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'I Don't Want to Go:' When Your Teen Wants Out of Your Summer Family Vacation

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

Although teens usually send out some preliminary signals of not wanting to accompany the family on its vacation, we are usually caught off guard when our child actually utters the words "I don't want to go."

Building Bridges With Middle East Friends

Andy Braner | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Andy Braner

Yesterday was the first day at our summer camp that includes American and Middle Eastern teenagers. We have 120 students at KIVU right now, and they are learning how to share culture, reason, and background with each other in a peaceful environment.

AMAZING! Boy Survives 100 Foot Fall Without Injury

Posted 07.12.2013 | Good News

A 14-year-old Alabama boy is alive -- and largely unscathed -- after falling 100 feet from a ledge Wednesday evening. The teen was hiking with a gr...

Taking Texas-Sized Steps to End Teen Pregnancy

Pamela Barnes | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Texas has the fourth highest teenage pregnancy rate in the United States. Despite these growing numbers, public schools in Texas teach an abstinence-only curriculum, leaving teens without the sexual and reproductive health information they desperately need.

Looking for Rock Hudson

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Hutcheson

When I was about 11, I overheard someone tell a joke at a party. It was about someone pushing Rock Hudson off the Golden Gate Bridge because they wanted to see a fruit fly. I didn't get it. I probably wasn't supposed to hear it anyway.

Where a Teenager Finds Identity

Andy Braner | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

With the new revelation that university student loans are on the rise, it's ever more important we find the gifts our kids have naturally and encourage those gifts in environments they can succeed.

Lonely Inside the World of Technology

Andy Braner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Braner

In a world where parents, mentors, and student leaders are trying to keep up with the latest technology, there's a place where we can lock arms to develop a balanced view of relationship.

Taco Bell's CEO Talks About the Precious Gift of Time

Getrude Matshe | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed, who also serves as co-chairman of the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, a nonprofit 50...

My Son Doesn't Want to Visit Me This Summer

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your son is sending you a message about his sadness. How you respond will either help him grow into a man who can feel difficult emotions and communicate them in healthy ways, or someone who represses painful feelings and withdraws his love when he has been hurt.

5 Questions For Parents Of College-Aged Kids

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

When your child brings a boyfriend or girlfriend home to visit, what should the sleeping arrangements be? Let's be honest -- even if they start off in separate rooms, there's no guarantee they'll stay in separate rooms unless you plan on becoming the house RA.

This Is Your Brain on Menopause

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty
Maggie Lamond Simone

"So what's it like going through menopause while your kids are going through puberty?" asked a younger friend.

Dave Jamieson

Senator Sounds Alarm On Teen Unemployment | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate hammers out a final immigration package, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has proposed a handful of amendments aimed at reining...

Teen Daughter Wants Dad To Stop Posting Photos!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It's one thing to be a teen and have your parents share photos of you with family friends by forcing them to look through photo albums of your most recent ballet performance. But it's another thing altogether to have what you consider to be unflattering photos posted online.

How I Solved the Dinner Dilemma

Julie Halpert | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Julie Halpert

I'm sure my experience isn't unique. You slave over an elaborate dinner, only to have your teen turn up their nose and push it away. But I'm here to tell you that I have addressed this dinner dilemma head on and triumphed by employing one simple method.

Growing Vodka Trees and Other Surprising Things Your Teen Might Be Doing

Jane Buckingham | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

Next time you go to water your garden, you may notice a new exotic plant -- the vodka tree. Well, to be more specific it is unlikely you'll actually grow an actual tree, but given the hijinks of resourceful teens today, you may find yourself a veritable bouquet of bottles.

Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Discusses Youth Employment

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Young people 16-24 are unemployed at more than twice the national average, and teenagers are unemployed at more than three times the national average....

An Urgent Need: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Refugee Adolescents

Sarah Costa | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Sarah Costa

The disintegration of community and family structures weakens traditional protection mechanisms and alters behavioral patterns. As a result, child-bearing risks are extremely high, sexual violence and exploitation is pervasive and forced or early marriage is not uncommon.

The Perils of Re-entry

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Just as spacecraft re-entry can be a very tricky business, so is acclimating your college freshman back to home life.

With My Child's Graduation Comes An Emotional Week Of 'Lasts'

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

This has been a week of lasts. Not of the last-in-line, or last-to-call, or last-to-arrive variety. But of the end-of-routines-established-to-raise-your-children variety.

My 'Bad' Kid

Janice Harper | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Janice Harper

My daughter announced, "I was planning on getting a job, but then I saw how low they pay." Which is to say, parents now pay more for babysitters than Dominoes pays its employees to deliver our pizzas, or half the places on earth pay workers to sew our clothes.

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.