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How to Parent Stubborn Children

Tre Harrington | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Tre Harrington

The one thing that I am exceptionally good at is producing very head strong offspring. The one thing I really had to work at was learning to parent them.

Free-Range Parenting: The Unintended Consequences

Daniel Patterson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Daniel Patterson

I do not support the concept of free-range parenting as a parental strategy or approach. Free-range parenting exists when a child's needs are provided in-excess of typical freedoms and entitlements (in either scope or sequence), typically both.

The Detrimental Effects of an Early School Start Time for Students

Frano Katalinic | Posted 04.26.2016 | Teen
Frano Katalinic

Sean Gallop via Getty Images A majority of high school students across the United States do not receive a sufficient amount of sleep. A recent CD...

Why Inappropriate Isn't Appropriate

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

When you don't want to talk about a subject, you call that topic or question: "inappropriate." When you want to shut down what someone is thinking, feeling, or worrying about, you call it: "inappropriate." I hear the effects of this in classrooms daily.

How I Struggled as a Teen With Diabetes

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

My teenage years were a struggle, to say the least. I was a typical teenager, combating hormones, stress from school, and lack of self-confidence. Then throw diabetes into the mix, and you have yourself a world full of trouble.

Teens Addicted to Social Media

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.15.2016 | Teen
Judith Johnson

I attended an interview with Nancy Jo Sales about her book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, at the 2016 Woodstock Write...

Simple Evolution

Lauren Derrett | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Lauren Derrett

I've been having a really tough time with my eldest son lately. He wants to grow up, I don't know how to let him. I've never had an 18 year old son before and I'm as in the dark as much now as I was on that first day I brought him home from the hospital all full of newborn smell and innocence.

Foster Beans

Sandy Thomas | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

For two days it lay on my kitchen counter. Two greenish plants with bare roots, and no soil, that were laying on a damp paper towel inside a plastic baggie.

The Day I Was Diagnosed With Type One Diabetes Changed My Life Forever

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

With insulin, syringes, blood sugar meter, and snacks in hand. I left as this person I didn't even know yet. I didn't know the severity of the condition I was now diagnosed with. The day I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes changed me forever.

The Only 940 Words Every Struggling Teenager Should Read Today

Kc Agu | Posted 04.13.2016 | Teen
Kc Agu

I've not always been confident. I've had days when I felt I could take on the whole world come what may and there have been days when I could barely ...

Help, my daughter wants to be a pop star...and other parenting worries!

Michelle Cove | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Maybe your daughter seems obsessed with being the next Taylor Swift, Adele, or Rihanna. Perhaps this makes you nervous because she seems to have the c...

Why I'm Afraid to Have Children in Today's Digital Age

Lyndsay Cambridge | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Lyndsay Cambridge

"So...when are you having children?" I must get this question once a week. Or twice a day over Christmas during visits to see the family. And I'm gu...

Timmy Being Timmy: A Day in the Life of an Aging Ballplayer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Tim Koechlin

I received an unexpected gift yesterday from a skinny kid named Devin - a trash-talking 15 year-old with a very good crossover. Devin has no idea. ...

To My 16 Year Old Self

Jon Vaughn | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

As a 16-year-old high school student, my junior year, I transferred schools three times. It wasn't a performance issue, I was actually quite smart and...

Today's Proms Are As Elaborate And Costly As A Small Wedding

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 04.10.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

Prom season is upon us. It's that time of year when mothers all over the country will go out and purchase dresses for their daughters that cost more than their own wedding gowns. Face it folks. These days, Prom feels like a small dry-run-practice-wedding you throw for your high schooler.

Teen Besties Beat Childhood Disease, Start Company That Gives Back

Hilal Isler | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Hilal Isler

We were diagnosed with chronic illnesses a year apart; best friends devastated by diabetes and cancer at a very young age. Our respective time in the hospital had a lasting impact on both of us.

How to Respond When Your Teen Wants Space

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Adolescents and teens have a natural tendency to want to separate from their parents and seek psychological autonomy. No matter how great a parent you've been, at some point, your teenager will pull away from you. The good news is that this is totally natural.

10 Tips for Stress-Free Travel With Teenagers

James E. Porter | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel
James E. Porter

In order to have a "stress-free" or more realistically, low stress vacation, you have to decide in advance what your objectives are. Are you trying to see historical sites and go to interesting places or are you trying to spend time relaxing and rejuvenating with your family?

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

Two 7th Graders at Talent Show Read Their Poem on Feminism, and Blow the Crowd Away

Cort Ruddy | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

When you go to a middle school talent show, you expect a few things. You expect to hear some kids playing the piano. You expect a few aspiring soloist...

A Bridge to Sexual Assault Prevention: Helping Kids Build Healthy Relationships

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Nancy C. Lee

It's startling that in the United States, nearly one in five women has been raped, and about half of women have experienced other types of sexual assault. Almost half of the female rape victims are under the age of 18. That's why as parents, grandparents, teachers, and mentors, we must take steps to stop sexual assault.

Why Stay Angry?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Notice when anger stays for longer than ninety seconds. What is the story you are replaying? What do you gain by replaying the story? How would your experience of life change if you let go of the story?

Not In Their House, Not in My House, Not In Any House: The Four Risks of Social Hosting

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

While many parents prohibit their teens from drinking at their friends' houses, I often hear about parents who are comfortable with their children dri...

I Was a Teen Mom!

Janella Panchamsingh | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Janella Panchamsingh

Many people look at me with a stunned look on their faces when I tell them I am a mother of 3 with my oldest child being 16 years old. The truth is... I was a teen mom!

Education, The Major Key to Change

Hariella Lawson | Posted 04.01.2016 | Teen
Hariella Lawson

Today, there are about 7 billion people living on this planet. Among these people, it is clear to say that no one is the same. Many individuals may pr...