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Rawhide Infographic Campaign Puts Teen Issues in Limelight

Katherine Du | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Katherine Du

Rawhide Boys Ranch, a Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth, has garnered soaring viewership for its infographic camp...

Are We Creating Joyless Young Adults?

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 03.21.2016 | Education
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Last week we met with a student who is applying to middle school. We wanted to get to know this sincere and funny 12-year-old boy. We asked him, "What do you like to do in your free time?" He looked to the ceiling and seemed at a loss on how to respond...

Slut-Shaming Existed Long Before the Internet

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

I was a teenager once, too. Back in the 80s. Before cell phones and Macbooks were things girls covered in RedBubble stickers and toted around 24/7. There were no selfies, or belfies, or Kardashians to take and post them. But we still felt the same pressure to fit in and measure up.

A Game Changer for Parents

Anastasia Gavalas | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Anastasia Gavalas

In my latest video I share the one secret game-changing idea that will transform how you parent and enhance the relationship you have with your child....

Why a Seattle Teen Disclosed Her Abortion Decision for Her Senior Class Project

Kerrie Houston Reightley | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Kerrie Houston Reightley

By the luck of the draw and, perhaps, by the grace of God, too, I don't have a teenage abortion to whisper about, let alone shout. If I did, I secretly wonder if I would be one of those courageous women, sharing their experiences, at #Shoutyourabortion.

Summer Camps I'd Really Like To See

Jennifer Ball | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

Instead of hockey camp, here are a few ideas I have for camps I'd actually enjoy spending money on.

The Last First Time

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.15.2016 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

One day you will be counting her fingers and her toes, and the next you will see her looking off into some foggy distance, and she will be smiling.

Buying an Electric Skateboard? 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Janet Miller | Posted 03.14.2016 | Teen
Janet Miller

Electric skateboards can be one of the coolest things to have. Before you decide on one, however, here are 10 common mistakes to avoid when searching ...

What Teenagers Need to Hear

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenagers may push back from their parents hour by hour and day by day, but it doesn't mean they don't need their parents and want a lot from them. Wh...

Why We Should Empower Girls to Celebrate (Big and Small) Victories

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women
Lauren Galley

Developing values that reflect kindness and compassion, especially in our media-driven society, is considered success. Success for teen girls can be as simple as making a positive choice to stay out of the drama or as significant as saying no to drugs.

Talking About Teen Identity Theft

Jennifer Hanley | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Hanley

It's National Consumer Protection Week, which makes it a great time to think about the personal information that you and your children share online. One important issue to consider is teen identity theft.

This Is What Social Media and Texting Are Doing to Our 'Selfie' Generation

Candice Curry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Candice Curry

Maybe all this technology, Snapchat, texting and selfies aren't making them all crazy, self-centered bullies. It's giving them access to each other in ways that we didn't have growing up and maybe that's not always a bad thing.

Dear 29 Year Old Me

Amanda Waggener | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Amanda Waggener

You're here! You didn't think you'd live long enough to see 40, but unless something unforeseeable happens in the next few months you will be celebrating the big 4-0 this summer. You aren't even bothered by it that much like you think now. You are counting down the days until your girl's trip to the beach to celebrate with other friends who are also celebrating milestone birthdays this year.

Would You Buy Your Teenager Alcohol? A Parenting Dilemma

Emma Bradley | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents
Emma Bradley

I am facing parenting decisions that I don't feel ready and qualified to take. There is a party next week and some of her friends will be drinking. Do I do as my parents did or do I parent differently?

7 Things Every Child Needs To Hear

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children aren't things, they are little people. They are sensitive, innocent, scared, elated, curious, and for them everything in life is brand new for a long time.

One Surefire Way to Decrease Drama in Your Daily Life

ShimmerTeen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

Some people get excited by drama (even though it can be a downer for people involved). Other people find drama exhausting and would rather find ways t...

10 Signs Your Angsty Teen Actually Really Does Love You

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.01.2016 | Fifty

Parents, it's never easy when your child goes from a loving tween who asks you to come to all their ball games to a too-cool teen that never wants to ...

Parenting in the Digital Age of Pornography

Jane Randel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Jane Randel

Most parents know they have to talk to their kids about sex, and drugs and alcohol, and many more know, that they need to include healthy relationships in these conversations. Speaking openly and preemptively about healthy intimacy versus what's seen in pornography is a natural extension of those talks.

How I Got Adopted By an Author, Part 2

Michelle Colon-Johnson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Books
Michelle Colon-Johnson

When I left you last week, I was leaving Las Vegas following an event I attended to watch a friend receive an award. As my plane taxied down the runwa...

Motherhood Found Me and Now I Need to Let Go

Jema Anderson | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Jema Anderson

As a young mother the hours seemed like weeks. At times a battle of shame, because motherhood was what I had wanted and yet at times I loathed it.

Why Boys Need to Have Conversations About Emotional Intimacy in Classrooms

The Conversation US | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
The Conversation US

My cross-national research on adolescent sexuality shows a profound discomfort in American society not just with teenage sex, but with teenage love. And the silence among adults that results - in families, schools and the culture at large - may take a particular toll on adolescent boys.

Curb Your Parenting Instinct?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

It is universal truth that children, especially adolescent children, have a secret life, insulated from the protective eyes of parents. As long as the...

What One Boy's Story Tells Us About Video Game Addiction

Richard Freed | Posted 02.19.2016 | Parents
Richard Freed

By limiting children's access to gaming, they are more likely to find joy in real-world activities--such as spending time with family, reading, creative and outdoor play, and school. Such limits also help children learn that technology is best used as a tool, not a toy.

Awww-inspiring: 10 Adorable V-Day Cards Young People Made for Older Adults

DoSomething.org | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
DoSomething.org

Valentine's Day can be a particularly lonely holiday for many, especially for older adults. By creating (over 30,000!) handmade cards we were able to spread some love and kindness to seniors who need it.

8 Tips on Coping with Your Antagonistic Teenage Daughter

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Remember your daughter in grade school? Lively, your best friend, carefree, happy to confide in you? Then when she was fifteen a switch turned on. She...