 individuals were charged with second or third degree forgery. Four juveniles out of the 247 were arrested for possession of fake licenses.