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An Open Letter to Teens: Just Keep Winging It

Deborah Dunham | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Deborah Dunham

If you're feeling not-so-together right now, know this: You are not alone. You are going to be JUST FINE. And you are going to land in the right place.

Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

It seems that technology does not bode particularly well for Emotional Intelligence. That however, does not demonize technology.

Sharing the Stories of LGBTQ Youth: Caitlyn, 18, From Las Vegas

Diana Scholl | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl

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What's It Like Working on a Film in Sub-Zero Temps Without Cell Phone Access?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Call these actors crazy or call them troopers - either way, their bravery in treading through harsh weather and barely any internet or cell phone access is what helped make Astraea come to life.

Should I Force My Teenager to Come on Vacation With Us?

Nicole Scobie | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

Ok, so here is my message in a bottle question, I am writing it down on this little scrap of laptop and tossing out into the ocean of Internet. What's a mom to do? My teenage son does not want to come on vacation with us.

Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Peyton Price | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage behavior: "DO NOT EVER TRY HEROIN! IT CAN KILL YOU THE VERY FIRST TIME!"

Laughs and Lessons Learned Through Motherhood

Honey Good | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

My phone rang and I heard a young voice say, "Hello, my name is Lizzie Forman and I am calling to make an appointment for my mother. She needs help! I am out of school at 3:05 everyday. I want to bring my mom to see you!"

Our World: An Interdependent Web

KidSpirit | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

Becoming a Green Sanctuary is how my church chose to uphold the values of our green principle.

Privatizing History

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Patrick Stephenson

Not long ago, I asked a 16-year-old cousin if she liked studying history in high school. "I don't do history," she replied with a shrug. She's not atypical.

Louis C.K.'s Master Plan For Making Sure His Kids Don't Grow Up 'Weird Or Spoiled'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents

Worried about raising your kids right? Louis C.K. has been there. In the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, the 47-year-old comedia...

Those Better Than Me

Amanda Dai | Posted 06.10.2015 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I stop myself; I sound like a 7-year-old. No, this isn't "unfair" -- I come to training because I love it. I don't come for anyone or anything else. I could be sitting at home scraping away at homework, but how unfulfilling would my life be without rhythmic?

Claire Fallon

Is Borecore The New Normcore, Or Just The Way We Live Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

Anyone able to dig up the archive to my LiveJournal, circa 2002-2006, would be in for a real treat. Entries detailing hangouts with friends, school pl...

These Teens Wanted A Cool Work Space Of Their Own -- So They Built One From Scratch

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.09.2015 | Teen

While more and more of the workforce telecommutes from home, a group of high school students in Hawaii have set out to prove the value of shared work ...

Life Between Curfews and Kids

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

The subsequent years can bring childbirth, raising children, and your kids departing for college, leaving you feeling lonely. Some adults find they are single again later in life. Life is full of changes. We need to learn the coping skills so food does not become your companion during sad, stressful, or happy times, and alcohol does not become your self-confidence.

Teens Create Tiny Home Village For Seattle's Growing Homeless Population

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact

Some Seattleites are challenging what's possible when it comes to the local fight against homelessness. Nonprofit Sawhorse Revolution is the brainp...

More Teen Girls Are Using Long-Term Birth Control

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/07/2015 02:14 PM EDT on LiveScience More U.S. teens are using long-term forms of bir...

Teenagers and the Internet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use.

The Secret to Speaking 'Teen'

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Great communication requires true understanding, so instead of assuming you know what they're saying, get confirmation.

Musings From College Mom

Kim Kalicky | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Kim Kalicky

I thought I was "prepared Mom," all set organization-wise, emotion-wise and with a young man who was "ready" academically and maturity-wise. I didn't fear Matt couldn't take care or lead himself; as a first child, he's been doing that since about the second grade.

Sex Advice From a Mom Who Cares

Susan Chatzky | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Susan Chatzky

Ladies, there is no shame in protecting your health and well being, and any man who would think less of you for standing up for yourself should not get to see you naked. You are a beautiful, valuable, loved member of your family, my family and your community.

People Are Trying To Buy One Direction Now

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen

Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction has been rough. Some people are so sad and angry over it that they're actually trying to buy the band. ...

This Teen's April Fools' Day Joke Totally Backfired, Then It Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen

Pranking can be a cruel business. On April Fools' Day, 17-year-old Hayleigh McBay from Scotland decided to mess with her boyfriend, David Clarke, ...

Letter to My Pre-Teen Daughter

Marwa Azab | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Marwa Azab

As desperate as my pre-teen might be to shed her childhood, I am desperately holding on to whatever childish reminders kind moments offer me.

Who I Am Now and Who I Am Not

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I am daydreaming about sex on the sidelines of the soccer game. I am sleeping with my 6-year-old more often than my husband. I wear stretch marks like a vixen and sweatpants like a high schooler.

Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 to 10

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Eva Lesko Natiello

Between forkfuls of asparagus risotto, she asked, "What if someone asked you to rate yourself as a mother? What would you say, on a scale of 1 to 10?" It's a waste of time to skirt my daughter's hypotheticals. "Umm, I don't know. An 8?" "What? Why an 8? Who's better than you?" she asked.