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WATCH: Teenager Starts Club To Honor Late Father's Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 11.18.2015 | Teen

B kind, a club started by sisters, is all about encouraging acts of kindness in our everyday lives. B kind was inspired by the life of Bill Mahoney, ...

WATCH: Student Starts A Movement To Brighten Everyone's Day

HooplaHa | Posted 11.17.2015 | Teen

One very uplifting young man knows the power of a high five. When Jeremy Grace noticed a friend was having a bad day, he flipped up his hand and gave ...

Battling E-Cigarettes and Empowering Teens, Communities 4 Action Soars

Katherine Du | Posted 11.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Communities 4 Action (C4A), which aids prevention initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, provides what Chairman Stephanie Paulmeno describes as "capacity and collaboration building."

The Dad's Guide to Raising Daughters: Infancy to Adolescence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Dads and daughters are a unique pair. Daughters look up to you as their top guy, so it's important to form this precious bond early. Girls seem a bit foreign to most new dads, but with these tips, you can form a special bond that will last a lifetime.

Boys Are Gross

Amanda Waggener | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Amanda Waggener

Last weekend I took my son, my nephew and a friend to our church youth group leader's apartment. They had plans to go get pizza then head to a local elementary school to use their gym for a game of dodgeball.

6 Life Lessons From Teaching My Son to Shave

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of my father-son memories are documented in some way using the camera from my iPhone. It takes pretty good shots, and I'll admit it, I have a bit of a social media addiction. This moment was different, though.

How to Stay Relevant as a Parent in the Digital Age | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents

Kids in the House and Yalda T. Uhls want to bring attention to the challenges of parenting in a digital age.  As parents, how do you stay relevant in the digital age and how do you deal with your kids’ constant consumption of digital media?

Why Our Kids Don't Need Any More Hoops to Jump Through

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 11.08.2015 | Parents
Kristen Lee Costa

Instead of creating more hoops for our kids to jump through and wondering why they are so anxious, depressed or constantly acting out, here are three things we need to repeatedly tell and show them.

Dear 12-Year-Old Me

Lasya Karthik | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Lasya Karthik

I thought I'd look back to five years ago, back when I used lip gloss samples from Go Girl magazine and thought the world would end if I didn't have a boyfriend. These are the things I'd tell my twelve-year old self.

College Is Your Experience - Not Your Parents'

Nasir Fleming | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Nasir Fleming

My best advice for any college student (especially freshmen) is to explore, to figure out who you are by deconstructing who you think you are, and to have an intense passion for what you do. These four years can be lost in the mix of making others happy or they can be an enlightening experience for yourself.

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

The Emotion Revolution was launched on the basic belief - supported by a growing body of scientific research - that emotions are fundamental to a young person's decision making, academic achievement, and overall well-being.

Teens Spend About 9 Hours On Screens Every Day

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites. ...

Alex Dunphy's Body-positive Message

Angelina Massoia | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Angelina Massoia

She epitomized what it was like to navigate preteen and teenage life for those of us who did not grow into size 0 bodies.

Who Is to Blame?

Sunaina Vohra | Posted 11.02.2015 | Parents
Sunaina Vohra

As a coach, my role has nothing at all to do with judgment. Whatever I say or imply has to be neutral so that it is my client who makes decisions about his/her life with me as a shining light helping them to see with more clarity.

The Rise of the Non-Playable Video Game

Ashton Chan | Posted 10.29.2015 | Technology
Ashton Chan

Today, more and more kids -- and not a few adults -- are forsaking traditional shoot-'em-up games in favor of digital experiences in which player involvement is limited to deciding what characters say and (sometimes) being able to move them.

Learning to Live in a Hyper-Connected World

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

One may argue that video chatting and such applications are virtual face-to-face meetings and can convey the silent language. Such arguments do not hold water in that most (ab)used form of digital communication is text messaging.

The Number 1 Secret to a Great Relationship With Your Teen

Lauren Bromberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Lauren Bromberg

You might not remember this, but being a teen sucks. Yeah, you provide a roof over your daughter's head and food on the table, but she's a walking, talking hormonal sharknado who doesn't have a say in most of what happens to her.

What Alaska Can Teach Us About the College Journey

Sara Harberson | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Sara Harberson

After 20 years, I still am especially inspired by students who want go to a college that is so different and far from the expectations of their community. It speaks to a certain quality about them as human beings.

Coming Out of the Closet: When Do You Know and When Do You Go?

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

It seems to reinforce the idea that the age at which people start to understand their sexual orientation really can happen at any time. Basically, anytime is a normal time.

10 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Your SAT and ACT Prep

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Square root: Put on a sweatshirt, any sweatshirt. Use duct tape to affix four root vegetables (I like carrots because they are orange, but feel free to take some liberty here) in the shape of a square.

Playboy Announced It Will No Longer Publish Nude Photos of Women

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

There is a lot of talk about the need to protect children and teens from pornography on the internet, and if you didn't think it was necessary before, I hope you do now. If Playboy can't compete in the pornography market, then it is time to be concerned.

How Much Have I Actually Changed Since High School?

Brent Stoller | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

This was not the original idea. The original idea was to explain everything I'd do differently if I could do high school again. Conceivably, years of ...

My Teenager Is Emotionally Abusive And I Want To Move Out

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

You need to first accept, completely and fully, that this is how your daughter is. Acceptance can be life changing. Then, you can see your possible paths more clearly. Family counseling is one option. Another is just taking the high road and loving your daughter as much as you can.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs and Other Bad Habits

Carol Morgan | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Carol Morgan

Ever since my kids were in preschool, I have been talking to them about drugs. While some people might think I'm crazy for doing that, I have a rational explanation. As my mom always said when she was raising us, "I want to talk to you about things way before it becomes a problem."

Courage to Speak's Drug Prevention Night Moves Audience to Tears

Katherine Du | Posted 10.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

The slippery slope leading to drug addiction arose as a common theme at the community event. Katz described her son's transition from tobacco to "a sip of beer with friends" to marijuana and ultimately to heroin, and others voiced similar sentiments.