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Fourteen Year Old Amelia Scalies Sings Anti-Bullying Anthem

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

No matter how old you are, words are bullets. And learning how to protect the self from the bullets can become daunting.

7 Ways Parents Can Help Children Escape Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

I'm fortunate enough to have parents who taught me to be independent, self-sufficient and self-reliant. Most importantly, they taught me how to budget and save money. Parents, here are seven ways you can help your children escape debt now and in the future.

Cyber Bullying: Teens Speak Out

Dr. G | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dr. G

Is bullying getting worse? Studies show that more kids and parents are reporting bullying, but even more concerning is higher rates of kids surveyed anonymously say they don't report bullying.

How a New Backpack Changed the Life of a Homeless Teen

School on Wheels of Massachusetts | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
School on Wheels of Massachusetts

Cheryl Opper --Founder and Executive Director, School on Wheels of Massachusetts It was August 2006 and I was delivering backpacks and school suppl...

A Shift from Online to Offline: Adolescence, the Internet and Social Participation

Undergraduate Awards | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Undergraduate Awards

Participants described their enhanced social self-esteem through positive peer feedback via online comments and 'likes' which reiterates their desire to ultimately seek social validation.

Teen's 'Blue Christmas' Cover Would Make Elvis Proud (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Teen

David Thibault is a 16-year-old French Canadian singer with a very surprising voice. Watch his impressive performance of Elvis Presley's song "Blue...

Carpool Conundrum

Amy Lord | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Amy Lord

Pickup was uneventful as the children got in the car chatting away about a child who was sent to detention for calling a teacher mean. It was a typical day until "it" happened.

How to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter (Or, Don't Do What I Did)

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I confronted my daughter close to midnight one Friday night, after we were both exhausted from a hectic week. Afterwards, my husband said, "not now, bad timing." Yes, I realized moments after my words started spewing that it's hard to imagine a worse time to have mother-daughter talk.

Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...

Why It's So Important To Re-Connect With Old Friends

Diana M. Raab | Posted 02.09.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

For me the holidays are bittersweet. The incidence of death increases around the holiday season, and although that may seem like an anecdotal myth, statistics have shown this. It was true in my years working as a nurse, and also in my own personal experience.

Only A Teenage Boy Could Come Up With This

Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents

Apparently, this is what happens when you ask your teenage sons to rake the leaves and mow the lawn. The good news is they know how to spell and wr...

Training Dogs, Teenagers, and Myself

Sharron Kahn Luttrell | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Sharron Kahn Luttrell

We've both grown up a lot in the past few years. She left for college and gained some perspective and maturity. I socialized service dogs-in-training and along the way, learned to be patient and in control of my emotions.

How Teens Choose Their Friends

Kenneth Frank | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Kenneth Frank

My colleagues Chandra Muller and Anna S. Mueller and I recently found that teens are especially likely to find new friends based on their academic courses -- a finding that has both sociological and academic implications.

Think South Africa Is Too Conservative to Talk?

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 02.01.2014 | Education
Vashthi Nepaul

Despite the persistent portrayals of Africa as under-developed, uneducated and uninformed, debating has strong support in many African countries. In South Africa, debating has a huge groundswell of support in our private and state schools.

Why It's So Important To Listen To The Music Your Teens Love

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Our kids listen to their music in private, an activity hidden from us like the text messages and snapchats they send to friends over their smart phones.

The Case Against Monitoring Teens Online

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Parents have nosed around in their kids' lives ever since the invention of the telephone, but these days, technology has taken the spying game to an entirely new level with multiple points of entry, from Facebook and Twitter to Instagram, Vine, and Tumblr.

Parents of Teenagers, Unite

Susan Borison | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Susan Borison

Something about that period of shared vulnerability enabled the forming of a deep bond among new moms. But as our kids got older, people moved away, our kids preferred some kids over others and our lives got busier with the birth of other children. Gradually, we lost that connection. And that support.

Holiday Stress Can Amplify Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

In many respects, it is the most joyous time of year and should remain that way for your family. Still, the holidays serve as a perfect opportunity for parents to spend more time with their children and address alarming behaviors you may have missed during the year.

Could Something Be Wrong? My Son Spends All His Time in His Room

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It is hard to admit that our child may be struggling; we want so much to think that they're happy and well. And sometimes we assume the worst when our child is just going through a rough patch. But if your instincts suggest something is wrong, I urge you to take steps to find out.

One Direction: Pour Some Midnight Memories on Me, Baba

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Elle Salzberg

In a world where #ThrowbackThursdays and #FlashbackFridays dominate social media, I wonder, do teen girls -- who seem to live in a constant state of nostalgia -- get the clear '70s/'80s references?

Asking Teens About Their Dream Dates

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I was just blown away. Teen after teen described the ideal date as one during which they would go to dinner,the beach, picnics and even European vacations! Secretly, our teens are still romantics at heart even though they are growing up in a hook-up culture.

Scottoline's Accused Is Chock Full of Great Characters

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

She also has other things on her mind such as her love affair with Anthony Rotunno, one of the nicest guys to ever walk the earth. He loves her and she loves him, but she also loves the memory of her first husband.

5 Steps to Finding Your Girl Power

Lauren Galley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

Teens no longer understand the term self-esteem. The Millennial generation focuses on the term validation. It's appalling to see tweens and teens using social media to feel good about themselves, and then you have the models in magazines, they're "fake.

What Every Teenager Needs: Cognitive Control Online

Daniel Goleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

The persona who tweets or posts online may not be the one who would get the job. So why do people act on the Web in ways that they would regret in real life?

How Much Is Too Much Online Time?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Today's parents are navigating uncharted territory when it comes to figuring out appropriate guidelines for kids and digital media.