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Why I Will Never Commit A Felony

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

At first I assumed the Jury Summons was addressed to me, possibly my husband. I thought. I have so many projects booked up for the next several weeks, jury duty would be such an inconvenience. They probably serve bad coffee, too. And then I looked closer ... it was addressed to my son.

Just Love Them

Emily Mendell | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Emily Mendell

At some point down the road, there will be a girl they love more than me. Or maybe just differently. And over the next few years, my job as a parent is to shepherd them through that process, all the while with my heart tethered to theirs.

Relational Trauma

Andy Braner | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

Students are afraid to fail. Parents are afraid to discipline. Students are becoming more apathetic. Parents are trying to push them to do more. Students are trying to find places where they can be in control.

California Student's Senior Project Documents 10 Coming Out Stories

Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A California-based teen sent HuffPost Gay Voices his senior project, which tells the story of 10 gay men from the ages of 15 to 82. Devon Yaffe na...

Stalking, Oops I Mean Research, Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Marissa Lepor | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

Every time I open Facebook or scroll through Instagram, the type of photo that some people willingly post on the Internet shocks me, especially those of pre-teen and teenage girls in extremely seductive poses. I'm sure you've seen them.

How I Know I Made The Right Decision To Divorce

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.10.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Cullen

Was I selfish, sacrificing my marriage for my happiness?

One More Thing Before You Go: Having The Talk' Before Your Child Leaves for College

Linda Wolff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Linda Wolff

It's not too early to have "The Talk." You know, the one about the birds and the bees, alcohol, drugs, parties, the buddy system at parties, boys, boys and safety, safety in numbers, safety in general, grades, classes, friends, roommates and laundry.

Lasting Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Robert Koehler

No one "in charge" has a commitment to actual, holistic change -- you know, to the creation of a lasting peace -- because, whatever that might mean, it would be asking too much. What we need is transformation.

10 Things That Weren't Horrible About Being Teenagers

DJ Kalkutta | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Kalkutta

It goes without saying that the years surrounding puberty are a nightmare for most of us: Awkward, ever-changing bodies, cliques, rampant bullying, and overbearing parents make for an incredibly perplexing and sometimes painful period of life. But for us, certain prime pop culture real-estate saved the day and made these otherwise-unpleasant years not just bearable, but actually pretty damn fun in retrospect. Here's a collection of the cultural artifacts that kept us going when the coolest kids in the world.

Teenager's Body Found in Alaskan Village Presbyterian Church

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.08.2013 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Troopers are working to figure out what killed 13-year-old Mackenzie H. Howard, a teenaged girl from the Southeast village of Kake. The t...

Social Media, Mobile Devices and the Demise of Social Skills

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Scott B. Piekarsky

You know what I mean. Your kids are the best example. Immersed in online dialogue with perhaps scores of friends and maybe on multiple devices at the ...

Talking to Teens Without Shouting, Getting Gored, or Losing a Finger

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Do not startle a teen with sudden attempts at conversation when the animal is sleeping in its bed. Wait until your teen is up, showered and dressed before trying to talk about anything. These animals generally hibernate during daylight hours when they are between 12 and 20 years of age.

Easing Lunchtime Loneliness

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Someone once coined the term "Imaginary Audience Syndrome" to aptly sum up the experience of a typical middle-schooler as he moves through his day, certain of being constantly evaluated by his peers about everything from the way he laughs to the color of his shoelaces.

Why Teenage Boys Are Biologically Wired to Stay Up, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Did you know that there is a biological reason behind your teen's wacky sleep habits? Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman explained ...

How Your Teen Years Could Come Back To Haunt You

Posted 02.01.2013 | Weddings

A new study suggests that teens who get along well with their families are more likely to have successful future marriages. The study, published in...

BFFs Play Surprising Role In Teen Drinking, Study Shows

Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 01/30/2013 07:01 AM EST on LiveScience Best friends might play the biggest role in influencing when teens...

Why Buy When You Can Swap?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Shira Golding/FlickrCC By Asha Richardson As a college student, I love this whole phenomenon of the “sharing economy." Th...

Do Kids Have the Chance to Be Kids Today?

Andy Braner | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

When my first son turned 6 years old, a new era began in our family. We were ushered quickly into the wonderful world of YMCA soccer. When you graduate from Gerber baby food to the fresh-cut grass pitch of the local Y soccer league, you're in for a treat.

The New Wave for Women and Girls: IN Mermaids, OUT Vampires

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

It's not that I didn't like vampires; it's just that I didn't get why a woman would want her life's blood drained away to spend her eternal life with a dead man. Too much like some of my own relationships. Not my idea of romance.

The Thing That Propels Me In The Right Direction

D.J. Wilson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Fifty
D.J. Wilson

Join me today in reflecting on just where and who we are at this moment in our lives. Who or what has influenced you the most in your journey? The least?

15 Comes In Many Sizes

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.22.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

I told my daughter that 15-year-olds, like 63-year-olds, come in lots of different shapes and sizes. We all get to the same place, even if we arrive at different times.

Video Games Hold No Answers

Paul Mones | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime
Paul Mones

Restricting access to high-capacity weapons is a needed step, but we are deluding ourselves if we believe that any legislation curbing media violence in any of its forms will prevent future tragedies like Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Why Are More Teens Turning to Tumblr?

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Over the past week, you may have seen the recent study by Posterous co-founder Gary Tan, which stated that more teens are on Tumblr than on Facebook or Instagram. So what is going on?

The Day I Decided to Send My Daughter to Rehab | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents

I raced into the house and couldn't believe what I saw before me. My house had been burgled. Most of my valuables had been stolen and the place was a wreck. Presley looked strung out and hadn't even noticed things were missing.

What Woman Do You See In the Mirror?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

The other day, I got to see someone I hadn't seen in a long time -- the real me. It wasn't in a mirror, it was in the eyes of a 19-year-old boy at the supermarket checkout. Let me tell you, it was an eye-opener.