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Teens Lack Empathy?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We've been wondering for years why teens seem to be so self-centered and at times so insensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others. This is true of both teen boys and girls. Just consider all of the dreadful bullying that goes on during the teen years.

A BIG Change For Teens On Facebook

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc removed a restriction for users under 18 that previously limited who could see their online postings from photos to musings o...

Six Teens Arrested After Alleged Train Rampage

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

Six teenagers were arrested and charged with gang assault and robbery early Sunday morning after taking part in an alleged rampage through a Hoboken-b...

Middle School Worries: Locker Anxiety

GalTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
GalTime

Maybe you worry about his ability to find his locker. Is he be able to stop there between classes? You have this image of him carrying all his books around with him all day. You would have heard something by now, right? Well, maybe not exactly.

Not Whispering About Breastfeeding

Elissa Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Elissa Stein

Back then I could barely whisper my breastfeeding concerns. In those first months I was often isolated. Frustrated. Lost. I'm sure plenty of other mothers struggled as well but I wasn't comfortable or confident enough to talk about it.

How Not to Yell at Your Teen -- and What to Do Instead

GalTime | Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents
GalTime

There isn't a parent around who hasn't lost it with his or her teen, gotten frustrated and screamed and yelled and later regretted it. It's normal. Parents are human and sometimes lose their cool. If this happens occasionally there is nothing to worry about.

Why We Should Let Go of Nostalgia and Embrace the Evolution of Libraries

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Dr. Layla McCay

Adding value doesn't have to mean diminishing the previous value. I think it is heartening that libraries are finding ways to survive -- and flourish. It is worthy that they provide digital access to those who need and want it.

You Talk to Your Kids About Safe Sex... What About Safe Relationships?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Early adolescence is the critical juncture to talk to our children about what constitutes a healthy relationship. If you are worried about your teen talk, with their health care professional who can then put you in touch with local agencies that deal with partner and family violence.

Director Torre Catalano's Short Seasick Sailor Is Dark and Edgy

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Making a short film is no easy task. Time, energy and focus are just a few things that help make a story into a successful movie. Put Director / Writer Torre Catalano at the helm, and you've got one helluva' tale!

5 Traits That Build Meaning and Stability Into Your Teen's Life

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Teens need meaning in their lives. They search for purpose, value, and fulfillment. Existing day-to-day and week-to-week isn't enough; they hunger for more than daily routines and obligations. When they find nothing to fill those voids, they're sometimes at risk for exploring treacherous ground with lost people.

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

I didn't realize, until having my own daughter, just how incredibly elastic, how flexible my mother's heart had to be, to love so deeply and to let go so fully.

The Elkhart Four and the Unjust Application of the Felony Murder Rule on Teens

Steve Drizin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Even for adult offenders like 18-year-old Anthony Sparks, the felony murder rule should be constrained, especially in cases where the death of an accomplice was the result of an unpredictable, intervening event.

If I Could Tell My Adolescent Self What I Know Now

Lena Oh | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Lena Oh

I've witnessed too many ironies in my life and have gone through painful experiences. Despite learning from these mistakes, I wish I could tell my young self what I know now. And if some genius happens to create a time machine in my lifetime, these are the things that I'd say.

6 Things Only The Parent Of A Teenage Girl Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty

Years ago, when my then 8-year-old daughter was as sweet as sugar and my then 5-year-old son a holy terror, someone wise said to me "It all changes wh...

Silence Is Key, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket talks about why silence is key in diffusing the power of a bully. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=517...

Teens Need Tools To Deal with Cyberbullies, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Editor-in-chief Ann Shoket discusses the tools that are necessary to help teens deal with cyberbullies. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts...

When Your Kid Is A Cyberbully, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 10.08.2013 | MarloThomas

What can you do as a parent when your kid is a cyberbully? Ann Shoket has the answer. For more information on bullying prevention and more videos, ...

Boys Have Feelings, Too, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket talks about how bullying affects boys and girls differently. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=51724341...

When The School Does Nothing, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket discusses what can be done when the school turns a blind eye to cyberbullying. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js...

Press Delete And Report, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket urges teens to use the power they have to delete and report cyberbullying. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?pla...

Boys And Girls Are Bullied Differently, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 10.08.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket talks about the difference between the way girls and boys are bullied. For more information on bullying prevention and more videos, visi...

The Delete Digital Drama Campaign, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket, Editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine, talks about her current campaign with ABC Family in an effort to stop cyberbullying. var src_url=...

Don't Engage A Bully, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Although it may be hard, Ann Shoket recommends that you don't respond to bullies – here's why. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/Player...

Resources For CyberBullying, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Ann Shoket shares resources to help educate yourself on the topic of cyberbullying. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playL...

Bullying Summit, From Ann Shoket (WATCH)

Posted 09.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Do you feel like your school isn't doing enough to stop bullies? Ann Shoket discusses a unique opportunity to help educators get more involved. var ...