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Teens Today: Trouble for Today's Youth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By James Chau, television broadcaster and Co-Chairman of the 46th St. Gallen Symposium I smile quietly whenever I hear Shakespeare or Churchill being...

After High School Graduation, The Leaving Period

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

A year ago, a friend of mine whose child had just graduated from high school suggested I write an article about this big milestone. I thought about it and decided to wait. It would have been like writing a guidebook about Paris based on internet research, without actually going there and seeing the light, smelling the bread. A year later, my son has just graduated from high school. Let's just say I've seen the light. I assume that's why there are tears in my eyes all the time.

The Steamiest 'Pretty Little Liars' Throwbacks That Fans Just Can't Get Over

Wishbone App | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Wishbone App

Pretty Little Liars returns this week and viewers everywhere are ecstatic to begin what may be the last and final season with the girls! As the seaso...

College Is Like The Perfect Pair Of Shoes

Grace Wong | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Grace Wong

A pair of shoes can showcase your individual style, and when you go shoe shopping you usually gravitate towards something that matches your style. But it's also awesome to take risks and try new things. A college near home can offer a community you already know, and being close to family is appealing. But going somewhere completely new and faraway is just as exciting.

The Truth About Asian-American Body Image

Judy Lee | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Judy Lee

Isn't it strange that it's second nature to pose yourself and monitor your body every couple of seconds as if you were meant to be a nice object to be looked at approvingly? I've only fairly recently found that these things aren't and shouldn't be second nature.

Yes, My Experience Is Created From The Inside Out: Except When It Comes To My Teenager!

Rohini Ross | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Rohini Ross

This understanding has improved every area of my life, and it allows me to experience so much more peace of mind. However, there are still times when I forget, and it really looks like something outside of me is causing my inner experience.

Forget The Parenting Experts; Just Do What Works

Angie Frederickson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Angie Frederickson

None of us knows if our kids will turn out ok. It's all just trial and error. When I finally figured that out, my firstborn and I had already suffered together for a long time and spent many sleepless and tearful nights while I tried to do the "right" thing.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent years.

What My Son Needs To Know About Brock Turner And Rape Culture

Abby King | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Abby King

You've heard the assailant was a swimmer. That has nothing to do with the rape he committed. Brock Turner is a rapist who can swim well. He and his defenders are trying to qualify his crime, trying to limit the meaning of his certain rape by letting us know that he's an athlete. Don't pay it any attention. Rape is rape.

The Kids Aren't Alright: Guns in America

Karen Alea | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Karen Alea

My fourteen-year-old daughter and I went to see the latest Star Wars movie. Sitting in the dark theater of our quiet town, she turned to me and said, ...

What a Teenager Can Teach You About Success

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Sarah Caroline Bell

Photo: Matt Boyd Deep Patel. If you don't know that name, you soon will. His achievements are, quite frankly, astounding for someone of so young an...

A Gap Year May Make Sense For Your Child Too

Greg Kaplan | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Greg Kaplan

Malia Obama's decision to attend Harvard after taking a gap year made waves across a country that is used to sending its children to college directly ...

Teenager Shares Tips for Parenting a Child with Celiac Disease

Jackie Ourman | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jackie Ourman

When I started my blog in 2011, I met and  connected with many terrific people in the celiac community. One of them, Taylor Miller, is a teenage...

A Letter To My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Debra Carnes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Debra Carnes

Daughter, you are amazing. One day you're sweet and needy, where I feel like you'd cuddle up in my lap if you were smaller. The next day, you spew venom and the look in your eyes tells me someone has taken over your body and she is not of this world. You are my 14-year-old daughter and I am simply your parent along for a ride that makes Google maps question the route at times.

Not Your Model Minority

Jinseon Park | Posted 06.09.2016 | Teen
Jinseon Park

Can we, as a society, truly claim to be progressive while simultaneously applying outdated stereotypes and expectations to Asian Americans? The term ...

12 Lessons From An Emotional Dad On His Little Girl's Graduation Day

Charles J. Orlando | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Charles J. Orlando

As you embark on the next phase of your life, I'm very excited for you, Jordan. You are ready, and I believe in you -- completely and without limits.

Empower Your Teen

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Statistically, I am supposed to be dead, in jail, or homeless. At 14, I'd been kicked out of so many foster homes that it became a game to me. I acted out because I didn't trust anyone, and I didn't expect that to change any time soon. So, how come I didn't end up as yet another statistic? ONE. CARING. ADULT.

This Is How You Teach Kids About Consent

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
The Good Men Project

We hope parents and educators find this list of action items and teaching tools helpful, and that together we can help create a generation of children who have less rape and sexual assault in their lives.

Why is My Teen so Tired?

Carin Winter | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Carin Winter

Adolescence is filled with a plethora of social and academic path-altering decisions, which is why it is essential for our teens to have unplugged dow...

How to Make This Summer's Camp Experiences Matter

Kara Powell | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Kara Powell

Our oldest child was eleven when he went away to his first weeklong summer camp. He came home sunburned, sleep-deprived, and filthy. When I picked him up from our church parking lot, everything in me wanted to get him home so he could shower and I could start the (massive) post-camp laundry. But instead, I took him out for a hamburger.

6 Ways to Empower Teenage Girls' Sexuality

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Vivienne Mayer

How can we help our daughters set their own sexual agendas and challenge the effects of the new porn-damaged boys and men they meet? As a mother, children's advocate, and lifelong pleasure seeker, here are my top five tips.

Eat and Drink Like a Music Celebrity?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What do the fit, beautiful music celebrities whom our teens admire eat and drink? According to the ads they help make it's junk food and sugary drinks...

10 Things Our Children Need From Us As Their Parents

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Parenting requires we find the balance between loving our children, disciplining them and allowing them the necessary confusion and suffering essential for their self-discovery.

Life Lessons From the College Admissions Process

Greg Kaplan | Posted 06.06.2016 | College
Greg Kaplan

We have arrived at many high school parents' nightmare: five percent admission rates for colleges like Stanford and Harvard. Top public colleges like UC Berkeley and the University of Virginia are not much better either.

Saving Face -- A Love Story (of Sorts)

Amy Sewell | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Sewell

"The prospect of surgery scares me. I'd like to observe how my face changes with time. I'd like to see myself grow old, to discover what I can discov...