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Clueless Mom of a 16-Year-Old

Rebecca Stoufis | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Stoufis

Swishing red sequins, tap-shuffle-wing-tap, "Don't Rain on my Parade" blaring, while my dancing butterfly fluttering before me on the stage.

Kidnapped for Jesus: A True Story

Marie Forster | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Marie Forster

The ages of 12-15 are pretty horrible years. You're hitting puberty, probably have braces, shitty hair and skin, horrible clothes, and hate everything in the world. I am no exception to the above. I think I have three pictures that are solid documentary evidence that I did, in fact, exist.

It's the Last Day of School, and My Students Aren't Leaving?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Jennifer Wolfe

For teachers, the last day of school is about both endings and beginnings. It's a celebration and a sniffle of what we're leaving behind. It's more than just hurry up, get inside, close the door, sign yearbooks and you're off.

Meditation and the Power of the Big Quiet

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

When we think of teens and 20-somethings, we think of people in constant motion. They're growing, changing, moving toward the next big discovery abo...

A New Initiative Combats Teens' Deadly Texting-While-Driving Behavior

Mackenzie Hughes | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Mackenzie Hughes

How long is five seconds? It's the amount of time the average driver looks away from the road to send a text. If you're going about 55 mph, by the time you look up from your phone, you'll have driven the whole length of a football field without looking at the road. Touchdown? Not quite.

Cyber Citizenship Heads to Texas Public Middle Schools

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Lauren Galley

I remember sending my first text and opening my first MySpace account. I was 13 years old. Even though the smart phone was not in existence, my world of communication was forever changed.

Divorce Is Final But Kids Tie You Together Forever

MiddleSexy | Posted 06.17.2015 | Divorce
MiddleSexy

So here's the thing about divorce, if you have children together: Your marriage may be over but your interactions will never end. There will be birthday parties and graduations. Weddings and grandchildren.

Keeping Daughters Safe When They Go Off to College

GalTime | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
GalTime

The roller coaster of college acceptances and decisions is finally done, and pretty soon, you'll be hauling hampers and hangers and laptops to your daughter's first dorm room.

Pivot

Matthew Friend | Posted 06.12.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Society should attempt to focus on instilling passion in students with regards to the activities that they choose to do, instead of forcing students to master the violin and join Model UN just because the college admissions officers will like it.

Let Teenagers Sleep In

Kelly Ruemmele | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Kelly Ruemmele

Americans, wake up! Our teens need to sleep. The research is compelling enough. Invest in our kids. Do the right thing. Delay school start times.

Is 'Expectations' A Bad Word In Parenting?

Sunaina Vohra | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Sunaina Vohra

The teenage years can be as confusing and daunting for teens as for parents -- sometimes more so for the parents. Parents are left at the receiving end of anything from cold shoulders to caustic innuendos.

I Am Widow, Hear Me Cry!

Melissa Gould | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Melissa Gould

I miss Joel. I love Antonio. My friends feel the same way. Sometimes it's complicated. Other times, it's simple. Tears keep falling - on a hike, a phone call, even at a party. But I smile and laugh a lot, too. Life is so strange.

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Ellie Widdowson

While the discussion surrounding underage drinking and driving has been around for some time, the growing discussion about distracted driving, specifically related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, has highlighted many concerns about teen driving statistics and the risks they pose to both themselves and those around them.

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Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that promised foo...

How it Feels When it's Time to Say Goodbye to a Book

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Chris Bohjalian

When I believe a novel has succeeded, I'm likely to experience mostly sadness when I review the final pages for the last time before they become a book. It's not unlike the feeling we all have whenever we turn the last page of a novel that's moved us -- but it's worse.

An Open Letter to My Teenage Daughter

Darah Zeledon | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

Keep your family close to you. We always have your back and love you unconditionally. Not until you accept and love yourself the way you are will you be free.

13 Things I Will Never Have To Do Again In My Empty Nest

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

My youngest son heads off to college in August. When he finally slams the screen door, he will be emptying the nest my husband and I began to fill 22 years ago. With his departure, I reflect on a few things that, frankly, I am more than a little ready to let go of.

'My Teenage Daughter Has Become A Cat'

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Being older parents has its benefits, which is that we get love, affection and snuggles from our children well into our 50s while everyone else we know is packing their kids off to college. However no one warned me that when my daughter turned 13 she'd become a cat.

7 Ways College Kids Home For The Summer Are Exactly Like Mice

Jennifer Ball | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

With mice, you find droppings. With college kids, you find wet towels everywhere, dirty dishes in bedrooms and Bob Marley posters.

To My 12-Year-Old Self

Louise Chapman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Louise Chapman

I know you are questioning your beauty and worth. Please know that you were made, as you are, for a reason.

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's intuitive words of wisdom? Maybe not. But I can be smart enough to pay attention. He's making good sense, so perhaps I'm not screwing up 100 percent of the time.

My Daughter's Education Didn't Meet My Expectations; It Got Rid Of Them

Heather Risinger | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Heather Risinger

As I watched everyone happily posting their kid's prom pictures and making their big college announcements, I was going through something completely different with my daughter. This was the last semester of my her high school career, and nothing was going according to plan.

I'm With Stupid: Arrested Despite 72,000 Good-luck Charms

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I have to admit that I'm a big fan of the senior prank, that time-honored tradition of doing something extra stupid just before you graduate high school. I consider it a much cooler rite of passage than the prom, which is downright barbaric. But it can't be just any old prank.

WATCH: NYC Teens Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims

HooplaHa | Posted 05.29.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

After one mother initially suggested the idea to her son, he quickly texted his friends and within 15 minutes they had all gathered and started planning their relief efforts! They walked through the neighborhood giving assistance to others in need. What incredible young men!

'Poltergeist' and Why Gender Tropes are Apparently 'Ok' so Long as They Target Teens

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher J. Ferguson

Tropes about teens are, I'd argue, not just a minor issue, but reinforce poor interactions between adults and teens that ultimately disadvantage teens.