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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...

Busy Mom Has No Problem Using Uber To Chauffeur Kid Around

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

There's no question that parents raise their youngest kid differently from their oldest. Anyone who denies this truth is either lying to you or to themselves. And, without a doubt, the further apart your children are spaced, and the more kids you have -- the greater the disparity.

Kissing a Needlefish: My Son Turned 18 This Week

Jarid Manos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

I've always wanted to meet a needlefish up close while swimming or diving. Streamlined and athletic, their bodies glow in silvery blue perfection. Long beaks, very sharp teeth. From a dock I've seen live ones a few times. That's it.

Emotions, Emotions, Emotions: Time to Experience Them for What They Are

Laura DiMinno | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura DiMinno

You see, emotions have gotten a bad rap for so long causing us to repress them. It's time to shift that perspective and to embrace the treasures that emotions are; energy in motion that needs to flow and wants to be free as much as you want to be free of them!

Motherhood Is a Season

Rachel Brehm | Posted 03.30.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Motherhood is a season -- the good and the bad, the sweet moments sprinkled in with the hard days. It's raising babies, then kids, then teenagers, then adults -- each is an ever moving season, and I want to hang on so tightly to the one I'm in now.

Who Cares Where Your Kid Goes to College? (The Myth of the Golden Ticket)

Bryan Behar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Bryan Behar

You can get a top notch education anywhere. It simply depends on how much effort you are willing to put in.

Parenting an All-Star: Perspective From Mike Trout and His Mom

Todd Kestin | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Todd Kestin

In my practice working with families and teens, I'm on a continual quest to find out what values best prepare teens to become healthy, well-adjusted adults.

The Myth of the Superhero Teacher

JP Fugler | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
JP Fugler

Lawmakers want us to be magicians. Administrators want us to be superheroes. Parents want us to be them. Take it from this educator: teachers just want to be teachers, no cape required.

How I Wound Up Planning A Funeral Over Spring Break

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

Today kicks off yet another Spring Break Week at our house. I admit, my husband and I take a sliver of pride in our reputation for providing our offspring zero amusement over Spring Break. But this year, our oldest son talked us into letting him fly down to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with friends.

The #SleepRevolution Matters For Teens, Too

Sherina Harris | Posted 03.28.2016 | Teen
Sherina Harris

"Sleep is for the weak," my sister informed me as I rearranged the fluffy pillows by my head and pulled my eye mask over my forehead. No it's not, I c...

Why Are Some People More Popular Than Others?

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 03.25.2016 | College
Ombretta Di Dio

I have never been popular. I have had my five minutes of fame on a couple occasions, such as that time the food on my tray rolled all over me in the cafeteria at summer camp and my face magically encountered the floor.

Will Many Of Our Kids Go To Space?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Pradeep Aradhya

The teens' rockets did not quite touch space but one of their satellites did go into orbit! The passion and knowledge being built up along with the imminent commercialization of space travel makes it seem inevitable that many of these kids will get past the stratosphere! If they are not rocket scientists already, they are going to get there soon enough and more than likely to space as well in their lifetime!

Is Prepping for the SAT Putting Your Children's Personal Information in the Wrong Hands?

Rob Sawicki | Posted 03.23.2016 | Technology
Rob Sawicki

How problematic is it that a service collects personal information from high school-aged students preparing for the SAT's is also owned by the company that uses personal information for dating sites? As a parent, I find the answer to this question quite troubling.

What To Do and Not Do With Your Teen During Divorce

Joshua Wayne | Posted 03.23.2016 | Divorce
Joshua Wayne

No marriage begins with the end goal in mind of getting a divorce. It's a painful and often devastating experience for all involved, and is particularly destabilizing for children. It's an experience that can provoke anger and anxiety as they struggle to understand something beyond their control that turns their lives upside down.

How You Can Raise an Activist Kid: A Teen's Perspective

Max Guinn | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Max Guinn

People often ask me how I became an activist, since I am only 15. At 10, I started an organization called Kids Eco Club, which has grown to over 100,...

What It's Like To Be A 13-Year-Old On Social Media Today

Nancy Jo Sales | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Nancy Jo Sales

Is there sexism in the lives of American girls? I wasn't aware of just how much until I started talking to girls about their experiences online, which happened sort of by accident one night in Los Angeles in 2013.

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 ...