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"I'm Kind Of Busy Now"

Gina Badalaty | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Gina Badalaty

Dealing with a bit of teen attitude is easy compared to some of the complexities that come with raising kids that have special needs. There was no mystery about what she meant, no hidden "wants" I had to unlock, no misunderstandings about her motivation. She simply didn't want to help.

30 Things My Daughter Gets To Do Now That She's 18

Lisa Katz | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Lisa Katz

As I am faced with my daughter having just turned 18, I embarked on a little journey. Of course I know that turning 18 years old is a huge milestone! ...

Bath Salts, Smiles and Spice: The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Dr. Jonathan Horey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Horey

Other young people are not so lucky. Bath salts and other synthetic -- or "designer" -- drugs can have serious health effects including nausea, seizures, agitation, high blood pressure, heart attacks and drug-induced psychosis -- even death.

Summer Trends For The Modern Woman

Catherine Cohen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Comedy
Catherine Cohen

I am a young and modern woman. I live in #brooklyn. I am #intheknow. Here is what is HOT this summer.

Miss Manners Gets HARSH With Teen Who Skips Own Graduation Party

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.30.2016 | Weird News

You tell 'em, Miss Manners. The longtime advice columnist, aka Judith Martin, skewered a teen and her parents after the high schooler skipped her own ...

Kids Who Don't Need Curfews. Do They Exist?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How many battles have you had with your teens about curfews? They usually go something like this: Mother: "I want you home at 11." Kid: "Are you kiddi...

Darkness

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.27.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

There is a darkness full of colors I've never seen before. It browses the cracks of my mind before spilling into my nose and mouth and ears where I sm...

American Shameless

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.26.2016 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

It is all too easy for people to dismiss DeKayla's murder as a product of race, class, and poverty rather than looking at the larger culture she was a part of; in spite of her, her family, and her teacher's best efforts.

Gap Years are Invaluable to All Students, Not Just the 1 Percent

Julia Rogers | Posted 05.25.2016 | College
Julia Rogers

Dismissing the gap year concept as another privilege of the 1 percent does a disservice to us all, as society would gain substantially from a generation of more engaged, self-directed and academically-motivated young people.

5 Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Teens

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

From day one, I knew that it was going to be a different kind of mindfulness class. But I was ready. I could handle this. I had years of teaching teens under my belt, a number of which were in inner-city schools. But I was an experienced-enough teacher to know that I was going to have to be on my toes--the whole time.

Parents, Think Twice Before Posting Those Prom Pics

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.24.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I dread opening my Facebook feed during May. Sandwiched in between the inevitable pro-Trump/Hillary rules/Feel the Bern/Moving to Canada rhetoric are...

Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

Quora | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Quora

I am interning at Salesforce this summer. How do I make the most of it? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ...

I Got a Thank You From My Daughter!

Sandy Thomas | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Sandy Thomas

Like many parents, I sometimes feel overworked and under appreciated. A golden opportunity presented itself today, and I did not hesitate to take action. My daughter Mabel asked for my help. She was leaving for a rehearsal and needed to respond to a couple of time sensitive emails. When she handed me her laptop she handed me the means of reparation.

'My 16-Year-Old Daughter Won't Stay Off Drugs'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

From this piece of information as well as your description of how she's acting at the treatment centers, it sounds like there is more going on with your daughter than drug abuse and dependence.

Stop Telling Me I'm 'So Lucky' To Have Been Adopted

Mei Webb | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Mei Webb

As a 19-something-year-old adoptee living in a Western society, I've often been thrown the phrase, "you're so lucky!" after telling someone I'm adopted.

What Your Teenager Who Won't Talk to You Wants You to Know

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

This is the first in the "What Your ... Wants You to Know" series of Conversation Catalysts created to help stimulate you having positive and long overdue conversations.

5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Kid's Reputation

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

There are many ways teens can damage their own reputations without our help. After all, their frontal lobes aren't even fully developed, so they are ...

Sackcloth, Ashes and High School Graduation

Laura A Boggs | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Laura A Boggs

Maybe I'm overdoing -- one is heading to university only 35 minutes from home, the other will be two hours away. We'll visit, call, text. There won't be an ocean between us. How on earth did Ellis Islanders manage?

Parents: You Can Play An Important Role in Keeping Your Teen Drivers Safe. Really!

Kate Carr | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver's license brings freedom and a new level o...

Giving Teenagers Weapons is NEVER a Solution

Abby Norman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Education
Abby Norman

A few days ago, a story came across my news feed that I was sure was not true. Apparently, a school district in North Carolina has changed their handbook so that high schoolers are allowed to carry pepper spray with them to school.

Being Little Badasses Again

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Lexi Herrick

As women, we aren't born feeling the same pressures that often plague our young adult and adult lives. We didn't inherently feel guilty for ordering cheese fries over a side-salad or for being ruthlessly stubborn about what we want and believe in. We wore our tangly hair proudly down our backs and knees skinned up from way too many adventures.

Slasher Movies, Catholic Guilt And Friday The 13th

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

On May 9, 1980, the movie 'Friday the 13th' was released. I was 15-years-old, and you had to be 17 to get into an R-rated film.

How Saying Yes Changes Everything

Todd Kestin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Todd Kestin

No is not always the answer. In fact, saying No at the wrong times can shut down a teen faster than an eighth-grade romance gone bad or a cell phone battery on its last leg.

The Unique Challenges for Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum

Lauren Rabin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Lauren Rabin

When children become adolescents, they pose new challenges for parents and providers. Providers must develop unique tools for difficult - and sometime...

CrossFit for High Schoolers

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

"To be a high school recruit in any major sport, you have to play that sport year round." This statement has been the dogma (and often the reality) for many youthful athletes during the past 20 years.