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Do We Parent and Educate Our Children that 'I' Is More Important Than 'You?'

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Each child is special and unique. Despite this, we often apply very linear rules of parenting and teaching to them. In doing this, we miss out on thei...

Use Your Powers For Good, Kid

Jesse Michener | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Jesse Michener

The person who can't own a mistake and pay the consequences is so terrified at the thought of failure he'll do anything to keep it as far away from him as possible, often at the expense of others.

Closing Time: Graduating Out into the World

Jennifer Ball | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

You have these children, you see, and for a long time all you do is raise them. And then one day, you wake up and realize they're raised. You get those 18 years with them, which at first seems like a freaking eternity but, when you get to the end, seems to be nothing more than a wink in time.

Can Parents Prevent Eating Disorders? | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents

While there's nothing definitive you can do to prevent an eating disorder in your child, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk, and increase the chance of her (or him) having a positive body image.

Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenting Your Teen After Graduation | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents

Parenting an 18-year-old who is about to gain tremendous freedom and responsibility, but who is still living under your roof, can be understandably tumultuous.

5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When your child attends summer camp, he learns how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance and develop decision-making skills. All of these life skills create a foundation that will serve him and that he'll stand and grow from for the rest of his life.

Generation Like

Mimi James | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media
Mimi James

My ears bleed and I suffer in silence when I'm schlepping a carful of tweens to the beach or to the movies. When these girls are not singing along to Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea, my senses are being bombarded with a symphony of "likes."

What's Wrong With Girls? Apparently Everything

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.26.2014 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

It's tempting to remind parents of girls to watch their running commentary on women's clothes or hair or weight or beauty. But so many moms and dads are already out there fighting the good fight for their daughters' self-esteem.

Are You a Narcissist If You Take Selfies?

Melissa Schenker | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Melissa Schenker

Calling everyone who takes selfies out as "narcissist" is like accusing everyone who wears black of being a punk. It's an over-generalization that invites people to rely on shallow notions of narcissism that do not serve us.

8 Steps to Parenting the Art of Dreaming Big

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Resilience is fundamental to success. It helps us to adapt and become independent and self-confident.

What If Your Safety Net Doesn't Feel Safe?

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

When surrounded by friends and family on whom one can count for support of every kind, it's hard to imagine the downward spiral that can land someone ...

Please: If You See Something, Say Something

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Call to mind the young people in your life. Ask yourself if anyone triggers a feeling of discomfort or concern. Let your instincts weigh in, even if your rational mind says, Oh that kid's just a little quirky

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.

Life 101: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Brad Wheelis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

The key is to acknowledge the fear and move forward. I knew it would be a tough day at school, but I also knew I'd get through it and eventually I'd have new friends. I knew I'd get through that job interview and either get the position or land another somewhere else.

Model Finally Attends Prom, 10 Years Later

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

When you first see model Brittany Mason, you can't help but be captivated by her beauty, charm and infectious smile. When she enters a room, all heads...

Rules for Post-Prom Parties

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Prom time is an opportunity to begin transforming your relationship with your child in preparation for their fast-approaching adulthood.

How About a New Trend? Being Confident and Smart!

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

When I hear stories from generations who did not have social media, computers, and cell phones, the act of bullying didn't seem so bad. It was character building....if someone was mean to you, you had two choices.

Fighting the Beast: Is The Cost Of Getting Sane Driving You Crazy Too?

K | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

I am writing anonymously to protect my daughter. She is mentally ill at the moment and suffers from, among other things, depression. I take no chances. I also won't name the corporation that is driving me insane. I am afraid of it. I'm sure it's much the same as all the others anyhow. I'll call it "The Beast."

Middle-Aged Haiku

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Stacey Graham

There's only so much Febreeze a parent can go through before the fumes start to attack the nervous system. Instead of fighting the frustration of no longer being able to see my feet over my boobs, I'm channeling it into wine-tinged poetry.

When Your Parents Become the Coolest People Ever

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

To all of the parents out there that feel as though the stubborn adolescent that you created will never change, here is some hope for you. It's just a process to their becoming your biggest fan. To all of the young adults who have this figured out, let your parents know how awesome they are.

Yagana Shah

Your Mom And Dad Have Nothing On These 13 Most Embarrassing Parents Of All Time | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

As far as life's embarrassing moments go, there are a million embarrassing moments between kids and their parents. Like that embarrassing moment when ...

I Wrote 5 Failed Novels

Rachel Kapelke-Dale | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

I can't imagine the person I would have become if I had actually had published a novel at 23. What I had really had at that age was a deep desire to prove myself, to hold on to my 'specialness' after my adolescence and my fancy college were stripped away.

'Mormon Prom' Draws Hundreds Of Teens For Celebration Of Modesty

The Star-Ledger | Janelle Griffith | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

Hundreds of teens from North Jersey gathered in Morristown on Saturday (May 10) for a night celebrating modesty — the eighth annual “Morm...

Teen Talk: What Do Our Teenage Girls Say About #BringBackOurGirls?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

What do my teens feel about what's happened in Nigeria? Or about the fact that in some parts of the world, attempting to pursue an education could cost a girl her freedom and her life? What do the their teenage friends think? What's the buzz in the high school halls?

I Blame Teen Movies For Giving Me False Hopes About High School

Sarah Convissar | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

From waking up at 6 a.m. for four straight years to the pressure of grades to friend drama, high school is not what I had thought it would be. So where do we get all these expectations from? The media and mainly cheesy high school movies.