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Teen Parenting

Is MTV's 16 and Pregnant "A Great Form of Birth Control"?

Melissa S. Kearney | Posted 03.15.2014 | College
Melissa S. Kearney

The show makes real what some would-be teen moms might otherwise fail to see -- that becoming a mom is not a way out but brings its own hardships and struggles.

5 Ways to Set Up Your Teen for Adult Success: With 'Submarine Parenting'

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Onlookers might see the submarine parent as detached, disengaged, or uninvolved, however the opposite is true. Submarine parents practice "parenting with intention."

Let's Empower Young Dads, Not Stigmatize Them

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Jessica González-Rojas

A number of recent campaigns have taken an unfortunate approach to trying to tackle the issue of teen pregnancy. Rather than supplying youth with the tools and information they desperately need, they've chosen to simply try to shame young people out of parenthood.

Would You Adopt A 'Text Baby'? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.17.2013 | Teen

DoSomething.org wants to make it easier for high school students to understand just how hard it is to be a teen parent -- and they're doing it through...

Open Letter: It's Not the Sex I Worry About

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Brandi Megan Granett

The problem with learning about love and relationships when you are young is that there are some things that young people's brains just aren't that good at yet. Like understanding consequences.

Community Upset After School Denies Student Photos

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

Menagha High School students and parents are upset over a school decision to exclude certain student photos from the yearbook. Stephanie Myer tells...

ABC Family Orders More 'Secret Life'

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

ABC Family is becoming the unofficial home of teen parenting programming. The network has ordered another season of "The Secret Life of the America...

I Hate Homework: A Mother's Confession

Janice Harper | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
Janice Harper

As Socrates said, true knowledge is knowing you know nothing. I really don't know much about Socrates, but I can tell you one thing. He must have been a parent.

Teen Responsibility Doesn't Happen -- It's Nurtured

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Do you feel kids today are as responsible as kids a generation ago? This recent conversation with a mom opened my eyes to this age-old concern.

What Should You REALLY Do When You Turn 18?

Question: Should you do crazy things when you turn 18 just because you legally can? NO, CRAZY ISN’T AN OPTION Shaquille Roberts is a senior ...

Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Red Room | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Red Room

Experts have also told us that the number one, ultimate rule of the parent-child relationship is that a mother must never, under any circumstance, ever consider being best friends with her daughter. I guess I blew that one.