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Who God Is

KidSpirit | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

At some point I accepted that God was never going to be a large part of my life, but, then I really began to rethink my original perception of Him. My attitude towards religion and religious people began to soften.

The DUFF Author Kody Keplinger on the Film Adaptation, Writer's Block, and Self Esteem

Quora | Posted 03.02.2015 | Books
Quora

What does it feel like to have your book turned into a movie? It's very surreal! Before the book even came out, I had posted on my blog that Mae Whitman would make the perfect Bianca. I'd seen her on Parenthood and she just had the right attitude. She was exactly how I'd imagined the character.

Vine's Gay Love Comments

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

There are far fewer hate comments than there are love comments. As Ms. Swift said, haters gonna hate. But it may be nice to know that lovers gonna love, too. I'm serious.

10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this.

An Impassioned Look at the Lives of Teens with the New Show 'One Day'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

"Growing up," as Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie once said, "is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples." But how quickly adults forget. It can be hard to really understand teenagers -- their struggles, their awakenings, their triumphs.

The Perils of Adolescence

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.27.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

For decades the common wisdom of parenting manuals was that teenagers feel invulnerable, immortal, and simply perceive less peril in dicey situations and believe they have much more control than they actually do. In short, they underestimate life's very real risks and dangers. But scientists who study adolescent decision making now dispute this common parenting wisdom.

New Rock Musical Out Of My Comfort Zone Spotlights Bullying and Gender Identity

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

I spoke to the cast at rehearsals last month and marveled as the production evolved before my eyes into a singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that rings true and real.

10 Tips For Improving Parent-Teen Relationships

Annie Fox | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

You know your child is an adolescent (semi-formed human) when she or he: Gives you attitude over stuff that's never been an issue before. Refuses t...

The Lessons My Daughter Taught Me

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

One of the hardest things about single parenting is accepting my children's choices without apology, shame or judgment.

Why Teenagers Don't Talk to Their Parents

Kate Russell | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Kate Russell

In my time as a health and physical education teacher, I have been privileged to teach, mentor and guide students through their teen years in many differing ways and in a number of roles.

Hacked

Yris Bilia | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Yris Bilia

A few days ago my daughter's Instagram account was hacked and sold to a different owner in less than 15 minutes! A year and half of her work was erased completely.

I Wish Someone Had Told Me it Would Be So Fast

Mara Shapiro | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

If only I'd known how little time I'd have with them. If only I'd known that it would be over even faster than it started. Just slow it down.

I'm 16 and I'm old

Erik Finman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Teen
Erik Finman

With what I knew back then, I wouldn't have done anything different. I evolved as a person by learning from my mistakes.

Teachable Moments

Emily K. Genser | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Emily K. Genser

Today, I was out of patience. All day, while teaching, my mind was on my son. I did that horrible thing that we sometimes have to do, and sent him to daycare even though he should have been home sick.

12 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew At 16

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

When I was 16, I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do as a "job" or really what a "career" was. I was more worried about boys, boobs (which I lacked at the time) and getting through school. If I knew then what I know now, I might have relaxed and enjoyed the journey more.

Why Girls Gossip

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

The power of a face-to-face conversation, learning what drives us, and the ability to visualize body language empowers us to be tolerant, inclusive and empower each other.

Why Teens Become Terrorists and What Schools Can Do

Alan Singer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

The West has to find a way to copy and compete with groups like ISIS. It will not be through Common Core. The best way to establish a sense of membership and a sense of purpose for young people is by promoting civic activism, in schools, in communities, in municipalities, and in the broader society.

High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Teen

"Survivor" may be in its 30th season, but a high school just put a whole new spin on it. On Jan. 29, Oregon City High School kicked off its own ve...

Rehab Camp -- It's Not What You Think (It's MUCH Better)

Debra Fine | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Debra Fine

I, like many parents of middle-schoolers, sent my kids to camp. Each time, seeing them off left me with mixed emotions. Euphoria was the big one (sor...

7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Yes, there is a mound of research that shows that emotional support, resilience skills, healthy lifestyle habits, mindfulness and stress management techniques work; not only that, these skills can positively influence the mind-body connection in ways we didn't imagine before.

3 Sisters Open Up About Growing Up With A Mom Who Drinks

Posted 02.23.2015 | Dr. Phil

"My mom is an alcoholic, and it's really gotten out of hand. My mom drinks every day, all day ... I would definitely classify my mom as a hostile or m...

Should You Force Your Teen to Learn to Drive?

Judy Mollen Walters | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Judy Mollen Walters

Driving is one of the major milestones of growing up; it signals independence and adulthood and moving away. Even with a healthy dose of fear, we, as parents, should embrace this time and we should encourage our kids to embrace it, too.

How I Really Feel About My Chinese Heritage As An Adoptee

Mei Webb | Posted 04.08.2015 | Teen
Mei Webb

Growing up, with Western parents and living in a fairly Western society, has made me feel rather 'Western.' However, my mother thought that it was still important for me to stay connected to my 'roots.'

The Secret Life of a Teenage Caregiver

Michelle Hanson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hanson

I hated the anger I felt towards him, hated the way I treated him in his moments of weakness. I hated the doctors that gave him the opiates that eventually took over his life, and I hated the disease that robbed me of the father that had taught me to play baseball and make the best ice cream sundaes in the world.

Dear Little Sister

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Liz Kaydanovsky

As if your AP books aren't heavy enough, I see all these weighing on you. And somehow, you manage to carry on, but who's carrying you?