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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

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 | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact

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...

Letter to Young Dreamers

Erin Parker | Posted 02.16.2016 | Teen
Erin Parker

Dear Young Dreamers, You are a gift to this world--you who see everything in a different way, who treat a setback as a new lesson to be learned and n...

Why Millennials Who Can't Even Vote Yet Love Bernie Sanders

Jocelyn Quinn | Posted 02.10.2016 | Teen
Jocelyn Quinn

We want Bernie, because he is not fueled by an egotist's dream of presidency. He is real. He is fueled by the issues of people who need help. Bernie is not running for the presidency. He is running for the people who are not getting the voice they deserve.

How Giving Up My Expectations Made Me a Better Mother

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

Because I have absolutely no control or expectations, our relationship has ascended to the next level. I'm still Mom, just a much better, more compassionate, softer, more realistic version of Mom. His life is his to define and embrace with no expectations from me. I just love being on the sidelines of his life and to watch him bloom!

Parenting Teens: A Solitary Gig

Mary Rowen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Mary Rowen

My name is Mary and I'm a parent of teenagers. I wish I could share more specifics with you. I'd like to talk about the day-to-day stresses and triumphs that make our family life what it is. It might be cathartic to tell you why I cried last week, or to write a blog post about a lovely conversation I had with one of my children. But I won't do that. It wouldn't feel right.

Parochial Prayer: A Call for Students to Claim Their Power

KidSpirit | Posted 02.11.2016 | Religion

I have been raised in an observant conservative Jewish household, and I frequently wrestle with daily prayer, which is very familiar to me. Therefore, I can readily see how a less observant student, without a regular relationship to a prayer experience outside of school, could find services onerous when thrust upon them in school.

High Schooler Easaw Helping Others Like Him

Kofie Yeboah | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Kofie Yeboah

Most high-schoolers are thinking about homework and who to ask to the next big dance. Aaron Easaw is handling his business. Literally.

Why We Forgive With Love in Romance, Family and God

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anhvinh Doanvo

To feel the searing pain of betrayal through a broken heart and continue to love in spite of it is the manifestation of what differentiates love's profundity in all of its forms.

Confessions of a Non-Fan Girl

Sherina Harris | Posted 02.04.2016 | Teen
Sherina Harris

It's time for me to make a confession: I love cats, but I hate the animated cat collecting app Neko Atsume. I found out about Neko Atsume from my si...

How to Speak With Your Teen About Sex

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Studies reveal that teens who share open conversations about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, and practise safer sex. Here are some things that parents can do to ensure your teenager comes to you first - at least in difficult times.