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5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Homesick College Students

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty

Most 18-year-olds will eagerly arrive at their dorm rooms this fall, ready to unpack and start what they've heard will be "the best four years of your...

8 Back To School Tips Every Student Should Know

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 08.26.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

It's that time of year again and we can hear the school bells ringing! It can be hard to adjust from the dog days of summer to the busy and fast pace of the school year. Here are eight tips to get back into the school mode and start this year off right!

First as Tragedy, Then as Frat

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 08.25.2015 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Ultimately, there's no one to blame the protracted demise of the "Greek" system on but the "Greeks" themselves. My own school, Wesleyan University, has changed its mind from forcing fraternities to co-educate to just kicking them off campus.

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

Smells Like One Direction

Amy Arndt | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Amy Arndt

There's nothing like a user review from a tween who has like, literally been to heaven, returned, and compares that smell to a One Direction perfume. That kid has a mighty celestial olfactory system. Can you imagine what is going to happen to that girl when she finally smells Chanel?

The Art of Putting Pen to Paper in a World Full of Noise @HuffPostBlog

Lauren Galley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Books
Lauren Galley

Through all the stages of my life thus far, I have had a natural tendency to write my feelings down and call it art, even if it were writings on a sticky note with a few doodles scattered here and there.

7 Things I Want My Son to Know About Leadership

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...

Lots of Beautiful Hair at Teen Choice, Some With Splash of Color

Gina Rivera | Posted 08.20.2015 | Style
Gina Rivera

Teen Choice delivered! Rita Ora added a light breeze of pink to her signature platinum blonde tresses and Britney Spears, honored as a style icon, spl...

12 Things I Want My High Schooler to Know (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Some say the high school years are the best years in your life. I say that's a sad statement and you don't want to count your best years so young, but they can be pretty fun. And crazy. And hilarious. You'll learn so much about yourself, about friendship, about community, and about the world as a whole -- good, bad and confounding.

11 Creative Ways Your Thumbs Can Prevent Texting While Driving

Gabriel Gomez | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Gabriel Gomez

Yep, these lil' protective coverings for your thumbs remind others not to text behind the wheel. Here's how 11 members got super creative while keeping their friends super safe.

Why Not Talking About Over-Eating Might Be the Healthiest Option For Your Family

Lola Reed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Lola Reed

One of the simplest things we can do at any age to avoid overeating is to slow down so that there's time for our brains and stomachs to signal that we're full. Wolfing down our dinners in a pit stop mindset or mindlessly munching our way through our favorite show are doing us a disservice on so many levels.

Should Young Drivers Stay On Their Parents' Auto Policy or Get Their Own?

Laura Adams | Posted 08.18.2015 | Money
Laura Adams

There comes a time in most young drivers' lives when they have to ask themselves an important question: Should I get my own car insurance policy or add myself to the one my parents already have? A new study suggests the latter option is the way to go.

5 Traps for Parents to Avoid During College-Essay Season

Douglas Danoff | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Douglas Danoff

You're not alone in feeling like you're walking through a treacherous jungle this time of year. When it comes to the college-application essays, many parents believe they're stepping forward onto firm ground, only to discover that they've landed themselves -- and their son or daughter -- in quicksand.

Letting Go of the Balloon String

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 08.17.2015 | College
Ayyan Zubair

Just as surely as the days of the summer continue to shorten, so too do the days of my childhood come to a close. Leaving for college does much more than simply just changing one's ZIP code; it removes the innocent coating of childhood from us.

The Problem With Perfection: 4 Ways to Protect Your Children From Falsehoods on Social Media

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

We'd all like to live in an ideal world, but that's just not what life is about. So how can we condition our children for reality and keep their feet on the ground?

Hauling the Kids to College: Queen Bees and Worker Bees

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Here's a salute to those moms whose knees are popping the day after and to those dads whose backs are aching today, who come back just a little bit lighter than when they left. (Lighter not necessarily from dropping weight from the physical labor, but because of a much lighter wallet.)

When Kids Lie: 3 Steps to Strengthening Family

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

All kids dabble in stretching the truth or outright lying, and of course it's to their benefit to learn that lies have consequences. To be clear, all kids lie at one point or another. I know you may be thinking yours has never lied to you, but if so you're in La-la-land. Once you've come to grips with this truth keep reading.

Friendship in the Time of Technology

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The Internet is undoubtedly an invaluable link between people separated by distance. But this link must be built on a stronger foundation of intimacy and familiarity and a balance of online and offline interactions will pave the way to better relationships in the world.

The Lost Art of Kindness: Cyberbullying, an Ever-Growing Issue

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Alicia Cook

When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.

From Teens in Jail to Teens Onstage: The Odyssey Project

Ming Holden | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Ming Holden

The Odyssey Project, now in its fifth year, is using the arts to combat recidivism for juvenile offenders in a completely unprecedented way: by creating an arts-based "intervention" at that critical point near the end of a juvenile offender's teen years, when, like Odysseus, they have life choices to make that will indelibly determine their future's path.

When Back-to-School Means Back to Being Scared for Kids With Disabilities

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Going back to school is always going to be a little nerve wracking. Kids will always worry about classes, friendships, and keeping up with the latest fads. But they should never have to worry for their safety.

To The Teenage Girls At The Swimming Pool

Christine Organ | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

You might not remember me, but we met at the public pool last week. I use the word "met" loosely, because I never actually learned your names, and you didn't learn mine.

10 Tips to Make Switching Schools Easier

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Changing schools sounds simple, but it almost never is. Parents should carefully consider whether or not switching schools is the most appropriate option. Sometimes it may be best for parents to sacrifice or delay their own new opportunities in order to ensure stability for teens or adolescents, but that's not always possible or realistic.

Identifying Teenage Cyberbullying Behavior

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Teens have a secret life. Much as it may be hard to digest for parents, a trot down memory lane into one's own teenage will prove that there are some circles in the teenager's life that exclude parents.

Capturing Misty Copeland's Power and Grace

Richard Corman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Richard Corman

As I approached from the southern end of Manhattan, where the sun had just risen, I couldn't quite believe what I was witnessing. She moved gracefully, dramatically and with intent all over the Mason and Hamlin -- sitting, leaning, standing, en pointe.