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Helping Provide Teenage With Solutions to Global Violence

Andy Braner | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Andy Braner

I'm a little disillusioned as to how the smartest diplomats in the world are unable to figure out how to come up with some sort of way to create peace.

The Damage of 'Impossible Perfectionism'

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Last week, I got an email from a client asking me if it was OK for her son to skip one of his SAT Subject Tests this Saturday because he has been ill from what his doctor diagnosed as "stress-related migraines."

Talking to My Teen Daughter Without Words

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

She poked her head out from behind the person in front of her, looking for me. We locked eyes and she gave me that sweet, sweet smile. The one that I know. The one that's just for me. The one that says, "Hey Mom."

WATCH: Teens' Seven Most Annoying Utterances...Decoded

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.31.2013 | Science

It's tough being a teenager, what with raging hormones, mood swings, and crazy-busy schedules. But it's certainly no picnic being the parent of a teen...

Teens, You're Not as Alone as You Think

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

I know this may come as a shock to you, but I was once a teenager. Don't roll your eyes. I was. And I survived. It was a time of profound and sustained unhappiness for me, although I never truly understood why.

WATCH: Are Teenagers Over Facebook?

Shawn Amos | Posted 07.26.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

While they're not thrilled with Facebook, teenagers aren't checking out completely. They're just dividing their time among other social networks, like Twitter and Instagram.

The Very Best Time To Attend A High School Reunion

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

Have you ever gone to a high school reunion? I think back about my 10-year high school reunion and remember how it was all about what we were doing with our lives, what college we had gone to, where we were living and the career paths we chose. I was thinking that going to a high school reunion in my 50s would be somewhat the same. It wasn't.

Pregnant Teen Boys? An Anti-Teen Pregnancy Campaign

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Barbara Greenberg

Sometimes we have to step out of the box to educate and warn our teens. Sometimes we even have to capture their interest for more than just a few moments to make some impact.

New Tech Makes Our Bad Decisions Disappear

Maude Standish | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Maude Standish

Though permanence will continue to be one of the assets of the digital age, with an influx of technologies that make it so you don't need to be haunted by your past, it's likely that soon most Millennial consumers will demand to choose how long a digital property should exist for.

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.