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Enough With the Thigh Gap! Attacking Body Image Is Not a Hobby

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Yoo-Hoo! Society! I've been thinking you should get a new hobby -- something that will divert your attention away from creating new and ridiculous ways to tear apart the female body, piece by piece, like your latest weapon of mass destruction: thigh gap.

The 9 Most Annoying Things People Say To Teenagers (And What They Really Mean)

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen

Do you ever feel like all the adults in your life are repeating the same things over and over again? Do you wonder what they're actually trying to say...

Let Us Now Praise Weird, Wonderful Teen Fads of Yore

Ben Cosgrove | Posted 11.08.2014 | Teen
Ben Cosgrove

In late 1948, LIFE magazine revisited a topic that the popular weekly had covered a number of times in previous years, and would delve into again and ...

What I'm Proud To Tell The World About My Daughter

Kerstin Auer | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Kerstin Auer

There is one thing that I have been itching to take a stand on -- online and offline -- and it's something I am not willing or able to respect any asshole opinions on: my daughter is gay and I think that's perfectly fine.

How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.03.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

In an uncertain economic world, these kids are going to have to take care of themselves financially. Are they getting prepared?

Putting the Brakes on Adolescent Impulse: The Age of Opportunity

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Adolescence begins with puberty and ends, ambiguously, with the makings of adult independence: marriage, financial self-sufficiency, employment.

The Very Best Part Of An Internet-Free Family Vacation

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

For me, a family vacation's always a bit like my Moroccan chicken: I'm never exactly sure how it's going to turn out.

An Ode to the Empty Nest: Swimming With the Beatles

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

During my solitary swim recently, I pondered how this once majestic centerpiece of our backyard has become a lonesome place and a symbol of my emptying nest. The pool is aged, and mostly neglected, and her blue waters call to me and only me these days.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

My Son Is a Little Different Now That Camp Is Over

TueNight | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
TueNight

As a mom, I'm so proud to see him grow into the young man I've always hoped and knew he could be. And at the same time, it's impossible to keep from tearing up when I think about how soon he'll be packing up to leave to blaze his own trail.

28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

liZ Evans | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
liZ Evans

When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS.

The Kind Of Therapy Every Teen Needs

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 11.01.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

Though at times it may not feel like it, we're not as isolated as we imagine. Reading about characters who confront and overcome similar predicaments and hurdles reminds us that there's always a way through and that we can all survive, and actually enjoy, our teenage years.

'This Is Life When You're Single' Might Just Be Your New Anthem

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.29.2014 | Teen

It's easy to get bummed out when you're the only one of your friends without a boyfriend (or girlfriend) and everybody else is busy holding hands or p...

Bea Miller's Sam Smith Cover Will Give You Goosebumps

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.28.2014 | Teen

Original Song: "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith Cover Artist: Bea Miller, one of our favorite former "X Factor USA" contestants originally recorded the ...

Dear Freshman Girls

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

First days are an amazing part of growing up and now that I have just begun my sophomore year of college, I too am feeling all the excitement once again as I start a new chapter in my life.

Empower Your Children to Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children who are entrusted with a reasonable amount of responsibility to figure out and solve their problems bounce back with more resilience when they experience a setback.

Three Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child For the Complications of Life

Debra Fine | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Allowing children to hone the skills needed to become productive members of society may cause a few bumps in the road now, but by doing so, they will be able to successfully navigate the twists and turns of the future so they, too, can enjoy the ride.

We Have a Parenting Crisis Going On

Angela Keck | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

We need to teach them how to handle their emotions, how to cope with being well and truly angry or upset and how to communicate and express themselves in a healthy way

The First Thing You Should Do After Your Kids Leave The Nest

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Whether it's the first time their children are leaving, or time for them to return to a dorm room or off-campus apartment, the homes of these parents will suddenly be empty of stuff, of people, of noise, of activity. For some there's a sense of relief, while for others this is a heartbreaking and sad time.

I'm Homesick! What Parents Can Say to Their Anxious College Student

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The best things in life come out of change, and this is one that both you and your child have been working toward for many, many years!

The All-Too-Common Story of an Extraordinary Young Man

Tamara Duricka Johnson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Tamara Duricka Johnson

I've had a slew of thoughts rushing through my head these last few days. I've cried the mother's wail. I've scrolled through old pictures in disbelief of this new reality. Mostly I've sat in shocked silence.

11 Things to Think About As You Start Your College Life

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

So many of us parents are worried about the wrong things as we prepare our kids for the start of a college career. We fail to use this seminal moment as an opportunity to share values. The reasons are many.

Getting Along Better with Others

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I can guarantee that if you think about whether to use "to" or "with" and put into practice actually saying what you mean, it will make a big difference in how you get along with other people.

5 Tips To Make Parenting Your Teen a Joy (For Real)

KnowMore TV | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Teenagers are close to their peak of physical strength and intellectual capacity, but the part of the brain responsible for impulse control is among the last to mature and the circuitry that controls the intensity of emotional responses is overactive in the teen brain.

These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports

What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know ex...