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Prayer For My Son On His 16th Birthday

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Bills and responsibilities and weekly paychecks will all come soon enough, so have fun. Just not the kind of fun that requires bail money. May you have the wisdom to know the difference.

3 Steps to Disconnecting From Our Phones and Reconnecting With Our Teens

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's seen a young parent text for blocks with their infant in their arms. Or been in an elevator full of people who, instead of engaging in the informal conversations that connect us to each other in community, are each on their gadgets, typing furiously away.

What Does Apple's 'Misunderstood' Advertisement Mean?

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

Apple's newest ad, "Misunderstood," doesn't celebrate technology's ability to let us escape from boring family events. It shows how we might use it to participate.

Become a Model in Three Easy Steps

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

You don't need to subscribe to the media or someone else's expectations of who you should be in order to be happy and confident. Let's go over a few ways to use your Girl Power to positively influence others.

'My Kids Make Me So Angry I Can't See Straight!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

We want to be kind and patient, fair and understanding -- even if we are upset by something they have done. But sometimes it takes next to nothing for good intentions to fly out the window.

Smart Is Still Sexy

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Vanessa Dunne

What I've noticed is that a lot of people just wait for opportunities to happen; they expect that the world will give them what they want. This is incredibly untrue. The world doesn't owe you anything.

Why Our Teenagers Feel Compelled to Connect on Social Media

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

With heads down and screens lit up, watching our teens plug in can feel confusing, disappointing and even like rejection to us.

Pace Yourself, Pace Your Kids

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Parents and teachers must navigate this "affluenza." We must figure out how to pace our students, exposing them to measured amounts of possessions and appropriate experiences as they mature.

Sleeping Beauties: 5 Ways to Protect Our Girls

GalTime | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents

In our uber-busy culture that overvalues achievement, external rewards and looks, we have neglected to inform girls about what it takes to successfully navigate this stage of life.

The Amazing Cookies That Will Bring You Closer To God

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

My birthday was coming up. You know how that goes. If your children are teenagers and you've been with your significant others a long time, you're probably not going to be the center of attention you might have been thirty years ago. Your family's attitude towards your birthday probably is -- what's that French word? -- oh right, lame.

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.