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The Value of Good Old Hard Work

Andy Braner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

I've tried to guard my attitude from turning into the grumpy old man who says, "Back in my day..." (fill in the blank) and every year I'm lured back to a bewildered state of wondering, "Who knows how to work anymore?"

A Post 50 Mom Reflects On Her Years As A Parent

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

There are a lot of blogs on the Internet these days about parenting. Many of them come at motherhood or fatherhood from the angle of, am I a good parent? They are funny, honest and self-deprecating. I wish they had been around when I was raising kids but one thing I did have were good friends.

Actor Richard Harmon From Bates Motel and Continuum Talks about SpongeBob Squarepants and Yoga

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.16.2013 | TV
Ilana Rapp

Richard Harmon is a lover of laser tag, Bob Dylan and wolves. With those interests in mind, it's no wonder Richard can play such diverse characters.

Four Reasons to Quit School and Become a Teenage Homeschooler

Blake Boles | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Blake Boles

If you're trapped inside a school that doesn't engage you and you're willing to make a change, then I have good news for you: You can leave school tomorrow and never look back. All you have to do is become a homeschooler.

Teen Actress Nicole Munoz Describes Her Werewolf Audition for Netflix's Hemlock Grove

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

It was such a treat to interview Nicole Munoz about her work as Christie McCawley on SyFy's Defiance and as Hermila in Netflix's edgy and dark series Hemlock Grove, executive produced by Eli Roth.

Dear Sad Daughter In The Future

John Kinnear | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

Old me is going to look at you and tell you I love you, and you're going to scream at me that your life is over and that I will never understand, and you're right about at least half of that. I probably won't ever understand you. But I did once. I promise.

Another Type of 'Hot' May Madness Among Our Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I now and you know that our teens are busy evaluating each other. Today, though, even I was shocked when I learned that the male teens at Issaquah Hig...

Things I Can Do Since I Became a Mom

Mara Shapiro | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Since I've been in the Mom game for a while (19 years to be exact), I've learned a few things. Not about motherhood per se, because motherhood is crafty. Other things.

N.C. Bill Will Discourage Sexually Active Teens From Using Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Laura Stepp

I'm all for parents knowing, or trying hard to know, what's going on with their children, including their teenage children. But there are ways to do that that don't raise the odds that a sexually active daughter will forego birth control.

Meet Harvard Law Phenom Cortlan Wickliff

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Cortlan is about to make history as one of only two Black men to finish Harvard Law School at just 22 years of age. In this clip from Tavis Smiley on PBS, the phenom talks to me about demystifying Harvard Law for Black youth.

Bringing Mindfulness for Teens Into the Wilderness

Patrick Cook-Deegan | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Cook-Deegan

I had spent many weeks in the backcountry before, but never right after a meditation retreat. Never with a mind quiet enough to take in all the natural world had to offer.

It's Time to Improve the Odds for Young People in Foster Care

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

As a parent of a 17 and 20 year old, I understand the balancing act of parenting teens. We still operate under those protective instincts we had when...

Why Teens Are Either Ignorantly Dumb Or Purposefully Stupid

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

'Did I ever tell you I almost died in this pond, Mom?' my son asked as we were having a lovely walk in the woods near my home. It is fun to shock a parent who believes their kid is close to perfect. I have shocked my own mother of course about the things I did when I was young -- and just like her, it turns out I was sometimes clueless.

Plan B: Our Teens and Sex

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Barbara Greenberg

The FDA has given approval to make the pill known as Plan B available to teens age 15 and over on an over the counter basis and without a prescription. This will be put into place almost immediately. This pill is taken after sex when an individual is concerned that they may be at risk for pregnancy.

LOOK: Groomsmen Prove Awkwardness Doesn't Go Away After High School

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 05.03.2013 | Weddings

Your prom pictures aren't the first thing you'd think of as inspiration for your wedding photos, but that was the case for groom Austin White, who tie...

My 13-Year-Old and I Are Both in Hormone Hell!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your daughter's moods will even out, your hormones will stabilize and you will get through this rough patch.

Looking for David Addison

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 06.30.2013 | TV
Claudia Zelevansky

David Addison was my most serious boyfriend of the fantasy variety. I had a warm-up flirtation with a few others -- namely Remington Steel, whom my mother loved and who was exceptionally handsome. I liked Alex P. Keaton, in all his sweet contrarian nature.

Creating a Vision Through Her Lens

Catherine Okafor | Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

With help from her best friends Sylva Raskin and Laney Rupp, Tani Ikeda, co-founded ImMEDIAte Justice, a summer workshop and community outreach program for girls devoted to revolutionizing sex education through filmmaking.

What Really Happens When Your Child Turns 18

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Kids don't come with instructions, yet we figure out pretty quickly how to nurture, teach, and protect them. I just didn't expect that we had only 17 years and 364 days to accomplish everything we set out to do, before the start of a whole new ballgame.

Things I Can't Tell My Daughter

Danielle Herzog | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Danielle Herzog

My 4-year-old daughter thinks I'm perfect. I can say with certainty that she is the only human being on this entire earth that thinks that.

What to Expect During Your Teen's Senior Year of High School

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Senior year of high school is a mixed bag. It's not Santa's gift bag, but is instead a bag full of emotional joys, disappointments, separations and boredom. Yes, boredom.

Helping Your Teen Make Safe, Smart Decisions on Prom Night

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

For parents, the primary prom-related concerns aren't financial. Our biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and unsafe sex.

Empowering Change for Adolescents around the World

Pamela Barnes | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Recently, I toured a health clinic in India and met a girl named Anju. Anju's family is poor. They live far away in a remote village that has no running water or health care. Although Anju is only 14, her parents expect her to marry and start having children soon.

Connecting Disconnected Teenagers: Helping Kids Feel the World

Mara Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

I'm starting to feel like these kids are immune or maybe even hardened to what seems to be evolving into a horrible, cold, cruel world. Do they not care? Or are they simply blasé, as one of my best friends describes her children?

The American Dream 'Revised'

Andy Braner | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

What if the American Dream had little to do with what "we" wanted, and more to do with who "they" are? I'm a firm believer that every student has been given an ability, a desire, a gift even, where they are made to be something.