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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.

Meditation Helps Bodine Students to 'Thrive'

Anthony David Williams | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthony David Williams

Bodine was a test run. Let us now begin to follow the evolution of meditation with the mission of encouraging the implementation of meditation education in high schools world wide. Ladies and gents, we have a movement on our hands.

I Didn't Know That Would Happen #257

Claire Wapole | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Claire Wapole

Ever since my first pregnancy, I developed a super sonic sense of smell. During each pregnancy it caused me to pretty much hate the scent of everything except Ivory soap and lemons. With the delivery of my last child, the intensity of scent aversion diminished, but it's still there and it's often the cause of some heated arguments.

I'm Not Sure If I'm Too Strict With My Teenage Daughter

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Your gut is telling you that your gauge is off and that your feelings about your daughter may be related to your childhood, and I agree 100 percent. The key here is that you feel hatred when you see your daughter and her boyfriend. That is a very strong emotion, and one which I encourage you to explore.

What Is It Like to Be a High School Principal?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | Education

When I tell people that I'm a high school principal, people usually make a comment like, "God Bless you," "I'm so glad there are people like you out there," or "That's a tough job."

A Mom's Reply to "Rules for Dating my Daughter"

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Lisa R. Petty

The Rules for Dating my Daughter meme is not funny when you have a son. It's not funny when someone assumes your Star Wars watching, animal loving boy is a threat to anyone. So, Mr. Macho Rules for Dating my Daughter, I've got some feedback for you and your silly little rule list.

The Stranger

KidSpirit | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life's big questions. In e...

Parent Olympics

Samara Wolpe | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Samara Wolpe

It was a Tuesday afternoon. High school juniors huddled around a long dining room table, nervously scraping their cuticle-bitten fingers along the edges of manilla folders.

The Likes of You and Not Being Cool

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.30.2015 | Parents
Kay Tacke Morse

Ma'am -- may I take your lunch order? Avocado scramble with Aardvark Sauce please. My daughter smirks. The likes of you smirk. The ma'am giving her ca...

Quiet Diary: "I want to be okay with who I am."

Quiet Revolution | Annelie Hyatt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

My family and I live in the heart of NYC. We have it all: Fifth Avenue, Central Park, and many great places to eat. While our apartment is small and t...

8 Venn Diagrams That Cover 18 Years Of Childhood

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

No two days with your child are ever alike. And, once you've been in the thick of a developmental stage and think you have something finally figured out, your kids go and change on you.

7 Ways America Needs to Be More Like Germany

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 07.28.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

In Germany there are bakeries on practically every corner. I lived in Stuttgart, a pretty big city in the south of Germany where I could see three bakeries just by looking out the window and swiveling my head slightly.

The Words I Want My Teenage Son to Remember

Mary Hickey | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." I have been seeing this quote often lately and frankly find it somewhat terrifying.

Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

Most members of Generation Z can't imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Nearly one in four teens reports being online...

ABC Family Generation

Samara Wolpe | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

This year, a generation of kids will be thrust into the long awaited but still unsettling age of puberty and turn to ABC Family for answers. While you enjoy your show, think about what that half hour is creating in our generation.

12 Going On 20: The Awkward Stage No Longer Exists And It's Weird

Unwritten | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women

Kids now live in a world where they're given a cell phone before they hit double digits. Instead of playing with Barbie dolls, girls begin to play with straighteners and makeup -- something our generation didn't do until early high school. I can even honestly say that I've taken makeup advice from a middle-schooler. In what world is that even possible?

Monkey See Monkey Do: 7 Ways to Model Responsible Behavior around Social Media and Technology

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

We cannot forget that real love and connection is a person-to-person experience. We need eye-contact and touch to experience connection, not just a screen.

My Little Girl Has Turned Into a Tween and It's Hard as Hell

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

So as you depart for camp this year, on the precipice of your teenage years, it felt like the right time to give you less comedic advice and offer some truth. Truth that I hope will bring us both some insight into how to get older together because I'll tell you, babe, it is damn hard for me.

The One Thing DC Comics Is Getting Wrong

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As a girl who loves a good superhero film, I wish more than anything that I had more female characters to look up to. Not women that are sexy and flexible, and are the love interests, but women who are strong, brave and just as tough as the male superheroes.

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a High School Freshman

Katelyn Darrow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Teen
Katelyn Darrow

These four short years have shaped me more than I can comprehend. I remember being a freshman not that long ago. I scoured Seventeen magazine and implored my older sister for advice, but there were still quite a few things I wasn't prepared for when I started high school.

8 Things Teenagers Will Never Ever Tell Their Parents | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Ellen Pober Rittberg, a grandmother, attorney, and former law guardian in New York family, supreme, and surrogate's court, is ...

Living In The Shadow Of My Daughter's Anorexia

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.19.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Eight years ago I finally faced up to the fact that all was not well with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter's health. She had over many months and in all reality a number of years been gradually changing her eating and exercise habits. I didn't want to see, I didn't want to name it.

Girl Puts GPS Trackers On Cats -- Reveals Late-Night Burger King Runs

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Outdoor cats are known night-wanderers. It's in their nature to slink off into the darkness whenever the mood strikes. But where do their evening pursuits take them? 13-year-old Evahn Martinsen was so curious that she took to strapping a GPS as part of her school science project.

WATCH: Special Friendships Build Over Bowling

HooplaHa | Posted 07.16.2015 | Good News

Creating friendships when you're a teenager can be difficult. That's why The Friendship Circle was formed, an organization that pairs teens with kids who have special needs.

WATCH: Road to Recovery With Actor And Comedian Denis Leary

HooplaHa | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

Denis, among many other things, is an actor using his fame to help troubled teens. The advocate for Road Recovery opens up in this video about how the program succeeds and why it is so amazing.