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Is Social Media A Friend Or Foe To Moms?

Sara Chana Silverstein | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Sara Chana Silverstein

I make my way to the kitchen and crash into my 19-year-old, who is posing for a 'selfie' with his new haircut. "Sorry, Mom," he says sheepishly as he posts his picture on Instagram. As I dice onions for dinner, I observe my 21-year-old dancing wildly for his latest Vine video.

An Entrepreneur vs. His Eye-Rolling Teenager

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Naveen Jain

I may have managed to build a successful technology startup that had gone public by the time my three kids hit their 13th birthdays, but don't think that bought me any special respect from our teenagers. Just like teens everywhere, our children challenged us, ignored us, and rolled their eyes at our crazy ideas.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Bruce Jenner

Jessica Herthel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Jessica Herthel

At the end of the day, dodging the question just means that our kids are going to hear about Bruce Jenner from someone else; most likely an ill-informed classmate on the playground. Better we show respect for our kids by keeping it simple and speaking the truth, just as Bruce Jenner has finally and admirably done.

Teenage Girls: Angst-Ridden Changemakers

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Generation K refers to Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games series. Here is a cohort of girls coming of age in full immersion with technology; who are experiencing the effects of a major economic recession during their childhood; in a world where terrorism has no boundaries.

I Don't Need An Instagram Filter To Be Beautiful

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

So before you go to slather on Valencia, Sierra or Perpetua, just remember that the real you doesn't have some cookie cutter filter applied to it. You are fantastically "Normal."

When the Internet and Teenage Girls Collide: Why We Need Better Sex Ed

Alexandra Levy | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Alexandra Levy

If we want to actually address issues like teen pregnancy and redefining consent in a socio-techno world, different generations must work together to understand the differing needs of today's young people.

Peer Pressure Attack? Here's What to Say

Bernadette Anat | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Bernadette Anat

When I say "peer pressure," I can feel you mentally side-eyeing me, thinking, Kay, Mom, I'm pretty sure I learned how to say no when I was in diapers. I hear you! But peer pressure isn't always Creepy Guy Trying To Shove Cigarette In Your Face.

Prom 2.0: If I Knew Then...

Annie Fox | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

The anticipation. The awkwardness. The fear of rejection. The actual rejection. The logistics. The clothes. The cost. I've been thinking about my high school prom and what went wrong. If I knew then what I know now, what would I do differently?

Who Is Operating Your Control Panel?

Joshua Wayne | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

I have news for you. It may be frightening and it may be liberating. Regardless, I assure you it's true: There is a control panel wired directly into ...

Why Sexist Dress Codes Have to Go

Jamie Rifkin | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Jamie Rifkin

While dress codes are important so that students aren't wearing anything offensive, inappropriate or containing profanity, it is wrong for public schools to set strict restrictions, especially those of which unfairly target young ladies.

Actual Movie Dialogue That Works For Everyday Situations

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

When Your Kids Become Teenagers (The Bourne Identity). Me: "I don't want to do this anymore." Husband: "I don't think that's a decision you can make."

Stand Up for Sleep-Deprived Students

Vicki Abeles | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Vicki Abeles

For growing teens, this daily trudge is more than a minor annoyance. Countless studies and medical experts are sounding the alarm (no pun intended): Insufficient sleep is endangering our students' health and learning.

7 Values That Will Help You Raise Resilient Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

To parent our children to live exceptional lives and become exceptional people, we must teach them to have the fortitude to stand tall no matter what is happening.

How to Deal With Rejection

Jamie Rifkin | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Jamie Rifkin

Everybody experiences rejection. As a small child you learn almost automatically that you don't always get what you want and sometimes life isn't fair. Even with this awareness, rejection still sucks.

Are You Confident In Your Parenting?

Joshua Wayne | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

Building up this self-confidence is critical to restoring balance at home. It's the first step in reducing the terrible stress of being at odds with your children and everything that comes with it.

An Open Letter to Teens: Just Keep Winging It

Deborah Dunham | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Deborah Dunham

If you're feeling not-so-together right now, know this: You are not alone. You are going to be JUST FINE. And you are going to land in the right place.

Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

It seems that technology does not bode particularly well for Emotional Intelligence. That however, does not demonize technology.

Sharing the Stories of LGBTQ Youth: Caitlyn, 18, From Las Vegas

Diana Scholl | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


What's It Like Working on a Film in Sub-Zero Temps Without Cell Phone Access?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Call these actors crazy or call them troopers - either way, their bravery in treading through harsh weather and barely any internet or cell phone access is what helped make Astraea come to life.

Should I Force My Teenager to Come on Vacation With Us?

Nicole Scobie | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

Ok, so here is my message in a bottle question, I am writing it down on this little scrap of laptop and tossing out into the ocean of Internet. What's a mom to do? My teenage son does not want to come on vacation with us.

Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Peyton Price | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage behavior: "DO NOT EVER TRY HEROIN! IT CAN KILL YOU THE VERY FIRST TIME!"

Laughs and Lessons Learned Through Motherhood

Honey Good | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

My phone rang and I heard a young voice say, "Hello, my name is Lizzie Forman and I am calling to make an appointment for my mother. She needs help! I am out of school at 3:05 everyday. I want to bring my mom to see you!"

Our World: An Interdependent Web

KidSpirit | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion

Becoming a Green Sanctuary is how my church chose to uphold the values of our green principle.

Privatizing History

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Patrick Stephenson

Not long ago, I asked a 16-year-old cousin if she liked studying history in high school. "I don't do history," she replied with a shrug. She's not atypical.

Louis C.K.'s Master Plan For Making Sure His Kids Don't Grow Up 'Weird Or Spoiled'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents

Worried about raising your kids right? Louis C.K. has been there. In the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, the 47-year-old comedia...